Complete Guide For Planning Your Visit to Jungfraujoch

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Jungfraujoch visitor information at a glance

  • What are Jungfraujoch opening hours?
    Jungfraujoch is open throughout the year. Trains to Jungfraujoch depart at 8 AM daily and return before 6 PM. Exact timings depend on the time of year.
  • Where is Jungfraujoch located?
    Jungfraujoch is located at 3801 Fieschertal, Switzerland. Get directions.
  • How many visitors does Jungfraujoch see per year?
    More than 600,000 visitors travel to Jungfraujoch yearly.

What are Jungfraujoch opening hours?

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When is the best time to visit Jungfraujoch?

Peak season lasts from June to August, when the weather is warmer and people are out to enjoy their summer holidays. Demeber to March can get busy too, especially since it sees visitors who enjoy skiing, sledding and other snow sports. The lean season is generally between April and May, when crowds are fewer and travel is more affordable. The weather is still cold at higher altitudes, but it will start to warm up in the valleys.

Weekdays are generally less crowded than weekends, so you can expect shorter wait times and lower prices. However, some attractions, such as the Sphinx Observatory, may have shorter hours on weekdays.

The best time of day to visit Jungfraujoch is early in the morning or late in the afternoon. The crowds are smaller during these times, and you are more likely to have clear views of the mountains.

Where Is Jungfraujoch located?

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Getting to Jungfraujoch in the Bernese Alps

By train

You can only get to Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe via cogwheel train. The two stations from which you can take the trains are Eiger Glacier station and Kleine Scheidegg.

How to get to Eiger Glacier station/Kleine Scheidegg

  • If you're coming from Interlaken: Hop aboard the train via Lauterbrunnen where you will take the Wengernalpbahn to Kleine Scheidegg.
  • If you're coming from Grindelwald: You can either take the train to Kleine Scheidegg or the Eiger Express tricable gondola to Eiger Glacier station.
  • If you're coming from Zurich: Follow the the Zurich-Bern-Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen-Kleine Scheidegg route.

Once you get to Eiger Glacier station or Kleine Scheidegg from any of these locations, switch over to the Jungfraujoch railway for the final part of the journey to Jungfraujoch.

By car

You cannot drive up the mountain to get to Jungfraujoch. However, you can park at the closest train station.

Parking facilities

  • Grindelwald terminal: 1000 spots
  • Interlaken OST: 200 spots
  • Lauterbrunnen railway station: 975 spots

Book your tickets to Jungfraujoch

From Interlaken: Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Round-Trip Train Tickets
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CHF 233.80
From Grindelwald: Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Round-Trip Tickets
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CHF 211
From Lauterbrunnen: Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Round-Trip Train Tickets
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CHF 223.60
From Lucerne/Zürich/Geneva: Jungfraujoch Guided Day Tour
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Know before you go to Jungfraujoch

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  • Toilet facilities available at Jungfraujoch and all intermediate stations en route Jungfraujoch.
  • Restaurants.
  • Souvenir stores.
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  • Jungfraujoch is fully wheechair accessible.
  • There are wheelchair-friendly lifts.
  • There are wheelchair accessible step-lifts to Ice Palace and other attractions at Jungfraujoch.
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  • Children up to 5 years can travel for free.
  • Locker facilities are available at the entrance to keep your luggage.
  • Wear warm clothing, as Jungfraujoch is quite chilly even in the summer.
  • Ample sun protection for the skin is necessary due to the powerful radiation at high altitudes.
  • Without sunglasses, there is a high risk of snow blindness on the glacier!
  • To have the finest view, check the weather in advance and visit on a clear day.
  • Make use of the Jungfraujoch web cams to scan your surroundings and enjoy crystal clear views of the Alps.
  • Some people may experience altitude sickness at Jungfraujoch. The symptoms include headache, nausea and dizziness. If you experience any of these symptoms, take the next train back down to steady yourself.
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  • Aletsch self-service restaurant - Enjoy traditional Swiss dishes, Rugenbräu beer, Top of Europe wine and various non-alcoholic refreshments.
  • Restaurant Bollywood - The restaurant offers extensive specialty buffets and exotic Indian cuisine.
  • Restaurant Crystal - Crystal offers great ambience and features some popular Swiss and international cuisine.
  • Sphinx Bar - This bar is only open during the summer season and offers a wide range of refreshments.
  • Mürren: Mürren is a picturesque mountain village, located about 7 km away from the Jungfraujoch summit. There are several restaurants, bars, and shops in the village, as well as a number of traditional Swiss chalets that have been converted into hotels.
  • Grindelwald First: A mountain resort located near Grindelwald, Grindelwald First offers activities like hiking, biking and paragliding. First Cliff Walk by Tissot is a breathtaking walk that offers panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains.
  • Schilthorn (Piz Gloria): The Schilthorn is a mountain peak located near Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. Schilthorn is famous for its revolving restaurant at the top, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Frequently asked questions about visiting Jungfraujoch

What is Jungfraujoch?

Jungfraujoch is a glacier saddle that is a part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch region of Switzerland. It connects the Jungfrau and Monch peaks. Jungfraujoch rail is the cogwheel train that takes you to the saddle.

Can I visit Jungfraujoch?

Yes, Jungfraujoch is accessible by rail only. You can take the cogwheel trains to Jungfraujoch either from the Eiger Glacier Station or Kleine Scheidegg. The Jungfraujoch railway is open year round.

Why should I visit Jungfraujoch?

A visit to Jungfraujoch gives you a chance to get to the Top of Europe and experience the beauty of the Bernese Oberland. Once you get to Jungfraujoch, you can engage in a variety of activities like skiing, hiking, visiting attractions like the Ice Palace, Sphinx Observatory and more.

How do I book tickets to visit Jungfraujoch?

Jungfraujoch tickets can be purchased online or from the train ticket counters at Interlaken or Grindelwald.

What is the best time to visit Jungfraujoch?

The shoulder season from April to May is the best time to visit Jungfraujoch because it is the transition period between winter and spring. The weather starts to get warmer, there are fewer crowds, and it is the perfect time for hiking and other fun activities.

What is the best way to get to Jungfraujoch?

The best and most time-saving option to reach Jungfraujoch is by taking the Eiger Express tricable gondola from Grindelwald to Eiger Glacier station. From Eiger Glacier, you can switch to the cogwheel rail to Jungfraujoch. For detailed Jungfraujoch directions, check out this guide for transport options and train routes.

Is Jungfraujoch wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Jungfraujoch is completely wheelchair accessible. This includes its restrooms, restaurants and visitor attractions like the Ice Palace, Sphinx Observatory, etc. There are also stair lifts and elevators at popular attractions like the Ice Palace.

Is photography allowed at Jungfraujoch?

Absolutely! Make the most of your trip by capturing memories of your Top of Europe experience.

Is there a dress code to be followed at Jungfraujoch?

While there is no strict dress code, dressing warmly is always advised. Even during the summer, the temperatures are chilly, so follow the layering method of dressing is key to keeping yourself cozy.

Can I take food and drink to Jungfraujoch?

While you may bring your own food and drink on your journey to Jungfraujoch, there are plenty of restaurants and refreshment stations at Jungfraujoch to choose from. To enhance your experience, do try some traditional Swiss fare at the Top of Europe, go Lindt chocolate tasting and more!

How much does it cost to visit Jungfraujoch?

Jungfraujoch tickets start at CHF 174. This includes round trips from nearby destinations like Grindelwald, Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen. Prices vary according to the type of ticket, guided tour inclusions, etc.