Does the Eurail Global Pass cover Interlaken to Jungfrau half price day-trip?

Hi there,
I'll be travelling in four countries in Europe (Spain, France, Switzerland and Italy) this July around 20 days out of a month by train. Is my best deal the one month global deal?
Also, I'm planning a one-day trip from Interlaken, Switzerland to Jungfrau. there is a half fare deal somewhere that requires a Swiss Pass or something similar. Is a Global Pass also eligible for this deal?
Thanks!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 24, 2016 15:39
    Hi Michael,

    What to purchase for an itinerary would always depend on the specifics of the itinerary itself and various other factors. If your travel is confined to the 4 countries you mentioned, you could purchase the 4 country option of the Eurail Select Pass for those specific countries.

    For the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html.

    Otherwise, for the Eurail Global Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html.

    The Eurail Select Pass or the Eurail Global Pass would not cover beyond Interlaken on the way to Jungfraujoch. However, either of these passes would enable you to receive a 25% discount for the excursion. To receive the 25% discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of a separate pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'. You would purchase the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' here: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html.

    Reservations are not accepted for any part of this trip. The 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' is an open voucher that you would use to hop on any of these trains on the journey up to Jungfraujoch and back. The 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' is only valid for a period of 24 hours, so your round-trip would just have to be completed within that time frame.

    There are 2 different routes you can take out of Interlaken on the way up to Jungfraujoch; one via Grindelwald and the other via Lauterbrunnen.

    Via Grindelwald, the trek up to Jungfraujoch would look like this:

    -Interlaken to Grindelwald on the Bernese Oberland Railway

    -Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the Wengernalp Railway

    -Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the Jungfrau Railway (the highest railway in Europe)

    Via Lauterbrunnen, the trek up to Jungfraujoch would look like this:

    -Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the Bernese Oberland Railway

    -Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the Wengernalp Railway

    -Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the Jungfrau Railway (the highest railway in Europe)
    • Jeff (Official Rep) December 29, 2016 15:57
      Update:

      With regard to the excursion up to Jungfraujoch, reservations are now possible for the Jungfrau Railway segment between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch. In fact, as a supplement to the ‘Jungfraujoch Top of Europe’, reservations are now highly recommended on the Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch segment for travel between the months of May and October. The Kleine-Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch reservations can be purchased locally at the preceding stations in Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen; as well as the nearby station of Mürren.

      Reservations are still not accepted for the segments between Interlaken and Kleine Scheidegg, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the route via Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, the ‘Jungfraujoch Top of Europe’ would be all you’d need to board for these segments.
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