Help with planning 5 day trip to Jungfrau region

Help with planning 5 day trip to Jungfrau region

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Shanpassmore
Shanpassmore
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Jan 20, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Hi guys.

Just tried the self guided tour package search and it came up empty. My partner and I are arriving in Geneva on 5th March returning on 10th March. We have accommodation in Grindelwald.

Things we would like to do are...sledging, Junfraujoch, ski lesson as we are non skiiers and general sight seeing.

I understand that we will need to purchase a STP. Do we need to pre book other activities?

Thank you in advance for you help.

Shan

Lucas
Lucas
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Jan 20, 2018 - 3:09 PM in reply to Shanpassmore

Hi Shan,

You don't need to purchase a Swiss Travel Pass but it could work. Another option is the Jungfrau Hiking and Sledging Pass which might be best if you stay in and around Grindelwald for the 5 days.

If you like suggestions on what to do in Grindelwald click here. For ideas on the wider region as well (Bernese Oberland) click here.

rockoyster
rockoyster
3916 posts
expert
Jan 20, 2018 - 8:18 PM in reply to Shanpassmore

Hi Shan,

The Hiking and Sledging Pass Lucas mentioned does not cover Jungfraujoch or the return trip to Geneva.

In order to work out the best pass you need to do the sums. You should read “How to chose the best travel pass” (www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass).

At least one way on the Geneva to Grindelwald return trip follow the Golden Pass Line (www.myswissalps.com/go ldenpass) if you have time. There is some construction on the line but should not be a problem for you. See Golden Pass Line changes and construction work (www.mystsnet.com/en/ne ws/bauarbeiten-mob-strecken/) (www.mystsnet.com/filea dmin/doc/01_News/Const ruction_works_MOB.pdf)

Last modified on Jan 20, 2018 - 8:19 PM by rockoyster
Shanpassmore
Shanpassmore
21 posts
new member
Jan 21, 2018 - 8:55 AM in reply to rockoyster

Thank you.

Would the Golden Line pass be in addition to another rail pass? I am totally overwhelmed trying to book this trip! What is the cheapest way to get to Junfraujoch?

Lucas
Lucas
8876 posts
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Jan 21, 2018 - 9:42 AM in reply to Shanpassmore

Hi Shan,

The Golden Pass route would require a train ticket (or a rail pass that covers the route) like the Swiss Travel Pass. The Jungfrau Hiking and Sledging Pass will not cover that route.

The Jungfrau Hiking and Sledging Pass will cover you from Grindelwald until you get as far as the Eiger Glacier (Eigergletscher) en-route to Jungfraujoch. This is probably the cheapest option to Jungfraujoch but you have to consider all your train travel during your trip to know which rail pass is the cheapest for your plans.

If you are doing a lot of travel around Grindelwald for those 5 days buy the Jungfrau Hiking and Sledging Pass. You can buy it for between 2 and 7 days. You'll still have to buy full price tickets to and from Geneva and Interlaken (the pass will cover the trip in to Grindelwald). Look at the map here to see what is covered by the pass.

There is no rail pass that perfectly fits everyone's itinerary unfortunately. The Swiss Travel Pass will cover most of your trip though, including the trips to/from Geneva. See a map of what routes are covered here.
It is offered for 3, 4, 8 or 15 days only.

Hope that helps!

Last modified on Jan 21, 2018 - 9:43 AM by Lucas

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