Best rail pass to Jungfraujoch (using car mostly)

Best rail pass to Jungfraujoch (using car mostly)

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erikabeetge
erikabeetge
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Mar 13, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Hello,

Please need advice on WHICH rail pass to buy. In July. We hired a car for our time in Switzerland and will be traveling to Interlaken to go to Jungfraujoch. Is parking at the station there expensive? And which rail pass should we buy, because I've read it is cheaper if you have a rail pass. Does it make sense to buy a rail pass traveling by car? Should we rather travel that day from "home" with a rail pass and leave the car?

Thank you

Erika

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 13, 2017 - 7:24 PM in reply to erikabeetge

Hi Erika,

Yes, it makes much more sense in Switzerland to travel by train wherever possible and parking is very expensive but if you do then you can park at Interlaken Ost, Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen.

If you are traveling mostly by car on your trip, than a Swiss Half Fare Card may make the most sense - giving you 50% all train trips in Switzerland.

Alternatively a Swiss Travel Pass is the most popular for tourists, but may not make financial sense if you keep the car rental for your trip.

Regards,
Lucas

Last modified on Mar 13, 2017 - 7:26 PM by Lucas
erikabeetge
erikabeetge
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Mar 14, 2017 - 4:38 AM in reply to Lucas

Thank you so much, Lucas......second time you helped me. And I'm still googling and planning.....so wont be the last...... :) And this really made the traveling clear to me since there is SO many passes and rails etc. etc etc. I think once I've been there, it wont be all Greek to me (or in this case....all Swiss).

Have a great day

E

erikabeetge
erikabeetge
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Mar 14, 2017 - 1:08 PM

Hallo,

Also just need some input if we only have one day to Lucerne/Interlaken region which one of the following do you know/recommend. Titlis or Pilatus or Mittelellelin. Ive read Jungfraujoch is quite expensive, but if you say much much more worth....then we'll rather do Jungfraujoch. I have kidz 15 and 18. Thank you.

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 14, 2017 - 2:24 PM in reply to erikabeetge

Hi Erika,

No worries, I agree the rail passes here are overwhelming!

Really hard to say about those mountain choices! If you are only here once I say Jungfraujoch I think (haven't been there yet!).
My wife and I promised each other we would go to Jungfraujoch before we ever left Switzerland but we aren't in a rush due to the cost - but we will go!

Mt. Titlis and Mt. Pilatus are very popular and I plan on going to one in May when a friend comes to visit so ask me again in late May! I haven't heard much about Mittelallalin other than what is here and that it is out of your way to get to on this trip perhaps.

For myself, I'm leaning to Titlis - my Swiss friends say Pilatus is best in the winter, Mt. Rigi in the summer and the Jungfraujoch and Titlis are great year-round.

Cheers,
Lucas

Last modified on Mar 14, 2017 - 2:25 PM by Lucas
erikabeetge
erikabeetge
10 posts
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Mar 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM in reply to Lucas

Thanx again Lucas.

Like to ask if you know anything about Glacier 3000?

And if we choose Jungfraujoch, we don't have to pass to Lucern....but we can. Should you say we should do it? Or rather take more time where we at?

Thanx. Is there a limit to the amount of questions?????????????

Should I start a new post with the right thread/subject concerning the question?

E

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 15, 2017 - 8:26 AM in reply to erikabeetge

Hi Erika,

You can continue posting here of course! If you have a specific question please go ahead and start a new thread if you like. No limits really! :)

I don't have any personal knowledge on the Glacier 3000, no - other members do however. Perhaps starting a new thread with a few questions on this topic may be a good idea).

The cities I like the most in Switzerland are Luzern, Bern and Montreux. If you have time and want to have a few hours in a proper and pretty Swiss town (they aren't proper large cities but they aren't small alpine villages either) I would choose one of those 3.

Regards,
Lucas

Annika
Annika
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Mar 15, 2017 - 4:21 PM in reply to erikabeetge

Hi Erika,

Glacier3000 is certainly pretty. You'll get there by two impressive cable car rides and you'll be able to enjoy a roundabout view of the Alps, including the southern range. However, it's definitely not close to either Lucerne or Interlaken. The same goes for Mittelallalin, which is all the way south near Saas-Fee. So If I were you I'd focus on the many beautiful mountain tops in the Lucerne region and Bernese Oberland.

erikabeetge
erikabeetge
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Mar 15, 2017 - 5:24 PM in reply to Annika

Thank you Annika, will have a look at the links.

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