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How to get to St. Moritz? Anybody going there from Zurich this Sunday (27 March)?

Hi!

(Couldn't decide if posting here or in travel subforum would be better.)

We got a last minute deal on hotel so are flying into ZRH this Sunday and then going to St. Moritz (and back in a weeks).

What's the best way to get there? Rental cars are quite expensive.

Train is cheaper, but 2 changes minumum…Not sure how doable it is with our own skis / baggage.

Rideshare (mitfahrgelegenheit) would be nice, but we found only one guy going that day and he wants crazy amount (like 100 EUR per person).

Maybe somebody from here is going to St. Moritz this Sunday? Or just have any suggestions how to organize our transfer, or other pages that mitfahrgelegenheit to search for ride share?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: How to get to St. Moritz? Anybody going there from Zurich this Sunday (27 March)?

Try http://www.sbb.ch/en/
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Re: How to get to St. Moritz? Anybody going there from Zurich this Sunday (27 March)?

Convenience: Train. Really good in Switzerland, really easy.

Experience: Car. I went there two weeks ago and because there is extremly little snow for the season at the moment, the mountain passes are open (No, that's not normal in winter). Driving over the Julier-Pass into the valley is really beautiful and worth it. (But parking in the hotels is also expensive - I think I paid 22 CHF a night)
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Re: How to get to St. Moritz? Anybody going there from Zurich this Sunday (27 March)?

We're flying into ZRH airport, not Hauptbahnhof. So it seems 2 train changes are minimum.
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Re: How to get to St. Moritz? Anybody going there from Zurich this Sunday (27 March)?

Use the given link and enter Zurich Flughafen to St. Moritz and it will provide you not only the map, but the price, train info etc. Changing trains is normal here.
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Re: How to get to St. Moritz? Anybody going there from Zurich this Sunday (27 March)?

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Train is cheaper, but 2 changes minumum…Not sure how doable it is with our own skis / baggage.
We've done it with kids, skis, snowboards, luggage and a pram with more than two changes, and a bus so you should be fine.

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We're flying into ZRH airport, not Hauptbahnhof. So it seems 2 train changes are minimum.
Seriously, travel in Switzerland is painless, and the journey is beautiful.

Make sure that you have a meal in the dining car when you change at Chur.

In my opinion one of the best things about the trip
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We've done it with kids, skiis, snowboards, luggage and a pram with more than two changes, and a bus so you should be fine.
OK, thanks for encouragement.

One last question – if we buy Swiss transfer ticket https://www.sbb.ch/mct/wi/shop/b2c/a...kelnummer=6055, is bus transfer from St. Moritz train station to st. Moritz Bad (where our hotel is) also covered? How can I find that out?
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I went there two weeks ago and because there is extremly little snow for the season at the moment, the mountain passes are open (No, that's not normal in winter). Driving over the Julier-Pass into the valley is really beautiful and worth it.
Actually, the Julier pass is almost always open during winter except for the occasional closure due to avalanche danger after heavy snowfall. However, other passes such as the Albula or the Flüela are seasonally closed in winter.

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One last question – if we buy Swiss transfer ticket https://www.sbb.ch/mct/wi/shop/b2c/a...kelnummer=6055, is bus transfer from St. Moritz train station to st. Moritz Bad (where our hotel is) also covered?
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How can I find that out?
Trust me or download the coverage map from the STS web site (click on 'Areas of Validity').
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Re: How to get to St. Moritz? Anybody going there from Zurich this Sunday (27 March)?

Thanks! I was unsure because Swiss transfer ticket description says "The outward and return journey on your day of arrival/departure must be made using the most direct method possible, using only the train, lakeboat and bus routes marked red in the "Swiss Travel System Area of Validity"".

http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/en/artinfo/6055.html

http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/en/uebersichtskarte-sts.pdf

The map is kinda unclear, seems that the red route ends at St. Mortiz Dorf and St. Mortiz Bad is yellow? I might be mixing things up as am not familiar with that region.
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Re: How to get to St. Moritz? Anybody going there from Zurich this Sunday (27 March)?

The text is misleading. Train lines are red but bus lines are yellow. What matters is not the color, but whether it's a solid line (i.e. included in the transfer ticket) or a dotted line (not included).

Have a look at the bottom of the English coverage map (the one I mentioned/linked above) and it becomes pretty obvious that red, yellow, black and white solid lines are all covered.

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The map is kinda unclear, seems that the red route ends at St. Mortiz Dorf and St. Mortiz Bad is yellow? I might be mixing things up as am not familiar with that region.
The red route (i.e. the train) ends at St. Moritz railway station which is actually below St. Moritz Dorf. From the railway station there are several bus lines to St. Moritz Dorf as well as St. Moritz Bad.
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Re: How to get to St. Moritz? Anybody going there from Zurich this Sunday (27 March)?

Indeed, the text about red lines is wrong, thanks for clarifying that! I was almost ready to add taxi / bus ticket from the train station to hotel into the total expenses.

I guess there is also a fine distinction between dotted and dashed lines, dashed are still covered by Swiss Transfer Ticket, they are just tunnels? (i.e., Preda – Bever on the way to St. Moritz.)
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I guess there is also a fine distinction between dotted and dashed lines, dashed are still covered by Swiss Transfer Ticket, they are just tunnels?
Yes, exactly.
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Re: How to get to St. Moritz? Anybody going there from Zurich this Sunday (27 March)?

I have received an offer to buy a Tageskarte Gemeinde from someone who won't be able to use it. Any precautions other than the usual ones when dealing with strangers on Internet?
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