One of Switzerland’s most beautiful train journeys, the Bernina Express travels from north to south of the Canton of Graubünden through UNESCO World Heritage Sites and famous mountain passes. If you don’t have a rail Trenino rosso del bernina pass and want to travel on the Bernina Railway and don’t want to pay to travel on the actual Bernina Express train, you can also take a regional train. Tickets are available at the regular ticket machines or online.
Bring your own food and drinks if you wish, as there is no catering on this train. You can check the timetables of the Milan-Tirano train at You can use your Global Pass valid in Switzerland on board the Bernina Express and regional trains.
What I love is that it feels like such a luxurious, once-in-a-lifetime experience, but it can be done on a budget. And while speed is sometimes an inconvenience, it also makes the train more accessible as a day trip to your northern Italy route or to brighten up your holiday in Switzerland. But if you’re a photographer and only go to this experience to photograph, I would recommend taking the regional train instead. It may seem mediocre compared to the Bernina, but the photos you shoot through glass will never be as good as the ones that don’t! As a compromise, you can try to make the Bernina Express one-way and then the normal regional transport on the way back.
The offer is a round-trip express flight from Chur to Tirano, including lunch in Tirano. You also have the option to spend a night in Tirano or I think at any point of the trip. The price for two people, including lunch, totals 159 Swiss francs/US dollars, including 2nd class seat reservations in both directions. I will share more comparisons with second-class cars and regional trains later. To take the Bernina Express from Milan, you must first arrive in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Although the train runs in both directions, it is best to take the train from St. Moritz, Switzerland to Tirano, Italy if you want to do it as a day trip from Milan.
This is because trains don’t leave very late at night or early in the morning, and taking the train from Tirano to St. Moritz won’t leave you much time in St. Moritz. St. Moritz is a beautiful city and you should try to maximize your time there. The most up-to-date train times can be viewed directly on the Bernina Express website. The Bernina Express is one of the most beautiful train journeys in Europe and it is a fantastic day trip from Milan.