Get Inspired / Europe / Switzerland The Bernina Express, Switzerland Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / Switzerland The Bernina Express, Switzerland story by: Mike Williams If you are lucky enough to be indulging in both Switzerland and Italy on the same holiday, then you may as well maximise the experience and travel between them on the legendary Bernina Express. The 100-year-old train route crosses the Swiss Alps, travelling between Chur in Switzerland and Tirano in Italy. The four hour, 144 km journey takes in both the snow laden beauty of Switzerland and the sunny rolling country side of Italy, and it includes 196 bridges and 55 tunnels. Along the way you’ll enjoy the Bernina Pass, which at 2,253 metres is sure to take your breath away both in terms of altitude and in beauty. Another of the many highlights is the iconic Landwasser Viaduct, the single track, six-arched bridge that crosses the Landwasser River in Graubünden, Switzerland Along with the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express is one of the most beautiful train journeys in Switzerland, perhaps even in the World. Like the Glacier Express, much of the journey takes place on the Rhaetian Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes. Also similar to the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express is anything but quick. However, at over 100 years old and with gradients of 7%, that’s understandable. Besides, with countryside that includes such as sites as the Brusio Spiral Viaduct, Morteratsch Glacier, the Swiss village of Poschiavo, as well as the aforementioned Landwasser Viaduct and Bernina Pass, you certainly won’t be in any rush. > Click here to view all of our HOT deals to the UK and Europe > All of our cheapest flights to the UK and Europe here Map Image (on left) Source: wikipedia.org Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Insiders Guide to Central & Eastern Europe Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Why Basel is Switzerland’s best-kept secret Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.