Bernina Express

  • 20 August 2023
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I am wanting to book the Bernina Express on the 25th September 2023 from Lugano to St Moritz, however it says it is unavailable. 

I understand there is a section of the railway that is closed. 

Can someone please clarify what is available? Is there still a panoramic option?

Many thanks! 


Best answer by thibcabe 20 August 2023, 12:24

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Hi we just back from Switzerland and fully used ssb foc. Ssb is good enough , and we reach train station and add the train available for destinations we wanted to go, simply and easy , as long you make sure that you added and activated the qr code to MY PASS page before you in to the train. We warned by the screw because  didn't activate our qr code . Hope it help.  Good day 

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Hi it SBB in Switzerland!, we went basel, Zurich,  andermatt, St. Moritz,  not necessary bernina,  I think the route is same as you will see same scenary. Good day. 

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So some advice :

The Gotthard Base Tunnel is indeed closed and all trains run via the old scenic line (1h longer) but it isn't on your route at all.

You are looking at the Bernina Bus from Lugano to Tirano (10:00 - 13:00). It can only be booked here through the railway company (add Eurail as a discount during the booking process) :

There are 7 seats left on the 2 buses so do not wait to book (17 CHF). Where are you trying to book ?

From Tirano there are hourly regional trains to St. Moritz : reservation-free with pull-down windows. There is also the Bernina Express at 14:24 but it does not stop in St. Moritz itself, only in Pontresina -> 26 CHF seat reservation for the panorama carriages but there are reservation-free regular carriages at the front.

imho the hourly regional trains are better for pictures, less crowded and the way to go. :)