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Jungfraujoch: Roundtrip to the Top of Europe by Train

1. Jungfraujoch: Roundtrip to the Top of Europe by Train

Admire Europe from the Jungfraujoch railway station at 3,454 meters above sea level. Marvel at the Alps from Europe's highest railway station and relax on a scenic ride to and from the station. The view and adventure platform at 3454 meters above sea level unites in a place that fascinates people of the Alps: a majestic backdrop of ice, snow and rock with breathtaking far-sightedness. You can exchange the voucher for a ticket at Interlaken Ost, Jungfraujoch or Lauterbrunnen train stations or travel the other way around. The train departs every 30 minutes and the departure time is freely selectable. Once at the top, simply follow the signs to the tour and you will not miss any highlights. To do the tour it takes you aproximately 1 to 2 hours. There are also restaurants on the Top of Europe and even a Snow Fun Park in summer, so calculate 6 to 8 hours for the whole trip.

From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch Mountain

2. From Interlaken: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch Mountain

Embark on a full-day guided tour to Jungfraujoch from Interlaken. Enjoy a panoramic cable car ride, take in the views of Europe from the Sphinx Observation Terrace, and explore the tunnels of the Ice Palace. Begin your excursion with a coach journey from Interlaken to the mountain resort of Grindelwald. Board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular ride to the Eiger Glacier. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. When you reach the top, marvel at the high-alpine wonderland of eternal ice, snow, and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, neighboring countries, and the Aletsch Glacier. Walk through the tunnels of the Ice Palace at the heart of the glacier. Restaurants are available for meals and refreshments. During the descent, pass the holiday resort Wengen and stop at Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits for your return trip to Interlaken.

Jungfrau: Round-Trip Tour by Train & Eiger Express Gondola

3. Jungfrau: Round-Trip Tour by Train & Eiger Express Gondola

Jungfraujoch is a must-see destination when traveling to Switzerland. Admire views of the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau as you travel by rail to Europe's highest train station. Your ticket also includes entrance to the Ice Palace, Alpine Sensation, and Sphinx Observatory. Take either the traditional route or the new Eiger Express. The new Eiger Express tricable gondola will take you from Grindelwald to the Eiger Glacier station in just 15 minutes. Jungfraujoch has some of the coldest weather in Switzerland and the mountains are covered in snow year-round. Whether you plan to visit in February, June, or December, Jungfrau’s snowy scenes will not disappoint. There are more than just majestic views on offer. Check out attractions and activities including the Ice Palace, Alpine Sensation, and Sphinx Observatory.

From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

4. From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

Explore the snow-capped mountains of Jungfraujoch, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2007 for its stunning High Alps scenery, and as the site of Europe’s largest glacier and highest train station. Take a scenic coach journey along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier by gondola. Change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Enjoy stunning views of the triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau as you ride. Immerse yourself in the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow, and rock at the top. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for the most breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace in the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the car-free resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach will be waiting for your return transfer to Zurich.

Zurich: Day Trip to Interlaken and Jungfrau

5. Zurich: Day Trip to Interlaken and Jungfrau

Venture to the top of the highest glacier in Europe and behold panoramic views of the terrain that surrounds you. Enjoy an outing in the village of Interlaken, visit the Sphinx observatory, and ride a train that will elevate you 3454 meters to the zenith of Jungfrau. Start your adventure at the Zurich Central bus station and hop aboard your air-conditioned bus. Enjoy a short and scenic drive to your first destination, Interlaken. After a quick stop in Interlaken, board the Jungfrau rack train from Lauterbrunnen. Take in gorgeous views and ascend 3454 meters. Arrive at the top and depart from the highest altitude railway station in Europe. Take in views of the surrounding terrain from the zenith of the highest glacier in Europe. Visit the Sphinx observatory which provides you with some of the best views you can get of the two most famous peaks, Eiger and Mönch. Wander into the heart of the glacier and walk through the ice tunnel to experience the “Alpine Sensation” that traces the history of the Jungfrau. Once you get back from the top of the glacier, enjoy free time in Interlaken before taking a pleasant bus ride back to your starting point.

From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

6. From Lucerne: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

Explore the snow-capped mountains of UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, the site of Europe's largest glacier. It is also home to Europe's highest train station. The 10-hour excursion begins with a scenic coach journey from Lucerne, along the Brünig Pass and the shores of Lake Brienz to the Bernese Oberland. After a break in Interlaken, board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier. From there, change to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. From the top of Jungfraujoch, you’ll marvel at the High-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock. Experience the Alpine Sensation adventure tour, marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau for breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier. Walk along the tunnels of the Ice Palace into the heart of the glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Descend via the resort of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Lucerne.

From Zurich or Lucerne: 2-Day Jungfraujoch Tour

7. From Zurich or Lucerne: 2-Day Jungfraujoch Tour

Discover a paradise of snow and ice in the amazing Bernese Oberland. Ride the cable car and cogwheel train to the top of Europe, and spend the night in your choice of Interlaken or Grindelwald. Day 1: Zurich or Lucerne - Bernese Oberland Relax on the scenic coach journey from Zurich or Lucerne and travel through one of Switzerland's most attractive Alpine destinations. Head to the magnificent Jungfrau region and spend the afternoon and night in Interlaken or Grindelwald on arrival. Option 1: Interlaken: Located between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Interlaken is the region's shopping paradise. Use your free time to go on a cruise, ride the funicular to Harder Kulm or let off some steam at the Jungfrau Park theme park. Option 2: Grindelwald: Nestled in an impressive Alpine landscape, Grindelwald is a paradise for nature lovers. Hike the well-prepared trails and enjoy stunning views of the triple peaks of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Savor authentic local food and folk music in the evening. Day 2: Bernese Oberland - Zurich Board the cable car at the Grindelwald Terminal for a spectacular 15-minute ride to the Eiger Glacier by gondola. From there, exchange to a cogwheel train that will take you to the peak of Jungfraujoch. Arrive at the summit and immerse yourself in a wonderland of ice, snow and rock. Visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace for panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks and Europe’s longest glacier. Stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace at the heart of the glacier. Make your way back to Zurich or Lucerne via peaceful resorts such as Wengen.

From Interlaken: Jungfraujoch Self-Guided Tour

8. From Interlaken: Jungfraujoch Self-Guided Tour

Embark on a self-guided tour as you travel the classic "round trip" from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch, the top of Europe, Lauterbrunnen, and returning via Grindelwald. With detailed instructions, you'll travel according to your own preferences, stopping wherever you want (Lauterbrunnen, Kleine Scheidegg, Grindelwald, Jungfraujoch) and enjoying the views at a specific point for as long as you prefer. You'll get the travel booklet and all necessary personalized tickets by e-mail after your booking.

From Geneva: Jungfrau and Interlaken Day Trip

9. From Geneva: Jungfrau and Interlaken Day Trip

Depart from Geneva and begin your day trip to the Swiss Alps. At Interlaken, board the train from Lauterbrunnen that will bring you up to Europe’s highest station at Jungfraujoch. At an altitude of 3,454 meters (11,332 feet), enjoy spectacular views over the highest glacier on the continent.   When at the top, wander into the heart of the glacier as you walk through the ice tunnel and explore the “Alpine Sensation” - a 250-meter (820-foot) tunnel. Step onto a moving walkway that will transport you through an exhibition about the history of Jungfrau and the development of tourism in the Alps.   Venture out onto the Sphinx observation platform, that offers one of the best views of the surrounding mountain range. Spy some of the most famous peaks of Switzerland, such as Eiger and Mönch.   Once you are back at the feet of the mountains, enjoy some free time in Interlaken. Then board the bus that will take you back to your starting point, while marveling at the beautiful scenery along the way.

Zurich: Bus and Train Day Trip Through Kleine Scheidegg Pass

10. Zurich: Bus and Train Day Trip Through Kleine Scheidegg Pass

Discover the stunning alpine scenery of the Bernese Oberland on this guided day trip from Zurich. Enjoy a spacious coach ride to the traditional resort town of Interlaken, before heading to Lauterbrunnen to catch a cogwheel train to the Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass.  Enjoy pickup from an area next to the centrally-located Zurich HB train station. Board spacious coach and relax while taking in the views on the way to Interlaken where you can take a short walk where you can see the town's old timber houses before resuming to Lauterbrunnen. Embark on a journey to 2061 meters above sea level on the cogwheel train. Take in breathtaking views of the majestic peaks of the Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains and the spectacular north face of Mount Eiger.  Experience the sensational alpine environment to the fullest during your free time on the pass. Have the option of taking a hike, visiting the Jungfrau Eiger Walk (open late June to October), or find a restaurant where you can purchase some regional alpine dishes. Make your way back town the mountain on a train ride down the northwest slope of mount Eiger to the charming alpine village of Grindelwald. In the late afternoon, meet with your tour guide and travel back to the Zurich HB train station on the bus. 

Insider tips: Planning a trip to Jungfraujoch

Jurga Rubinovaite is an avid traveler, photographer, and chief adventure planner behind the popular family travel blog Full Suitcase. On her blog, you can find more information and all the details for planning a trip to Jungfraujoch.

What should I do on my first trip to Jungfraujoch?

When visiting Jungfaujoch - Top of Europe, you really should do everything that's available/ open. Absolute musts are the Sphinx Observation Deck with amazing views of Aletsch Glacier, Ice Palace, and Glacier Plateau. Alpine Sensation and Jungfrau Panorama film experience are also great and can be done the whole year round. If visiting in summer, you can also do some snow tubing or hike to Mönchsjoch Hut.

What are some nice things to do nearby?

Traveling to Jungfraujoch by train, you'll pass some amazing places nearby. Be sure to visit Kleine Scheidegg and either Wengen or Grindelwald towns. In summer, you could also do some hiking in the area. One of the most famous hikes is Eiger North Face Trail. Less challenging and probably even more rewarding is the Panorama Trail between Kleine Scheidegg and Männlichen.

How much time should I spend in Jungfraujoch?

Count at least 2-3 hours for the experiences at Jungfraujoch (more if you have lunch at the restaurant, go hiking, or similar). However, the journey to Jungfraujoch by train also takes a long time and you'll also want to visit some places along the way, so you should plan an entire day for your visit to Jungfraujoch.

What are the best months to visit Jungfraujoch?

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe is a year-round destination and offers a wonderful experience at any time of the year. At an elevation of 3.454 m (over 11.000 ft), there is always snow at the top. In summer, you can take a hike to Mönchsjoch Hut or enjoy some activities at the Snow Park, so there's a bit more to do at Jungfraujoch than in winter. But the views and all the other experiences are great in any season. Also on a rainy day, you're often above the clouds here, which can be a very unique experience in itself.

What neighborhood should I stay in when I visit Jungfraujoch? 

Most people visit Jungfraujoch as a day trip from one of the bigger towns in Switzerland, so you don't absolutely have to stay nearby. However, if you have a few days extra, we highly recommend staying in Wengen or in Grindelwald and taking the time to explore this beautiful part of the Bernese Oberland region deeper.

What are the best areas for outdoor activities around Jungfraujoch?

There are countless opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities near Jungfraujoch. In winter, you can go skiing in the Wengen - Männlichen - Grindelwald area. And in summer, there are countless hiking possibilities around Kleine Scheidegg, which is the train station where you board the cogwheel train to Jungfraujoch. So since you are stopping here anyway, it's one of the best areas to do some hiking as well. The nearby Grindelwald-First area is an outdoor destination in itself, but - ideally - you plan a separate day for it.

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What people are saying about Jungfraujoch

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,066 reviews

For those of you reading this, know that I am an introvert who is also scared of new experiences and meeting people. This was my first solo trip ever and I am so proud of myself for doing it. I met really wonderful, kind and helpful people of this trip. Our tour guide Franz Husmann, Pink and driver Josie were amazing. Swiss people are very punctual and organised, no kidding! I had no trouble in the entire trip. Everything was smooth and very well planned. Thank you Team. Hope to plan many more trips with you.

An all-round successful day and trip! We started punctually at 8 a.m. with a minibus in Zurich. Evan, our driver was very personable and knowledgeable. He speaks very good and understandable English and provided us with all the necessary information. It is important to follow the weather forecast before booking your trip, because the trip is only worthwhile when the weather is nice. The weather report on the Jungfraujoch homepage was reliable in our case.

Everything was well planned and well timed. The guide was friendly and enthusiastic to share details about the places we visited, and the Jungfraujoch itself is of course beautiful and very much worth visiting if you're visiting Switzerland. The transportation was comfortable as well. Would definitely recommend the tour.

Great experience. But please pay more attention to the Swiss Travel Pass

Mr Hussman was a great guide. Very enjoyable trip.