From glaciers to palms
From glaciers to palms: the highest railway line through the Alps is sure to take your breath away – for just CHF 129.00 / EUR 119.00 when travelling with a partner or friend. You can travel from Chur to Tirano and back at this special price until 31 March 2016. The extra-large panoramic windows on the Bernina Express turn the mountain landscape of Graubünden into a cinematic experience.
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 RhB UNESCO World Heritage 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.
N.B.: 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.
The Bernina Express special offer runs from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016, can only be booked online and has limited availability. The special offer can also be booked as a two-day trip.
The special offer is valid for two people.
The following are included in the price of CHF 129.00 / EUR 119.00:
The offer is valid from 1 October 2015 to 31 March 2016.
We highly recommend making an advance reservation in the restaurant of your choice.
The price for this special offer is CHF 129.00 / EUR 119.00. 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.
Chur - Poschiavo / Le Prese / Tirano - Chur
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.
Please note: Restaurants in Le Prese are closed from 15/01/16 - 13/03/16.
Please book your preferred restaurant in good time.
You can redeem your voucher in the following restaurants:
Ristorante / Albergo Croce Bianca
Via da Mez 178, 7742 Poschiavo
Tel. +41 81 844 01 44
Opening hours: daily, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Closed from 03/01/16 to 31/01/2016
Via da Spultri, 7742 Poschiavo
Tel. +41 81 844 02 27
Opening hours: daily, 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Closed from 02/11/15 to 10/11/2015
Ristorante / Albergo Raselli Sport
Via Principale 732, 7746 Le Prese
Tel. +41 81 844 01 69
Opening hours: daily, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm / 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed from 03/01/16 - 29/04/16
Albergo Lardi / Ristorante da Cesar
Strada Principale, 7746 Le Prese
Tel. +41 81 844 03 32
Opening hours: daily, 9:00 am - 12:00 am, from November closed on Monday
Closed from 15/01/16 to 13/03/16
Ristorante Ai Portici,
Viale Italia 87, IT-23037 Tirano
Tel. +39 0342 701 255
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday midday
Closed from 31/10/15 to 10/11/15 & from 01/01/16 to 24/01/16
Ristorante Sale e Pepe,
Piazza Stazione 10, IT-23037 Tirano
Tel. +39 0342 704 574
Opening hours: daily 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Closed from 09/11/15 to 04/12/15
Bistrot Caffé Merizzi
Viale Italia 65, IT-23037 Tirano
Tel. +39 0342 705837
Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed from 03/11/15 to 25/11/15
Via Roma 24, IT-23037 Tirano
Tel. + 39 0342 701 302
Opening hours: daily 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm / 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Panoramic view through the very large windows; generously equipped, air-conditioned carriages. The observation cars have comfortable double seats with plenty of leg room.
If you are travelling to Tirano you will need a passport or identity card to cross the border.