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I can't seem to find information online about trains, buses, to take to get there etc. I would be travelling in from Stainach in Austria.

Is there a mountain station or similar that I can view it from?

e: I see from VMA's comment that I can go there via Grindelwald. What is the best way to get there from Stainach?

I'm thinking the train in the way of Stainach - Salzburg - Zurich - Bern - Grindelwald, but I can't get fares online for the Salzburg-Zurich-Bern portion. Anyone have an idea of the rough estimate of the fare?

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maps.google.com/… I see here information about trains and even the buses. For example, from Grinderwald you can see the North Face, aren't you? –  VMAtm Jun 28 '11 at 11:19
    
I'm not seeing anything about trains or buses on that link. And ideally I'd like to get closer than Grindelwald (not sure if that's possible though?) –  victoriah Jun 28 '11 at 11:26
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Click on the 'Directions' link on the page VMAtm linked to, that'll show the transit options from your desired starting point. –  Ankur Banerjee Jun 28 '11 at 11:35
    
moved information to the answer, with some screenshots –  VMAtm Jun 28 '11 at 11:38

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According to Google maps and sbb.ch, the most closer railroad station is Alpiglen: enter image description here. According sattelite map, you'll get beautiful view from there.

Not sure where are you getting from to the Eiger, so you can search trains by youself. If you have more specific information, please provide it.


Update:
According oebb.at, route and prices are (used local time just for example):

Also you can see [this question][11] to get some more sites to search prices and trains.

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I accepted this answer, but it didn't solve my train price question. I know how to use the Austrian railways website - however it doesn't (or won't give) a price for Stainach - Grindelwald, or even Stainach - Bern. –  victoriah Jun 28 '11 at 13:54
    
Sorry, didn't saw that. I'll search the prices soon –  VMAtm Jun 28 '11 at 19:42
    
@victoriah updated the answer –  VMAtm Jun 29 '11 at 8:12

You can also view the North face of the Eiger from the inside. The Jungfraubahn takes you from Kleine Scheidegg to the Jungfraujoch via a stop in the Eigerwall complete with panoramic windows. Looks like you can connect with mainline services from Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen.

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungfraubahn

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sure, just go to grindelwald and go up the jung frau bahn. don't forget to get the awesome fridge magnet!! –  Joe Blow Aug 29 at 11:49

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