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Asdoda
Asdoda
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Nov 3, 2019 - 11:27 PM

Hi,

We are planning a Europe itinerary for December. Our plans include Switzerland, Austria and Italy. We have about 6 days in Switzerland including 3 days in Grindelwald. I’m thinking we will purchase a Eurail pass but I’m not sure about whether we should also purchase a regional pass in Jungfrau.

After looking into it a little it seems our dates (not changeable now) do not fit into the winter pass. We will be there from 13-16 December. In this time we want to do the Jungfraujoch mountain and also visit Lauterbrunnen, Murren and Wengen if time allows. I have read that our Eurail pass will give us some discounts in the area but my question is whether or not there is a pass that we could purchase for these dates in this region which would benefit us more?

Thanks

Angela

Steph
Steph
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Nov 4, 2019 - 6:05 AM in reply to Asdoda

Hello Angela,

First of all I would recommend you check out below link with regards to the validity of your planned Eurail Global Pass, in order to see what is covered by that pass in the Jungfrau Region:
- www.myswissalps.com/eu railglobalpass/validit y

As you say, the Jungfrau Hiking and Sledging Pass becomes valid, once the sledging slopes are open, etc., which is not a clear date (yet), due to it being weather dependent.
- www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfrauhikingsledgingpa ss

For detailed calculations to compare the two passes use the spreadsheet provided below:
- www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass

The best way to find "regular" point-to-point prices (to calculate discounts) is to search the journey in the timetable provided below, continuing as if you wanted to buy the ticket, and then DOUBLING the price you get, as it is by default the half-fare price displayed by the SBB.
- www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Happy calculating and feel free to get back to us anytime for further input.

Best,
Steph

Last modified on Nov 4, 2019 - 6:07 AM by Steph
rockoyster
rockoyster
8800 posts
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Nov 4, 2019 - 6:14 AM in reply to Asdoda

Hi Angela,

" . . . . . my question is whether or not there is a pass that we could purchase for these dates in this region which would benefit us more?"

Probably not but to be sure you should follow the link Steph provided and do the sums.

Note that if you have a Flex Eurail Global Pass you can get your 25% discount in the Jungfrau Region without using a travel day. So that's a bonus of sorts.

Don't be alarmed if you get to Interlaken Ost and see the attached sign.

It just means it is not valid unless you also have a 25% discounted ticket as well.

Please login to see the attached documents

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