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?

  • 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
    Commented Jun 28, 2011 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
    Commented Jun 28, 2011 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. Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 11:35
  • moved information to the answer, with some screenshots
    – VMAtm
    Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 11:38

3 Answers 3


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.

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

Also you can see this question 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
    Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 13:54
  • Sorry, didn't saw that. I'll search the prices soon
    – VMAtm
    Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 19:42
  • @victoriah updated the answer
    – VMAtm
    Commented Jun 29, 2011 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

  • sure, just go to grindelwald and go up the jung frau bahn. don't forget to get the awesome fridge magnet!!
    – Fattie
    Commented Aug 29, 2014 at 11:49

Alpiglen station, mentioned in a previous answer, is actually too close to the Eiger to afford a proper view! The actual best viewing spot is Kleine Scheidegg, the next station on the same line.

enter image description here (photo mine)

Restaurant Eigernordwand, a few minutes walk from the station, has beautiful panoramic views if you'd like to enjoy the scenery that inspired the Toblerone bar with a drink of your choice in your hand.

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