Train trip from Zurich Airport to Sankt Moritz

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burlington
burlington
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Feb 20, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Hello,

My wife and myself are planning our traintrip from Zurich Airport to St Moritz. Both 60+ and no experience in traintravelling in Switzerland apart from Geneva Airport (free trainticket in Airport) to Geneva City.

So we wonder how to book best and at best rates our tickets and if special fares apply for 60+ or 65+ in Switzerland. Is price and comfortdifference important between 1st class and 2nd class ? Cheaper prebooking / online or in station ? What if plane is delayed with prebooked seats as we arrive by plane on March 25th in the morning from Brussels ( ETA around 9/9.30am) ? Timetables ?

We want to travel straight from airport to Zurich HBHof and from there St Moritz via Chur I guess. Stay in St Moritz ( Kempinski Hotel) and leave on March 29th to catch train Zurich Airport for return flight around 7pm.

Is there free wifi onboard the train or in trainstations ?

Eric

All suggestions welcome and thanks in advance.

Chantal
Chantal
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Feb 20, 2018 - 7:20 PM in reply to burlington

Hi Eric, and welcome to MySwissAlps,

No special fares apply for 60+ and older. It's not needed to buy tickets for normal regional trains in advance. You won't get any better rates. Should you be taking the Bernina Express from Chur, please keep in mind that you need to book your seats in advance. You can do that here: www.myswissalps.com/be rninaexpress/tickets.

Since it looks that you're not doing a lot of traveling during your stay, it might be interested to have a look at the Swiss Transfer Ticket: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstransferticket. The Swiss Transfer Ticket is a return ticket from the Swiss border or one of Switzerland’s airports to your destination and cost around CHF 151,-.

Use the Swiss timetable to plan your trip: www.myswissalps.com/ti metable.

There's no free wifi on board of the train, there is on the big train stations. If you would like to read more about internet in Swiss trains and at the stations, visit this web page: www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/practical/internet

Last modified on Feb 20, 2018 - 7:20 PM by Chantal
rockoyster
rockoyster
4072 posts
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Feb 21, 2018 - 6:02 AM in reply to burlington

Hi Eric,

Chantal mentioned the Bernina Express but I don't think the restricted winter timetable (www.rhb.ch/en/panorami c-trains/bernina-express#info) will work with your arrival departure timing in either direction.

Regular regional trains follow the same route between Chur and St Moritz. Going one way via Filisur and the other way via Samedan and Landquart provides a nice bit of scenic variety.

Some hotels in St Moritz include this pass www.engadin.stmoritz.c h/winter/en/services/o effentlicherverkehr/ga esteabo/ as part of their package.

If you want to have on-line access while on the move I can recommend the CHF10 Salt Prepay SIM. The CHF20 credit will cover your data requirements for you entire stay provided you don't burn up the credit with phone calls. You can buy it at the Salt Shop at Zurich Airport.

Last modified on Feb 21, 2018 - 6:05 AM by rockoyster
burlington
burlington
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Feb 21, 2018 - 9:30 AM in reply to Chantal

Thanks Chantal and Rockoyster

Your answers are very helpfull for our trip.

Have a nice day !

Eric

Arno
Arno
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Feb 22, 2018 - 8:36 AM in reply to rockoyster

I checked with St. Moritz Tourism, and if I understand their answer correctly the Guest Travel Card needs to be purchased, but some hotels offer a different pass for free: www.myswissalps.com/st moritz/travel

rockoyster
rockoyster
4072 posts
expert
Feb 22, 2018 - 8:46 AM in reply to Arno

OK.

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