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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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
|Regular adult ticket price ex Interlaken||CHF 235.80^||CHF 108.00|
|Discounted price with Jungfrau Travel Pass||CHF 74.00||CHF 85.60|
|Discounted price with Regional Pass Berner Oberland||CHF 99.00||CHF 42.80|
|Discounted price with Swiss Travel Pass||CHF 159.10||CHF 42.80|
|Discounted price with Swiss Half Fare Card||CHF 117.90||CHF 54.00|
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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.
Operating dates of Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn
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.
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.
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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