Zurich to Luzern, Luzern to Como, Como to Tirano, Tirano to Chur (Bernina Express), & Chur to Zurich. The Trip of a Lifetime. Can this be done in one day?

Zurich to Luzern, Luzern to Como, Como to Tirano, Tirano to Chur (Bernina Express), & Chur to Zurich. Can this be done in one day?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 05, 2017 17:16
    Hi,

    It actually is possible to complete all that rail travel within the span of a day; you would just have to be sure to head out on a train leaving Zurich very early in the morning. Also, your Bernina Express train out of Tirano would be to Filisur, where you would switch to another train that would take you to Chur.

    You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage, www.raileurope.com.

    Zurich to Lucerne

    Between Zurich and Lucerne, direct trains depart frequently throughout the day. The ride from Zurich to Lucerne only takes about 45-50 minutes.

    Lucerne to Como

    A connection from Lucerne to Como takes just over 2.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Arth Goldau along the way. When purchasing tickets and checking schedules for a trip from Lucerne to Como, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Lucerne to Arth Goldau and then another search for connecting trains from Arth Goldau to Como.

    Como to Tirano

    A connection from Como to Tirano takes 3.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Monza along the way. When purchasing tickets and checking schedules for this trip, you would just do one search for the full trip from Como to Tirano.

    Tirano to Chur (Bernina Express)

    As I alluded to above, to fit into your specific trip, you would have to take a connection from Tirano to Chur that involves changing trains once in Filisur along the way. Both segments do follow along the Bernina Express scenic route. The trip takes just under 5 hours in duration.

    However, the Bernina Express trains from Tirano to Filisur are currently not able to be booked on our website. Instead, you would have to call us to purchase tickets for this segment of the route. 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.

    Tickets from Filisur to Chur can still be purchased through our website.

    Chur to Zurich

    From Chur to Zurich, there are direct trains. The ride only takes about 1 to 1.5 hours.
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