Tirano to St Moritz, St Moritz to Zermatt, Zermatt to Chamonix, and Chamonix to Geneva. From Tirano at the Italy/Swiss border to Chamonix via the Glacier Express route.

What is the best package for the following trip- day 1 Tirano-St. Moritz- day 2 St. Moritz-Zermatt (Glacier Express or regular train via same route)- day 4 Zermatt-Chamonix- day 6 Chamonix-Genève Would this trip qualify for a boarder/airport tucket or other option?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 27, 2018 17:27
    Hi Suzanne,

    For the requested itinerary, your most economical option would be the actual Swiss Travel Pass. For the Swiss Travel Pass, you would click here: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934.

    The Swiss Travel Pass even covers the 'Mont Blanc Express' to and from Chamonix.

    Tirano to St Moritz

    From Tirano to St Moritz, you would take a renowned scenic train called the Bernina Express. These trains have panoramic windows for taking in all the passing scenery.

    The Bernina Express requires reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. However, passholder reservations for the Bernina Express are currently not able to be booked on our website. Instead, to book reservations on the Bernina Express from Tirano to St Moritz, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. Generally, the Bernina Express can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.

    Note: There are also regional trains from Tirano to St Moritz that follow the same route as the Bernina Express and do not accept reservations. Therefore, on these regional trains you would not have to bother with purchasing reservations and the Swiss Travel Pass is all you would need to board. Just be advised that the regional trains on this route do not have the panoramic windows that the actual Bernina Express trains do. Schedules for the regional trains on this route are not able to be viewed on our site. For your reference, regional trains from Tirano to St Moritz depart once every hour throughout the day, and the ride takes 2 to 2.5 hours.

    St Moritz to Zermatt

    From St Moritz to Zermatt, you would take the famed Glacier Express. The ride takes about 8 hours. The Glacier Express also requires reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, reservations on the Glacier Express from St Moritz to Zermatt can be purchased by searching the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Swiss Travel Pass'). Generally, the Glacier Express can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.

    Zermatt to Chamonix

    Connections from Zermatt to Chamonix take about 4 hours in duration and involves 3 train changes along the way; once in Visp, once in Martigny, and then in Vallorcine. The connections depart hourly throughout the morning and afternoon.

    The segment from Zermatt to Visp follows back along the Glacier Express scenic route. The segment between Martigny and Chamonix (via Vallorcine) is another scenic route considered the Mont Blanc Express.

    Even though the Mont Blanc Express enters into France, you can rest assured that the Swiss Travel Pass will be valid.

    Reservations are not accepted on any of these trains, so the Swiss Travel Pass is all you would need to board.

    Chamonix to Geneva

    Connections from Chamonix to Geneva take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Vallorcine and then once in Martigny. The connections depart depart hourly throughout the morning and early afternoon.

    From Chamonix to Martigny, you would once again be following along the Mont Blanc Express route.

    None of these trains accept reservations either, so the Swiss Travel Pass is all you would need to board. The Swiss Travel Pass is also valid on the trains that go to the Geneva Airport.
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