1st How do I get to the Jungfraujoch–Top of Europe?

For the journey to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, you can choose between three routes.
You can combine different routes/sections of routes. 

  • The fast option with the Eiger Express tricable gondola
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    The fast option with the Eiger Express tricable gondola

    The shortest journey is via Grindelwald. From Grindelwald Terminal, you can take the Eiger Express tricable gondola to the Eiger Glacier station. At the Eiger Glacier station, change to the Jungfrau Railway, which takes you through the Eiger and Mönch to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, the highest railway station in Europe. 
    • Journey time: approx. 50 minutes including transfer times
    • Seat reservations recommended
  • Traditional
    From CHF 82

    Traditional

    The first section of the route on the classic Wengernalp Railway is more leisurely. From Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen take the train to Kleine Scheidegg. At Kleine Scheidegg station, change to the Jungfrau Railway, which takes you via the Eiger Glacier to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, with Europe’s highest railway station.
    • Journey time: approx. 90 minutes including transfer times
    • Seat reservations recommended
  • Combination
    From CHF 82

    Combination

    From Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen, take the classic Wengernalp Railway to Kleine Scheidegg and get a variety of views of the Jungfrau massif. At Kleine Scheidegg station, change to the Jungfrau Railway, which takes you via the Eiger Glacier to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. The return journey is then by the Eiger Express tricable gondola to Grindelwald Terminal via the Eiger Glacier. (or vice versa)
    • Seat reservations recommended

2. Do I need a seat reservation?

  • Guaranteed seat

    Guaranteed seat

    A seat reservation guarantees you a seat (unnumbered) on the Jungfrau Railway trains to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe from the Eigergletscher station and from Kleine Scheidegg station. There is no seat reservation for all other sections of the route.

    If you do not have a seat reservation, you can expect longer waiting times when joining the Jungfrau Railway. 

    If you purchase your tickets on site (payment by REKA, cash or Jungfrau Railways vouchers, or special offers that are only available on site), you can secure your seat reservation in advance.

    • Recommended to avoid waiting times

3. How does boarding work at Grindelwald Terminal, Eigergletscher station or Kleine Scheidegg station?

  • Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Gruppenreservation Icons

    Simple signage shows you where you are allowed to board:


    At Grindelwald Terminal, Eigergletscher station or Kleine Scheidegg station, follow the markings of your colour and pass through the turnstiles towards Jungfraujoch.

    GREEN: Passengers WITH a seat reservation have secured an unnumbered seat on the Jungfrau Railway. 

    YELLOW: Passengers WITHOUT a seat reservation may board the Jungfrau Railway when all passengers with a seat reservation have boarded and as long as there are still free seats.

    PINKGroups are guaranteed an unnumbered seat on the Jungfrau Railway. 

    • Follow the markings of your colour and pass the turnstiles towards Jungfraujoch at least 10 minutes before train departure. 
  • Boarding Grindelwald Terminal (Eiger Express)

    Go to the turnstiles in the Grindelwald Terminal and follow the relevant colour.

    Passengers WITH seat reservation (GREEN) & groups (PINK) can board the Eiger Express within a time window of 15 minutes: at the earliest 15 minutes before the reserved time.

    Passengers WITHOUT a seat reservation (YELLOW) can board the Eiger Express at any time. However, when changing to the Jungfrau Railway at the Eiger Glacier station, you may have to expect long waiting times.  

    • 943 m
  • Boarding Station Eiger Glacier (Jungfrau Railway)

    At the Eiger Glacier station, you change from the Eiger Express to Jungfrau Railway trains.
    Follow the markings of your colour (green, yellow or pink) and pass the turnstiles towards Jungfraujoch at least 10 minutes before train departure.

    • 2,320 m
  • Boarding Kleine Scheidegg (Jungfrau Railway)

    If you are travelling by Wengernalp Railway from Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen/Wengen, you will have to change to Jungfrau Railway trains at Kleine Scheidegg station.
    Follow the markings of your colour (green, yellow or pink) and pass the turnstiles towards Jungfraujoch at least 10 minutes before train departure. 

    • 2,061 m

4. What do I have to bear in mind when returning from the Jungfraujoch?

Keep an eye on the time – especially if you are taking a glacier hike to the Mönchsjochhütte (mid-March to mid-October) and enjoying yourself at the Snow Fun Park (mid-May to mid-October). It can take a while to get back to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe station.

  • Bahnhof Jungfraujoch Top Of Europe

    At Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe railway station

    At the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe station, follow the markings of your colour (green, yellow or pink) and pass the turnstiles towards Eiger Glacier or Kleine Scheidegg at least 10 minutes before train departure.
  • Eiger Express Grindelwald Eiger North Face Close-up View

    Return journey with the Eiger Express

    If you travel to Grindelwald on the Eiger Express, you have to change trains at the Eiger Glacier station. Follow the “Grindelwald” signs and change to the Eiger Express.
  • Bahnhof Kleine Scheidegg Winter

    Return journey with the Wengernalp Railway via Kleine Scheidegg

    For the return on the Wengernalp Railway, travel to Kleine Scheidegg station and change there (Wengernalp Railway to Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald). Follow the signs for “Grindelwald” or “Wengen” and board the corresponding green and yellow train of the Wengernalp Railway.

5. How do I get to the Jungfrau Region by train?

  • How do I get to the Jungfrau Region by train?

    Within Switzerland, Intercity trains take you directly from Basel to the Jungfrau Region. From Zurich and Geneva, you have to change in Bern towards Interlaken Ost.

    Arriving at Jungfraujoch from Interlaken Ost via Grindelwald Terminal (Eiger Express)
    From Interlaken Ost railway station to Grindelwald Terminal via the Bernese Oberland Railway. From there with the Eiger Express directly to the Eigergletscher station. From the Eigergletscher station, take the Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. 

    Arriving at Jungfraujoch from Interlaken Ost via Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen (Wengernalp Railway)
    From Interlaken Ost railway station to Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald via the Bernese Oberland Railway. Change to the Wengernalp rack railway and go to Kleine Scheidegg. With connections to the Jungfrau Railways to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. 

6. How do I get to the Jungfrau Region by car?

  • Grindelwald Terminal Parkplatz Platinum Club

    How do I get to the Jungfrau Region by car?

    By car you can drive from Basel/Zurich/Geneva via Bern or Lucerne/Brünig (open summer and winter) to the Jungfrau Region. From the south, you can reach the Bernese Oberland via the Grimsel or Susten Pass (only in summer) or via the Simplon Pass (open in summer and winter) with connecting Lötschberg car transport.   

    At Interlaken Ost, Wilderswil, Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald Terminal, there are various parking options. From Interlaken Ost and Wilderswil, the Bernese Oberland Railway takes you comfortably and directly to Grindelwald Terminal, Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen. The ultra-modern Eiger Express tricable gondola takes you from Grindelwald Terminal to the Eigergletscher station in just 15 minutes. With a direct transfer option, you will be on the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe in just 45 minutes. Another route option is the traditional route with the Wengernalp Railway from Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg with a connection to the Jungfrau Railway.
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7 Where can I park my car?

  • Grindelwald Terminal car park
    Grindelwald Terminal Parkhaus Aussenaufnahme Maettenberg Abend

    Grindelwald Terminal car park

    with 1,000 spaces. For a guaranteed parking space, we recommend booking online in advance.
  • Park & Ride Wilderswil
    Wilderswil parking situation

    Park & Ride Wilderswil

    Parking spaces behind Wilderswil railway station. The Bernese Oberland Railway takes you comfortably and directly to the Grindelwald Terminal or Lauterbrunnen.
  • Lauterbrunnen Car Park
    Parkhaus Lauterbrunnen

    Lauterbrunnen Car Park

    with 974 spaces right next to the railway station and valley station.
  • Parking at Interlaken Ost
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    Parking at Interlaken Ost

    Parking spaces behind Interlaken Ost railway station. The Bernese Oberland Railway takes you comfortably and directly to the Grindelwald Terminal or Lauterbrunnen.

8. Good to know: What else should I keep in mind?

  • Dress appropriately

    During your excursion to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe you will be travelling at an altitude of 3,454 metres above sea level in the high alpine mountain world. Temperatures below freezing point are to be expected in summer and winter. The basic equipment for the excursion includes a jacket, closed shoes, a hat and sunglasses because of the high-altitude sun. With the so-called “onion look” you can adapt to the conditions.

  • Give yourself enough time

    The visit to the Jungfraujoch is a day trip. It is best to reserve a whole day for this. Especially in summer, the hike to the Mönchsjochhütte and a visit to the Snow Fun Park (both on the large Aletsch glacier) are well worth your time.

  • How do I get to Grindelwald, Grindelwald Terminal or Lauterbrunnen?

    Grindelwald Terminal arrival:
    From Interlaken Ost railway station or Wilderswil to Grindelwald Terminal via the Bernese Oberland Railway. Change there and take the Eiger Express tricable gondola directly to the Eiger Glacier. At the Eiger Glacier station, change to the Jungfrau Railway to reach the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. 

    Getting to Grindelwald:
    From Interlaken Ost railway station or Wilderswil to Grindelwald via the Bernese Oberland Railway. From Grindelwald or Grindelwald Grund take the train to Kleine Scheidegg. At Kleine Scheidegg station, change to the Jungfrau Railway, which takes you via the Eiger Glacier to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. 

    Getting there – Lauterbrunnen:
    From Interlaken Ost station or Wilderswil to Lauterbrunnen via the Bernese Oberland Railway. From Lauterbrunnen, take the classic Wengernalp Railway to Kleine Scheidegg. At Kleine Scheidegg station, change to the Jungfrau Railway, which takes you via the Eiger Glacier to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. 

  • Can I combine different routes/sections of routes?

    Route options:
    You can choose one route for the ascent and another for the descent. 

    Example 1
    From Grindelwald Terminal with the Eiger Express (quick route) via the Eigergletscher to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, the return journey via Kleine Scheidegg (traditional route) to Wengen and Lauterbrunnen.

    Example 2
    From Grindelwald Grund via Kleine Scheidegg (traditional route) to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, the return journey via the Eigergletscher with the Eiger Express (quick route) to Grindelwald Terminal.

  • How often does a train go to the Jungfraujoch each day or how many connections are there?

    The fastest and most comfortable way takes you via Grindelwald Terminal / the new Eiger Express tricable gondola to the Jungfraujoch. From the Eiger Glacier station there is a connection to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe every 30 minutes, depending on season and demand. For details, please visit jungfrau.ch/fahrplan.

  • Is a group reservation necessary?

    Seat reservation is required for groups from 10 persons. This can be confirmed at the earliest 3 months in advance. Group reservations can be made by telephone at +41 33 828 72 53 or via email to [email protected].

    Reservation is not obligatory for individual travellers, but is recommended and can be made via our online shop atjungfrau.ch/shop/en/bergbahn/reservation.

  • Can I travel to the Jungfraujoch before my booked/reserved seat time?

    Yes, however, this will result in the forfeiture of your seat reservation. The seat reservation is only valid for the reserved time slot. Passengers without a seat reservation (YELLOW) may board the Jungfrau Railway when all passengers with a seat reservation have boarded and as long as there are still free seats. If all seats are occupied, passengers without a seat reservation must wait for the next Jungfrau Railway train and may have to face longer waiting times at Eiger Glacier station.

  • What should I do if I miss my reserved time?

    You can start the journey without a reservation or pay to book a new reservation. The latter is only possible if there is free capacity.

  • Is the journey to the Jungfraujoch wheelchair accessible?

    Those travelling to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe in a wheelchair are strongly advised to use the Eiger Express tricable gondola from Grindelwald Terminal (via Eiger Glacier station). Transport cannot be guaranteed in all cases when travelling via Kleine Scheidegg. Pre-booking is essential for a group of 3 or more in wheelchairs or for the journey via Kleine Scheidegg. Seat reservation is not necessary. When departing, please inform the ticket office clerk so that any assistance can be provided. The Jungfraujoch is wheelchair accessible. The entrance to the Ice Palace is fitted with a stair lift.

  • Which ticket does a child need?

    Children up to 5 years always travel free. Children from age 6 to 15 either travel free with a Junior or Children’s Co-Travelcard, or pay CHF 20. The family cards described can be purchased for CHF 30 per child at all SBB railway stations in Switzerland.

    Family discounts such as the Junior Card, Children’s Travelcard or Swiss Family Card are not valid in combination with the Top of Europe Pass, the Jungfrau Travel Pass or the Jungfrau Corona Pass. In any case, children from 6–15 years need the Top of Europe Pass, Jungfrau Travel Pass or Jungfrau Corona Season Pass at the price of CHF 30.00 net per child.

  • Is my GA or Half-Fare travelcard valid?

    GA
    With the GA you can travel free of charge to Grindelwald or Wengen. Except for public transport, you get a 50% discount. Day tickets excluded.

    Half-fare card
    With the Half-Fare travelcard, you get 50% off the regular fare. 

  • Do I need to buy a ticket for our dog?

    Dogs can be transported free of charge on the following routes:
     

    • Interlaken Ost - Lauterbrunnen
    • Interlaken Ost - Grindelwald
    • Interlaken - Harder Kulm
    • Wilderswil - Schynige Platte
    • Lauterbrunnen - Mürren
    • Lauterbrunnen - Kleine Scheidegg - Grindelwald
    • Grindelwald - First
    • Kleine Scheidegg - Eigergletscher
       

    On the Eigergletscher-Jungfraujoch route and back you pay CHF 30 per dog. Unfortunately, dog tickets cannot be purchased online, but they can be purchased at any train station in the region.

  • Can a journey to the Jungfraujoch be broken up at will within one day of travel?

    The journey to the Jungfraujoch can be broken up at will within one day of travel. E.g. a longer stay in Kleine Scheidegg or on the Eiger glacier. When making a seat reservation, the travel times from Kleine Scheidegg or Eiger Glacier must be observed.

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