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Jungfrau Travel Pass

My husband and I are planning a 2-week trip to Switzerland in September, which will be our 3rd time there. We are in our 60's and love to do moderate hiking. We hope to spend most days in the mountains. We will be driving, so did not plan to purchase any travel passes. However, I'm wondering if there is any advantage to purchasing the Jungfrau Pass when we are in the BO.

We are staying in Grindelwald for the first 2 nights (free Hyatt nights that will otherwise expire) and then 3 nights in Wengen. Previously, we stayed in Murren and did many of the hikes on that side of the valley. Assuming the weather is good, these are our tentative hiking plans for the 3 days we would buy the pass. It would also cover train travel back and forth to Wengen and Schynige Platte:

From Grindelwald: Hike First to Bachalpsee, then to Grosse Scheidegg (cover cable car to First, not bus to Grindelwald)

From Wengen: Hike Mannlichen to Klein Scheidegg (cover cable car and train, both directions)
From Wengen: Hike Panoramaweg loop Schynige Platte to Daub (cover all train travel)

If I'm figuring it out correctly, the cable car/trains would cost us $358, whereas the Jungfrau Pass cost $386. Is there any advantage that would make it worth buying the pass for an additional $30?

Thanks, Shelley

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Assuming you did the math correctly—the SBB app and website tend to default to half fare card pricing—and you don’t think you’ll be using any additional transportation on those days, I can’t think of a good reason to get the pass.

I stayed in Wengen this past June and frequently used the Pass to get down to Lauterbrunnen and up to Murren and up and down from Gimmewald (my favorite walk is from Murren to Gimmelwald). So, if you think you might do a little more traveling in the area, I would get the Pass.

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Note the Jungfrau Pass does not include the cable car Stechelberg-Gimmelwald-Muerren-Birg-Schilthorn. You can get to Muerren on the gondola/train combination, but if you then hike to Gimmelwald, you will have to hike back up hill to Muerren or buy a ticket for the cable car.