Aug 8, 2015 - 1:19 PM
There are no differences between regional trains and the Bernina Express in terms of the views, as the trains ride the exact same route. The Bernina Express just has larger panoramic windows and more comfortable seats.
I don't know which website you checked when looking for e-tickets. It's an option, but having tickets sent to you won't be a problem if you won't be leaving within a few days. And as mentioned, it's no problem buying your tickets at the spot before boarding either. The only thing you have to arrange for in advance is your seat reservation, if you want to travel in a Bernina Express train.
The city-city-ticket includes urban transportation in the town of arrival, and only on the day of arrival. It only covers urban transportation, not cable cars. You'll find details at the SBB website. Whether it's worth the extra costs (compared to a regular ticket Tirano-St. Moritz) depends on your exact plans. If you don't mind a bit of uphill and downhill walking, you will get by on foot in St. Moritz. But you may also like to take a bus to your hotel and do some more bus rides on the day of arrival. If that's the case, such a ticket could work for you.
The Crystal Hotel you referred to is in our list of recommended hotels at www.myswissalps.com/st moritz/hotels, and is located at a 10 minute (uphill) walk from the railway station; alternatively you can take a bus. The timetable at www.myswissalps.com/ti metable provides details on the bus trip to your hotel: enter "Sankt Moritz, Crystal (Hotel)" as your destination.
You can find details about the trip to the Corvatsch using the timetable as well. It's also explained in the 'Route' section of our Corvatsch page: www.myswissalps.com/co rvatsch. Cable cars leave about 3 times per hour, and it doesn't really matter which one you pick. The connection at Murtèl (halfway up) will be smooth, as all passengers directly transfer from one cable car to the other; just follow the signs and the other travelers. Please be very careful about hiking up or down, especially if you're not used to hiking in the mountains (www.myswissalps.com/hi king/preparation): in that case descending by foot will be very strenuous and will take a whole lot of hours you may prefer to spend on further sightseeing instead.
As for names and options in the timetable:
- just enter 'Tirano', that's all;
- don't pick a connection via Bernina Lagalb and Pontresina (it will partly be by bus), just choose a direct train connection between Tirano and St. Moritz.
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