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Bernina Express in mid-April

Another Bernina Express question. I did read the previous threads but I have another question that was not answered. We're planning our trip in mid-April from Chur to Tirano. Is there still a lot of snow in April? Would we still be able to see a lot of snow covered scenery like below?

And the previous threads mentioned making a stop at a station and taking to walk to the nearest glacier. From the winter timetable that I see here:


I don't see how one can just get off a station and take the next train to continue the trip. There are only two trains departing from Chur each day and they're about 30 minute apart. I doubt there's enough time to walk from the train station to any where and back in 30 minutes. Am I not reading this correctly?


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Re: Bernina Express in mid-April

It is pretty certain that there will still be a considerable amount of snow around, especially along the northern sections.

This is the Bernina road pass last April

As well as the Bernina Express trains, there are the scheduled trains that you could transfer to. These don't have the Panorama coaches though and you wouldn't have a reserved seat.

If you break your journey, it would almost certainly mean that you would not be able to undertake the whole Bernina Express route. Chur-Tirano is over four hours each way.

Your realistic options would be to either just travel part of the route, or get an overnight stop on the way.

If you haven't done the Bernina route before, I would opt for the full route without a stop, or find overnight accommodation
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