Option 1: trains only via Lauterbrunnen: Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch (2h06)
If you choose to travel via Lauterbrunnen, you can best sit on the right of the train when departing from Interlaken Ost. You'll have a slightly better view that way.After changing trains in Lauterbrunnen, you'll travel up to the scenic mountain village of Wengen and then onto Kleine Scheidegg. Again, the best views from the train are on the right. You'll look down on the stunning Lauterbrunnen valley with its Staubbach Fall and up to the Jungfrau and other snow-capped mountains.At Kleine Scheidegg, you'll change trains for the last leg to Jungfraujoch. The majority of this section is in a tunnel, but still it's impressive if you just think about it: a tunnel at an altitude of 3,000 m right through the rocks of the Eiger.The train passes several stations along the route. One of them is Eigergletscher, where the Eiger Express cable cars from Grindelwald Terminal arrive and where you'll have to change trains once more. This train will make another short stop at the station of Eismeer. You can get off the train for a few minutes to enjoy the view of eternal snow and ice through the panoramic windows.
If you travel from Interlaken to Grindelwald, you can best sit on the right for the best view.In Grindelwald, you'll change to the train to Kleine Scheidegg. You can either sit on the left for an impressive view of the Eiger North face, or on the right for a wider view across the valley of Grindelwald. At Kleine Scheidegg, you'll change trains for last section through the tunnel in the Eiger (please see the description under Option 1).
You'll first travel from Interlaken Ost to the train station Terminal, which is close to the village of Grindelwald. The gondolas to Männlichen depart from Grindelwald Terminal as well.Here you'll board the 26-seater cabins of the Eiger Express that take you up to the station of Eigergletscher in 15 minutes, with breathtaking views of the famous Eiger North face. At Eigergletscher, you'll board a cogwheel train up to Jungfraujoch through a tunnel in the Eiger (please see the description onder Option 1). This is the quickest route, as the Eiger Express bypasses the cogwheel trains that travel via Kleine Scheidegg.