Significantly more guests
Jungfrau Railway on the upswing after the Corona crisis
The Jungfrau Railway Group recovered noticeably from the Corona crisis in 2022 and transported significantly more guests than in the previous year. The start of the winter season was also encouraging. However, there is still a long way to go before the level before the pandemic.
The Jungfrau Railway Group recovered noticeably from the Corona crisis in 2022 and transported significantly more guests than in the previous year. The start of the winter season was also encouraging. (archive image)
A total of 625,000 visitors were transported to the Jungfraujoch. That is significantly more than in the previous year, when only 365,000 guests came. However, the numbers are still a long way from the record year 2019 with over 1 million visitors.
The strong increase in the number of guests by 71 percent was due in particular to the return of visitors from various Asian markets and the USA. The guests from China were still missing.
In addition, the number of group trips is still well below the pre-crisis level, as there are not enough international flight connections. In addition, there are too few beds in the Jungfrau region and uncertainties prevail due to the Ukraine war.
The mountain railway operator is now satisfied with the start of the 2022/23 winter season. All in all, the skier visits from the start of the season on November 26th to December 31st were 162,200 visits, almost 16 percent below the previous year’s figure.
With more than 33,000 Top4 ski passes in advance, around 3,000 fewer passes were sold than in the 21/22 winter season. The Jungfraubahn also attributes this to the price increase – due to the higher energy costs, the price for the ski pass rose to 850 from 777 francs.
The company is optimistic about the future. The long-term strategy will pay off and the V-Bahn has great appeal. The international market visits towards the end of 2022 made us optimistic.