Train Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch in December

Train Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch in December

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KeriJ
KeriJ
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Jul 20, 2017 - 5:08 AM

Hello

I know there have been many other similar questions, but I am still confused about the Swiss railpass system.

Our family of 4 adults is travelling to Switzerland in December.

We have hired a car as we have limited time and want to fit in as much as possible, without waiting for train connections. This is also part of a much longer trip to several continents, so we have a lot of luggage that we don't want to be carting around on trains.

We will be staying in Grindelwald for 2 nights, and want to take a train up to Jungfraujoch for one day while we are there.As we have a car, this will be our only train trip in Switzerland, so from what I have read,it doesn't seem beneficial to buy a rail pass for just a single day trip?

I have looked at booking tickets just for the round trip from grindelwald-Klein scheidegg-Jungfraujoch-lauterbrunnen-grindelwald in mid-december,but on the website it won't let me enter those dates.

Is there a reason for this-maybe I can't book this far in advance? From what I have read, I believe the train to Jungfrau is open at this time of year, so Im not sure why it won't let me book this route.

Any advice, or comment on a better/more economical way to do this trip would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 20, 2017 - 4:11 PM in reply to KeriJ

Hi KeriJ and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Yes, I agree if this is your only trip on Swiss public transit (train, gondola, bus, boat etc) than a rail pass wouldn't be beneficial.

You shouldn't have any issues booking tickets to Jungfraujoch for December. If you are primarily going up to look around I would wait until you are in Switzerland to make sure the weather looks decent (not covered in clouds) before buying any tickets.

When you do decide to buy tickets you can do so here.

Lucas

KeriJ
KeriJ
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Jul 20, 2017 - 8:16 PM

That's great-thanks for the reply Lucas!

I followed the link, and it appears that I can't book this trip in advance before September anyway, so I will have a look closer to our travel date.

We will definitely go up no matter what the weather is like as we only have the one opportunity to do so, and will enjoy the trip anyway.:)

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 21, 2017 - 6:19 AM in reply to KeriJ

Yes, the trip up is part of the experience - really cool. As long as you are prepared for possible limited views I'm sure you will make the best of it! Here's hoping for sunny skies!

Lucas

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