Granted UNESCO world-heritage status in 2008, the Bernina Express is one of the highest railways in the world, a true breath-taking Alpine experience. This exciting journey starts in Tirano, at the Milan - St. Moritz railway line terminus.
The BERNINA EXPRESS runs along a 70% incline up to an altitude of 2,253 m with views of the Morteratsch Glacier on the Bernina Massif. You can also reach the Glacier by cableway starting from the "Diavolezza" stop, which runs every 20-30 min).
THE HIGHEST RAILROAD
The Bernina Line is the only Swiss railway line to cross the Alps entirely out in the open! Completed in 1910, this magnificent railway line takes you from Tirano (429 m) across the glaciers up to the Bernina Pass (2,253 m). In just 22 km, the Bernina Line runs between Tirano and the Bernina Hospice with a cumulative altitude gain in excess of 1,824m on a 70% gradient, without the help of gear rack!
Its route is especially striking, providing travellers with breath-taking views of the majestic mountains, glaciers, valleys and Alpine peaks while bridging great differences in altitude.
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
An authentic feat of ingenious engineering across 61 km along the highest mountain in the Grisons range, the Bernina Railway was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 2008.
Running throughout the year, the railway has enjoyed an uninterrupted series of successes.
CONTINUING IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION
With the Bernina Express Bus Line, you can enjoy even more of this Mediterranean landscape. Travelling from Tirano along Lake Como up to Lugano, it passes the vineyards of the Valtellina and other picturesque localities along the way.