Final Destination: Milano
All trains also call at: Domodossola (connect for Centovali trains)
4 x trains per day
These trains are typically scheduled to depart from Bern at 07:34; 11:34; 13:34 and 18:34
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 4 months ahead of the travel date
Trains departing at different times can be cheaper than others leaving on the same day, so you may need to look through the day's departures to find the cheapest fares.
Check that you're booking for the direct trains; using the journey time to guide you.
Reservations will automatically be assigned when booking tickets - but rail pass users will either need to make reservations prior to boarding; paying the rail pass reservation fees, or avoid the direct trains.
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The railway station in Stresa has a fabulous location a 10 min walk from the shore of Lake Maggiore, turn right from the station for the shortest route.
The Carciano ferry terminal where the boats to the islands in the lake, including Isola Bella, can be boarded is a 10-15 min walk from the station, heading left from the station exit.
Now that these trains use the Lotschberg Base Tunnel this journey is not as scenic as it once was.
But from the left of the train (when facing the direction of travel) there are views over the Thunersee between Thun and Speiz.
On departure from Thun station:
And then on departure from Speiz station:Though not only was that video captured on a different, more sunny, day - it was taken when travelling in the opposite direction. It's been included here to showcase, what you will see from the right on this part of the journey, when heading south!
Then after exiting the Lotschberg Base Tunnel, the train will travel through a steep valley for the final part of the journey on to Visp.
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