The Bernina Express
Experience the awe-inspiring Bernina Express, crossing the Swiss Alps and departing from either Chur, Switzerland or Tirano, Italy. Indeed, this is one of the most picturesque train journeys in the whole world. Luckily, the huge panoramic windows mean you won’t have to miss one scenic second of the snow-capped peaks, charming villages, and lush valleys. Enjoy delicacies from the roving minibar, but be sure to save room for a delicious lunch in Tirano!
Immerse Yourself in the Beauty of the Swiss Alps
The Bernina Express takes you to the highest point of the journey at Ospizio Bernina, situated at an elevation of 2,253 m (7,392 ft) above sea level. Here, you'll be captivated by the awe-inspiring Alpine panoramas, including the shimmering glaciers and pristine mountain lakes that dot the landscape.
Throughout the trip, the train's knowledgeable staff provides commentary, enriching your journey with fascinating insights about the region's history, culture, and natural wonders. The onboard comfort ensures a pleasurable experience, with spacious seating, air-conditioning, and amenities that enhance your overall enjoyment. Whether you embark on a short section or the full route of the Bernina Express, this train journey is an unforgettable experience. It's a delightful fusion of breathtaking scenery, exceptional engineering, and Swiss hospitality, making it a must-do for all seeking to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Swiss Alps.
Classes of Accommodation
First-class seats onboard the Bernina Express are configured in a two-by-one arrangement across the aisle. This means that opposite every table for four is a table for two, allowing for more seating options. As there are fewer seats, they are slightly larger, with more leg and elbow room as well as more space for luggage storage. Once again, all of the seats line up perfectly next to the large panoramic windows, to really maximize the views of the stunning Swiss scenery.
Standard class seating on the Bernina Express is arranged two-by-two across the aisle, all seats are configured as part of a table for four people. All seats line up perfectly with the large panoramic windows, meaning that there is a perfect view of the UNESCO-listed scenery for every passenger.