Free reservations to Jungfraujoch & more discounts

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Swisslover19
Swisslover19
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Aug 15, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Hi,

This is great offer which will save me atleast CHF 10 pp, but not sure how long this offer will last for. We are planning to Switzerland in Oct 10th and thinking on taking a trip to Jungfraujoch either 12th or 13th . Based on the other posts I understand that the weather cannot be predictable till very last moment. Also for some other mountain trips it says we need to have reservations made. What if the weather not permits and what happens to our reservations. Can we change the plan. Do we get refund, etc.

Annika
Annika
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Aug 16, 2019 - 5:35 AM in reply to Swisslover19

Hi Swisslover19, welcome to MySwissAlps!

The duration of this offer is described in Arno's original post: "This promotion is available for purchase until 31 December 2019. You can travel later (whenever your pass is valid)." So you can definitely use it for your journey in October. Weather indeed is unpredictable, so it's up to you to decide whether or not you're comfortable with booking seat reservations. Note that October isn't high season anymore, so I don't expect trains to be that busy. If you're hesitant, you can just buy a separate Swiss Travel Pass through any of the retailers listed at www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/price.

I don't know where you've read that you need reservations for other mountain trips. You don't need them. Some mountain transportation companies offer a kind of boarding pass which can be reserved in advance, but that's not obligatory and definitely not needed when traveling in October. Please refer to the "Tickets" tabs of each of our mountain pages: www.myswissalps.com/ac tivities/naturalsites/ mountains.

Swisslover19
Swisslover19
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Aug 16, 2019 - 12:43 PM in reply to Annika

Hi Annika,

Thanks for your reply. I mean to say some panaromic trains like golden pass, glacier express etc. for those trains it’s listed as reservations mandatory. What if we don’t have reservation are we still allowed to board the train except we don’t have assigned seats.

Annika
Annika
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Aug 16, 2019 - 2:03 PM

Hi Swisslover19,

Yes, the Glacier Express and Bernina Express do require seat reservations. They're recommended, but not obligatory, for part of the Golden Pass route. You shouldn't board trains that require seat reservations if you haven't arranged for them. Although you will be able to board, you may be asked to leave your seats or get off the train if you can't show valid seat reservations to the train conductor. Please refer to:

Last modified on Aug 16, 2019 - 2:04 PM by Annika
Sval
Sval
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Oct 2, 2019 - 12:52 AM

Good morning

thank you for getting back to me on my other question. Really appreciate it with all your knowledge.

Bit confused: we are travelling to Switzerland mid January and looking at buying a Swiss travel pass for 8 days. I see if I purchase this before Dec 31st and also purchase a Jungfraujoch ticket I will receive free seat reservation and the 2-1 booklet.

to clarify- the 8 day rail pass is 416 Chf and Jungfraujoch ticket 176 chf. So the total would be 592 chf per person?

Or do I have it wrong 🤔

how much would the ticket be return to Jungfraujoch if I didn’t purchase the special?

I may have it all wrong and the more I read the more confused I’m getting 😁. Thank you again for clarifying my question.

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Oct 2, 2019 - 11:36 AM in reply to Sval

Hi Sval,

to get the free seat reservation, you need to purchase your tickets at the SBB tourist webshop:

The Swiss Travel Pass for 8 days costs 418 CHF per person, the Jungfraujoch tickets is around 120 CHF (depending on the way you are traveling). You should tick the Swiss Travel Pass box. I think you haven't' done that, this is why you have a higher price.

The price of the Jungfraujoch ticket would be the same without the promotion. What you earn with this promotion, it is the free seat reservation (value of 10 CHF per person) + the Swiss Coupon Pass for discounts on attractions and restaurants throughout Switzerland ( https://shop.switzerla ndtravelcentre.com/#/e n/product/swissCouponP ass) value of 49 CHF.

Sval
Sval
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Oct 2, 2019 - 9:44 PM in reply to Ildiko

Thank you so much for clarifying this. I just wasn’t 100% sure. Really appreciate you getting back to me so soon. 😁

Sval
Sval
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Oct 13, 2019 - 10:18 AM in reply to Ildiko

Hi guys

I was just looking at purchasing the Swiss Travel Pass in the next week or so but when I went in to book the Jungfraujoch dates, At the moment they are only up to 14.12.19. We won’t be travelling in the Jungfrau region until mid January.

was hoping to purchase all tickets early so there was enough time for the Swiss coupon booklet to be delivered to us.

so I’m assuming I won’t be able to buy the pass until our dates are ready to choose?

thanks 😊

Arno
Arno
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Oct 13, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Hi Sval,

There will be a new timetable from mid December, so that's why you can't buy those tickets yet. I recommend to try again by the end of October.

Sval
Sval
5 posts
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Oct 26, 2019 - 4:36 AM

Good Afternoon

can I ask what you think of the Swiss coupon pass booklet?

would you think it’s worth buying one?

thinking we are going to purchase our Jungfrau rail pass over there in case the weather isn’t in our favour on that day we book for but just wandering if we were to still purchase the book.

kind regards

Anna
Anna
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Oct 26, 2019 - 7:54 AM in reply to Sval

Hi Sval,

The Swiss Coupon Pass booklet cost CHF49 if you purchase it on its own without any promotion. The coupons are mainly for 2-for-1 deals in restaurants, museum entrance, guided tours, etc. You can find more details here and in Arno's first post in this thread: www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/free-reservations-to-jungfraujoch-more-discounts.

Best regards,

Anna

Last modified on Oct 26, 2019 - 3:22 PM by Annika

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