Lugano to Innsbruck via Bernina Express

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Jun 4, 2018 - 8:13 PM

We are staying 2 nights in Lugano and want to take Bernina Express to Chur. Should we stay a night in Chur then on to Innsbruck? I'm not certain how long the Bernina takes to Chur. Also, I received my Swiss Travel Pass via email and it is large. Can I laminate it and downsize it for travel and use?

Thank you for your help.

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Jun 4, 2018 - 10:36 PM in reply to Removed user

Innsbruck is at least another 3 hours from Chur. The BEX does not reach Chur until 18:20. Refer to timetable at c-trains/bernina-express#info.

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Jun 5, 2018 - 12:05 AM

You arrive in Chur at 18.20 if you leave Lugano on the bus at 10.00.

There are ways to reach Chur earlier - going via Monza, but I don't recommend doing that then trying to get to Innsburck - it would be exhausting!

One other alternative is to follow the valley of the river Inn all the way from Samedan to Innsbruck, in other words take the bus Lugano - Tirano. Take the train Tirano - Pontresina, take another train Pontresina - Scuol Tarasp ( a very nice scenic line). Take the bus Scuol Tarasp - Martina, change to another bus at Martina to cross into Austria and go down to Landeck thence Innsbruck

To explain the above a bit, The river Inn rises above St Moritz, is the 'Enn' in that area (hence the term Engadine for the Swiss valley), and Innsbruck means 'bridge over the Inn'

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Jun 5, 2018 - 5:26 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi Sporty56,

Laminating hasn't been an issue for other members. I wouldn't downsize it though. I do believe some people fold it in half before laminating - just be sure not to fold over anything important. The most important thing is to keep the bar code clear.

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Jun 5, 2018 - 10:56 AM

Thank you all for your assistance. Most helpful.

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