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How do you do the Jungfraujoch with a Eurail Select Pass?

I am trying to add a trip to Jungfraujoch to my eurail select (3 countries, France, Germany and Switzerland) but I don't see an option for Grindelwald or Wengen-Jungfraujoch/Swiss Pass using the eurail pass, I only see Interlaken-Jungfraujoch/Eurail Pass, any help?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 09, 2012 16:01
    Hi Maria,

    If you are traveling with a Eurail Select Pass, then the 'Interlaken-Jungfraujoch/Eurail Pass' option of the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Pass is the one you would purchase. The Eurail Select Pass including Switzerland would cover you as far as Interlaken, where you would begin using the 'Interlaken-Jungfraujoch/Eurail Pass' option of the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Pass to travel beyond on your way up to Jungfrau.
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  • What would you recommend if you have a Eural Select Pass to get to Interlaken but staying in a hotel in Wengen? I also plan to go one day to see Jungfraugh and one day to go to Schithorn. And the last day I have to get back to Interlaken from Wengen?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 06, 2012 14:46
    Hi Darren,

    Wengen is en route between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch. Therefore, you would not have to backtrack to Interlaken to begin your trip up to Jungfrau. You can just board the cogwheel right there in Wengen and take it up Kleine Scheidegg on your way up to Jungfrau. The 'Interlaken-Jungfraujoch/Eurail Pass' option of the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe mountaintop excursion is still what you would purchase, because the Eurail Select Pass would cover you as far as Interlaken. You would still just use this pass to board the cogwheel in Wengen without having to backtrack to Interlaken.

    That being said, the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe mountaintop excursion is only valid for a roundtrip (between Interlaken/Wengen and Jungfraujoch) to be completed within a 24 hour time period once you begin the journey. Considering that you are actually staying in Wengen for multiple days, you would have to purchase separate tickets for the part of your trip from Interlaken to Wengen. Due to the 24 validity of the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Pass, if you were to use it to cover you for your inbound to Wengen, the rest of it would be forfeited. You would only be able to use the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Pass to cover you from Interlaken to Wengen if you intend on going up to Jungfaujoch that very same day. This is all because the Eurail Select Pass would only cover you as far as Interlaken, and the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe is only valid for a 24 time period.

    On that same note, you would have to purchase separate tickets to cover you from Wengen to Interlaken for when you leave Wengen.

    Since your Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Pass would only be valid for 24 hours, the Eurail Select Pass only covers as far as Interlaken and you plan on going up to Jungfraujoch on a separate day than the days you arrive into Wengen and depart from Wengen, then you would purchase regular point-to-point tickets for your inbound and outbound travel between Interlaken and Wengen under 'Check Fares and Schedules' on the homepage of our website.

    Please feel free to call us at 1-800-622-8600 if you have any additional questions, as I know this can come across as rather confusing, and I'm not sure if I explained it clearly.
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