Grindelwald: rail pass, what to do, getting around

Grindelwald: rail pass, what to do, getting around

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Masey
Masey
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Jul 1, 2018 - 8:44 AM

Hi,

I have 2 full days to explore the Jungfraujoch region. I will be staying Lauterbrunnen for 3 nights. I’d like to see Jungfraujoch on the first day and then spend day 2 in Grindelwald where hopefully there is Paragliding as an activity? I’d love some advice for how to get to Jungfraujoch from Lauterbrunnen and then also how to get to Grindelwald from Lauterbrunnen also. Would the Jungfrau Swiss Travel Pass be a good option to purchase?

Thanks,

Masey

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 1, 2018 - 3:36 PM in reply to Masey

Hi Masey,

It is always best to pick the day with the best weather before going to Jungfraujoch.

For directions on the route to Jungfraujoch look here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/jungfraujoch/get tingthere

The Swiss railways timetable will show you the exact connections for travel between any town(s) and/or mountain(s). https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable

For a list of suggested activities in the Jungfrau region click here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/jungfrauregion/a ctivities - there are 2 paragliding options we list, one in Interlaken and another near Lauterbrunnen.

The Jungfrau Travel Pass (https://www.myswissalp s.com/jungfrautravelpa ss) is a good option for the area but might not be the best for you if you are traveling elsewhere in Switzerland as well?

To know which rail pass is the best for your specific itinerary you 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. :)
https://www.myswissalp s.com/train/ticketspas ses/practical/choosera ilpass

Masey
Masey
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Jul 4, 2018 - 7:24 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks Lucas,

That has been helpful, just a few more questions. If you could answer them directly, that would be much appreciated.

1. Is Eigergletscher - Kleine Scheidegg free to travel on a 3-day Jungfrau pass? As I understand, the return ticket to Jungfraujoch departs from Eigergletscher. Assuming that is drops you at Eigergletscher and then you would make your own way back via train.

2. Does the 3-day Jungfrau pass allow you to travel from Lauterbrunnen all the way to First? and then if I wanted to do the walks, just purchase a ticket once I get there?

I have checked the links you have sent but I am finding it all a little confusing.

Much appreciated,

Masey

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 4, 2018 - 6:48 PM in reply to Masey

Hi Masey,

  1. You have a 50% discount on that trip. See map here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/jungfrautravelpa ss/validity
  2. Yes, it covers you to First fully (see map link above). Yes you can purchase on the spot if/when needed
Removed user
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Jul 5, 2018 - 2:01 AM in reply to Masey

Hi Masey,

>> Is Eigergletscher - Kleine Scheidegg free to travel on a 3-day Jungfrau pass? As I understand, the return ticket to Jungfraujoch departs from Eigergletscher. Assuming that is drops you at Eigergletscher and then you would make your own way back via train.

As Lucas mentioned, with the Jungfrau Travel Pass you get free travel between Interlaken Ost and Eigergletscher, and 50% discount between Eigergletscher and the Jungfraujoch.

There is no need to get off at Eigergletscher in either direction. You can buy your ticket for the return sector Eigergletscher-Jungfraujoch-Eigergletscher before boarding the train at Interlaken Ost, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, Grindelwald or Kleine Scheidegg.

However, if you choose, you can indeed get off at Eigergletscher, where there is a restaurant with a terrace overlooking the Eigergletscher (Eiger Glacier), and continue your journey on a later train. If you are interested, you can see some photos I took while having lunch at the Eigergletscher restaurant attached to my post of Feb 6, 2018 - 1:28 AM a bit over halfway down on the following page:

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/cable-car-from-lauterbrunnen-to-murren

Alpenrose

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