Bernina Express and St Moritz tour from Lake Como

How to experience the Bernina Express tour from Lake Como

The Bernina Express tour from Lake Como is an adventure not to be missed!
A day trip to explore the Alps, along the highest railway in Europe (2253 m.s.l.m), Unesco heritage.
The Bernina Express tour offers panoramic views of spectacular landscapes along the route from Tirano to St Moritz, between the glaciers and the peaks of the Alps.

Choose to experience this wonderful adventure with a personalised tour or a “do it yourself” tour 

Map of the stops of the Benina Express
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1 - DO-IT-YOURSELF BERNINA EXPRESS AND ST MORITZ

Using this guide, you will discover how to reach Tirano to live the unforgettable experience of the Bernina Express tour!

We suggest you to take the ferry that leaves at 6:15 AM* (Arrival in Varenna at 6:45 – this ferry stops first in Menaggio – )

  • Check the ferry schedules: click here
  • NB ferry schedules is different on weekdays and on Sundays/Festive days and also it depends on the time of year.

Ferry from Bellagio to Varenna (€ 4,60 p.p.)

Walk from the pier of Varenna to the train station (10 min).

Catch the train to Tirano around 7 am (1h28min € 8pp approx.) – always check the timetables and if there are strikes 

Get off the train in Tirano and catch the Bernina Express
(Look for the Bernina Express station on the left side when you exit the regional train station)
We advise you to buy train tickets in advance:
You can buy them online www.rhb.ch (approx. €28 second class or €50 first class ONE WAY)

Get off the train in St Moritz (2 hours and 15 minutes ride on the Bernina Express)

Visit St Moritz

Catch the train from St Moritz to Tirano (2 hours and 15 minutes journey on the Bernina Express)
You can buy them online www.rhb.ch (approx. €28 second class or €50 first class ONE WAY)

Get off the Bernina Express and catch the regional train to Varenna (1h28min € 7,30pp)

Catch the ferry to Bellagio (Check the ferry schedules: click here)

ROUGH PRICE (2nd CLASS TICKETS): € 105.00 PER PERSON OR

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2 - BERNINA EXPRESS FROM LAKE COMO - TAILOR MADE TOUR

If you want to forget about the stress of the schedules, the worry of losing yourself or getting stuck somewhere,
this tailor-made tour of the Bernina Express is definitely the right one for you!

The only thing you need to worry about is taking the ferry around 8:00 from Bellagio to Varenna.

Check the ferry schedules: click here)

The local guide, with his authorised minivan, will take you on a breathtaking tour of the lake and the mountains:
you will cross the Valtellina area surrounded by vineyards and apple trees in bloom, you can taste the typical products of this area from cheese to wine.

Once you arrive in Tirano our guide will help you in buying the Bernina Express ticket (approx. € 28 second class or € 50 first class ONE WAY) and come with you to Bernina Express departure train station.

The magical journey between glaciers and mountains on the highest and most scenic railway in Europe (2253 m.s.l.m.) begins!

The guide will wait for you at the St Moritz station, together you will visit one of the most famous cities for its boutiques and (in winter) for its exclusive ski slopes.
This type of tour will allow you to choose, on the advice of your companion, what to visit, where to stop for lunch and will enrich you with cultural information of these wonderful places.

Back again on the minivan to cross the Maloja pass to slowly return to Varenna.
You can choose with your guide to stop in other interesting places: the beautiful village of Chiavenna or the Abbey of Piona.

The return is scheduled at around 19:00 in Varenna.

We do not want to reveal too many details, the knowledge of this area by our guide will leave you surprised in the discovery of a wonderful culture, rich in history, traditions and good food!

Here below in the box the details of the tours
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Let our expert guide provide you with exclusive attention as you traverse the captivating Valtellina region, delving deep into the majestic Engadin Alps. Immerse yourself in the charm of St. Moritz with an intimate walking tour, allowing you to truly connect with this remarkable destination. And as you journey back, venture behind the scenes of a local winery. This remarkable itinerary unveile awe-inspiring vistas of Alpine valleys, majestic peaks, and picturesque villages. Benefit from the dedicated service of your private guide, ensuring an exceptional and personalized experience. Additionally, our comprehensive package includes an air-conditioned vehicle, private transportation, onboard WiFi, and a guided visit. If desired, we can arrange a visit to a winery, where you have the opportunity to purchase some exceptional wines. For your convenience, we offer pickup and drop-off from various locations such as Como, Milan, or any other locality along the route. Please note that if your chosen location is not directly on the route, an additional fee may apply. Moreover, if you happen to find another small group (such as a couple or a family) to share the tour with, we will provide you with complimentary Bernina train tickets.

Private tour Bernina Express and St Mortiz

Let our expert guide provide you with exclusive attention as you traverse the captivating Valtellina region, delving deep into the majestic Engadin Alps. Immerse yourself in the charm of St. Moritz with an intimate walking tour, allowing you to truly connect with this remarkable destination. And as you journey back, venture behind the scenes of a local winery. This remarkable itinerary unveile awe-inspiring vistas of Alpine valleys, majestic peaks, and picturesque villages. Benefit from the dedicated service of your private guide, ensuring an exceptional and personalized experience. Additionally, our comprehensive package includes an air-conditioned vehicle, private transportation, onboard WiFi, and a guided visit. If desired, we can arrange a visit to a winery, where you have the opportunity to purchase some exceptional wines. For your convenience, we offer pickup and drop-off from various locations such as Como, Milan, or any other locality along the route. Please note that if your chosen location is not directly on the route, an additional fee may apply. Moreover, if you happen to find another small group (such as a couple or a family) to share the tour with, we will provide you with complimentary Bernina train tickets.

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Have a look at these other tours from Lake Como to St Moritz, including the Bernina Express train

Day trip from Varenna to St Moritz

Experience the stunning views from atop the Swiss Alps and soak in the beauty of Lake Como on this full-day tour. Begin by exploring the picturesque lakeshore village of Varenna. Take a leisurely stroll  (approximately 30 minutes).

Next, venture into the Valtellina Valley, where you’ll have the opportunity to make a quick stop in a quaint town or visit a local winery, experiencing the authentic flavors of the region (approximately 30 minutes).

Continue your journey and arrive in Tirano, where you’ll have free time to enjoy a delightful lunch at your own leisure (approximately 1 hour).

The highlight of the tour awaits as you board the Bernina train, an extraordinary ride that takes you through glaciers and into the heart of the Swiss Alps. Marvel at the breathtaking summit views as you disembark at Ospizio Bernina, the highest point of the ride. In the winter season, the stop is at Diavolezza (approximately 10 minutes).

Conclude your adventure with a visit to the renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz. Enjoy a quick highlights driving tour, providing you with an overview of this illustrious town, followed by free time to explore and discover its unique attractions (approximately 1 hour).

Your comprehensive package includes an English-speaking tour guide, transportation throughout the tour, and a Bernina train ticket that allows you to experience the awe-inspiring journey. 

Day trip from Varenna to St Moritz

Experience the stunning views from atop the Swiss Alps and soak in the beauty of Lake Como on this full-day tour. Begin by exploring the picturesque lakeshore village of Varenna. Take a leisurely stroll  (approximately 30 minutes).

Next, venture into the Valtellina Valley, where you'll have the opportunity to make a quick stop in a quaint town or visit a local winery, experiencing the authentic flavors of the region (approximately 30 minutes).

Continue your journey and arrive in Tirano, where you'll have free time to enjoy a delightful lunch at your own leisure (approximately 1 hour).

The highlight of the tour awaits as you board the Bernina train, an extraordinary ride that takes you through glaciers and into the heart of the Swiss Alps. Marvel at the breathtaking summit views as you disembark at Ospizio Bernina, the highest point of the ride. In the winter season, the stop is at Diavolezza (approximately 10 minutes).

Conclude your adventure with a visit to the renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz. Enjoy a quick highlights driving tour, providing you with an overview of this illustrious town, followed by free time to explore and discover its unique attractions (approximately 1 hour).

Your comprehensive package includes an English-speaking tour guide, transportation throughout the tour, and a Bernina train ticket that allows you to experience the awe-inspiring journey. 

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Private tour from Lake Como to St Moritz

This is a private tour with private transportation from your accommodation. Please note that this tour does not include a guided presence.

Join us on an incredible adventure as you step aboard the Bernina Red Train. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring spectacle of nature as you traverse steep slopes, passing through charming villages, hamlets, rivers, lakes, and glaciers. This remarkable journey from Tirano to St. Moritz showcases the breathtaking beauty of the region.

Upon reaching St. Moritz, take the time to relax and soak in the ambiance. You can leisurely explore the historic center of this renowned village, enjoying its unique atmosphere and attractions. Afterward, our driver will accompany you to the stunning Lake Silvaplana, where, on windy days, you can witness thrilling kitesurfing stunts that will leave you in awe.

As we make our return journey, we’ll cross the scenic Maloja Pass, a picturesque road nestled amidst the enchanting woods, offering panoramic vistas of the Italian and Swiss Alps.

Included in this experience is private roundtrip transportation for your convenience. You’ll also receive one-way 2nd class tickets for the Bernina Red Train, granting you a front-row seat to the breathtaking landscapes. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Lake Silvaplana and witness the magnificent Acquafraggia Falls (excluding August and weekends). Lunch is included.

Private tour from Lake Como to St Moritz

This is a private tour with private transportation from your accommodation. Please note that this tour does not include a guided presence.

Join us on an incredible adventure as you step aboard the Bernina Red Train. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring spectacle of nature as you traverse steep slopes, passing through charming villages, hamlets, rivers, lakes, and glaciers. This remarkable journey from Tirano to St. Moritz showcases the breathtaking beauty of the region.

Upon reaching St. Moritz, take the time to relax and soak in the ambiance. You can leisurely explore the historic center of this renowned village, enjoying its unique atmosphere and attractions. Afterward, our driver will accompany you to the stunning Lake Silvaplana, where, on windy days, you can witness thrilling kitesurfing stunts that will leave you in awe.

As we make our return journey, we'll cross the scenic Maloja Pass, a picturesque road nestled amidst the enchanting woods, offering panoramic vistas of the Italian and Swiss Alps.

Included in this experience is private roundtrip transportation for your convenience. You'll also receive one-way 2nd class tickets for the Bernina Red Train, granting you a front-row seat to the breathtaking landscapes. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to visit Lake Silvaplana and witness the magnificent Acquafraggia Falls (excluding August and weekends). Lunch is included.

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25 thoughts on “Bernina Express and St Moritz tour from Lake Como”

  1. Hello, we are interested in Bernina express tour on the 3d or 4ths of October. Is it possible and what is the price for two?

  2. Pat Anastasio

    Hello,
    I am very interested in the Bernina Express tour from Lake Como. I will be staying in Bellagio May 11 to 14.
    Please provide details and cost for 4 adults.
    Thank you,
    Pat Anastasio

  3. We are looking to travel to St Moritz with option 2 on October 7, 2022. There will be five – six adults. We would like to stop in Chiavenna on the way back. We would like 1st class accommodations on the train. Would you please give me a price and timing for this excursion. Thank you! Lynn

    1. Bellagio Travel Guide

      Ciao Lynn,
      thank you for your kind request.

      I’ve sent you an e-mail with the information required.

      Have a nice day!

      Kind regards from Bellagio

  4. Vijay Jambhekar

    I am interested in one day trip to St. Moritz from Bellagio on Aug 31, 2022. This is for 6 adults. I will prefer Ferry+Van+Bernina Express. Please send me information and price at following email address. Thanks

    1. Bellagio Travel Guide

      Ciao Vijay,
      thank you for your request.
      We’ve replied to you by e-mail.

      Have a nice day! Ciao from Bellagio

  5. We are looking to do a Bernina Express tour to St Moritz and also a tour of Como/Varena/Bellagio.
    We are staying in Milan and would like to tie these two tours into 2 days to avoid having to return to Milan between the tours.
    Is this possible (could stay overnight in Como or St Moritz or somewhere else you can recommend

  6. We are looking to do a Bernina Express tour to St Moritz and also a tour of Como/Varena/Bellagio.
    We are staying in Milan and would like to tie these two tours into 2 days to avoid having to return to Milan between the tours.
    Is this possible (could stay overnight in Como or St Moritz or somewhere else you can recommend

    1. Bellagio Travel Guide

      Ciao Silvana, thank you for your kind request.

      We’ve replied to you by e-mail. Hope you could find a solution with our local guide.

      Ciao!

  7. Hi there, please could you email me so I can get details of a tour for 2023. Thank you, Jacob.

    1. Bellagio Travel Guide

      Ciao Jacob, come stai?
      We’ve replied to you by e-mail 🙂 Ciao from Bellagio

  8. Hi, could you please send me more info about BERNINA EXPRESS FROM LAKE COMO – TAILOR MADE TOUR,
    we ( 2 ) are booked in Como July 2 – 7 we are still open for rent something in Bellagio if you have some suggestions.

    1. Bellagio Travel Guide

      Ciao Wojciech, thank you for your kind request. We’ve replied to you by e-mail 🙂 Ciao from Bellagio

  9. Michael De Vito

    I am very interested in booking this tour for 7/9 for 4 adults. We are staying in Bellagio.

  10. Hi, We are visiting Como for 1 week in September and would like to do the Bernina Express tour ourselves from Como. Does option 1 still work above? Please confirm, thanks

    1. Bellagio Travel Guide

      Buongiorno Gary,
      come stai?

      The do-it-yourself itinerary works, the only thing is the public transport: you always need to check the timetable because they can always vary. You can check online in the website of the ferry timetables and the train timetables.

      Feel free to ask more information 🙂

      Ciao

  11. Buongiorno
    We are travelling to Bellagio in April 2023. We are 3 adults. Please could you provide further information, including costings?
    thank you

  12. Hi There

    I am looking at transport from La Locanda del Cantiere to tirano and back. I intend to take the Bernina express and back. Please email me asap if possible.

    Much appreciated

  13. We are wanting to take the Bellagio Express Train from Verena to St. Moritz and back. Both ways on the train only. How should we go about this? I’m a little confused about the tours and when there is a driving tour or multiple stops. We are fine with another stop along the way, but don’t necessarily want a driving tour. Also, is the train ride winding or is it straight with some curves as needed? I get sick on roads if it gets too winding and so never do mountains. However, I’m thinking maybe a train wouldn’t be so winding. Thank you.

    1. Bellagio Travel Guide

      Ciao Marcia,
      also Lake Como roads are a litle windy but if you go with a good driver who drives slow you just enjoy the views and that’s it (I suffer the car too so I know what you mean). The good thing of having a driver is that you can talk directly to him about your feelings and you can help you feeling better. That’s the good thing of a private tour with a small group. The guide/driver takes care of you.

      The train is smooth and when I did it I had no problem. Anyway some coke helps me (I never drink it, just on emergencies when I travel together with a slice of lemon ☺️) The good thing of the private tour is that you don’t do the train rain twice.

      All Lombardy region has windy roads but driving slowly helps you a lot!

  14. Caron Blanton

    I book like to book option 2 for a party of four adults, making sure that we get first class/panoramic car reservations. We would like to travel from Tirano to St. Moritz on the Bernina Express on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Is there a guide service you can recommend for the ground transportation? Thank you.

    1. Bellagio Travel Guide

      Ciao Caron,
      thank you for your kind request.
      I can highly recommend this tour https://www.viator.com/en-GB/tours/Lake-Como/Bernina-Express-and-Sankt-Moritz-Private-Guided-Tour/d26113-120889P2?pid=%20P00091233&mcid=42383&medium=link&campaign=bernina organized by a local English speaking guide. His tour is complete because he has it’s own minivan and he drives you directly from Lake Como. This is great because you do the Bernina Express only once, on the way back the guide drives you back from the Maloja pass.
      I hope this can be helpful!

      Ciao
      Have a nice day

      Silvia

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