Travel from Geneva airport to Grindelwald

Travel from Geneva airport to Grindelwald

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davidj1
davidj1
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Oct 11, 2015 - 8:54 AM

Hi, we are booked to stay in Grindelwald - a mixture of skiers and non-skiers aged 20 years to 79 - could you please advise what passes / tickets we should buy for travel to and from Geneva airport and for travel around area for skiers and non-skiers. We are there from 19th December to 26th December 2015 . we have got hotel and flights but not got train tickets or ski passes yet.

Many thanks in anticipation of your help.

David.

Annika
Annika
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Oct 11, 2015 - 5:35 PM

Hi David, thanks for posting here!

Great that you get to spend a week in Grindelwald next December. It's a stunning region. As for rail passes: here are some options:

  • a regular Swiss Transfer Ticket, plus a local ski/winter pass. The Swiss Transfer Ticket will provide a free return trip Geneva Airport-Grindelwald. The Sportpass offered by the Jungfrau Railways may be a good local addition if you intend to focus on the Jungfau region and plan to use many ski lifts. There are several variants, for just the Grindelwald-Wengen area and for the larger Jungfau region. The Swiss Transfer Ticket has to be bought online in advance. Purchase options are listed at myswissalps.com/swisst ransferticket/price. Since you're from the UK, you can best order through www.swisstravelsystem. co.uk.
  • a Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi. This will cover the trip from Geneva Airport to Grindelwald and back. On top of that, you'll get a 50% discount on many trips you'll be making in between, throughout the whole of Switzerland. This includes quite some cable cars and mountain trains in the Grindelwald region. Not all ski lifts are covered though. This may in all be the best option if you intend to make trips outside of the Jungfrau region as well. Please refer to myswissalps.com/swisst ransferticket/validity for further information on coverage. Your best purchase option would again be www.swisstravelsystem. co.uk.

I hope this helps you decide.

Last modified on Oct 11, 2015 - 5:36 PM by Annika
davidj1
davidj1
4 posts
new member
Oct 13, 2015 - 9:52 PM in reply to Annika

many thanks for that - what is a good pass for a non-skier who would want to travel around that region and possibly down to Interlaken during that week?

One of our party is meeting us there so will only need the return transfer to Geneva airport, would it best for them to buy that at the train station in Grindenwald?

thanks,

David.

Arno
Arno
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Oct 14, 2015 - 7:33 AM

Hi David,

For non-skiers, the second option Annika mentioned is perfect as it includes the trip from/to the airport and discounts on further trips. For skiers, the first option is better. A ticket from Grindelwald to Geneva airport can be purchased in Grindelwald or online. Here are the links you need:

Be sure to do a trip to the Schilthorn or Jungfraujoch!
Last modified on Oct 14, 2015 - 7:36 AM by Arno

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