Bernina Express special offer

Panoramic journey for 2 people including lunch for just EUR 129.00

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From glaciers to palms: the highest railway line through the Alps is sure to take your breath away – for just CHF 139.00 / EUR 129.00 when travelling with a partner or friend. You can travel from Chur/Davos to Tirano and back at this special price until 29 March 2018. The extra-large panoramic windows on the Bernina Express turn the mountain landscape of Graubünden into a cinematic experience.

The Bernina Express special offer runs from 1 October 2017 to 29 March 2018, can only be booked online and has limited availability. The special offer can also be booked as a two-day trip.

Travel from Davos
From 1 October to 22 October 2017, you can book the Bernina Express special offer also from Davos.

What to expect
No other railway line links north and south in such a spectacular fashion: the modern panoramic cars of the Bernina Express pass through 55 tunnels, cross 196 bridges and master gradients of up to 7 per cent with ease. The trip takes you from Chur (at 585 m above sea level) through the wild Albula Valley to the Upper Engadin and on up to Ospizio Bernina, the highest point at 2,253 m above sea level, before the train winds its way through Val Poschiavo to Tirano in Italy (429 m above sea level).

One highlight quickly follows another along the route: disorienting helical tunnels and dizzying viaducts in the Albula Valley, then the glaciers on the Bernina Pass you could almost reach out and touch. The Bernina Express travels along the entire 122 kilometres of the UNESCO World Heritage RhB route. The journey takes around four hours. This feast for the eyes is followed by a treat for the palate in Poschiavo, Le Prese or Tirano, where a plate of pizzocheri – buckwheat noodles – awaits. Enjoy this regional speciality before travelling back to Chur or Davos on the Bernina Express.

Nice to know
The stretch of track between Thusis and Tirano has UNESCO World Heritage status. Structures built a long time ago remain impressive today: e.g. the Landwasser Viaduct or the Brusio Circular Viaduct.

Pizzoccheri - this buckwheat pasta dish is a 'must' in Valposchiavo.

The 136-metre Landwasser Viaduct carries the train across the Landwasser Valley in a sweeping curve, right in the middle of a sheer cliff face.

Der Bernina Express bei Ràsica in Tirano, im Hintergrund die Kirche San Rocco. Bild: Christoph Benz

The route passes through a varied terrain of orchards, chestnut trees and vineyards on its way to Tirano in Italy.

The pilgrimage church of Madonna di Tirano dominates the romantic Old Town of Tirano. The Italian way of life is reflected by the palazzi and ice cream.

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Albula/Bernina UNESCO World Heritage route

The Albula and Bernina section of track is a masterpiece in terms of civil engineering and routing. Landscape and railway blend into one: in wide radiuses, ingenious man-made structures punctuate rugged valleys. The Landwasser Viaduct, the helical tunnels between Bergün and Preda and the Brusio Circular Viaduct all stand testimony to the early, pioneering days of the railway.

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Landwasser Viaduct

The viaduct at Filisur spans the Landwasser Valley and leads directly into a tunnel. The construction of the three main pillars in 1901/02 was an outstanding architectural feat, considering that the viaduct was built using only two cranes and without scaffolding. This is the most spectacular landmark on the Rhaetian Railway and it has become famous the world over.

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Ospizio Bernina

The highest point on the RhB is situated 2,253 metres above sea level. The watershed between Lago Bianco and Lej Nair is also the language frontier between the Romansh-speaking Engadine and the Italian-speaking Valposchiavo. The Bistro Albergo at the railway station was renovated in 2013 and serves tasty snacks at teatime.

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Valposchiavo

The valley in the southern Alps is a great place to enjoy lengthy hikes, leisurely strolls and fine regional specialities. Explore the historic heart of Poschiavo, centred around its pleasant piazza, and discover various aspects of the valley's history in one of the museums or the colourful "Spanish Quarter" built by returning emigrants. Soaking up the beautiful scenery at the Lago di Poschiavo makes a fitting end to a memorable trip.

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Brusio Circular Viaduct

This viaduct turns round a 360-degree curve, lengthening the track so that it is possible to overcome the difference in altitude in the narrow Valposchiavo. The Brusio Circular Viaduct is considered the most spectacular construction on the Bernina Line.

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Tirano

Reaching the border: the little Italian town of Tirano is a customs post and the southern point of departure of the Bernina Line. The pilgrimage church of Madonna di Tirano dominates the romantic Old Town. The Italian way of life is reflected by the palazzi and ice cream.

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What's included

The special offer is valid for two people.
The following are included in the price of CHF 139.00 / EUR 129.00: 

  • Travel on board the Bernina Express from Chur/Davos to Poschiavo, Le Prese or Tirano and back, for 2 people in 2nd class, including supplements
  • Seat reservations for outward and return travel in the modern panoramic cars
  • Lunch in Poschiavo / Le Prese / Tirano: Salad starter and pizzoccheri with mortadella, excl. drinks at a chosen partner restaurant. Before you book please note the opening and closing times of the restaurants.
  • A vegetarian menu can be ordered on request.

The offer is valid from 1 October 2017 to 29 March 2018.
We highly recommend making an advance reservation in the restaurant of your choice. 

The price for this special offer is CHF 139.00 / EUR 129.00. The offer may not be used in conjunction with other travel discounts. It is limited and can also be booked as a two-day trip. 

Buy your ticket and seat reservation directly from our Ticket Shop. This offer is only available online.

Timetable 01.10.2017 - 29.10.2017

Chur / Davos – Poschiavo / Le Prese / Tirano

StationTrain 951Train 961a

Chur

ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
08.32-
Domat/Emsab / dep. 
part. / dép.
--
Reichenau/Taminsab / dep. 
part. / dép.
--
Thusisab / dep. 
part. / dép.
--
Tiefencastelab / dep. 
part. / dép.
09.18-
Davos Platzab / dep. 
part. / dép.
-09.53
Filisurab / dep. 
part. / dép.
09.33110.161
Bergünab / dep. 
part. / dép.
09.47110.291
Samedanab / dep. 
part. / dép.
-11.091
Pontresina     an
     arr.
10.19-
Pontresinaab / dep. 
part. / dép.
-11.171
Ospizio Bernina     an
     arr.
--
Alp Grüm     an
     arr.
10.57211.572
Poschiavo     an
     arr.
12.0012.482
Poschiavoab / dep. 
part. / dép.
12.08-
Le Prese     an
     arr.
12.16213.012
Tirano     an
     arr.
12.4513.32

a) 25.05.2017 - 22.10.2017

1) Boarding stop

2) Alighting stop

Tirano / Poschiavo / Le Prese – Davos / Chur

StationTrain 950Train 9601

Tirano

ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
14.2615.12
Le Preseab / dep. 
part. / dép.
14.55115.391
Poschiavoan
arr.
-15.47
Poschiavoab / dep. 
part. / dép.
15.09115.57
Alp Grüman
arr.
--
Alp Grümab / dep. 
part. / dép.
15.441-
Ospizio Berninaan
arr.
-16.501
Pontresinaan
arr.
16.16217.192
Samedanan
arr.
-17.272
Bergünan
arr.
17.04218.042
Filisuran
arr.
17.17218.182
Davos Platzan
arr.
-18.46
Tiefencastelan
arr.
17.312-
Thusisan
arr.
17.502-
Reichenau-Taminsan
arr.
--
Churan
arr.
18.20-

a) 25.05.2017 - 22.10.2017

1) Boarding stop

2) Alighting stop

Timetable 30.10.2017 - 09.12.2017

Chur / Davos – Poschiavo / Le Prese / Tirano

Important information: Due to engineering works, no trains will run between Thusis and Tiefencastel from Monday, 30 October 2017 to Friday, 17 November 2017 inclusive. During this period, Bernina Express passengers will travel by bus between Thusis and Tiefencastel stations. The other portions of the journey between Chur and Thusis and between Tiefencastel and Tirano will take place as usual in the panoramic cars. Thank you for your understanding.

StationTrain 951a,cTrain 953b

Chur

ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
08.3208.58
Domat/Emsab / dep. 
part. / dép.
-09.041
Reichenau/Taminsab / dep. 
part. / dép.
-09.081
Thusisab / dep. 
part. / dép.
-09.301
Tiefencastelab / dep. 
part. / dép.
09.1809.471
Filisurab / dep. 
part. / dép.
09.33110.021
Bergünab / dep. 
part. / dép.
09.47110.141
Samedanab / dep. 
part. / dép.
09.4810.481
Pontresina     an
     arr.
10.1910.55
Pontresinaab / dep. 
part. / dép.
10.2111.04
Ospizio Bernina     an
     arr.
-11.292
Alp Grüm     an
     arr.
10.57211.402
Poschiavo     an
     arr.
12.0012.222
Poschiavoab / dep. 
part. / dép.
12.08-
Le Prese     an
     arr.
12.16212.302
Tirano     an
     arr.
12.4513.00

a) Sat/Sun and general holidays without 4, 5, 11 and 12 November 2017

b) Mon–Fri except general holidays and on 4, 5, 11 and 12 November 2017

c) This service will not operate between 30.10.2017 and 17.11.2017. It operates daily train 953.

1) Boarding stop

2) Alighting stop

Tirano / Poschiavo / Le Prese – Davos / Chur

Important information: Due to engineering works, no trains will run between Thusis and Tiefencastel from Monday, 30 October 2017 to Friday, 17 November 2017 inclusive. During this period, Bernina Express passengers will travel by bus between Thusis and Tiefencastel stations. The other portions of the journey between Chur and Thusis and between Tiefencastel and Tirano will take place as usual in the panoramic cars. Thank you for your understanding.

StationTrain 950a,cTrain 954b

Tirano

 ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
14.2615.00
Le Prese ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
14.55115.261
Poschiavoab / dep. 
part. / dép.
15.09115.371
Alp Grümab / dep. 
part. / dép.
15.44116.14
Ospizio Berninaab / dep. 
part. / dép.
-16.211
Pontresina     an
     arr.
16.16216.522
Pontresinaab / dep. 
part. / dép.
16.212-
Samedan     an
     arr.
17.0817.082
Bergün     an
     arr.
17.04217.472
Filisur     an
     arr.
17.17217.592
Tiefencastel     an
     arr.
17.31218.152
Thusis     an
     arr.
17.50218.302
Reichenau-Tamins     an
     arr.
-18.51
Chur     an
     arr.
18.2019.03

a) Sat/Sun and general holidays without 4, 5, 11 and 12 November 2017

b) Mon–Fri except general holidays and on 4, 5, 11 and 12 November 2017

c) This service will not operate between 30.10.2017 and 17.11.2017. It operates daily train 954.

1) Boarding stop

2) Alighting stop

Catering

The mini bar on board the Bernina Express serves delicious snacks and refreshing drinks. There is no dining car on the train.

The special offer includes a salad starter and pizzoccheri with mortadella in the restaurant of your choice in Poschiavo, Le Prese or Tirano. A vegetarian menu can be ordered on request.

Please book your preferred restaurant in good time.
You can redeem your voucher in the following restaurants:

Poschiavo

Ristorante Croce Bianca
Via da Mez, 7742 Poschiavo
Tel. +41 (0)81 844 01 44
www.croce-bianca.ch
Opening hours: daily, 11.30 - 14.00 / 18.00 - 21.00
Holidays: 02.01. - 28.01.2018

Ristorante Motrice
Via da Spultri 271 A, 7742 Poschiavo
Tel. +41 (0)81 844 02 27
www.ristorante-motrice.ch
Opening hours: 01.10. - 04.11.2017: daily, 08.00 – 23.00
from 21.11.2017: Tue - Sun 08.00 - 23.00 / closed on Mondays
Holidays: 05.11. - 20.11.2017


Hostaria del Borgo

Via da Mez 135, 7742 Poschiavo
Tel. +41 (0)81 844 00 79
www.hostariadelborgo.in
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 07.30 – 24.00 / closed on Sundays

Le Prese

Ristorante / Albergo Raselli Sport
Via Principale 732, 7746 Le Prese
Tel. +41 (0)81 844 01 69
www.raselli.swiss
Opening hours: 01.10. - 05.11.2017: daily, 12.00 - 14.00 / 18.30 - 21.00
24.11.2017 - 11.03.2018: Wed -  Sun 12.00 - 14.00 / 18.30 - 21.00 / Mon + Tue closed
Holidays: 06.11. - 23.11.2017 and 12.03. - 31.03.2018

Albergo Lardi / Ristorante da Cesar
Via Principale 726, 7746 Le Prese
Tel. +41 (0)81 844 03 32
www.albergolard.ch
Opening hours: 01.10. - 22.10.2017: daily, 09.00 - 23.00
from 23.10.2017: Tue - Sun 09.00 - 23.00 / closed on Mondays
Holidays: 05.11. - 12.11.2017

Tirano

Ristorante Ai Portici
Viale Italia 87, IT-23037 Tirano
Tel. +39 0342 701 255
www.aiportici.com
Opening hours: 01.10. - 24.10.2017: Tue - Sat 11.00 - 22.00 / Sun + Mon 11.00 - 14.00
from 25.10.2017: Tue - Sat 11.00 - 22.00 / Sun 11.00 - 14.00 / closed on Mondays
Closed on 25.12.2017

Ristorante Sale e Pepe
Via Mazzini 10, IT-23037 Tirano
Tel. +39 0342 704 574 
Opening hours: daily, 11.00 - 15.00 / 18.00 - 22.00
Holidays: 12.11. - 30.11.2017


Bistrot Caffé Merizzi
Viale Italia 65, IT-23037 Tirano
Tel. +39 0342 705 837
www.merizzi.it
Opening hours: Tue - Sun 07.30 - 24.00 / closed on Mondays


Ristorante Bernina
Via Roma 26, IT-23037 Tirano
Tel. + 39 0342 701 302
www.saintjane.it
Opening hours: daily, 12.00 - 14.30 / 19.00 - 22.00

Observation-car

Panoramic view through the very large windows; generously equipped, air-conditioned carriages. The observation cars have comfortable double seats with plenty of leg room.

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BERNINA EXPRESS SPECIAL OFFER FOR TWO PEOPLE

- Return journey with the Bernina Express from Chur / Davos to Poschiavo / Le Prese / Tirano in 2nd class
- Seat reservation for return journey included
- Lunch for two people (Starter salad and Pizzoccheri with Mortadella), excluding drinks.

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