If you’re after Bernina Express First Class tickets, look no further. At Trainline, we’ll show you what exactly is on offer, from luxurious seats to at-seat meal service and much more. Don’t be put off by the thought of paying more than you would in Standard either, as there are ways to find cheap Bernina Express First Class train tickets too! Read on for a complete guide to travelling First Class with Bernina Express.

What do you get in First Class on the Bernina Express?

Whether you’re heading to St Moritz, Chur or elsewhere in Switzerland, if you want to travel there in style, the Bernina Express First Class is the one for you. To simplify the two classes the Bernina Express provide on their trains, we’ve broken down the amenities that each one offers.

Bernina Express First Class vs Second Class


First ClassSecond Class
Luggage storage
Extra comfort leather seatsX
More legroomX
Seat reservation
At-seat mealsXX
Free WiFiX
Power sockets


Find out more about First v Second Class on European trains.

Bernina Express First Class food service

The Bernina Express trains don't have a restaurant car or an at-seat restaurant service like the Glacier Express. However, a refreshment trolley service is available if you want to buy tea, coffee, snacks, or souvenirs. You're also free to bring your own food and even wine on board, as on other European trains.

Bernina Express First Class seating plan

On the Bernina Express, First Class seats are a bit wider, with two seats on one side and only a single seat on the opposite end of the aisle.

Popular Bernina Express First Class routes

Check out our guides to travelling First Class on some of the Bernina Express' most popular routes.

Tirano to Chur

Departs from


Arrives into


Fastest time

3h 28m


Find out more about travelling from Tirano to Chur by train.

Poschiavo to Chur

Departs from


Arrives into


Fastest time

3h 24m


Find out more about taking the train from Poschiavo to Chur.

Tirano to St Moritz

Departs from


Arrives into

St Moritz

Fastest time

1h 36m


Learn more about travelling by train from Tirano to St Moritz.

How to get cheap Bernina Express First Class tickets

There are different ways you can get cheap Bernina Express First Class tickets without having to pay over the odds. Our top tips for saving money on First Class train tickets are:

Buy in advance

Bernina Express tickets (and train tickets in Europe in general) are usually at their cheapest price when they first go on sale, normally around three to six months before the date of travel.

Travel Off-Peak

Train tickets tend to be more expensive during rush hour (mornings and early evenings Monday to Friday). If you can, be sure to look for tickets outside of these times to see if you can snap up a lower price.

Look out for train deals

There’s a wide range of train deals and discounts in Europe that can help you save money on your journey. Deals can vary based on the country and train company, but if you’re travelling with children, in a group, or fall into a certain age category, you can benefit from discounted ticket prices.

Good to know (FAQs)

What is included in the Bernina Express' First Class?

First Class tickets on the Bernina Express include more spacious and comfortable seating, at-seat power sockets and free WiFi.

Are food and drinks included when you travel First Class with Bernina Express?

Food and drinks are not included in First Class on board Bernina Express trains. However, a refreshment trolley service is available if you want to buy drinks or snacks.

Do I get access to the Bernina Express' First Class lounge?

Unfortunately, Bernina Express don't have any First Class lounges available at neither Swiss nor Italian stations.

Find out more about the Bernina Express and train travel in Europe

So, now you know all about what Bernina Express First Class has to offer. Whether you’re ready to book or want to find out more about train travel in Europe, we’re here to help.

Start a search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or check out some of our guides to travelling with the Bernina Express, where they can take you, and train travel around Europe in general.

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