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Spectacular Milan to Switzerland Day Trip 2024

Explore the spectacular views of Northern Italy and the Swiss Alps all the way to the charming town of St. Moritz from the comfort of the famous Bernina Express Train, an engineering marvel that effortlessly climbs through the steepest railway in Europe. Sit back and witness an ever-changing panorama of incredible sights – from the narrow streets and colorful buildings of charming towns that characterize Italy to the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and tranquil Alpine lakes.

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About Milan to Switzerland Day Trip

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€ 149
12.5 hours
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Milan to Switzerland Day Trip

Take a break from the bustling city of Milan and join us on the full-day expedition through some of the most stunning landscapes in Europe. Experience the thrill of riding the famous Bernina Express train as we climb to heights of over 2200 meters.

The adventure begins at the Milan Visitor Center Zani Viaggi, where you will board the bus and get comfortable while the stunning scenery unveils. Feast your eyes on the beauty of the picturesque Lake Como, and catch glimpses of medieval castles and ancient churches as you pass across Valtellina Valley.

Experience a 2.5-hour train ride from Tirano as the breathtaking views of glaciers, mountains, and lakes unravel before you. The train route has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its unique features, including the countless bridges and tunnels as well as the steep inclines that go up to 7%. You’ll be awestruck by the engineering marvel of the train as it climbs through the route easily, providing passengers with a smooth and unforgettable scenic journey. Witness the true highlight of the route as you pass the iconic Brusio Spiral Viaduct, offering the most spectacular panoramic view promising to leave you spellbound

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Crossing the border between two countries adds to a unique cultural experience. Marvel at the striking contrast between the diverse landscapes, each characterizing the unique beauty of Italy and Switzerland. Take in the beauty of the Swiss Alps through the train’s large windows that provide an ultimate panoramic experience, and try to count all the bridges and tunnels that take you under the massive mountains – we dare you!

The exciting railway journey ends in the beautiful St. Moritz, one of the most famous ski resorts in the world. Take the opportunity to explore the luxurious town of the Swiss Alps and admire the stunning elegance of St. Moritz Lake. Delight in the visual splendor of the panoramic beauty by taking a cable car ride and treating yourself to the unforgettable scenery in front of you. Learn about the importance of the cultural events held throughout the year, or indulge yourself in the high-end shopping the town provides.

As the day comes to an end, relax on your way back to Milan while enjoying the continuing guided tour filled with fascinating insights about the area, which will make your Milan to Switzerland day trip even more memorable. Cherish the unforgettable natural beauty around you, struck by the sunset colors, as your tremendous lifetime experience draws to a close.

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  • Round-trip transportation from Milan in an air-conditioned GT bus
  • Bernina ticket – 2nd class
  • Professional tour guide
  • Free time in St. Moritz

Not included

  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Food and beverage
  • Tips (optional)

Not suitable for

  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Visa (if required)
  • Jacket
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Tour Highlights

Indulge yourself in the unique experience of riding the famous Bernina Express Train

Embark on the unique journey through the UNESCO World Heritage Site train route that is bound to leave you speechless. Gaze in wonder as you pass the famous Brusio Spiral Viaduct and hold on tight as the train climbs the steepest incline that any train in the world can conquer. Admire the stunning Alpine scenery that promises to create unforgettable memories as you witness the spectacular views that will take your breath away at every turn.

Discover the breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps

Immerse yourself in a breathtaking journey as you witness the awe-striking glaciers, snow-capped mountain tops, and crystal-clear lakes across the mighty Swiss Alps. Marvel at the contrast of two distinct cultures as you cross borders between Italy and Switzerland, allowing you to cherish the unique characteristics of the diverse landscapes surrounding you.

Explore the luxurious town of St. Moritz

Get lost in the sunny St. Moritz as you explore the glamorous Leaning Tower and the beautiful architecture that reflects Swiss culture. Embark on a thrilling cable car ride and relish in the fantastic panoramic views unfolding before you. Delve into the rich history and culture of the town as you walk around the spectacular St. Moritz Lake, on whose ends this charming town was built.

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FAQ – Milan to Switzerland Day Trip

Can you do a day trip from Italy to Switzerland?

Absolutely! Several options are available, making it easy to plan your day trip from Italy to Switzerland, leaving you with enough time to soak in the beauty and heritage of Switzerland. Make the most of your day by booking a Milan to Switzerland day trip, which allows you to have a stress-free experience as our experts take care of all the logistics while informing you with fascinating insights about the scenery around you. All you have to do is relish in the natural beauty and experience a one-of-a-kind adventure creating unforgettable memories. For more unforgettable memories, consider booking a day trip from Milan to Venice and explore the Floating City with a guided tour.  

How to get to Switzerland from Milan easily?

The most convenient way to reach Switzerland from Milan is by train or bus for a more affordable option. Price and duration depend on the option of transport you choose and the destination in Switzerland. There are multiple transport options which makes it easy to find one that fits your budget and schedule. But why settle for a simple journey when you can be a part of a full-on adventure? Enhance your travel experience by booking a guided tour with a day trip from Milan for an easier travel and stress-free experience filled with interesting facts along the way.  

Is the Bernina Express worth it?

Definitely! The Bernina Express tour is a must-do for anyone looking for a unique experience. In just a few hours, you'll journey through countless tunnels that take you under Europe's most massive mountains and across stunning bridges showcasing the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps. Marvel at the engineering genius of the viaducts and prepare for an adventure unlike any other!  

What is the best month for Bernina Express?

Any time of the year guarantees an amazing experience for a journey through the Swiss Alps. Winter offers breathtaking views of snowy landscapes, and spring brings fresh, blossoming meadows and valleys. Summertimes invite you to feel the sun's warmth as you ride in an open-top carriage while autumn colors filling the hillsides are spectacular! Make sure you dress accordingly and get prepared to have an amazing adventure no matter the time of the year you decide to experience the wonderful Bernina Express tour.

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Good to Know Before You Go

  • A valid passport or ID card is required on the date of the travel.
  • All visa requirements are the responsibility of the traveler. You must obtain any visa that may be required prior to the border crossing.
  • Please note that Switzerland is a part of the Schengen agreement, and visas to the EU are usually sufficient to enter Switzerland.
  • Pets and luggage are not allowed on tour.
  • The train route itinerary could change due to train availability, meaning the train ride might start from St. Moritz to Tirano.
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Amazing experience!

We went to Milan for a few weeks and were looking into traveling around Europe during our trip. When we realized how easy it was to get to Switzerland from there, we almost booked a train ticket but then came across this day trip from Milan. We weren't left disappointed by booking it as it took off all the planning needed to make the most of our day. The drive was comfortable, and the scenery was absolutely breathtaking! The guide was full of insightful information about political and environmental history, which enriched our trip so much! Switzerland has such a fascinating heritage that we fell in love instantly. We loved St. Moritzs and took advantage of the cable car, which allowed us to admire the stunning panoramic view of the Swiss Alps. The highlight of the trip was, of course, the Bernina Express Tour which left us speechless! All in all, a truly remarkable experience.


Great day trip from Milan!

We are a group very interested in train rides and were looking to visit Switzerland in the springtime. We initially thought of organizing the trip ourselves but ended up booking a Milan to Switzerland day trip, and it indeed met all our expectations! The bus ride from Milan offered us plenty of opportunities to admire the stunning scenery, and we had enough breaks along the way, even for elderly needs such as ours. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable as he quickly answered our questions and made our trip unforgettable. We had plenty of time to explore the magical St. Moritz and enough time to picnic next to the splendid St. Moritz lake, which enchanted this tour even more. The tour is definitely a must-do, as the Bernina Express Tour is a remarkable experience that we recommend to all train lovers worldwide!