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, Le Prese or Tirano 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, Le Prese or Tirano, 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

The Bernina Express currently operates one train per direction between Chur and Tirano. From Thursday to Sunday two additional trains run in each direction between St. Moritz and Tirano. The Bernina Express Bus, which will provide connections to the Bernina Express between Tirano and Lugano, runs daily. Please consider the protection concept of public transport and the regulations concerning the obligation to wear masks.

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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.

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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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Information Coronavirus

The Bernina Express currently operates one train per direction between Chur and Tirano. From Thursday to Sunday two additional trains run in each direction between St. Moritz and Tirano. The Bernina Express Bus, which will provide connections to the Bernina Express between Tirano and Lugano, runs daily. Please consider the protection concept of public transport and the regulations concerning the obligation to wear masks.

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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, 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 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 / Tirano

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      an
     arr.
12.41
Tirano     an
     arr.
12.49

Tirano / Le Prese / Poschiavo – Chur

StationTrain 950
Tirano ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
14.25
Campocologno ab / 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

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

Tirano

Ristorante Ai Portici
Viale Italia 87
IT-23037 Tirano
Tel. +39 0342 701 255
www.aiportici.com
Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 09.00-15.00 and 18.00-23.00 / closed on monday
Hotel Ristorante Bernina
Via Roma 26
IT-23037 Tirano
Tel. +39 0342 701 302
berninaricevimento(at)saintjane.it
www.hoteltirano.com
Opening times: daily, 12.00-14.00 / 19.00-22.00
Bistrot Caffè Merizzi
Viale  Italia 65
IT-23037 Tirano
Tel. +39 0342 705 837
caffemerizzisrl(at)gmail.com
www.merizzi.it
Opening times: Tue-Sun, 07.30-24.00 / closed on monday
Ristorante Parravicini
Piazza Parravicini 1
IT-23037 Tirano
Tel. +39 0342 704 515
info(at)ristoranteparravicini.it
www.ristoranteparravicini.it
Opening times: Wed-Mon, 11.30-14.00 / closed on tuesday

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 / 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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