Jungrau Frequently Asked Questions
Air Travel to Zurich
From San Francisco there is a Swissair non-stop flight; 10 hr. 50 min.
Air Berlin, United and Air Canada offer 1 stop flights to Zurich.
Air Travel Costs in July / Summer: Estimate $1,500.- + or –
May 2017 – In checking summer 2017 flights to Zurich, the rates range from $1,330.- , 1 stop via Air Berlin, to $1,471 with Swissair non-stop and 1 stop with United & Air Canada.
This November we booked an $800.- round trip SFO to ZRH roundtrip to ticket.
Checking in the Nov/Dec. periods for the following summer offers some great airfare deals.
Frequent Flyer points – we are using 60K to 80K United Mileage Plus credit card points for SFO to ZRH to SFO travel too.
Please check with your respective credit card points program as there also good deals if you book early.
Zurich Air Fare – Travel Agent Specialist
Brigitte Ammann, Jason Travel – Brigitte is a Swiss who I’ve known for 30 years who books lots of ZRH Bay area air travel to Zurich. Address: .269 States St, San Francisco, CA 94114: (415) 553-7711
We have experienced people arriving the Zurich airport and then transferring directly to the first hotel in Lucerne and doing an excursion in the afternoon without any difficulty.
If anyone decides to do just the Main Trip, day 1, and then make the 2 hour train transfer from the airport to Lucerne, where you change trains and continue to Engelberg at 3000ft and then begin the hike on day #2, you will be OK
The highest elevation on Day 2 is 6,000 ft and we end up at Meiringen at 3,000 ft.
Of course if you spend a few days beforehand getting your Swiss land legs this is OK too. Please see the pre-trip – additional 2 hights if you are so inclined.
The hiking elevation changes range from 3,000 ft to 6,000 ft during most of the trip.
The only major increase in elevation to 11,200 ft is when we take the cog-wheel train to the top of the Jungfrau. When we get to this elevation we will take it slow to get acclimated and are mostly indoors viewing the various exhibits.
We can also go outdoors:
There is a platform to walk out on to see the Aletsch glacier area.
There is also a snow packed 45 minute walk to the Mönch alpine hut, the highest in Europe.
Depending on the weather, we can see what makes most sense to do and how much time to spend on top.
We have an 3 hour Eiger Trail hike planned in the afternoon so we want to make sure we budget enough time to be able to handle everyone’s wish list.