Interlaken to Jungfraujoch - travel advice

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Judycgk
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Jan 26, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Hi,

We be travelling to Jungfraujoch from Interlaken March 8th. I read that it is 2 1/2 hours up and down.

We are purchasing the Swiss Travel Pass.

Question

Is it better to buy the Swiss Travel Pass in advance.

Should be book the rail ticket for Jungfraujoch in advance.

Do we need to reserve seats for this rail ticket ?

How many hours of daylight can we expect in early part of March

1) Bern

2) Interlaken

3) Jungfraujoch

4) Lucerne

Appreciate your advise.

Judy

Lucas
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Jan 26, 2018 - 4:48 PM in reply to Judycgk

Hi Judy and welcome to MySwissAlps!

You can find the exact trip details with the Swiss railways timetable here (it is roughly 2 hours one-way).

Yes, it is better to buy the Swiss Travel Pass in advance. You can then have it emailed to you for printing at home (and just hop on the trains as soon as you arrive in country - you also have an electronic back-up in case you lose it).

No reservations are necessary no.

In March you are looking at around 11-11.5 hours of sunlight.

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Jan 27, 2018 - 3:29 AM in reply to Judycgk

Hi Judy,

>> Should be book the rail ticket for Jungfraujoch in advance.

No, don't buy a ticket until you know what the weather and visibility on top will be like - preferably wait until the day of travel.

You can check the weather forecast and webcam to see what conditions are like before buying a ticket to go up:

www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/live/webcams/

Weather forecast Jungfrau

www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/live/weather/#jungf raujoch

>> How many hours of daylight can we expect in early part of March

You can use this site to check sunrise and sunset times:

www.timeanddate.com/su n/switzerland/lucerne

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Judycgk
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Jan 27, 2018 - 2:25 PM in reply to Lucas

thanks for your advise

Judycgk
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Jan 27, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Is there any difference between Interlaken OST and interlaken West. We are planning to stay there and use it as our base to move around.

Lucas
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Jan 27, 2018 - 7:07 PM in reply to Judycgk

Yes, they are two different train stations in Interlaken (Ost = East in German).

They are about 2km apart in the town - you'll find most trains come through Interlaken Ost.

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Jan 28, 2018 - 2:03 AM in reply to Judycgk

>> Is there any difference between Interlaken OST and interlaken West. We are planning to stay there and use it as our base to move around.

Trains into the Jungfrau Region (e.g. Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren, Jungfraujoch) all start from Interlaken Ost.

However, from Interlaken West, you can either walk to Interlaken Ost, catch a train (about 5 minutes trip), or catch Buses 102, 103 or 104 (usually 7-8 minutes). Just check which direction the bus is going in before boarding.

From Interlaken West to Interlaken Ost

Bus 102 - direction: Ringgenberg

Bus 103 - direction: Iseltwald

Bus 104 - direction: Interlaken Ost

From Interlaken Ost to Interlaken West

Bus 102, 103 - direction: Interlaken West

Bus 104 - direction: Unterseen

Alpenrose

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