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Bergamo to Tirano for BEX help!

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Bergamo to Tirano for BEX help!

Dear experts!

i am looking for your help!i am travelling to Milan on 12 December and arrive at Bergamo airport at 11.05 (won't carry any luggage)! After arrival we are expected to arrive in Tirano in order to catch Bernina express. Bernina express departs 14.25 from Tirano! So, my questions are the following:

what is the best way to go from Bergamo to Tirano and finaly do we have enough time to catch BEX, or may we miss the train? what options do we have?

thank you very much,

Sofia

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1. Re: Bergamo to Tirano for BEX help!

On current timetables, which will probably be the same after December 9, to get to Bergamo by 14.25 you need to depart from Bergamo train station at 10.08 (or from Milano Centrale at 10.20 if going via Milan). See http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

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2. Re: Bergamo to Tirano for BEX help!

Dear perilizia,

thank you for your reply!

unfortunately, i understand that there is no way to catch BEX using train from Bergamo to Tirano.

Is train the only way?any bus to do this route?

Finally if there is no other way, i guess i have to take the regional train and not the BEX to arrive to my final destination, Pontresina. I have read that there are some panoramic coaches even in regional trains, is this info valid?

Thank you very much,

Sofia

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3. Re: Bergamo to Tirano for BEX help!

Assuming that schedules do not change much after the Dec.10 timetable change, the quickest option would be:

- city bus or taxi from airport to Bergamo train station

- catch the 12.08 regional train to Lecco (arriving 12.48)

- hence, take the 13.02 regional express to Tirano, arriving 14.52.

As for the Bernina train, so-called 'panorama' cars should be available on all regional trains for s CHF5 surcharge. Quite frankly, having taken that train many times, I believe that even regular cars allow wonderful views, but that of course is your choice.

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4. Re: Bergamo to Tirano for BEX help!

Dear FF thank you for your reply!

Since i don't have any other option i wont take the BEX panorama cars, besides i will return with the specific train from Pontresina to Tirano!

So, i order to reach Tirano from Bergamo airport, i will go by bus to milano centralle, then take the regional train to Tirano that i find in trenitalia.com and go to Tirano with no change in trains. is that right?

Regarding the panorama cars in the regional trains, i will contact RHB.

thank you in advance,

Sofia

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5. Re: Bergamo to Tirano for BEX help!

Your call. Going via Milan you spend a few euro more and take about 45 minutes longer.

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6. Re: Bergamo to Tirano for BEX help!

Oh my misunderstanding! So as you said:

city bus or taxi from airport to Bergamo train station

- catch the 12.08 regional train to Lecco (arriving 12.48)

- hence, take the 13.02 regional express to Tirano, arriving 14.52

Right?

I will check the frequency of the train to Lecco and tirano respectively just in case there is a delay..

Thank you!

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7. Re: Bergamo to Tirano for BEX help!

Dear experts i am coming back with a query, as my trip is almost 1 day away!

we are travelling on tuesday and we are expected to arrive to Bergamo airport at 11.05 (no luggage to carry).

I am looking for the timetable of bus 1 that will bring us to bergamo station, but the only thing i find is that the bus frequency is every 20-30 minutes and that the route takes 15 minutes. is there any timetable available to check it?

from bergamo we have to go to lecco, from lecco to tirano and finaly to pontresina.

i am afraid if something goes wrong with a delay or with our first transport ro bergamo station, the last train from tirano to pontresina is at 15.41. the earlier connection is at 15.00, the one that we are expected to catch if everything goes perfect!

i wait for your advise,

thank you

Sofia

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8. Re: Bergamo to Tirano for BEX help!

You can download the airport bus timetable from this page: https:/…airport-bus

If you intend to catch the 12:08 train, however, I think it would be wise to invest in a taxi ride. The distance is just a few km, and the ride should not break the bank. And you have a rather tight connection.

As for the train to Pontresina, after the 15:00 and the 15:41, there are trains also at 17:00 and 17:41, so you should be able to reach Pontresina no matter what (barring some catastrophic event). Snow is expected tomorrow (Monday), but the situation should be normal by Tuesday.

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9. Re: Bergamo to Tirano for BEX help!

I downloaded the timetable!

thank you!

probably we should take a taxi.

I have read it is about 15-20 euro the cost for this ride.

is it negotiable?should we agree the price in advance?

thank you

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10. Re: Bergamo to Tirano for BEX help!

Normally taxi rides are metered (i.e. not negotiable), but honestly I have never used a cab from Bergamo airport.

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