The Bernina Express and St Moritz

Trevor Smith on 21 August 2022
I love train travel and this holiday combined with a business thoughts on checking out what can be done was an amazing break.

Travelling from London St Pancras on Eurostar to Paris with an overnight break in Paris Holiday Inn near Gare de Lyon made it an easy day on day two to travel from Paris to St Moritz, firstly on the High Speed TGV line to Zurich then transferring to regional services via Landquart to St Moritz. Leaving Paris at 0722, I arrived in St Moritz around 3pm with a quick snack in Zurich. The everchanging scenery from the UK to Paris and then through to Switzerland was a hassle free and exciting journey with fairly short change, but manageable, change of trains.

On arriving at St Moritz station, I was greeted by the concierge and transferred the short distance to the hotel, where a warm greeting an a welcome drink was enjoyed whilst speaking with staff and what the hotel and region had on offer. During the Summer Season, hotels give you a pass for unlimited free travel on regional 2nd class transport as well as discounts on many other attractions- great to chat over a drink the options available.

My room in the Boutique Monopole Art Hotel was a Superior room overlooking the town square and within a very short walk to all.

Photos speak for themselves about the journey but the Bernina Express has a long history from the 19th Century to date and the train from St Moritz had huge panoramic windows and good seating.

As my trip was mainly focussed on the trains, hotels and attractions, I booked the Bernina Express from St Moritz departing at 0917hrs to Tirano in Italy then a return at 1315 back to St Moritz - definitely worth a stay in St Moritz and the return journey as so much to see and enjoy scenically!

The train gave a two ten minute photo opportunities, one in each direct at Alp Grum, the highest point on the line with magnificent views overlooking the valley and also the glacier above.

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