Journey Name: Chur to Tirano ( or vice versa)  |  Journey Duration: Scenic Day Trips
The Bernina Express is a 2 1/2 hour trip from St. Mortiz through a landscape of glaciers and stone fields to Tirano, Italy.It runs through some of Switzerland's most spectacular scenery. The Bernina Express isn’t just travel – it’s part of the vacation.
Continue the Journey On Bernina Express Bus from Tirano to Lugano passing though the alps & Valleys. ( Only in summer)
Train Departure Schedule :
January - March
April - June
July - September
October - December
Journey Dates :
Daily Departures
  • Bernina Express in Winter (24.10.2016 -13.12.2016)
  • Bernina Express in Summer (from 05.05.2016 - 23.10.2016)
Places Covered:
Chur, Landwasser Viaduct, Bernina Pass, Tirano.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Beginning in Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, the route travels south along 122km of track, through 55 tunnels and 196 bridges including the spectacular Landwasser Viaduct. The route meanders past glaciers, an alpine garden and rushing mountain streams, passes through the 5 Albula Tunnel and climbs over the Bernina Pass to more than 7,000 feet before crossing the Italian border to arrive in the village of Tirano.


Train 953/955 Train 952/954
08.58 dep Chur arr 18.27
09.30 dep Thusis arr 17.50
10.45 dep St. Moritz arr 17.12
11.03 dep Pontresina arr 16.16
12.27 arr Poschiavo dep 14.44
13.12 arr Tirano (I) dep 14.04

Bus 5501 Only on Summer
(from March 26 to October 29)
Bus 5500
14.20 dep Tirano (Bus) arr 13.00
17.30 arr Lugano FFS dep 10.00


The Bernina Express operates only with first- and second-class observation cars. Seat reservations are obligatory on the Bernina Express.


Chur-Tirano ( in either direction)

2016 ( without seat reservation)

Second Class One Way

CHF 62

First Class One Way

CHF 109

Second Class Return

CHF 124

First Class Return

CHF 218


Cost to reserve a seat :-

Bernina Express in Winter (24.10.2016 - 13.12.2016) – CHF 10.00

Bernina Express in Summer (from 05.05.2016 - 23.10.2016) – CHF 14.00

Bernina Express Bus Tirano - Lugano – Tirano – CHF 14.00


Rail Fare only. No meals included. 
Route Map