Does 15 days continuous Swiss Travel Pass cover Jungfraujoch Top of Europe, Glacier Express, etc?

Our family plan to travel in Zurich, Lucern, Interlaken, Jungfraujoch, Bern, Zermatt, Lusanne, Geneva in Switzeland.
Does 15 days continuous Swiss Travel Pass cover Jungfraujoch Top of Europe, Glacier Express, etc?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 21, 2018 15:59
    Hi Feng,

    The Swiss Travel Pass covers travel to everywhere you mentioned except for the final stretch up to Jungfraujoch.

    Jungfraujoch Top of Europe

    To get from Interlaken to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.

    The Grindelwald route would look like this:

    -Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’
    -Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’
    -Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)

    The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:

    -Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’
    -Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)
    -Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)

    With regard to the former, the Swiss Travel Pass would cover you only as far as Grindelwald.

    With regard to the latter, the Swiss Travel Pass would cover you as far as Wengen.

    For the remaining segments (Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch & Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch), the Swiss Travel Pass would enable you to receive a discount of 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'. For this pass, you would click here: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315.

    On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.

    Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.

    At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.

    Glacier Express

    The Glacier Express scenic train, which runs between Zermatt and St Moritz, does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations between Zermatt and St Moritz by searching the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Swiss Travel Pass’). Glacier Express trains have panoramic windows for viewing all the scenery.

    Lucerne-Interlaken

    Trains beween Lucerne and Interlaken run along a segment of the famed GoldenPass scenic route. On the Lucerne-Interlaken segment of the GoldenPass, reservations are possible but not necessary. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations between Lucerne and Interlaken by searching the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Swiss Travel Pass’). Like the Glacier Express, all departures have panoramic windows on the Lucerne-Interlaken segment of the GoldenPass.
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    • Jeff (Official Rep) May 21, 2018 16:26
      For your time in the Interlaken area, you might also want to know that the Swiss Travel Pass now fully covers the excursion to nearby Mount Schilthorn.

      There are 2 different routes you can take to get from Interlaken to Mount Schilthorn; one route that goes via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg. The Swiss Travel Pass would be valid on both.

      The Grütschalp route would look like this:

      -Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’
      -'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp
      -'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren
      -‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn

      The Stechelberg route would look like this:

      -Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway'
      -Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg
      -'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn
    • Jeff (Official Rep) May 21, 2018 16:33
      For time in Zurich, you can shop various tours and activities by clicking here: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&cities=cities-577

      Tours and activities for a stay in Geneva can be found here: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&cities=cities-578
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