Bernina Express special offer

Panoramic journey for 2 people including lunch for just CHF 139.00

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The Bernina Express lets two people travel far together – from Chur to Poschiavo or Le Prese and back for just CHF 139.00, with lunch included. The extra-large panoramic windows on the Bernina Express are sure to turn the mountain landscape of Graubünden into a cinematic experience! This feast for the eyes is followed by a treat for the palate in Valposchiavo, where a plate of pizzocheri – buckwheat noodles – awaits. Enjoy this regional speciality before travelling back through the UNESCO World Heritage landscape aboard the Bernina Express.

The Bernina Express special offer runs from 08 June 2020 to 31 August 2020 and can also be booked as a two-day trip.

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.

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 or Le Prese, where a plate of pizzocheri – buckwheat noodles – awaits. Enjoy this regional speciality before travelling back to Chur 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.

Information Coronavirus

From 8 June 2020, the Bernina Express will run one train in each direction between Chur and Tirano, initially between Chur and Campocologno. Please note the adapted timetable. The resumption of the Bernina Express Bus, which will provide connections to the Bernina Express between Tirano and Lugano, has not yet been defined.

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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.

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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.

Visual

Ein Allegra-Triebzug mit Panoramawagen auf dem Landwasserviadukt bei Filisur. Bild: Erik Süsskind

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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Information Coronavirus

From 8 June 2020, the Bernina Express will run one train in each direction between Chur and Tirano, initially between Chur and Campocologno. Please note the adapted timetable. The resumption of the Bernina Express Bus, which will provide connections to the Bernina Express between Tirano and Lugano, has not yet been defined.

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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:

  • Travel on board the Bernina Express from Chur or Landquart to Poschiavo or Le Prese 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: 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 08. June 2020 to 31 August 2020.
We highly recommend making an advance reservation in the restaurant of your choice. 

The price for this special offer is CHF 139.00. The offer may not be used in conjunction with other travel discounts like GA, BÜGA, SwissTravelPass and similar. It is limited and can also be booked as a two-day trip. 

Buy your ticket and seat reservation directly from our Ticket Shop.

Timetable 08.06.2020 - 31.08.2020

Chur – Poschiavo / Le Prese

StationTrain 951

Chur

ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
08.32
Tiefencastelab / dep. 
part. / dép.
09.18
Filisurab / dep. 
part. / dép.
09.33
Bergünab / dep. 
part. / dép.
09.47
Pontresinaab / dep. 
part. / dép.
10.22
Alp Grüm     an
     arr.
10.59
Poschiavo     an
     arr.
12.01
Le Prese     an
     arr.
12.20
Campocologno 1     an
     arr.
12.41


1) Due to the closed borders with Italy, the Bernina Express only runs to Campogologno. Travellers are recommended to get off the train in Poschiavo or Le Prese. For travellers who do not want to do without the Circular Viaduct Brusio, the following connection is recommended: 

Bernina Express 951
Campocologno arr. 12.41 

Regio 1652
Campocologno dep. 13.08
Le Prese arr. 13.37
Poschiavo arr. 13.36

Lunch break

Bernina Express 950
Le Prese dep. 14.54
Poschiavo dep 15.09

Le Prese / Poschiavo – Chur

StationTrain 950
Campocologno 1ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
14.34
Le Prese ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
14.54
Poschiavoab / dep. 
part. / dép.
15.09
Alp Grümab / dep. 
part. / dép
15.45
Pontresina  ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
16.16
Bergün ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
17.04
Filisur ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
17.18
Tiefencastel     an
     arr.
17.32
Chur     an
     arr.
18.19


1) Due to the closed borders with Italy, the Bernina Express only runs to Campogologno. Travellers are recommended to get off the train in Poschiavo or Le Prese. For travellers who do not want to do without the Circular Viaduct Brusio, the following connection is recommended: 

Bernina Express 951 
Campocologno arr. 12.41 

Regio 1652
Campocologno dep. 13.08
Le Prese arr. 13.37
Poschiavo arr. 13.36

Lunch break

Bernina Express 950
Le Prese dep. 14.54
Poschiavo dep 15.09

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 (buckwheat noodles) with mortadella sausage in the restaurant of your choice in Poschiavo or Le Prese. 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

Bio-Bistrò Semadeni
Via da Mezz 53
CH-7742 Poschiavo
Tel. +41 (0)81 844 07 70
info(at)hotelsemadeni.ch
www.biobistro.ch
Opening times: daily, 07.30-23.00
Ristorante Croce Bianca
Via da Mezz 97
CH-7742 Poschiavo
Tel. +41 (0)81 844 01 44
relax(at)croce-bianca.ch
www.croce-bianca.ch
Opening times: daily, 11.30-14.00 / 18.00-21.00

Hostaria del Borgo
Via da Mezz 20a
CH-7742 Poschiavo
Tel. +41 (0)76 437 77 42
orlando.lardi(at)gmail.com
www.hostariadelborgo.in
Opening times: Mon-Sat, 07.30-23.30 / closed on sunday
From 15.07 - 15.09.2020 also open on sundays

Ristorante Motrice
Via da Spultri 6
7742 Poschiavo
Tel. +41 (0)81 844 02 27
fausto(at)isepponi.ch
www.ristorante-motrice.ch
Opening times: daily, 08.00-22.00

Le Prese

Albergo Lardi, Ristorante "Da Cesar"
Via Principale 726
CH-7746 Le Prese
Tel. +41 (0)81 844 03 32
albergo.lardi(at)bluewin.ch
www.albergolardi.ch
Opening times: daily, 11.30-14.00 / 17.30-21.00
Raselli Sport Hotel
Via Principale 732
CH-7746 Le Prese
Tel. +41 (0)81 844 01 69
hotel(at)raselli.swiss
www.raselli.swiss
Opening times: daily, 12.00-14.30 / 18.30-22.30

Please note: This voucher is valid in one of the above mentioned restaurants until the day of return (according to date of reference). The voucher entitles you to the meal listed and may not be used for other dishes. Drinks are not included and must be paid for at the restaurant. No exchange, no refunds.  Non-cumulative with other offers.

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BERNINA EXPRESS ONLINE SPECIAL OFFER for 2 PEOPLE

- Return journey with the Bernina Express from Chur to Poschiavo / Le Prese 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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