Basel to Interlaken & Jungfraujoch

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Jun 2, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Hi all.

I hope some of you guys can help us.

So...we are a family of 4. (2 adults and an 8 and 10 y/o) flying in to Basel. From here is it pretty simple to get to the station to get the train to interlaken? From undertaken we are looking at going up to jungfraujoch, harder kulm and schilthorn along with trips up to lauterbrunnen and to trummelbach falls and some others maybe a trip to bern or lucerne. We are staying from Tuesday 23rd up to Sat 27th in interlaken correct me if im wrong but the swiss travel pass flex 4 day is going to be our most economic option with 1 full day being in interlaken with no travel unless we pay for a trip. (Annoying really as we land and get on a train at about 21.30 / 22.00 to get to interlaken for 23.55 so a day wasted of the travel).

My question is to go to jungfraujoch I'm obviously better off buying a junior travel card for the kids as saves me chf 116 bit how do I go about booking or reserving a seat for them as there's no option for the junior travel card on the booking site.

Thanks in advance guys.


Ps. Anything else anyone would recommend do around interlaken?

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Jun 3, 2018 - 3:27 AM in reply to Mattware49

Hello Matt and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Use the SBB Timetable ( metable) to plan your travel. If you are not familiar with using the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions on that page. It will tell yo you need a bus from Basel EuroAirport to Basel SBB to connect with train to Interlaken.

If you have a Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) you can order a Swiss Family Card at the same time at no charge. This provides free travel for your kids.

As well as the Swiss Travel Pass ( isstravelpass) there are many regional passes ( gionalpasses) which can work depending on where you are based and how much travel you plan. See in particular the Jungfrau Travel Pass ( ngfrautravelpass) and the Bernese Oberland Pass ( gionalpassberneseoberl and) for your plans.

A clearly mapped out itinerary will provide you with the basis for deciding which pass (if any) suits.

Using your itinerary you need to do the sums based on the cost of all your planned trips on trains, boats, cable cars etc. You can find the fares for any trip using the SBB Timetable. The fare you see on the right hand side of the page will normally be the half-fare price. Double it to get full fare. With A Swiss Travel Pass it is free provided it is shown as free on the Area of Validity map ( PDF downloadable from isstravelpass/validity).

If you haven't already, you should read “How to choose the best travel pass” ( ain/ticketspasses/prac tical/chooserailpass), download the handy spreadsheet calculator and do the math.

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Jun 3, 2018 - 5:01 AM in reply to Mattware49

Hi Matt,

Reserving seats is not mandatory (don't make any until you know the weather) to Jungfraujoch but you can buy your tickets to it here: https://www.myswissalp kages

For activity ideas around Interlaken look here: https://www.myswissalp ities

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