Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • 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 Travelers 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)

Board a coach at the central Zurich bus terminal and savor the scenery as you drive approx. 100 minutes south through Switzerland's beautiful Bernese Oberland to Interlaken.


Arrive in Interlaken and enjoy some limited time before boarding the bus again. Continue with a short drive to Lauterbrunnen.

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

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 travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

The mountain gets cold so make sure you bring a ski jacket, beanie and gloves (some people did not and looked very cold).
The Ice palace needs shoes with grooves as it is somewhat slippery.
Do not take sealed food on top as it blows up in your bag due to the pressure.
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Perfect. It was a wonderful experience. Must visit! The guide has in-depth knowledge and overall, it was worth the time.
Awesome tour , a must visit
bhavna_s, Mar 2023
Once in a lifetime experience, if you ever visit Switzerland, you can't afford to miss this tour. This is an exceptional and overwhelming experience, you will be mesmerized with the beauty and the inner peace there. Thanks to our guide Mr Raymond who is extremely talented and his command on the details is outstanding. He is a very lively and energetic individual who took very good care of the whole group. Hats off to his customer centricity, God bless him. The tour gives you an immersive and wholesome experience, you get to ride the special train on your way to jungfraujoch and the cable car on the way back is wonderful.
Itinerary and...
Peter_C, Mar 2023
Itinerary and organisation were fantastic. Tour was on time and scenery was fantastic on such a clear day.
Beautiful day with beautiful views !a must if you have time !
Melinda_S, Feb 2023
A beautiful day !money worth every moment !from the excellent bus to all 3 train rides and at the end the cable car ! Our guide Ray was very nice funny helpful and great at taking photos !also very organised and made sure we are all happy I would recommend this tour for sure !
Jungfraujoch - Dream Trip
Safete_V, Feb 2023
My family and I loved every part of this trip. From the moment we boarded the bus in Zurich and all the way to top of Europe, we very much enjoyed it. Raymond and Mark from Meier Tours were amazing. Very organized and super knowledgeable and always kept us interested and we looked forward to every part of the trip. Truly spectacular experience and I highly recommend.
everything was fantastic...
Andreana_T, Jan 2023
everything was fantastic and magical... the program was incredible, we have seen what the program said.. Mr. Reymont was the best guide. we recommend it🥶💙
Amazing tour guide. Kid
nadeem1324, Jan 2023
Trip to Jungfraujoch was amazing. Our tour guide Kid made it even more memorable family trip. He kept us engaged and laughing throughout the trip. Thank you kid!
Best part of the trip to Zurich. Kid our guiding tour was amazing
Douglas_L, Jan 2023
Kid made the visit to Jungfrau amazing, best part of being in Zurich. Very organized from back and forth. Magic experience being visit the top of Europe
We score 10 out of 10
Grace_A, Jan 2023
We could not have donne it without the wonderful guide Raymond. The views. .the different experiences in the same day were wonderful. The trains and gondola.
Jarrad_H, Jan 2023
Just a beautiful trip, the tour guide was amazing and really makes you feel involved with the trip and has an abundance of knowledge! I would recommend this trip to anyone that enjoys adventure and beautiful surroundings.
Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich
Tan_M, Dec 2022
Nice trip with a cheerful guide. Too crowded due to festive period. Coach was full and the driver was good and experienced. Coach was too warm for most of the passengers.
Great Tour with the bestest Tour Guide!
Jasmeet_S, Dec 2022
Had an amazing time at the Jungfraujoch Tour - amazing place to visit but the person who made this trip more memorable was out tour guide Kid! Amazing person who made the trip enjoyable and was knowledgeable about all the landmarks on the way to the peak! Very interactive guide - if you are going to book this tour - book it only with Kid and trust me you won’t regret it! PS : ask for his secret dance moves - trust me you won’t regret it lol
Amazing Trip!
Jacob_H, Dec 2022
Our tour guide Kid was amazing. He kept everyone on track and highly entertained the entire day. He helped everyone take the most memorable pictures at every stop and gave great reccomandations of where to take pictures too. The whole trip was beautiful with great scenery the entire time. Highly recommend and if you get Kid as your tour guide you will be in great hands!
Awesome experience.
Raymund_C, Dec 2022
Fascinating! Our guide Kit was specially helpful and organized making for a memorable experience. Full day tour a bit tiring but definitely worth the experience.
Great experience y great guide (Kid)
Lupita_V, Dec 2022
A breath taken experience our turist guide Kid helped us to enjoy each moment and take some great pictures!!
Loved it.....The best decision we made
jeff_p, Dec 2022
Always follow the leader :) Our guide " KID" was the BEST. Very informative, lots of fun, VERY memorable experience. :)
Tour of a lifetime
Dan_R, Dec 2022
We have been on many tours around the world, and this will definitely be one of the most memorable. Spectacular scenery that just can't be fully appreciated in photos. Having a beautiful snowfall the day before and perfectly clear blue skies on the day of our tour made it so amazing. And I would be remiss if did not say something about our Guide, Kid. We've never experienced a Guide who so thoroughly enjoyed his job and made sure everyone on the tour got the absolute most out of it. We definitely have some photos we never would have gotten without Kid's knowledge of the area and help taking pictures. So glad we did this tour and so glad we had Kid as our Guide! Highly recommend!!!
Book it!
Nyssa_A, Dec 2022
Wow! We almost didn’t book this because of the higher price point but I am SO glad we did. Our guide’s name was Kid and he was very punctual and organized. The entire journey to the mountain is scenic and the views from the top are incredible. We will remember this day forever! Highly recommend!
10/10 would recommend!
Jasmine_W, Dec 2022
Kid was a blast and you can tell he truly has passion for his work. His personality is special to say the least and very entertaining lol. Would definitely take a tour with his again and you will get all the photos your heart desires! Kid definitely made it feel like a group trip for us all and very wholesome. He provided a sense of togetherness that you don’t see often in tours with groups.
Abdullah_A, Nov 2022
Amazing and funny tour guide with fluent english. I would really recommend to book this for your day trips. Tour guide will guide you throughout your day trip to the max.