Plan a trip Milan to Zurich and back

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May 14, 2016 - 5:07 PM

hi we are a family of 2 adults and two kids age 3 and 13 years. we are arriving in milan on july 10 and we are planing to go from milan to lugano on july 11 stay the night in lugano and then take train from lugano to Zurich on july 12 . we plan to stay in zurich 12-14 july . on 14 july we want to take bernina express train route from zurich down to traino . then stay the night in triano on the 14 and leave on the 15 july to milan.

please advise what train to take for this trip and if swiss pass would be recommended and for how many days ?

is there a better route then what i have suggested ?

for the Bernina express we wnat to get the panoramic view seats which class and seats would u recommend .

things to do in zurich ?



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May 15, 2016 - 11:38 AM in reply to azmeh

Hello azmeh, welcome to MySwissAlps!

Day trips in and from Zurich are listed here; note the "What to do" tab.

A 3 day Swiss Travel Pass is the easiest option for your plans. It will cover the journeys from Lugano to Zurich on July 12, urban transportation in or side trips made from Zurich, and the journey from Zurich to Tirano on July 14. Additionally you need tickets from Milan to Lugano and from Tirano to Milan. Please find information at aintickets/italy.

The timetable will provide all travel options. Just enter your departure stations and destinations to check all train connection. Some further tips:

  • you'll find direct trains from Lugano to Zurich. It's a very scenic route, crossing the Gotthard pass;
  • mind to enter the right spelling for Tirano (not Triano or Traino);
  • when searching for connections Zurich-Tirano, enter "Pontresina" as a via-station to force the timetable to display the route including the Bernina Express;
  • further information on the Bernina Express (route, how to reserve seats) can be found at our Bernina Express page.
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May 15, 2016 - 12:09 PM

Thank you that was helpful

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