Aug 12, 2017 - 12:29 AM
in reply to ChrisSass
>> we dont need to get to Pontresina till tea time so weve got all day to play on the bus routes in the area, i like your 3 Passes suggestion so ill do some research and see if it can be done with a later start time, if not were up early on Day 2 of our Swiss Travel Adventure.
Unfortunately that is the only set of connections that will work for that particular route. The bus over the Splügen Pass betwen Splügen and Chiavenna only runs three times a day: 8:20, 10:20 and 17:15. Only the 10:20 departure is really suitable for being incorporated into a trip from Lugano to Pontresina.
As you have extra time, you might like to consider having a look around St Moritz on your way through. Luggage can be left in the railway station lockers, and you can get a free town map from the information counter inside the station. You can walk around the lake, which is close to the station, and/or go up to St Moritz Dorf to have a look around the town.
The town centre is about 500 metres uphill from the station, and you can get a bus or walk. By bus, get Bus #3 to the "Schulhausplatz" stop. This bus is covered by the Swiss Travel Pass if you have one.
If you prefer to walk up, exit the station to the left (on the side away from the lake), and walk past the bus stop area to the Serletta Parkhaus (parking garage). Inside the garage is Switzerland’s longest escalator, that takes you up to the street called Via Serlas, where you will emerge next to Badrutt's Palace hotel. From there you can just follow your nose and stroll around the town.
From inside the Serletta Parkhaus, before going up the escalator, you can walk out onto a little viewing platform overlooking the lake.
Last modified on Aug 12, 2017 - 12:55 AM by Alpenrose666