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.
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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.
|Days||Adult||Adult at reduced price **||Children ( between 6–15)|
** 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.
|Days||2nd class (CHF)||1st class (CHF)|
|Days in 1 Month||2nd class (CHF)||1st class (CHF)|
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.