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Bernina Express questions

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My wife and I are headed to Europe for almost 4 weeks in July. The majority of our time will be split between Ireland and the Amalfi Coast. For our trip between the two, we figured rather than fly over the alps it would be more fun to take a train through them.

We're looking to fly into Munich and then take a train to Chur or Davos and hop on the Bernina Express route to Tirano from there. We'd like to spend a night or two in one of the mountain towns along the way.

Some questions I'm struggling with...

1) I understand that the Bernina Express and the standard trains use the same route. It looks like the Bernina Express only runs once per day in July, leaving Chur at 8:32am. If you take the Bernina Express can you spend a night (or two) at one of the towns along the way and use the same ticket to re-board it the next day, or do you have to buy another ticket (and can you even get back on from there)?

2) Am I correct that the BE out of Chur makes the following stops along the way: Thusis, Filisur, St Moritz, Pontresina, Poschiavo, Tirano

3) An open air ride sounds awesome. Is this available on the BE, the regular trains that run the Bernina route, or both? Is there a way to book/reserve the open air cars ahead of time? If not, is there usually a rush to get a spot on them and do they usually fill up? Are 1st class/2nd class tickets required for the open air cars?

4) Any suggestions on places to spend a night or two? We could either spend some time in Chur beforehand, spend some time in Davos beforehand (would we miss any great scenery by leaving from here instead of Chur?), or spend some time at one of the stops along the way?

5) Is rhb.ch the right website for booking? The tickets are startinglingly cheap there. The equivalent of $12 usd per passenger for first class whereas other sites are showing closer to $100.

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