Eiger Express Cable Car: All The Info In One Place

Eiger Express

The Eiger Express cable car is one of the best and fastest cable cars from the Grindelwald terminal to the Eigergletscher station in the Grindewald Wegen ski area. It was opened in late 2020 after much delay and allows for a faster journey up to the Jungfraujoch and to the ski slopes as well.

If you have any questions about eh Eiger Express, then this short post will answer them for sure!

Where does the Eiger Express leave from?

The Eiger Express departs from Grindelwald Terminal in Grindelwald and takes you straight up to the Eigergletscher train station in the fastest time possible.

How do you reach the Eiger Express?

To reach the Eiger Express by train, catch a train from Interlaken Ost to the Grindelwald Terminal station. Then follow the signs to the cable car which takes you via the undercover walkway to the bottom gondola station.

By Train

The train ride from Interlaken takes approximately 30 minutes and from there, it is less than five minutes to walk to the cable car.

By Car

If you are driving to Grindelwald you can park at the Terminal building, or the next best option is Grindelwald Grund. If they are both full, take whatever you can get because everything is within walking distance in Grindelwald.

On Foot

Grindelwald Terminal is easily reached from just about anywhere in Grindelwald, you can just use Google Maps to find your route.

Grindelwald Terminal
Grindelwald Terminal

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How Long is the Eiger Express?

The Eiger Express cable car is 6483 meters long and takes around 15 minutes to reach the top.

How often does Eiger Express run?

As a small cable car, the Eiger Express runs continuously and takes 15 minutes from top to bottom. It opens at 8 am every morning and closes at 5 pm in the evening. There is no specific timetable for each car.

How Much Did The Eiger Express Cost To Build?

In total the Eiger Express cost 470 million francs to build which includes all the construction and the cable car itself.

The second portion of Grindelwald’s V-Cableway project – EigerExpress – opened this week, the first section being opened last year. The total work was 907 days and project costs were £396M / 470mCHF.

Where does Eiger Express start?

The Eiger Express starts in Grindelwald village at the Grindelwald Terminal station.

How to get to Jungfraujoch by Eiger Express?

The Eiger Express takes you from Grindelwald village to Eigergletscher station. From there, you connect to the train which takes you to the Jungfraujoch. This is the fastest route to the top of Europe.

Is Eiger Express included in the Jungfrau Travel Pass?

The Jungfrau Travel Pass includes the Eiger Express as well as most journeys within the Jungfrau region. The only thing you need to pay extra for is a trip up to the Jungfraujoch itself.

Written by Ashley Faulkes
As a twenty-year resident of Switzerland, I am passionate about exploring every nook and cranny of this beautiful country, I spend my days deep in the great Swiss outdoors, and love to share these experiences and insights with fellow travel enthusiasts.

One thought on “Eiger Express Cable Car: All The Info In One Place

  1. Hi, thanks for the info. We are traveling soon to Jungfrau. Is there a place to rent boots on the way? With Swiss half fare card, do we buy tickets day off journey or should we make reservations before ?

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