Rome to Zurich including the Bernina Express

Rome to Zurich including the Bernina Express

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Charlie2612
Charlie2612
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Feb 27, 2017 - 10:26 AM

Please can someone help? I want to travel from Rome to Zurich by rail and include the Bernina Express. Could anyone give me a list of the train stations that I would need for my Journey? I am really struggling to understand the route. Thank you so much.

Lucas
Lucas
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Feb 27, 2017 - 4:40 PM in reply to Charlie2612

Hi Charlie2612 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

From Rome I think the simplest way is to travel to Lugano, Switzerland (via Milan) and then take the Bernina Express bus to Tirano where you will board the train for the trip to Chur. From Chur you can take a regional train to Zurich (about 2 hours)

Read more about the Bernina Express here (route, prices, where to buy etc.) and let me know if everything makes sense to you now.

You can click here for the Swiss railway timetable to help plan times and dates for the Bernina Express train and the train to Zurich from Chur. Here is the page where you can buy the rail ticket from Rome.

Lucas

Last modified on Feb 27, 2017 - 4:42 PM by Lucas
Charlie2612
Charlie2612
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Feb 28, 2017 - 8:27 AM in reply to Lucas

Hi Lucas,

Thanks for taking the time to reply. If we decide not to travel on the Bernina Express, can we go from Rome, change at Milan the onward travel to Zurich? Will the normal train on this route still travel through the Swiss Alps? Sorry, my geography is bad :(

Lucas
Lucas
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Feb 28, 2017 - 4:15 PM in reply to Charlie2612

Hi Charlie2612,

Yes, you can travel to Zurich from Rome (via Milan). Note though that trains now travel through the Gotthard tunnel (world's longest) so you will miss a lot of scenery. The other option is to take the Gotthard Panorama Express train, which can take you from Bellinzona to Luzern and then switch to a regional train to Zurich. So this route option would be: Rome - Milan - Bellinzona - Luzern - Switzerland (3 trains total).

No worries about geography issues! Note that Google Maps is very useful to give you an idea of where you are going (it always gives you the fastest routes though).

Lucas

Last modified on Feb 28, 2017 - 4:24 PM by Arno

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