The best pass for 3 full days in Wengen in July

The best pass for 3 full days in Wengen in July

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jhcoleman
jhcoleman
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Jan 15, 2018 - 7:58 PM

My wife and I are arriving in Wengen on 1st July and leaving on 5th, so we have three full days. Am I right in thinking that a 3 day Jungfrau Pass would be a sensible pass to buy?

We want to go to the top Jungfrau station on one of those days. Is it sensible to buy a ticket in advance of our visit and if so, can we get a flexible ticket so that we can avoid a bad weather day?

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jan 15, 2018 - 8:26 PM in reply to jhcoleman

Hello jhcoleman and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

You might find this thread useful - www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/rail-pass-based-in-wengen

wait to see what the weather is doing before buying Jungfraujoch tickets.

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Jan 16, 2018 - 2:46 AM in reply to jhcoleman

>> We want to go to the top Jungfrau station on one of those days. Is it sensible to buy a ticket in advance of our visit and if so, can we get a flexible ticket so that we can avoid a bad weather day?

As rockoyster mentioned, buying a ticket in advance is not a good idea, as you never know until the day of travel (or the day before) whether there will be any visibility on top.

If you buy a ticket on the Jungfraujoch website, the tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable and can only be used on the day of validity. They have to be printed out.

Third party sellers might issue a voucher, which you would exchange for a ticket on the day of your choice, but that would be of little use if you didn't get an opportunity to use the voucher because visibility was poor every day you were there. Unless there is a substantial financial advantage to getting a voucher in advance, I would simply buy a ticket on the day of travel, or the evening before, at a staffed station in the Jungfrau Region.

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

Weather forecast Jungfrau

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

Webcams Jungfrau Region

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

It will be pretty busy in July, so an early start might be a good idea.

Alpenrose

Last modified on Jan 16, 2018 - 2:48 AM by Alpenrose666
Chantal
Chantal
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Jan 16, 2018 - 7:43 AM in reply to jhcoleman

Hi jhcoleman,

To see if the Jungrau Travel Pass is the most economic one, you will need to check the prices of all your planned train, bus, gondola, boat tickets (you plan to take) and do the math to compare prices. We have a page here on how to choose the best rail pass that has a spreadsheet to help you. There's information in the thread rockoyster is referring to as well.

jhcoleman
jhcoleman
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Jan 16, 2018 - 11:22 AM in reply to Alpenrose666

Thanks. That's very helpful.

jhcoleman
jhcoleman
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Jan 16, 2018 - 12:10 PM in reply to Chantal

Thank you.

jhcoleman
jhcoleman
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Jan 16, 2018 - 12:11 PM in reply to rockoyster

Thanks for the advice.

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