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Gotthard Bernina Circular Tour

Experience a world of blue and white all in one day

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A new one-day circular tour combines the best the Swiss railway network has to offer: The day trip starts in Zurich and goes through the new Gotthard base tunnel to Lugano. You then take the brand-new Bernina Express Bus to Tirano, where you join the Bernina Express to travel through sunny Valposchiavo up to glaciers and through the Albula Valley to Chur. Round it all off by enjoying the relaxing last stretch of the journey past Lake Walensee and Lake Zurich to Zurich. This impressive day trip can be booked from CHF 77 and is valid until 29 October 2017.

Zurich – Lugano
At the start you travel along the shores of fantastic Lake Lucerne. The next highlight soon follows: the amazing new 57-kilometre long Gotthard base tunnel from Erstfeld to Bodio brings the magical south a full 30 minutes closer.

Lugano – Tirano
Out of the tunnel and back into the light: palm trees and a Mediterranean climate welcome you to the charming Lugano. And your circular tour continues in the brand-new Bernina Express Bus. Tirano offers the genuine feel of Italian lifestyle: in the squares and alleys of the Italian border town, pizza, ice cream and coffee are the temptations at lunchtime.

Tirano – Chur
Your trip then continues in the Bernina Express towards Chur. The railway is harmoniously embedded in the mountain world of Bernina and Albula. 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and gradients of up to 7 per cent – all mastered with ease. Perched majestically at 2,253 metres above sea level is the 'roof' of the RhB, the Ospizio Bernina. The Tirano - Valposchiavo - Thusis section is part of the UNESCO World Heritage route and is a true landmark of the Rhaetian Railway.

Chur – Zurich
The trip on the Bernina Express ends in Chur which is where you start your homeward journey. You can relax over a cup of coffee and enjoy the trip in your reserved seat along the shores of Lake Walensee and Lake Zurich back to Zurich. This is the crowning glory of your exciting travel experience.

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Gotthard base tunnel

At 57 kilometres the new Gotthard tunnel is the longest rail tunnel in the world and forms the core of the New Railway Link through the Alps (NRLA). It embodies Swiss values such as innovation, precision and reliability, and gets people and goods from north to south and vice versa more quickly and reliably. Faster, more frequent and more convenient connections as well as new and modernized rolling stock considerably increase the quality of the north/south axis. For more information take a look at


© AlpTransit Gotthard AG

Bernina Express Bus

L'autobus Bernina Express aspetta a bordo i passeggeri per condurli in tutta comodità attraverso la pittoresca Valtellina, oltre il celebre Lago di Como, dove molte star possiedono una casa vacanze e sono ambientati molti film di Hollywood, fino a Tirano. Questa destinazione finale, ricca di storia e cultura, invita al "dolce far niente" con il suo fascino mediterraneo.



Questa valle alpina dell'Italia settentrionale è nota per gli sport invernali e il vino. Bormio, Chiesa e Val Masion sono mete apprezzate da sciatori e scalatori. Dopo un periodo difficile nel secolo scorso, il vino della Valtellina gode nuovamente di una buona domanda, specialmente anche nella vicina Svizzera.


Viadotto circolare di Brusio

Il viadotto si sviluppa con una spirale a 360° prolungando così artificialmente la tratta per superare il dislivello nello spazio ristretto della Valposchiavo. Il viadotto circolare di Brusio è l’opera più spettacolare della linea del Bernina.


Viadotto di Landwasser

Il viadotto presso Filisur attraversa la valle del Landwasser terminando direttamente in una galleria alpina. La costruzione, con i suoi tre pilastri principali, nel 1901/02 rappresentava un vero capolavoro architettonico. N.B.: fu realizzata senza impalcatura con sole due gru. Il simbolo più spettacolare della Ferrovia retica gode di fama mondiale.


UNESCO Welterbestrecke Albula/Bernina

Die Strecke über Albula und Bernina ist bezüglich Bautechnik und Linienführung eine Meisterleistung. Landschaft und Eisenbahn verschmelzen: in weiten Radien und über raffinierte Kunstbauten durch schroffe Täler. Zeugen aus der Zeit der Bahnpioniere sind der Landwasserviadukt, die Kehrtunnel zwischen Bergün und Preda oder der Kreisviadukt Brusio.


Der Bernina Express auf dem Berninapass, links im Bild der Lago Bianco. Bild: Andrea Badrutt

Lake Walensee and Lake Zurich

The trip along the shores of Lake Walensee and Lake Zurich is the perfect way to enjoy the end of your journey in a relaxed manner and against a fantastic backdrop. Enjoy the view of the glistening water while you reflect on the impressions of the day.


Der Zürichsee mit Blick auf die Alpen. © Zürich Tourismus.

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The circular tour takes the following route:

  • Zurich main station – Lugano – Tirano – Chur – Zurich main station

The journey can also be taken in the opposite direction.




Zurich main station – Lugano – Tirano – Chur – Zurich main station

StationArrival / DepartureTimeTrain No / Bus No
Zurich main stationab / dep. 
part. / dép.
07.32IC 861
Lugano     an
Lugano Stazioneab / dep. 
part. / dép.
10.00BEX Bus 5950
Tirano Stazione     an
Tirano ab / dep. 
part. / dép.
14.26BEX 950
Chur     an
Churab / dep. 
part. / dép.
18.39IC 936
Zurich main station     an

Zurich main station – Chur – Tirano – Lugano – Zurich main station

StationArrival/ DepartureTimeTrain No / Bus No
Zurich main stationab / dep. 
part. / dép.
07.07IC 911
Chur     an
Churab / dep. 
part. / dép.
08.32BEX 951
Tirano     an
Tirano Stazioneab / dep. 
part. / dép.
14.20BEX Bus 5951
Lugano Stazione     an
Luganoab / dep. 
part. / dép.
18.11IC 886
Zurich main station     an

Fares and sales

Flat-rate package per person:

2nd class 1/22nd class 1/11st class 1/21st class 1/1
CHF 77.00CHF 121.00CHF 108.00CHF 183.00

The price includes the ticket for the entire stretch of the circular tour as well as the seat reservations and supplements for the Bernina Express Bus, Bernina Express train and the SBB section Chur – Zurich. In addition you will receive a voucher for CHF 5.00 for the Elvetino Railbar, which can be redeemed on the Chur – Zurich section.

The offer is valid until 29 October 2017. Make sure you book your seat online in good time. For more information or should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Railservice on +41 81 288 65 65.

Bernina Express

Die Bahnstrecke fügt sich harmonisch in die Gebirgswelt von Albula und Bernina ein. 55 Tunnels, 196 Brücken und Steigungen von bis zu 70 Promille meistert der Zug mit Leichtigkeit. Auf 2 253 Meter über Meer thront das Dach der RhB, das Ospizio Bernina. Die Strecke von Tirano - Valposchiavo - Thusis gehört zum UNESCO Welterbe und ist ein Markenzeichen der Rhätischen Bahn. Dank den modernen Panoramawagen geniessen Sie unbeschränkte Sicht auf das unberührte Alpenpanorama.
Ausführlichere Informationen rund um den Bernina Express finden Sie hier.

Rundumsicht dank grossen Fenstern, angenehm klimatisiert und grosszügig ausgestattet: Die Panoramawagen des Bernina Express bieten Komfort in der 1. und 2. Klasse.

Die 1. Klasse bietet grosszügige und komfortable Einzel- oder Doppelsitzplätze. Dank der geringeren Anzahl Personen pro Wagen reisen Sie ruhiger und entspannter. Ausserdem haben haben Sie die Möglichkeit, sich über den Audioguide «InfoT(r)ainment» spannende Informationen zum UNESCO Welterbe anzuhören oder inspirierende und lehrreiche Bücher von der Bordbibliothek auszuleihen.

Die 2. Klasse bietet bequeme Doppelsitzplätze mit genügend Beinfreiheit.

Jetzt kostenlos und exklusiv in der 1. Klasse: Bernina Express InfoT(r)ainment
Ihr persönlicher Reisebegleiter mit Audioguide. Mit Ihrem Smartphone oder Tablet können Sie das neue InfoT(r)ainment-System kostenlos aufrufen. Der digitale Reisebegleiter liefert Ihnen interessante Geschichten und Informationen, zeigt Ihnen live den Streckenverlauf auf der Karte und informiert Sie jederzeit darüber, wie schnell der Zug auf der UNESCO Welterbestrecke unterwegs ist. Hier erfahren Sie mehr.

Die Kopfhörer für den Audioguide sind an der Minibar des Bernina Express für CHF 2.00 erhältlich.


Just what you're looking for: on the Bernina Express, the roving minibar has delicacies to suit all tastes. Fine regional snacks and refreshing drinks are served directly at your seat. You will find the current Bernina Express menu here (German). 

Fresh from the region and served directly at your seat: providing you order in advance, our on-board personnel will be happy to serve cold platters of regional delicacies. Would you like to treat yourself to these culinary delights or perhaps surprise your friends and family on their trip on the Bernina Express with one of our platters? Book here (at least 72 hours before departure)

This train does not have a restaurant car. Lunch is available in Poschiavo or in Tirano (Italy).

The SBB trains have a minibar or a dining car (Zurich main station – Lugano and Chur – Zurich main station). The circular ticket includes a voucher for CHF 5.00 which can be redeemed at the Elvetino on the Chur - Zurich stretch.

Border crossing

If you are travelling to Tirano and/or Lugano you will need a passport or identity card to cross the border.

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Programmazione del viaggio

Achtung: Freie Zugwahl auf der Strecke Zürich HB – Lugano. Bitte als Abfahrtsort Lugano auswählen. Die Strecke Zürich HB – Lugano ist im Ticketpreis inbegriffen

Spezialticket Gotthard Bernina Rundreise Zürich HB - Gotthard - Lugano - Tirano - Chur - Zürich HB
Zuschlag und Sitzplatzreservierung Bernina Express Bus Lugano - Tirano - Bernina Express Tirano - Chur
Sitzplatzreservierung IC Chur - Zürich HB

a partire da CHF 77.00



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