Bernina Express to Padova (Padua)
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Apr 9, 2013 4:00 AM Last Post By: meckerdv
Apr 7, 2013 3:11 PM
Bernina Express to Padova (Padua)Hi,
I know the Bernina Express is well covered on here but I can't see the answer to this:
After finishing the Bernina Express at Tirano I need to get to Padova (Padua). I've looked at various options but it looks like a train (& bus) combo will take until around 10pm at night and be quite convoluted.
Is it sensible to do this:
Finish Bernina Express in Turino, local train to Sondrio (27 mins, $5, book locally?) then hire a car (Fiat 500 is approx. 55EUR for 24 hours) and drive to Padua.
As long as it isn't too tricky to make the connections (ie carry bags etc from Sondrio station to Hertz depot) this seems to make sense to me.
Thanks in advance
Apr 8, 2013 1:25 AM
Apr 8, 2013 2:01 AM
2Bernina-Express trains (timetebles from May 9th to Oct 20th):
Pontresina .dp .09.52.................11.31 15.31
Tirano.......... ar 12.02... 12.36... 13.26 17.27
Standard trains (no panoramic coaches) Chur - Pontresina - Tirano every hour from (Chur dp) 6.44 until 14.58.
Tirano - Padova via Milano Centrale (train change).
Tirano dp 7.10 - Padova ar 13.07, then every 2 hrs until Tirano dp 17.12 - Padova ar 23.12
Tirano - Padova via Edolo (change from bus to train) - Brescia (change):
Tirano dp 14.35 - Padova ar 19.42
Tirano - Verona via Milano Centrale (train change)
Tirano dp 19.10 - Verona PN ar 00.20
Apr 8, 2013 12:57 PM
3Thanks for this - it is appreciated. Sorry I've managed a typo in there. As I understand it, the express arrives at Tirano (and I am assuming it is easy to transfer to domestic Italian trains?).
I had been looking through a 'rail agent' that doesn't book all local trains so perhaps that is best, as follows:
Chur - Tirano (Bernina Express) Departs 08.32hrs arrives 12:38hrs
Tirano - Milano Centrale Departs 13.10 arrives 15.40
Milano Centrale - Padova Departs 16.05 arrives 18.12
This quotes on Italiarail.com as $41 (I assume that is US).
Apr 9, 2013 4:00 AM
4I get 45.55 EUR for Tirano dp 13.10 - Padova ar 18.12
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