Arosa Line scenic rail journey

Extremely pretty journey across the Langwieser Viaduct to Arosa

Langwieser Viaduct
Arosa Line
Langwies region
A gloriously scenic journey up from Chur to pretty Arosa at 1,800m

This unforgettable journey takes just one hour, but in that time climbs 1,000m on the journey from historic Chur to the village of Arosa. The Arosa Line is over 100 years old and forms part of the famous Rhaetian Railway.

The journey gets off to a leisurely start in Chur, with a sedate trundle through the historic streets - past the town walls, the Maltese tower and the Obertor gate. Minutes later, the train is wending its way through unspoilt nature and the mountainous landscape of Schanfigg. The route takes you across the famous Langwieser Viaduct, an iconic feat of engineering spanning the Plessur River. Your destination is Arosa, situated at 1,800m above sea level, where you can enjoy the Alps, plenty of fresh mountain air and walking trails.

This popular journey can be enjoyed as a return day trip from several Graubünden resorts. From Chur there are easy connections to the Glacier Express and Bernina Express if you wish to create a two or multi centre holiday with Arosa.

Make your holiday one to remember with a journey on the Arosa Line

Speak to our team today to find out how you can combine your holiday with a breathtaking ride on the renowned Arosa Line

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Suggested two and multi centre holidays
Holidays can be enjoyed in reverse order and extended

Our suggested itineraries can be changed to fit your own requirements with higher grade hotels, upgraded rooms and additional centres. Other combinations are also available. Call us on 0800 619 1200.

Arosa Line details

The Arosa Line operates several services per day, throughout the year. The journey time between Chur and Arosa is around 1 hour.

The Arosa Line trains are standard rolling stock of the Rhaetian Railway. 

Arosa Line costs

Seat reservations are not possible. 

Return Chur to Arosa 2nd class £15 per person, 1st class £23 per person.

Prices are a guide and will vary according to itinerary. They are valid only with the Half Fare Card (included with your holiday).

Express Luggage

Transfer your bags between resorts: simply register your luggage at the station before 9am and collect it at your destination on the same day any time after 6pm. There are a few stations where luggage will not be available until the following morning, so an overnight bag would be needed.

Each transfer costs £10 per item plus an additional one-off fee of £24

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Speak to our team today to find out more!

Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at

Arosa Line train on the Langwieser Viaduct

Planning your holiday

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  • Decide where you would like to stay
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card

You may also like to consider adding a scenic river cruise at the start or end of your holiday. Please ask for details. 

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Arosa Line video

Enjoy a special winter's view of the Arosa Line journey