1) You can also purchase the ticket to the Jungfraujoch upon arrival, once you're sure the weather will be fine, as at that time of the year there's a reasonable amount of people visiting and it's not high-season (yet).
- www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch/tickets
- www.myswissalps.com/we ather/forecast
2) Also here, reservations will not be needed when you are here, but of course they're always possible:
- www.jungfrau.ch/shop/e n/bergbahn/reservation /
3) First of all, the Jungfraujoch is not the highest point, but rather the highest point in Europe which you can reach with a train, so the answer to getting there by car is clearly NO!
The second leg of the journey is mainly in a tunnel, so the side you sit on doesn't matter anyway. On the other section, the answer depends a little on the route you choose.
- www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch/gettingther e
But if you don't make reservations, you can also move and switch.
4) Yes, by holding a rail pass.
- www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass
- www.myswissalps.com/sw issrailpasses
5) Same same but different, I would say. Get some inspiration for the Jungfraujoch in above links and for the Bernina Express below:
- www.myswissalps.com/be rninaexpress
6) Yes, children under 12 should travel in a children's seat in the car and rental companies will for sure offer this option.
- www.myswissalps.com/ca r/carrental
7) See the following link for suggestions in and around Lucerne, there are plenty:
- www.myswissalps.com/lu cerne/activities
8) I think you can say that generally Switzerland is a save place. Regarding AirBnB, please see our thought about it below:
- www.myswissalps.com/ac commodation/airbnb
9) The links in No. 4 will help you answer this question. However, I'm afraid detailed calculations will be up to you. Make sure you use the spreadsheet in the first link of No. 4.
10) I'm not a car expert so I can't make recommendations. For input about driving generally and also in the mountains, make sure you read the following links:
- www.myswissalps.com/ca r/trafficregulations
- www.myswissalps.com/ca r/drivinginthemountain s
11) See: www.myswissalps.com/si mcard
Also make sure you get familiar with the SBB timetable below, which you can also find as an app in the second link:
- www.myswissalps.com/ti metable
- www.myswissalps.com/ab outswitzerland/practic al/websites
Happy planning and feel free to get back to us anytime.