Venice to Chur via Bernina Express

Venice to Chur via Bernina Express

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bhende19
bhende19
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Apr 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Seems like this should be an easy thing to plan - but - I am not able to figure it out. SO asking for some pointers ---

Depart Venice - May 17 early morning to Tirano (i guess this is the route) and the Bernina Express (going through St Mortiz if possible) and continuing on Chur, CH.

Questions -

where to find the schedules?

Where to buy the tickets -

Will a rail pass be usesful on this route?

Chantal
Chantal
944 posts
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Apr 10, 2018 - 7:27 PM in reply to bhende19

Hi bhende19, and welcome to MySwissAlps,

  1. Please use the Swiss rail timetable: www.myswissalps.com/ti metable. Put Tirano in the via box. The Bernina Express is denoted as BEX.
  2. You can buy tickets online: www.myswissalps.com/be rninaexpress/tickets.
  3. Depends on what your full itinerary is. You should read “How to choose the best travel pass”.
rockoyster
rockoyster
3697 posts
expert
Apr 10, 2018 - 10:18 PM in reply to bhende19

The Bernina Express Tirano to Chur does not go via St Moritz.

See timetable at www.rhb.ch/en/panorami c-trains/bernina-express#info

You need to make reservations for seats. Use that same link to book.

Last modified on Apr 10, 2018 - 10:18 PM by rockoyster
dheerajs
dheerajs
2 posts
new member
Apr 11, 2018 - 6:57 AM

Hi There

I saw this post and was looking for a connection to Tirano from Milan. what do you suggest as the quickest mode to get from Milan to Tirano? I am with family and luggage so do not wish to go over many changes/connections. Also as we have to go to Zurich from Chur - we would like to avoid the scenic ride (is it approx 4-5 hrs) from Lugano - Tirano. kindly advise appropriately

So there is just one direct BEX from Tirano @ 14:25 reaching Chur @18:20, which operates daily

thanks to advise

warmest regards

rockoyster
rockoyster
3697 posts
expert
Apr 11, 2018 - 7:04 AM in reply to dheerajs

There is an Italian train from Milan to Tirano. You don't need to go via Lugano. The BEX from Tirano to Chur departs 14:25. That's correct.

Have you read www.myswissalps.com/tr aintickets/italy?

bhende19
bhende19
8 posts
new member
Apr 11, 2018 - 5:43 PM

I am still confused -- using the time table - Venice to Chur via Tirano is showing 48 hours and 11 connections -- is there not a faster way? I willing to take bus as well as train

PS thanks to all who have offered posts to assist and educate

Arno
Arno
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Apr 11, 2018 - 6:20 PM in reply to bhende19

Hi Bhende19,

I'm not sure how it would show a travel time of 2 days. It's 9 to 11 hours for the route you want. You should get the correct options if you fill out the Swiss timetable mentioned above like shown in the attachment.

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