Getting From Interlaken To Jungfraujoch
Jungfraujoch is located in the Bernese Alps and to get there, you will have to take the cogwheel train from Kleine Scheidegg. Interlaken is a well-known tourist destination in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps, and the main transport gateway to Jungfraujoch.
If you are traveling from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch, here is everything you need to plan your trip.
Different Routes From Interlaken to Jungfraujoch
There are three routes you can take to travel from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch.
Duration: 2 Hours
From Interlaken, you will first take the R62 train to Lauterbrunnen. The journey will take around 30 minutes and once you reach Lauterbrunnen, you will switch trains to the Wengernalp Railway service which takes you up to Kleine Scheidegg. You will be able to enjoy the view of the Lauterbrunnen valley with its Staubbach Fall as you slowly travel to your destination.
Once you reach Kleine Scheidegg, you will start the final part of your journey. You will take the train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch. Most of the journey will be through the tunnels inside the mountain at an altitude of 3,000 meters.
Duration: 2 Hours 15 Minutes
This route avoids Lauterbrunnen and you will take the train from Interlaken to Grindelwald. You can take the R61 train from Interlaken platform 2B. It will take around 44 minutes to reach Grindelwald.
You will change to the train in Grindelwald and go to Kleine Scheidegg. Sit to the left for a striking view of the Eiger or to the right for a more expansive sight of the Grindelwald valley. When you get to Kleine Scheidegg, the last leg of your trip will begin. From Kleine Scheidegg, you'll take the train to Jungfraujoch.
Interlaken-Grindelwald-Jungfraujoch Via Eiger Express
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
This is the fastest way to get to Jungfraujoch from Interlaken. You will begin your journey by train from Interlaken to Grindelwald. But once you get to Grindlewald, you will take the 26-seater cabins of the Eiger Express that take you up to the station of Eigergletscher in 15 minutes. At Eigergletscher, you'll board a cogwheel train up to Jungfraujoch through a tunnel in the Eiger.
Things To Do in Jungfraujoch
Sphinx Observation Deck
Located at a height of 3,572 m above sea level, the Sphinx is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world. It is home to one of the Global Atmosphere Watch's atmospheric research stations. An elevator takes you directly from the Jungfraujoch railway station to this open viewing deck, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger mountains.
Ice Palace (Eispalast)
One of the attractions at the Top of Europe is the world’s highest ice palace. The Ice Palace is carved within the Aletsch Glacier as a tunnel that takes you into an ice exhibition zone. Here, you will find intricately detailed ice sculptures of animals such as bears, penguins, and eagles. You will also see ice carvings, an igloo, and some movie-inspired fan art made of ice.
The Alpine Sensation is a 250-meter-long corridor connecting the Sphinx Observation Deck to the Ice Palace. The site features a multi-media display portraying the history and story of the making of the Jungfrau Railway. The site also pays homage to the miners who were injured and lost their lives in the process, with 30 memorial plaques. The moving walkways along the chilly corridor take you to a massive snow globe at the end.
Frequently Asked Questions About Travelling From Interlaken to Jungfraujoch
A. If you are travelling by Eiger Express, which is the fastest route, will take about 1 hour and 36 minutes to get from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch.
A. There are three different routes that you can take to get from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch.
A. The distance between Jungfraujoch and Interlaken is around 32 km.
A. Roundtrips from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch will cost you around CHF 210.80.
A. No, you can't travel from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch by car.