Nov 10, 2010 - 1:56 PM
Hello ccefm, and welcome to our forum! The trip from Lucerne to the Jungfraujoch is definitely beautiful. Please be sure to take the route via Meiringen. From Lucerne, you'll cross the Brünig Pass, and then get to Interlaken along lake Brienz. From Interlaken, there are two routes to the Jungfraujoch: one via Grindelwald, and one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. Both options can be recommended, and you could get up one way and down the other way.
A regular ticket for a single journey from Lucerne to the Jungfraujoch costs CHF 137.40 per person, in 2nd class. Prices can be checked through the online timetable
(please read our FAQ
for explanations) and the Jungfrau Railways website
. Children up to and including 5 years old can travel along for free if they're accompanied by a parent. For children from 6 up to and including 15 years old, a Junior Card can be purchased. This costs CHF 20.00 per child and allows free travelling along with a parent. However, the situation may be different if you decide to purchase a Swiss rail pass
(which might be cost effective if you plan on making more rail, bus or boat journeys besides the Lucerne-Jungfraujoch trip). Many Swiss rail passes include free or discounted travelling for children as well.
I'm not sure if there are tour guides in Interlaken, but you could check this at the Interlaken Tourism
website. However, it's easy to find your way in Interlaken without a guide. It's quite a small town and the local tourist office provides excellent information on shops and activities. As for shopping: you'll find many sports and tourist shops along the main road, which runs between both railway stations (Interlaken Ost and Interlaken West).
I hope this provides some answers!