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Bernina Train?
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Hi,
I’m planning to travel from Germany (where I live) to Barcelona using an Interrail 5 in 10 pass. I’ve decided that on the way I’d like to visit Carcassonne as well, and on the way back to go through the Alps via train. Is it possible to go Barcelona-Tirano-Zurich or something, so that I can see the Bernina Pass? Also, is there any difference in route between the ‘Bernina Express’ and the regional train? My ultimate goal is to end up in Ulm.
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You might get more responsive answers by posting in the Transport forum.

I don’t know about getting from Barcelona to Tirano. When we rode the Bernina express the first time, we went from Naples to Lugano (Switzerland, on the Italian border), then took a bus to Tirano where we caught the Bernina express. Since then, we have also ridden the regular train from Chur to Tirano, and back. The two trains run over the same track, with the same scenery. I think the Bernina express is more expensive, and has cars with windows extending up into the ceiling. We preferred the regular train, as it had windows that opened, so you can take better pictures, but less spiffy seats.

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I have NOT taken this train, but here’s abit of info from Jay Brunhouse’s Traveling Europe’s Trains. Berina Express require surcharge and reservation (7 Swiss Francs??). Heidi express and Berina Express Bus follow similar routes and do not have surcharge/reservation. Regular trains on the same route as Berina Express also don’t have a surcharge

You might find this helpful:
http://www.rhb.ch/Be…

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Brunhouse’s Traveling Europe’s Trains. Berina Express require surcharge and reservation. Heidi express and Berina Express Bus follow similar routes and do not have surcharge/reservation.