Visit Jungfrau in tight schedule early April

Visit Jungfrau in tight schedule early April

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sumsum
sumsum
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Jan 21, 2016 - 7:10 AM

Hi Everyone,

I am planning my trip for Jungfrau on early April. However, I am really struggling of the schedule and the place to stay (Interlaken or Grindewald). It would be great if I can have some of your advices.

We will stay 2 night in Lausanne in my friend’s brother place before going to Jungfrau, and then we will have 3 and half days left….(too rush I know…) But I want to visit the maximum with Jungfrau in these days. I have made up 2 plans below, do you think they are possible to make them in our tight schedule?

Since my friend's brother will pick us from Geneva Airport, and we will only travelling with trains from 1st Apr to 4 Apr, what kinds of pass should be suit us best in this case? Thanks so much!

Stay 2 nights in Grindelwald

  • 01-Apr Day 1 - Lausanne - Grindelwald
  • 01-Apr Day 1 - Grindelwald - Interlaken
  • 01-Apr Day 1 - Interlaken - Grindelwald
  • 02-Apr Day 2 - Grindelwald - Jungfrau
  • 02-Apr Day 2 - Jungfrau - Wengen
  • 02-Apr Day 2 - Wengen - Lauterbrunnen
  • 02-Apr Day 2 - Lauterbrunnen - Grindelwald
  • 03-Apr Day 3 - Grindelwald -St. Gallen
  • 03-Apr Day 3 - St. Gallen - Appenzell
  • 03-Apr Day 3 - Appenzell - St. Gallen
  • 04-Apr Day 4 - St. Gallen - Zurich
  • 04-Apr Day 4 - Zurich station - Locker for baggages (does it possible?)
  • 04-Apr Day 4 - Zurich center visit
  • 04-Apr Day 4 - Zurich - Airport (Flight at 7pm)

Stay 2 nights in Interlaken

  • 01-Apr Day 1 - Lausanne - Interlaken
  • 01-Apr Day 1 - Interlaken - Thun
  • 01-Apr Day 1 - Thun - Interlaken
  • 02-Apr Day 2 - Interlaken - Grindelwald
  • 02-Apr Day 2 - Grindelwald - Jungfrau
  • 02-Apr Day 2 - Jungfrau- Wengen
  • 02-Apr Day 2 - Wengen - Lauterbrunnen
  • 03-Apr Day 2 - Lauterbrunnen - Interlaken
  • 03-Apr Day 2 - Interlaken - St Gallen
  • 03-Apr Day 3 - St. Gallen - Appenzell
  • 03-Apr Day 3 - Appenzell - St. Gallen
  • 04-Apr Day 4 - St. Gallen - Zurich
  • 04-Apr Day 4 - Zurich station - Locker for baggages
  • 04-Apr Day 4 - Zurich center visit
  • 04-Apr Day 4 - Zurich - Airport (flight at 7pm)
Annika
Annika
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Jan 21, 2016 - 5:02 PM

Hi sumsum!

I admire your desire to see and do a lot within a few days. You've certainly thought things through. Both plans are pretty hectic, but they're doable. I prefer the first plan because Grindelwald is a more scenic place than Interlaken. What I don't understand about day 1 though, is why you first travel to Grindelwald, then back to Interlaken, and again to Grindelwald. If you want to visit Interlaken you can do so as you pass through. That will save you at least an hour of traveling. But it's not a particular scenic place, and not a town one would typically choose as a day trip destination.

A 4-day Swiss Travel Pass would fit your plan. It allows you to hop on and off trains without tickets, so that will save some time as well. You only need a discounted ticket for part of the Jungfraujoch trip. This trip does require good weather to enjoy the views, so I hope you're lucky on April 2! Please see here for where to buy the pass: www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price.

There are lockers at the Zurich main station.

sumsum
sumsum
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Jan 22, 2016 - 4:02 AM in reply to Annika

Hi Annika,Thank you for your reply. This is very helpful!

On my first plan, we will be carrying baggage with us, it maynot be easy for us to drop in Interlaken for a briefly visit, it may works if thereare lockers at Interlaken station. If a daytrip in Interlaken is not suggested, any alternative place you are recommended?

Does a 4-day Swiss Travel Pass cover all the trains that wewill do in our plans? (Lausanne/ Grindelwald / Interlaken / St Gallen/Zurich). So then we will only need to pay for discount ticket Jungfraujochtrip?

Thanks again

Last modified on Jan 22, 2016 - 4:03 AM by sumsum
Arno
Arno
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Jan 22, 2016 - 4:04 PM in reply to sumsum

Hi sumsum,

Please click "Where it's valid" on the last page Annika linked to. That will explain everything about coverage.

There are lockers at the rail station in Interlaken. For alternative activities you can have a look at myswissalps.com/ jungfrauregion/ activities and myswissalps.com/ berneseoberland/ activities. There are lots of hikes listed there too. I would certainly recommend to do a bit of hiking. In April you need to stick close to the valley floor though, as higher trails can be covered in snow. There are endless options. Here are two suggestions:

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