Train or car from Zurich to Jungfraujoch?

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Nov 1, 2017 - 1:06 PM


I would like to visit top of Europe. However, I only have 1 day in Zurich. I’m putting up in kameha grand Zurich hotel. Could u advice me if it is faster to drive or take a train to Interlaken? Also, I tried to search, but no result was showing, may I know how much a train return ticket would cost for one day?? Thank you!

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Nov 1, 2017 - 1:42 PM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Helloxoxo!

Personally I would for sure not rent a car for this. If you have a car at your disposal it is an option, but still you would have to park it in Interlaken (paid), and switch to the trains to reach Jungfraujoch. By car, it might be 10-15 minutes quicker to drive to Interlaken, but only if there are no traffic jams. You'll loose that time again finding a parking spot and switching to the train.

I'd recommend to go by train and travel at least one way via Lucerne and the scenic Golden Pass line, if there's daylight during the trip. This route takes more time, but it will be a long day anyway so you might as well make the most of it ;-) If you have no rail pass, a ticket costs CHF 350.80. Perhaps slightly less via the Golden Pass line.

Another option is a guided trip, partly by coach. This is cheaper but you'll have to settle for the pace of the group. You'll find the options here: ngfraujoch/packages.

Does this help?

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Nov 2, 2017 - 9:16 PM in reply to Helloxoxo

Trains from Wengen to Jungfraujoch to Grindelwald will cost you CHF184. If you can buy a Saver Day Pass ( rds-and-tickets/tickets-for-switzerland/1-day-travelpass/saver-day-pass.html) around 10 days in advance of your travel date you can get trains from Zurich to Wengen or Grindelwald and back to Zurich for CHF52. There is a train station not far from the Kameha Grand.

Check the timetable here metable

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