Holidays to Switzerland Travel Podcast episode 56
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Episode 56: Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn? Which mountain should you visit?

October 5, 2022 Last Updated on October 5, 2022

A question I often hear from folks planning a trip to Switzerland is whether they should visit Schilthorn or Jungfraujoch?

Both are wonderful mountain excursions in the Jungfrau Region which will leave you with lasting memories but if you only have time or the funds to visit one, how do you choose?

In this episode we give you an insight into what each excursion entails so you can choose the one that’s right for you.

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Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss the following details for both Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn:

  • How to get there
  • Things to see and do at the summit and intermediate stations
  • How long to allow for your excursion
  • Excursion prices
  • Dates of operation
  • and more

You can read a full transcript of this episode > here.


Information mentioned in this episode

Comparison of ticket prices for Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn

JungfraujochSchilthorn
Regular adult ticket price ex InterlakenCHF 235.80^CHF 108.00
Discounted price with Jungfrau Travel PassCHF 74.00CHF 85.60
Discounted price with Regional Pass Berner OberlandCHF 99.00CHF 42.80
Discounted price with Swiss Travel PassCHF 159.10CHF 42.80
Discounted price with Swiss Half Fare CardCHF 117.90CHF 54.00
^High season price. All fares are based on 2nd Class travel.

Purchase your travel pass > here.


View from Birg intermediate station at Schilthorn
View of Birg station (Schilthorn) and the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau.
Jungfrau train near Kleine Scheidegg
The Jungfraubahn on its way from Jungfraujoch to Kleine Scheidegg.

Location of Grindelwald Terminal and Grindelwald Station

When travelling from Interlaken to Grindelwald by train, if you wish to take the Eiger Express to Eiger Glacier en route to Jungfraujoch, you should disembark the train at Grindelwald Terminal station. 

This stop is on the main Interlaken to Grindelwald line but is 4 minutes before the main Grindelwald train station (which is the final stop).  It’s a 15 to 20 minute walk between the two stations.

Refer to the map below for further information.

Map showing location of Grindelwald Terminal and Grindelwald main train station.
Map showing location of Grindelwald Terminal and Grindelwald main train station.

Operating dates of Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn

Jungfraujoch

The train journey to Jungfraujoch operates 365 days per year.

The Eiger Express operates daily except for five days in November when it is closed for maintenance. Check the closure dates > here.

Schilthorn

You can travel on the Schilthorn cableway daily except for three weeks from mid-November to early/mid-December and five dates during April.

The journey between Lauterbrunnen and Murren does not operate for three weeks during May and three weeks during October. Check all Schilthorn closure dates > here.


Useful Resources

You’ll find detailed guides for each excursion on our website. Click here to read our full guide to visiting Jungfraujoch and click here to read our full guide to planning your visit to Schilthorn.

You can also read a transcript of this episode > here.

The Schilthorn was featured in episode 7 of the podcast, whilst the Jungfraujoch was discussed in episode 5.

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