What should I purchase for Paris, Interlaken, Wengen, Jungfraujoch, Venice?

Hi,
I will be traveling to Interlaken from Paris.
Stay one night at Interlaken due to the train arrives after 11pm.
4 Dec: Paris to Interlaken. Stay one night at Interlaken
5 & 6 Dec: Travel and stay at Wengen. One morning excursion to Jungfraujoch
7 Dec: Back to Interlaken and train to Venice
Do i need to get Swiss Pass? Or just the Good Morning Jungfraujoch ticket in addition to the one-trip ticket? Pls advise.

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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 19, 2015 17:43
    Hi Caren.

    For the part of your itinerary that's in Switzerland, I would actually recommend purchasing the 'Swiss Half Fare Card'. The 'Swiss Half Fare Card' enables you to receive 50% off all of your tickets for trains operating within Switzerland (including the excursion to Jungfraujoch from Wengen). The ‘Swiss Half Fare Card’ can be purchased here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/swiss-half-fare-card/index.html.

    You would then just purchase regular tickets for your train from Paris into Switzerland, as well as for your trains exiting Switzerland and on to Venice.

    A connection from Paris to Interlaken takes about 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains at least once in Basel en route. The trains from Paris to Basel are high-speed 'TGV Lyria' trains.

    A connection between Interlaken and Wengen only takes about 45 minutes in duration and involves changing trains once in Lauterbrunnen. The trains between Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen operate along the scenic ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’, and the trains between Lauterbrunnen and Wengen operate along a scenic cogwheel railway called the ‘Wengernalpban’.

    The most feasible connections from Interlaken to Venice take about 6 to 6.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Spiez and then once in Milan. Trains from Spiez to Milan are ‘EuroCity’ (EC) trains. Trains from Milan to Venice are high-speed 'Frecciabianca' trains.

    Tickets for the train from Paris to Basel can be purchased by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and entering the route.

    Tickets for the trains from Spiez to Milan and Milan to Venice also can be purchased by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage.

    However, you would call us in order to receive the 50% discount on tickets from Basel to Interlaken, tickets for trains between Interlaken and Wengen (via Lauterbrunnen), and tickets from Interlaken to Spiez. You would reach us at 1-800-622-8600.

    To receive the 50% discount for the excursion to Jungfraujoch, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Grindelwald or Wengen - For Use Only With Swiss Half Fare Card' option of the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' pass. This can be purchased here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html.

    This would cover you on the ‘Wengernalpbahn’ cogwheel from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg and the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch. If you like, you can make your descent by taking the other ‘Wengernalpbahn’ cogwheel line, which goes from Kleine Scheidegg to Grindelwald (instead of Wengen).

    Reservations are not accepted for any part of the trip between Interlaken/Wengen/Grindelwald and Jungfraujoch. The 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' pass is an open voucher that you would use to hop on any of the trains that take you up to Jungfraujoch (and a return) within a time period of 24 hours.
    • Jeff (Official Rep) December 29, 2016 16:51
      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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