Jungfrau Travel Pass vs Swiss Travel Pass – Which Is Better?

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if you are traveling to Switzerland and spending a lot of time in the Jungfrau region then it is worth comparing the Jungfrau Travel Pass vs the Swiss Travel Pass. Or perhaps, even getting both.

Below, I will give you a quick overview of what each one covers, the prices, and when one is better than the other.

Jungfrau Travel Pass vs Swiss Travel Pass

The Jungfrau Travel pass is better for people spending most of their time in the Jungfrau region while the Swiss Travel Pass is ideal for those traveling more extensively in Switzerland.

In order to make a decision it is easier when you know what each one includes and whether that covers your travels in Switzerland.

What Is Included in the Jungfrau Travel Pass

The Jungfrau Travel Pass is focused on the Jungfrau region which means Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen and all of the mountains in those areas.

So, it includes

  • All public transport in the area (trains, buses – see map)
  • Boat rides on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz
  • All mountain transport (mountain railways and cable cars)
    • First, Wengen, Männlichen, Mürren, Schynige Platte, Kleine Scheidegg, Eigergletscher, Harder Kulm
    • It DOES NOT include the Schilthorn from Mürren
    • One trip to the top of Jungfraujoch

The prices vary depending on how many days you stay in the region. Here are the prices for 3 – 8 days.

Jungfrau Travel Pass Map - via jungfrau.ch
Jungfrau Travel Pass Map – via jungfrau.ch
DaysAdultAdult at reduced price **Children ( between 6–15)
3 days19014530
4 days21516030
5 days25019030
6 days27020530
7 days29022030
8 days31023530
Jungfrau Travel Pass prices

** Adult Reduced Price: If you have one of the following – Swiss Half Fare Card/Half Tax, GA, Swiss Travel Pass or Flex (Validated)

What Is Included in the Swiss Travel Pass

The Swiss Travel Pass is focused on providing free public transport in the whole of Switzerland. And, it also provides free entry to a lot of museums and reasonable discounts on So, it includes

  • All public transport in Switzerland (train, tram, boat, bus)
  • Free travel on panoramic trains like Glacier Express & Bernina Express
  • Limited free mountain transport (Mount Rigi, Stanserhorn and Stoos)
  • Discounted travel on most mountain railways and gondolas (50% in most cases)
  • Free entry to around 500 museums

The prices vary depending on how many days you wish to travel and whether you wish to use it every day, or a certain number of days in a month. Here are the prices for 3 – 15 days.

Days2nd class (CHF)1st class (CHF)
3 days232.00369.00
4 days281.00447.00
6 days359.00570.00
8 days389.00617.00
15 days429.00675.00
Swiss Travel Pass prices – Days used in a row
Days in 1 Month2nd class (CHF)1st class (CHF)
3 days267.00424.00
4 days323.00514.00
6 days384.00610.00
8 days409.00649.00
15 days449.00706.00
Swiss Travel PassFlex prices – Days used in a month
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Which Is The Better Pass For You?

The exact answer is always difficult to judge, however, here are a few ideas on how to decide.

If you are going to travel to the Jungfraujoch and do at least one other mountain excursion in the Jungfrau region, then a 3-day Jungfrau Travel Pass pass starts to make a lot of sense. Many of the mountain excursions in the area are very expensive, so when you do more of them on top of the Jungfraujoch trip, it becomes a no-brainer.

However, if you are doing a lot of long-distance train travel in Switzerland, and perhaps also love to visit a lot of museums, then the Swiss Travel Pass makes a lot of sense. It does give you 50% discounts on most mountain trips too, but not the Jungfraujoch (only 25%).

Does Buying Both Passes Make Sense?

It could also make sense to combine the two passes, as you get a reasonable discount on the Jungfrau Travel Pass if you have the Swiss Travel Pass (see the second column of the pricing table). However, you will want to be making use of them both. So, lots of long-distance travel (and museum visits) and a lot of mountain trips in the Jungfrau Region.

More On The Swiss Travel Pass

Mountain Trips

Jungfraujoch,   Pilatus,   Mount Rigi,   Mount Rigi

Pass Comparisons

Jungfrau Travel Pass,   Interrail,   Car Rental

Plan Your Trip to Switzerland

Accommodation: I always book my hotels via Booking.com. They have some of the best rates, longterm deals, easy cancellation and more
Transport: Train travel is one of the best ways to explore Switzerland. Buying a Swiss Travel Pass is a great way to save money on travel and museums.
Car Rental: Having a car gives you flexibility on your travels. I use RentalCars.com and Discover Cars to get the best deals on car rentals in Switzerland.
Luggage Storage: Find out where you can store your store your luggage while you are visiting various places in Switzerland.
Trips & Tours:Viator and Get Your Guide are the best places to find local tours and trips for your adventures in Switzerland.
Packing: Here are my recommendations for what to pack for a trip to Switzerland. As someone who has lived half their life in Switzerland, I have a good idea of what you need to bring!
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.

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