We had a very unpleasant experience with a Dutch gentleman who insisted that the window seat belong to my niece was his. He even attacked her while trying to get her out of the chair. If you have a Swiss Travel Pass, Interrail or Eurail Pass for Switzerland, you only have to pay the Bernina Express booking fee. The Bernina Express train passes near the popular Swiss resort of St Moritz.
One of the most confusing parts of calculating the cost of your experience is that the return ticket is a base fare of €65, while the seat reservation rate on the scenic transport costs an additional €24 each way. But you have to reserve a seat to sit in the quaint carriage, they don’t sell open tickets. The railway line is unique and fits ideally with the alpine landscapes around the Albula and Bernina Passes. The train conquers the 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and slopes up to 70 per thousand with ease. At the highest point of the RhB, at 2,253 meters above sea level, lies the Ospizio Bernina. Here visitors can enjoy the cultural and natural surroundings and enjoy the Alps in their most impressive way.
You still have a window and, a big plus for me, is that this window can be opened so you can take clearer pictures. The regional trains of the company that also operates the Bernina Express, RHB, are all red, so you can already see that there is a bit of excitement here. Of course, social media shows us the best experiences, not necessarily the reality. Half-Fare travelcard, GA travelcard, municipal 1-day travelpass, Junior travelcard, Swiss travelpasses are all valid. Please note that the reservation fee must be paid in full.
This service has first and second class seats, as well as panoramic carriages. The landscape is exactly the same, the only difference is the design of the chairs. While the first Trenino del Bernina class seats are ranked 2+1, the second class are ranked 2+2 across the width of the car. My wife and I benefit from an off-season special on the Bernina Express website.
If you want to sit in the special panoramic cars of the Bernina Express, you need to make a seat reservation, which costs CHF 10, 24 or 26, depending on the time of year. You can make this reservation online on the RhB website, which allows you to choose exact seats from a plan. Trenord introduced new milan-tirano trains in 2015 with air conditioning, smooth running with clean toilets, video information displays and power outlets in all seats.