Through looking at all the other posts and looking up ferry and train timetables I think we can include the Bernina Express experience in our 5 day stay in Bellagio. We would be planning to do a day trip on 10 May.
Catch 6.20am ferry to Varenna. According to the ferry timetable (navigazionelaghi.it/eng/…nlc_ora_t1.html) the ferry goes via Menaggio and the journey will take around 30 minutes hopefully arriving in time for the train.
We then take the train from Varenna (7.24am) to Tirano arriving at 8.50am. The BE train also leaves Tirano at 8.50 so as this is cutting it too fine for the upward journey we will take the next regular train at 9.40am and gets to St Moritz at 12.08. As I understand, we would be able to hop on hop off on the way to St Moritz being a regular train. Correct?
The Bernina Express train then leaves from St Moritz at 14.45 and gets to Tirano at 17.12. We would have loved to have caught the B.E. Bus from Tirano but the times don't appear to work out.
Can I please ask:
I have looked up www.trenitalia.com . Can I confirm it is NOT possible to prebook online the ticketless option for the Varenna to Tirano trip, thus alleviating the need to prepurchase from a travel agent in Varenna? As we are leaving very early to catch the train I doubt one would be open.
How far is the train station in Varenna from the ferry?
It seems odd they don't have a connecting express bus to the express train in Tirano. Have I misunderstood the website? www.rhb.ch/Bernina-Express.33.0.html…
We will just have a little over 2 hours to kill in St Moritz. Are we better to spend it there or is there something we just should not miss going up to St Moritz.
Thanks for any replies. I really need some help on this one!
JaneEdited: 09 April 2011, 06:22