Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich

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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich

From USD 308.26

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Board a cogwheel train to the UNESCO-listed Jungfraujoch, known as the Top of Europe, on this day trip from Zurich to the spectacular Swiss Alps. After a scenic coach journey through the Bernese Oberland, ride up to Europe's highest railway station, located 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) above sea level. From the Sphinx Observatory, look out over Aletsch Glacier and past the snow-capped Alpine peaks toward France and Italy.
  • Full-day trip from Zurich to Jungfraujoch, known as the Top of Europe
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through Switzerland's magnificent Bernese Oberland
  • Ride a cogwheel railway through the Swiss Alps from Lauterbrunnen to Jungfraujoch
  • Take in a jaw-dropping Alpine panorama from Europe's highest railway station
  • Walk through the heart of a glacier at the Ice Palace
  • Ride the V-Cableway Eiger Express

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Spend a relaxing couple hours atop Jungfraujoch, and explore both its Sphinx Observatory and Ice Palace.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cogwheel train ride
  • V-Cableway Eiger Express
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
    Ausstellungsstrasse, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

    Bus Terminal Sihlquai is located 200 meters behind Zurich HB (central station). IMPORTANT: When using GPS - please type in ‘Limmatstrasse 4, 8005 Zürich’. You can find our Gray Line check-in booth right at the first parking lot.

Start time

08:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Start your day trip from the bus terminal in central Zurich and depart by coach for the scenic journey south. Travel among the towering peaks of Switzerland's Bernese Oberland to Lauterbrunnen, where a cogwheel train carries you up to Europe’s highest-altitude train station, situated in a UNESCO-listed Alpine wilderness.

The 100-minute train ride winds through the Kleine Scheidegg mountain pass in the Bernese Oberland. Upon arrival at Jungfraujoch, situated at an elevation of 11,333 feet, disembark at the Top of Europe and head to the Alpine Sensation—a round-tour subway opened to mark the centenary of the Jungfrau Railway. 

Head to the Ice Palace for a glacier walk and stop at the Sphinx Observatory for sweeping views of Europe's longest glacier: Aletsch Glacier. From viewing platforms, enjoy a 360-degree panorama of this winter wonderland draped in a breathtaking display of ice and snow. On a clear day, look beyond to the mountain peaks of neighboring Italy and France. 

If you wish, purchase a snack or warm drink at the on-site restaurant (own expense) before the cogwheel train ride to ‘Eigergletscher’, where you will change to the V-Cableway Eiger Express. After approx. 15 minutes you will reach Grindelwald Terminal, where your coach awaits. Relax on the drive back to Zurich, arriving at the bus terminal in the evening.

Sihlquai (Pass By)


25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kleine Scheidegg

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ice Palace - Jungfraujoch

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sihlquai (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Must see Jungfraujoch!!! Our tour guide, Raymond, made the tour so joyful. The scenic views (the lakes and the picturesque mountains) were magnificently breathtaking!!


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Bucket list day!! Book it
Kelly_S, Oct 2023
One of the most memorable days of my life. Kid is the best tour guide that showed us all the good spots, kept the group going at a good pace, and made the day so much fun. Highly recommend if you want to see all of the iconic things Switzerland has to offer.
Great day in the Alps!
Cara_Q, Sept 2023
Great experience! Check-in early at the little wooden booth to get your sticker and a good seat. The bus leaves on time and not a minute later, make sure you're on time! Our tour guide, Kid, was really great. He guided us throughout the tour and his great personality and sense of humor made the day even more fun than expected. The Swiss Alps are a must see, and this guided tour is a great way to see them. Go for the full package, it's definitely worth the price. Enjoy!
Beautiful day trip.
Dennis_B, Sept 2023
The day trip is an amazing experience. It is well organised and worth every money. KID the the guide is a legend, he makes the trip fabulous and making sure every one got the best views and photos of the day. Highly recommended.
Trip to remember
ashoken_n, Sept 2023
Train Ride and extraordinary Guide. It was a sunny Day and everything was perfect. Guide Kid is awsome and he enhanced the value of the trip
Magnificent views.
Lies_M, Sept 2023
The views were magnificent. The trip was very well organised. Tip: if you want to see everything, bring your own food. It is a long day.
Trip of a life time.
rose, Sept 2023
The day trip was amazing and our tour guide Kid made it very memorable. The ice castle and the mountain was beautiful.
Greta_C, Sept 2023
Reaching the top and standing on the glacier was incredible. The ice castle was beautiful, our tour guide Raymond was excellent he made sure we saw everything and even helped with pictures.
Stress free , Comprehensive Enjoyable package
Shivam_G, Sept 2023
The overall travel was very well planned and ran on time. Our guide KID was very friendly, funny and supportive throughout the trip. Dont judge him by his cover of f looks and tone. Be nice. Gandola ride is breathtaking.
kimberly_u, Sept 2023
Kid made the trip!!! At first he seems a little sassy, but that actually made it more fun and enjoyable. The views are incredible going to Jungfraujoch but once we were at the top, the clouds and fog had their own idea. We couldn’t see a thing! Having said that, the ice caves were pretty cool and the trip overall is something I would definitely recommend! It was a once in a lifetime trip. 5 stars
Bucket List!!
Lisa_W, Sept 2023
Well, first off, we had Kid D. as our tour guide and he was nothing short of amazing!!! He made sure you had the best photo opportunities, he was very funny and entertaining, and very attentive!! He kept everyone one on schedule! He is a true professional and such an asset to the tour company!! We loved him and had made such a long trip memorable!!💕💕
Must see!!!
Oanh_L, Sept 2023
Must see Jungfraujoch!!! Our tour guide, Raymond, made the tour so joyful. The scenic views (the lakes and the picturesque mountains) were magnificently breathtaking!!
Amazing wonderful trip
Yasinta_H, Sept 2023
The trip was wonderful and we are so lucky to have Kid as the tour guide . He was amazing and made the trip so fun n unforgettable one. Highly recommended
Fantastically organized tour but wish we had seen more
Cortney_S, Sept 2023
The tour was very well done. The problem was we didn't see anything. So the 4 star isn't really for the tour company. The weather was terrible, freezing and snowing so they let us change the day to the next day so we could buy winter coats but they did charge us to do that. It is an expensive tour - but the guide was great and the tour was HIGHLY organized - which I appreciated since we were traveling with two kids. I would do it again making sure weather cooperated this time. Also it would have been cool to have a bit more time in some of the spots on the way up. The time crunch meant we could barely stop to take pictures.
KID our tour guide was...
Linda_T, Aug 2023
KID our tour guide was the most memorable part of our tour. It was because of him that we will take this lifetime experience back to Boston and Marthas Vineyard. If you do only one tour when visiting Zurich this must be the one and hopefully you will get KID. We wanted to take him home with us but he said he truly luvs his job. And no doubt he does. Thank You Viator Tours and Kisses and Hugs to you Kid. We are taking home a beautiful experience. Linda and Pepsi
Amazing Day trip from Zurich!
Lori_K, Aug 2023
This was an excellent tour. Lots of beautiful scenery and excellent logistics - bus, trains, gondola. But it was done perfectly Our tour guide was an A+! Be prepared for a long day but full of memorable sights
Susan_M, Aug 2023
The scenery was breathtaking. There was ample time at Jungfraujoch to see all. Both the cog railway and the cable car were wonderful experiences.
Wow!!! What an experience!!
Evelyn_V, Aug 2023
The whole tour was amazing it was my dream come true !! I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this tour
jungfraujoch top of Europe
utsav_p, Aug 2023
The your guide was definitely the star of show,knew best photo spots ,able navigate us thru the crowds,provide detailed information ,help us with anything special needs(some elderly folks needed assistance). Special reason to book this tour(by this tour operator )is because you get access whole cabin in the train up to summit and you can open windows and take pictures. Over all good time distribution ,as I was able to experience everything in jungfraujoch observatory and have enough time for a meal .
Highly Recommended fun tour with Kid our tour guide
Alwin_C, Aug 2023
This tour is highly recommended especially if you book this tour with Kid! Kid made this tour a lot more fun for our group and he worked so hard so his guests will have the best time and still adhere to the tour schedule. He would always go out of his way to take very nice pictures for his guests and their families to capture the beautiful views and sceneries of Jungfraujoch. Everybody knows Kid there so we, his guests felt like royalties. Kid is the best, he’s a very colorful person, halllllllooo, as he always say to us!!!
Alice_B, Aug 2023
The views and countryside were amazing. Our tour guide Kid was fantastic and fabulous! He really added a ton of fun to the day!

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