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Bernina Express

As this journey with the Bernina Express leads through Italian territory, please note the applicable entry regulations for Italy. As a rule, entry to Italy is permitted from all EU countries (+Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, San Marino, Vatican City and Monaco).
All persons entering Italy from abroad must report their arrival by registering on the European Passenger Locator Form portal.
All passengers entering Italy require either proof of Corona vaccination, proof of recovery or proof of a negative test result (rapid antigen test or PCR test) from the last 48 hours before entry.

Status 07.07.2021

All year round

Chur (Deparure) Poschiavo (Arrival) Tirano (Arrival)
08.32 12.01 12.49
Tirano (Departure) Poschiavo (Arrival) Chur (Arrival)
14.24 15.09 18.19

Summer season

Train St. Moritz (dep) Poschiavo (arr) Tirano (arr) Bus Tirano (dep) Lugano (arr)
09.17* 10.54 11.32 14.20** 17.30
Bus Lugano (dep) Tirano (arr) Train Tirano (dep) Poschiavo (arr) St. Moritz (arr)
10.00** 13.00 13.17* 13.57 15.45

* The Bernina Express train St. Moritz-Tirano and back runs from 08.05. - 31.10.2021.

** The Bernina Express Bus operates as follows: 

  • 03.07. - 31.10.2021 daily
  • 04.11. - 28.11.2021 every Thu-Sun

Additional connection in summer

Departure Chur Arrival Poschiavo Arrival Tirano*
13.30 17.16 17.59
Departure Tirano* Arrival Poschiavo Arrival Chur
08.06 08.47 12.43

The Bernina Express train Chur-Tirano and return runs on 03.07. - 31.10.2021.

Glacier Express

Reduced gastronomic offer (advance reservations recommended)

Due to ongoing restrictions, the Excellence Class cannot be offered until 9th June 2021.

Summer 08.05. - 24.10.2021

Zermatt (Departure) St. Moritz (Arrival)
8.52 16.38
9.52 17.38
St. Moritz (Departure) Zermatt (Arrival)
8.51 17.10
9.50 18.10

Covid-19: Current situation

From 13 September 2021, new rules will apply to travel on the Glacier Express. All guests aged 16 and over must present a Covid certificate valid in Switzerland before starting their journey on the Glacier Express. The certificate documents a Covid vaccination, a recovery or a negative test result. A negative test result without a certificate is not sufficient.

The certificates are checked before entry. In order to be able to carry out the check as quickly as possible, we ask you to have the certificate and an ID ready when you board the train.

Swiss Covid certificates in digital and paper form as well as all EU certificates of EU / EFTA countries (Greenpass) are accepted. Only a negative test result is not sufficient, it is mandatory to be able to show a valid certificate.

Gotthard Panorama Express

Table reservations can be made online.

 

01.05. - 24.10.2021

Schiff Luzern (Departure) Schiff Flüelen (Arrival) Zug Flüelen (Departure) Zug Lugano (Arrival)
11:12 13:55 14:09 16:45
Every Tuesday - Sunday, incl. general public holidays
Zug Lugano (Departure) Zug Flüelen (Arrival) Schiff Flüelen (Departure) Schiff Luzern (Arrival)
09:22 11:40 12:00 14:47
Every Tuesday - Sunday, incl. general public holidays

GoldenPass Line

Trains run every hour throughout the year. Change train in Interlakan and Zweisimmen

Lucerne (departure) Interlaken Ost (dep.) Zweisimmen (dep.) Montreux (arrival)
09.06 11.00* 13.02 15.10
11.06 13.08 15.02 17.10
13.06 15.08 17.02 19.10
*Change in Spiez
Montreux (departure) Zweisimmen (dep.) Interlaken Ost (dep.) Lucerne (arrival)
8.50 11.39 13.04 14.55
10.50 13.39 15.04 16.55
11.50 14.02* 16.04 17.55

*Change in Spiez

Voralpen-Express

The Voralpen-Express runs hourly throughout the year.

Lucerne (departure) St. Gallen (arrival)
09.39 11.55
11.39 13.55
13.39 15.55
St. Gallen Lucerne
09.05 11.21
11.05 13.21
13.05 15.21

Centovalli Railway

The Vigezzina-Centovalli Railway is operating with a reduced timetable. Keep in mind that tourist travel to Italy is currently prohibited. Also in Italy it is mandatory to wear a hygiene mask. A seat reservation is strongly recommended due to limited space.

More information can be found here.

Currently, restrictions and controls are in place for entry into Italy.

Locarno FART (departure) Domodossola (departure) Brig (arrival)
07:49* 09:48** 10:14
09:51* 12:48** 13:16
16:48* 19:48** 20:16
*Change in Camedo. **Entry requirements Switzerland. Before entering Switzerland, travelers must enter their contact details using an online form. More information available on the SBB timetable.
Brig (departure) Domodossola (departure) Locarno FART (arrival)
08:40 09:25* 11:17
15:44 16:25* 18:19
16:44 17:25 19:19
*Change in Camedo.

Furka Steam Railway

24.06. – 03.10.2021, Thursday till Sunday

Realp DFB (departure) Oberwald (arrival)
10.20 12.35
14.20* 16.35

* Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Oberwald (departure) Realp DFB (arrival)
10.50** 13.05
13.50 16.05

** Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Palm Express

St. Moritz, Train station Lugano, Stazione Nord
10.25 14.15
Lugano, Stazione Nord St. Moritz, Train station
15.31 18.56

From 8th January to 6th June 2021: every Friday - Sunday
From 7th June to 17th October 2021: daily
From 22nd October to 11th December 2021: every Friday - Sunday as well as 5th April, 13th May and 24th May 2021

Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

On your Grand Train Tour of Switzerland, you will travel through Italian territory on the Bernina Express. Please note the applicable entry regulations for Italy. As a rule, entry to Italy is permitted from all EU countries (+Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, San Marino, Vatican City and Monaco).
All persons entering Italy from abroad must report their arrival by registering on the European Passenger Locator Form portal.
All passengers entering Italy require either proof of Corona vaccination, proof of recovery or proof of a negative test result (rapid antigen test or PCR test) from the last 48 hours before entry.

Status 07.07.2021