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Bernina Glaciers


The Bernina Glaciers region extends between the Morteratsch and Cavaglia railway stations. It is located inside a triangular territory between Zurich, Milan and Munich. You can comfortably reach your destination taking a Rhaetian Railway train, travelling on a well-developed road network or flying in by plane.

By car

Travelling by car, you can reach the Engadin safely and comfortably from any place in Switzerland, Italy, Germany or Austria. Here are some sample distances and trip times:

  • Zürich - Pontresina: 200 km, 3 hours
  • Milano - Pontresina: 175 km, 3 hours
  • München - Pontresina: 300 km, 4 hours
  • Basel - Pontresina: 250 km, 4 hours

In case of snowfall, cars are permitted to travel on mountain passes only if equipped with snow chains or four-wheel drive. Check the map indicating road conditions on mountain passes.

By rail

A trip on Rhaetian Railway (RhB) from Chur via Engadin to Valposchiavo, through helical tunnels and across vertiginous viaducts, is one of the most picturesque and interesting railway experiences in the whole of Europe. You may also choose to travel to the Engadin from Landquart via Klosters and the Vereina tunnel. The quickest train trip from Zurich central station to Pontresina takes 3 hours and 19 minutes and 4 hours and 57 minutes to Valposchiavo.

By air

Engadin Airport offers direct flights to the international airports of Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Milan and Munich as well as air-taxi connections to many other national and international destinations. More information at

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