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Rachtanner
Rachtanner
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Jan 4, 2020 - 2:17 AM

We are a family of 5 (kids 15yo, 13yo and 10yo) planning Christmas 2020 in St Moritz. From there we are continuing on to Italy - starting in Venice. Can you please give any advice on the best route there? I had thought we might possibly travel there via Lake Como. Would we catch the Bernina Express to Lake Como from St Moritz? How long would the train ride be, is it just one train or do we need to change? Or is there another route we should consider? Any help much appreciated 😊

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rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jan 4, 2020 - 3:46 AM in reply to Rachtanner

Hello Rachtanner and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

You can take a train from St Moritz to Tirano on the Bernina Railway (Bernina Express or regular train). From Tirano you would need to take an Italian train. It will run down the eastern shore of Lake Como before heading down to Milan and across to Venice.

You can get a bus (the Palm Express) from St Moritz to Lugano and head down to Milan that way.

There are a few alternative routes; see www.rome2rio.com/map/St-Moritz/Venice.

See www.myswissalps.com/traintickets/italy and www.myswissalps.com/berninaexpress.

Last modified on Jan 5, 2020 - 6:46 AM by Suzanne
Anna
Anna
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Jan 4, 2020 - 9:06 AM in reply to Rachtanner

Hi Rachtanner,

If you have a bit of time to spare and would like to explore a bit of Lake Como, I suggest taking this route:

Take the Bernina Express or regular train on the Bernina Railway from St Moritz to Tirano. In Tirano, switch to the Trenord train to Varenna. Take the ferry from Varenna to Bellagio (on a different side of Lake Como). From Lake Como you can just train it to Venice.

In addition to the useful links provided by rockoyster, you can use this link to plan your journey between St Moritz and Tirano: www.myswissalps.com/timetable

The Bernina Express is a direct service (you don't have to switch trains) but will require seat reservations. If you take the regular trains, you might have to switch train a couple of times but you will save on seat reservations. The duration of travel from St Moritz to Tirano is about 2.5 hours.

Regards,

Anna

Last modified on Jan 4, 2020 - 9:23 AM by Anna
rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jan 4, 2020 - 9:17 AM in reply to Rachtanner

Your children (>5<16) they will travel free within Switzerland with a Swiss Family Card (www.myswissalps.com/swissfamilycard) which is available for free when acquired in conjunction with a Swiss Travel Pass (www.myswissalps.com/swisstravelpass) or Swiss Half Fare Card (www.myswissalps.com/swisshalffarecard).

This might so be of use - www.myswissalps.com/juniortravelcard which works in conjunction with the www.myswissalps.com/saverdaypass.

1960man
1960man
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Jan 5, 2020 - 1:41 AM in reply to Anna

The Bernina Express is a direct service (you don't have to switch trains) but will require seat reservations. If you take the regular trains, you might have to switch train a couple of times but you will save on seat reservations.

This is slightly misleading. Travelling St Moritz - Tirano never requires a change of train. All St Moritz to Tirano trains - normal and Bernina Express - up until the evening are direct. The exception is that the 17.48 and subsequent departures from St Moritz only run to Poschiavo, because Poschiavo - Tirano is only a bus service in the evening.

Last modified on Jan 5, 2020 - 6:44 AM by Suzanne

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