How does the Jungfrau Hiking and Sledging Pass work?
It is quite easy: on all the lines that allow unlimited traveling, you can board and enjoy the ride.
You need to make sure that the Jungfrau Hiking and Sledging Pass is valid before you make your first trip. Depending on where you purchased the pass, one of the validation (or: activation) processes below will apply:
- You can validate the pass yourself. This is the case if there is no area on the pass that requires a stamp from the railway staff, and if the start date of the pass is printed on it. You will need to fill out a few details: usually the names and passport numbers of all travelers, and their countries of residence;
- Your pass needs to be validated by railway personnel. This is the case if there is an area that requires a stamp from the railway staff, and if the start date of the pass is not filled out yet. You can have the pass validated at any staffed station in the Jungfrau region;
- If you have purchased a voucher, you need to exchange that for the actual pass at any staffed train station in the region.
Jungfrau Hiking and Sledging Pass travel days
The travel days are consecutive. Even if you don't travel on such a day, it still counts as a travel day.
There are two types of trips:
- Trips on routes that allow unlimited traveling. You can board any train, bus, etc. on such routes. You do not need a ticket;
- Trips on other routes. You need to arrange for a (discounted) ticket at the ticket office of staffed rail stations, from a ticketing machine, or online.
There are various cable cars that also allow free traveling. In such cases you may need to get a ticket as access gates require a specific ticket type. You can get a free ticket upon presenting your Jungfrau Hiking and Sledging Pass.
You do not need seat reservations for traveling in the Jungfrau region, although for Jungfraujoch it's recommend to do so on busy days. You can simply board with your Jungfrau Hiking and Sledging Pass. If you want seat reservations, you need to arrange for them separately. Seat reservations are not included in the pass.
About train seat reservations
About bus seat reservations
On board the trains and cableways
Once you're on board, you will need to present your Jungfrau Hiking and Sledging Pass to ticket controllers upon request. The controller may want to check your passport as well, to make sure you're the owner of the presented pass.
In case of cableways your pass will be checked before you board.