The Eiger mountain is located in the Bernese Oberland in central Switzerland. It lies high above the Swiss village of Grindelwald and cannot be reached by road.
There are various ways to get to the Eiger from the valley below. This includes both cog-wheel train and cable car.
Below we have outlined the full details of how to get to the Eiger mountain from various locations in Switzerland.
The simplest way to get to the Eiger is by train to Kleine Scheidegg. Kleine Scheidegg is just next to the mountain and you can walk from there along the Eiger Trail to the base of the North Face.
Just be aware that this route goes via Lauterbrunnen instead of Grindelwald. So, if you wish to split it up and stay overnight below the final part of the journey, you will need to base yourself in Lauterbrunnen or Wengen.
Below are some examples of how to reach Kleine Scheidegg from larger cities in Switzerland. If you wish to get exact times and connections, please use the SBB website.
The total travel time from Zurich to Kleine Scheidegg is around 3 hours 6 minutes. The following trains and connections are one way to reach Kleine Scheidegg from Zurich (times are approximate):
The total time from Geneva to Kleine Scheidegg is around 4 hours depending on your connections. The following trains and connections are one option to reach Kleine Scheidegg from Geneva (times are approximate):
The other option for reaching the Eiger mountain is to take the new Eiger Express cable car from Grindelwald Terminal station. using the Eiger express currently is the fastest way of reaching the Eiger and also Jungfraujoch.
Take the following trains and connections to reach Grindelwald from Zurich (times are approximate):
Take the following trains and connections to reach Grindelwald from Geneva (times are approximate):