Ok, I think I'm starting to understand the train system in Switzerland. Am I correct in saying that if I have a Swiss travel pass I can take a train, and connecting trains, all the way from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch with NO additional cost? We are trying to get to the Ice Palace.
No. The Swiss Travel Pass does not work on the train from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch. We had to purchase separate tickets from the conductor on our way up to Klein Scheidegg.
Hi Appels4 and Welcome to MySwissAlps,
With a Swiss Travel Pass you need to buy a ticket from Wengen or Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch. It’s worth going up one way and down the other. You get 25% discount with the STP.
You should have a good look at the STP Area of Validity map ( PDF downloadable from www.myswissalps.com/sw isstravelpass/validity).
Great! Thanks for the info. Should I get the tickets now for my July 2018 vacation or can I wait until the day before. I keep reading that these things should be booked in advance. And if I can advance purchase the tickets, how can I get the discount online with my Swiss Travel Pass. (I have already advanced purchased that.)
No, I wouldn't buy tickets to Jungfraujoch or other mountains until the day before... so you know the weather looks good. :)
You'll find several websites listed on www.myswissalps.com/ju ngfraujoch/packages, many of them sell discounted tickets for pass holders (like the Swiss Travel Pass). But indeed keep an eye on the weather and do not buy tickets for a fixed date until you're confident about that.
All great stuff. Thanks.
What about tickets from Interlaken to Zermatt? We have one day to take the train to Zermatt and see the Matterhorn before moving to our next city. Should I buy these tickets in advance? Also, the ticket schedules that I have seen show a R for reservations possible. Does this mean I should make a reservation just to be safe?
You're welcome! No worries, the train network in Switzerland is like a subway systems in cities. You don't book in advance, but spontaneously board as needed. Here's some useful information to get familiar with the system:
Before you buy your tickets from Interlaken to Zermatt I strongly suggest you check the weather before you leave Interlaken. The attached was taken at Gornergrat and you couldn't see Zermatt or the Matterhorn that day.
Can you have another go at loading your picture stodgytj?
Here is "another go". Could be a file size limitation.
Needs to be < 1 meg.
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