Parking Grindelwald and tickets for Jungfraujoch

Parking Grindelwald and tickets for Jungfraujoch

Print this page
Posts: 6
This thread is closed. You are welcome to log in and submit a new thread.
Madge
Madge
3 posts
new member
Apr 22, 2017 - 6:32 PM

My son and I are staying in Wilderswil for two nights only. We have hired a car and will be driving down to Wilderswil from Trogen . It has been suggested that we drive to Grindelwald and catch the train to Jungfraujoch . I know that the train price from Grindelwald is 190 chf and 200 ch from Wikderswil. I looked on a website which shows trips complete with guide from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch for the same price. I tried to book from Interlaken but July and August do not appear only when coming from Zurich. Is it cheaper / better to book the train tickets now or wait until we drive to the station on the 5 th July, 2017 ? Is it easy to park at Grindelwald Station? I am partially disabled. Thank you in anticipation.

Lucas
Lucas
8881 posts
expert &
moderator
Apr 23, 2017 - 7:44 AM in reply to Madge

Hi Madge37,

Tickets won't be any cheaper online or at the train station. A good idea is to wait until the day before to be sure the weather is good and then buy a ticket. It can get busy in July but a day ahead should be fine.

Parking in Grindelwald is pretty decent. Here is information and a map of two close parking areas to Grindelwald train station. If you got to SBB here you can find more info on Grindelwald train station, with parking info and mobility info/assistance. I don't think you will have a big issue with parking.

Lucas

Last modified on Apr 23, 2017 - 7:44 AM by Lucas
Arno
Arno
11155 posts
expert &
moderator
Apr 23, 2017 - 11:16 AM

There's a larger parking place at Grindelwald Grund than Grindelwald, so that's an alternative if you don't find a spot, which is a possibility in high season.

Personally I'd rather park in Interlaken Ost or Wilderswil as the round trip via Grindelwald and Wengen is easier from there. Our Jungfraujoch page explains all about the train route and also about parking.

Madge
Madge
3 posts
new member
Apr 23, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Thank you to everyone who replied to my post with very good advice re: buying the train tickets now or when we get to Switzerland and which station we should use. We have decided to take Arno's advice and leave from Wilderswil station for the Jungfraujoch. The reason's being ,our hotel is only a short distance from the train station there . We are also grateful for Lucas's advice and the attachment he sent showing that the actual train journey to the Jungfraujoch from Wilderswil is better because we could go up one way and return the other so getting the best views. He suggested that we wait before buying the tickets until we arrive in Wilderswil from Trogen so we can check what the weather is like . Sound advice , thank you. I can't wait to show my son all the beautiful towns I worked in when I was living here as a teenager. ( so long ago) The English pound was worth 12 Swiss Francs then.

Sent from my iPad

Removed user
Removed user
0 posts
new member
Apr 24, 2017 - 7:57 AM in reply to Madge

>> I am partially disabled.

>> We have decided to take Arno's advice and leave from Wilderswil station for the Jungfraujoch. The reason's being ,our hotel is only a short distance from the train station there

Just thought I would mention that the station at Wilderswil does not have raised platforms, which might be relevant if you have some mobility limitations (photo attached).

As you are staying in Wilderswil, I thought it might also interest you to know that Wilderswil has a lovely little area of pretty traditional houses, a small square with a park, and a covered wooden bridge over the Lütschine River, dating from 1738. It is just a few minutes’ walk from the station.

To get there, you cross the tracks at the station crossing, go down Bahnhofstrasse, continue in the same direction along Allmendstrasse to the bridge and Lütschine river.

If you are interested, there is a map and some photos attached to my post on the following page - scroll right down to the bottom to find it:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/switzerland-13-days-trip-with-2-kids

Alpenrose

Please login to see the attached documents
Madge
Madge
3 posts
new member
Apr 24, 2017 - 3:57 PM in reply to Removed user

Thank you very much for the attachments and the most welcome information about the area. I find it all very interesting and useful especially about the train platform. My son has said he will push me up onto the train as he did when we went to Iceland last year and we were picked up by a people carrier. We only go away for four days at a time because of the high cost but as I have very bad arthritis I find I can't go away for long. Thank you all again. I really appreciate it.

More about Swiss trains and rail passes

More on MySwissAlps.com

Swiss tips in your mailbox

Sign up to receive our newsletter and the latest forum messages. The best way to prepare for your trip!

Sign up

Get a customized itinerary for your trip

Let Swiss travel consultants create a customized itinerary. They will book your entire trip.

More
© MySwissAlps.com 2002-2018