Advice on trip to Jungfrau Region

Advice on trip to Jungfrau Region

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alitankm
alitankm
2 posts
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Dec 9, 2014 - 2:10 PM

Hi all,

I am Alicia and I will be traveling to Switzerland in 2 weeks' time. My friends and I were thinking of visiting Jungfrau Region but we are afraid it will be very costly. May I ask how are we supposed to get by Jungfrau Region by public transport? Are the cable cars very expensive?

Thanks!

Cheers,
Alicia

Arno
Arno
7311 posts
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Dec 10, 2014 - 1:38 PM

Hi Alicia,

Public transport is the way to go; a car isn't of much use in the Jungfrau region, see here. Some attractions are listed here. The Jungfraujoch train is quite expensive (about CHF 200 for a return ticket from Interlaken), but other trains and cable cars are priced like everywhere else in Switzerland. A Swiss Half Fare Card gets you 50% off the ticket prices. There are other rail passes too, see here.

alitankm
alitankm
2 posts
new member
Dec 10, 2014 - 4:21 PM in reply to Arno

Hi,

Thank you for your reply! seems like the public transport is very expensive. Would you advise me to visit Interlaken in mid december as I noticed that a lot of waterfalls are not opened during that time.

Alicia

Annika
Annika
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Dec 11, 2014 - 2:02 PM

Hi Alicia,

If you skip the Jungfraujoch and pick the pass that fits your plans, as explained here, it does not need to be that expensive. For example, with a Swiss Pass you can reach the mountain villages of Grindelwald, Wengen and Mürren for free.

Interlaken is a good choice if you prefer budget accommodation. Hotels in the mountains are more expensive, especially around Christmas and New Year. Please see the Interlaken page for details.

Last modified on Dec 28, 2014 - 12:53 PM by Arno
mikesc60
mikesc60
74 posts
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Dec 12, 2014 - 12:46 AM in reply to Annika
Hi Alicia just a thought...if ascending Jungfraujoch is too expensive I have found going to the top of Schilthorn a good and cheaper alternative. It is a different experience; rather less commercialised, although it does have a James Bond centre and a revoling restaurant (assuming it is open at this time of year). However I would only recommend it on a good clear day. (Of course the same could be said of Jungfraujoch, although there are one or two more attractions there other than the view - although not ones that I would personally pay that much for on their own!).

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