How to travel from London to Paris to Jungfrau ?

I will be travelling to paris from london and then from paris i am planning to to have a one day or 2 day visit to jungfrau so how can i do it ? And is it possible to return back to paris in 1 or 2 day ?
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  • Hi Sayyed,

    For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the 2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass to include France and Switzerland. For the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html.

    London to Paris

    From London to Paris, you would take the Eurostar. As of just this year, any Eurail Select Pass that includes France (except for the 2 country option with the combination of France and Italy) will cover the Eurostar trains between London and Paris. The Eurostar just requires reservations as a supplement to the pass.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations from London to Paris by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass').

    The Eurostar can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible. Generally, this train can be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure.

    Paris to Interlaken/Jungfraujoch

    The gateway to Jungfraujoch is Interlaken. A connection from Paris to Interlaken takes just over 5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Basel along the way.

    Trains from Paris to Basel are TGV Lyria high-speed trains. With a Eurail Select Pass that includes France, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a TGV Lyria from Paris to Basel.

    It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets on these trains are not able to be purchased on our website. At this time, you would have to call us to purchase tickets for this rate on one of these trains. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday.

    Generally, TGV Lyrias can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure.

    On trains from Basel to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can do a search on our website just to check schedules for this segment of the route.

    Interlaken-Jungfraujoch Top of Europe

    As I alluded to just above, the ascent to Jungfraujoch starts in Interlaken. The specifics of what you need for the excursion to Jungfraujoch might depend on the where you'll be staying when you're in the Interlaken/Jungfraujoch area.

    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 the Eurail Select Pass, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of a pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' here: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html.

    On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations would be highly recommended 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 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.
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