Jun 5, 2018 - 1:57 PM
in reply to Niru
Hi Niru and welcome to MySwissalps!
I think you are talking about these 2 Viator tours?
- Jung 2460
The 2nd one (cheaper) does indeed not go to the top of Jungfraujoch (part way up the mountain only) so you will miss out on the highlights of Jungfraujoch.
There is no point to buying the Swiss Travel Pass if the trip to Jungfraujoch (on your own or with a guide) is the only excursion you will be making in Switzerland.
However, if you are planning more train, boat, bus or cable car trips in the country, the Swiss Travel Pass would make economic sense. You'll need to plan out all trips you will make (train, bus, boat, cable car) and compare the prices for regular tickets to the rail pass price (and which routes/mountains are free or discounted). Once you have that information you can read our page here on how to choose the best rail pass. There is a spreadsheet there to help with the math. :)
If you don't want to do the math work and you plan on traveling around the country for several days or longer than I'd buy the Swiss Travel Pass for convenience sake.
It is quite common to travel to Jungfraujoch on your own, however from Zurich it is a long day and you may prefer taking a tour so as not to worry about train connections etc. Personal preference. :)