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Complete Guide on How to Get to Jungfraujoch

The Jungfraujoch is a glacier saddle (a connecting ridge) on the higher slopes of the Aletsch Glacier. It is part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch region and is located midway between Interlaken and Fiesch in Switzerland.

Note: You can get to Jungfraujoch only by rail. You can board the train either from the Kleine Scheidegg or Eiger Glacier stations, the details of which will be listed below. 

Where is Jungfraujoch Located?

Jungfraujoch Getting There

Getting to Jungfraujoch by public transportation

Getting to Jungfraujoch is possible only via the railway. There are 2 ways to get to Jungfraujoch:

  • Via the Kleine Scheidegg station
  • Via the Eiger Glacier station

Kleine Scheidegg

Located on the foothills of the Eiger, Jungfrau and Mӧnch mountains, Kleine Scheidegg is the vital link to trains coming in from Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. 

If you’re coming from Interlaken

  1. Take the Bernese-Oberland railway to Lauterbrunnen. 
  2. Switch trains and take the Wengernalp railway to reach Kleine Scheidegg. 
  3. From Kleine Scheidegg, you can ascend the cogwheel rail to Jungfraujoch.

If you’re coming from Lauterbrunnen
1. Take the Wengernalp train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg that runs every 30 minutes. 

2. From Kleine Scheidegg, you can take the cogwheel rail to ascend Jungfraujoch.

Eiger Glacier

The fastest way to reach the Eiger Glacier is via the Eiger Express tricable gondola, a cable car that departs from Grindelwald Terminal.
If you’re tavelling from Interlaken 

  1. Take the Bernese Oberland railway and arrive at Grindelwald station in about 30 minutes. 
  2. From Grindelwald station, Grindelwald terminal is only 1.5 km away. Frequent buses ply from the main Grindelwald station to Grindelwald terminal. 
  3. From the terminal, take the Eiger Express cable car to Eiger Glacier station. 

Getting to Jungfraujoch by car

While you cannot drive up the mountain, you can park your car at the intermediate stations at Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen and Interlaken.

Parking facilities

Park your car inside or at the station premises.

Grindelwald terminal: Has 1000 park spaces. Booking in advance is highly recommended.
Lauterbrunnen station: Has 974 parking spaces next to the railway station and the valley station.
Interlaken Ost station: You can find parking spots behind this station.




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Frequently asked questions about how to get to Jungfraujoch

Where is Jungfraujoch located?

Jungfraujoch is situated between the mountains Mönch and Jungfrau. You can get there by a cogwheel train or a cable car. The Jungfraujoch station is the tallest in all of Europe.

What city is Jungfraujoch located in?

Jungfraujoch is located in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland. It is about 137 kilometers from Zurich

What are the different ways to get to Jungfraujoch?

Jungfraujoch can only be ascended by railway from either the Kleine Scheidegg station or the Eiger Glacier station. If you’re feeing adventurous, you can even hike to Jungfraujoch from the Eiger Glacier station.

How can I get to Jungfraujoch by train?

You can get to Jungfraujoch by train from either the Eiger Glacier station or the Kleine Scheidegg station.
-Take the Bernese Oberland/Wengernalp railway to arrive at Kleine Scheidegg from Interlaken or Lauterbrunnen.
-You can get to Eiger glacier from Grindelwald terminal via the high-speed Eiger Express gondola. 

What is the difference in experience between the Eiger Express tricable gondola vs the train?

Taking the Eiger Express gondola helps you reach the Eiger Glacier station in 15 minutes, which saves you 47 minutes while getting to Jungfraujoch. Traveling by train to Jungfraujoch is a relaxed and scenic experience, although this journey takes between 25 and 45 minutes from the Kleine Scheidegg or Eiger Glacier stations.

What is the closest rail station to Jungfraujoch?

The closest rail stations are Kleine Scheidegg and Eiger Glacier station. From both these stations, you can take the cogwheen railway to reach Jungfraujoch station.

Is parking available at Jungfraujoch?

The mountain is not accessible by car. However, you can park your car at the nearest train stations at Grindelwald, Interlaken Ost and Lauterbrunnen.

Which is the easiest way to get to Jungfraujoch?

The easiest way to reach Jungfraujoch is by taking the Eiger Express tricable gondola from Grindelwald terminal to the Eiger Glacier station. From the Eiger Glacier station, you can take the train up to Jungfraujoch. 

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