Cheapest way to go to Jungfraujoch in Switzerland

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Jungfraujoch Cheap Tickets and way to visit

When you step into Switzerland and you stop at a restaurant or train station, you realize how expensive the country is and it is kind of scary expensive. We were traveling from Singapore and were like, what the hell ? why so expensive for train, food, etc. Nevertheless, we made the decision to go up to Jungfraujoch, which is the top of Europe and see it…We did so much of calculations and then finalised on the cheapest way as listed below.

Where should you stay – Hotel or Airbnb ? 

You should try to stay around in Interlaken area ( not too close to city) or somewhere around Grindelwald, which is cheapest for you. We stayed  at Axalp, which is about 35 to 40 km to Grindelwald. But, the place was nice and we got a great view and we did Airbnb. Look for cheapest places in Airbnb. Do NOT stay in fancy hotels, it is not worth the money.  Stay somewhere where you have accessibility to get to Grindelwald Grund

Where should you take Train to go to Jungfrau Top ? 

We did all the math and realized, it is cheapest to go from Grindelwald Grund Train station. The good part is that there is very cheap parking here. You pay only 6 Euro for entire day parking. We parked our car there.

What Train Ticket Should you buy for Cheap visit to Jungfraujoch ?

If you are going between You should take the Good Morning ticket. It can range anywhere from 85 CHF to 135 CHF depending on the season from Grindelwald Grund station. We ended up paying 135 CHF.  You will need to take the train from Grindelwald Grund to Kleine Scheidegg  and then you should take a train to Jungfraujoch from Kleine Scheidegg.

What is the Catch ? Why is it cheapest option ?

The catch is that you can only take the train from Kleine Scheidegg – Jungfraujoch between 8:00 and 8:30 AM and come down from Jungfrau by 13:13.  So, you will need to take the train from Grindelwald Grund either at 7:25 and 7:50 AM.  We missed the first one and managed to take the second one at 7:50 AM. It can be very cold in the morning and you will hate it in the beginning, but it will be good, trust us.    The return is fine, you will have enough time to see everything and return by 13:13, so this is probably the best option.

How to pay for the train tickets to save money ?

You can either use card or Cash. But, do NOT use card as the exchange rate is very bad. Just take cash and pay in CHF, it will save you a lot of money.

What is misconception ? What if you miss anything ? 

The switzerland travel card does not cover it and you will need to buy separate tickets. There will be train ticket collector and he will check everything…If you do not have the right ticket, you will be paying full fare with him using credit card.

Some suggest going to Lauterbrunnen, but it is no good and slightly expensive and takes more time.

Did I miss anything ? What was your experience ?

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