Transportation on day of Jungfraujoch marathon

Transportation on day of Jungfraujoch marathon

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Kparish4
Kparish4
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Apr 2, 2016 - 3:03 AM

Our group of 6 adults will be traveling from Geneva to Lauterbrunnen on the day of the Jungfraujoch marathon. Besides needing transportation on that day, we have an additional 3 days to spend and weather permitting would like to visit Gimmelwald, Wengen, Murren and the Jungfraujoch. As of now we are still undecided as to which travel pass best suits our needs so your advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Annika
Annika
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Apr 2, 2016 - 8:11 AM

Hi kparish4, welcome to MySwissAlps!

Where are you heading after your stay in Lauterbrunnen? If you have to get back to Geneva or to Zurich Airport for example, a Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi would be the best option. It allows a free trip Geneva-Lauterbrunnen and Lauterbrunnen-any border or airport station, plus a 50% discount on your trips made in the Jungfrau region.

If your outbound trip from Lauterbrunnen is significantly shorter and thus less expensive, a Swiss Half Fare Card would work instead. You can calculate which option is best using the tips and tools listed here.

Last modified on Apr 3, 2016 - 1:54 PM by Annika
Kparish4
Kparish4
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Apr 2, 2016 - 4:02 PM in reply to Annika

Thanks for your reply Annika. From Lauterbrunnen we're traveling to Cochem Germany. We were concerned transportation from Geneva to Lauterbrunnenon on the day of the Marathon might be a problem and interested in your thoughts.

Last modified on Apr 2, 2016 - 4:25 PM by Kparish4
kim11
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Apr 2, 2016 - 9:23 PM

It depends on what time you are traveling.

The trains from Interlaken up to Lauterbrunnen will be mobbed from about 9:00 until 11:00 am or noon-ish while the "chasers" and support teams head up the hill to follow the runners. After that, no problem.

Annika
Annika
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Apr 3, 2016 - 7:28 AM in reply to Kparish4

Hi kparish4,

If you need to get to the Swiss-German border after your stay in Lauterbrunnen, the Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi is indeed the best option.

Kparish4
Kparish4
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Apr 3, 2016 - 8:35 AM in reply to Annika

Annika we have the transportation to Germany covered. Just not sure what pass is best for us. Thanks again for your help.

Last modified on Apr 3, 2016 - 8:36 AM by Kparish4
Kparish4
Kparish4
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Apr 3, 2016 - 8:39 AM in reply to kim11

Thanks Kim11 your information is very helpful!

Annika
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Apr 3, 2016 - 1:53 PM in reply to Kparish4

Hi kparish4,

In that case I'd recommend to look into the Swiss Half Fare Card I mentioned in my first post, and alternatively, the Jungfrau Travel Pass might interest you: www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrautravelpass.

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