How does the Jungfrau Travel Pass work?
It is quite simple: on all the lines that allow free traveling, you can just board and enjoy the ride. In other cases you need to buy a (discounted) ticket.
You need to make sure that the Jungfrau Travel Pass is valid before you make your first trip. Depending on where you purchased the pass, one of the validation (or: activation) processes below will apply:
- You can validate the pass yourself. This is the case if there is no area on the pass that requires a stamp from the railway staff, and if the start date of the pass is printed on it. You will need to fill out a few details: usually the names and passport numbers of all travelers, and their countries of residence;
- Your pass needs to be validated by railway personnel. This is the case if there is an area that requires a stamp from the railway staff, and if the start date of the pass is not filled out yet. You can have the pass validated at any staffed station in the Jungfrau region.
Jungfrau Travel Pass travel days
The travel days are consecutive. Even if you don't travel on such a day, it still counts as a travel day.
There are two types of trips:
- Trips on routes that allow free traveling. You can just board any train, bus, boat, etc. on such routes. You do not need a ticket;
- Trips on routes that allow discounted traveling. You need to arrange for a discounted ticket at the ticket office of staffed rail stations, from a ticketing machine, or online.
There are various cable cars that also allow free traveling. In such cases you may need to get a ticket as access gates require a specific ticket type. You can get a free ticket upon presenting your Jungfrau Travel Pass.
You do not need seat reservations for traveling in the Jungfrau region. You can just board with your Jungfrau Travel Pass. If you want seat reservations, you need to arrange for them separately. Seat reservations are not included in the pass.
About train seat reservations
About bus seat reservations
On board the trains
Once you're on board, you will need to present your Jungfrau Travel Pass (and the discounted ticket if applicable) to ticket controllers upon request. The controller may want to check your passport as well, to make sure you're the owner of the presented pass.