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Grindelwald, Kanton Luzern, Switzerland

How much does it cost to travel to Grindelwald?

You should plan to spend around $248 (Sfr220) per day on your vacation in Grindelwald. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $60 (Sfr53) on meals
  • $55 (Sfr49) on local transportation
  • $292 (Sfr259) on hotels

A one week trip to Grindelwald for two people costs, on average, $3,477 (Sfr3,080). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Grindelwald cost?

A one week trip to Grindelwald usually costs around $1,739 (Sfr1,540) for one person and $3,477 (Sfr3,080) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Grindelwald on average costs around $3,477 (Sfr3,080) for one person and $6,954 (Sfr6,160) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Grindelwald will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Grindelwald on average costs around $7,451 (Sfr6,600) for one person and $14,902 (Sfr13,200) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Grindelwald has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Grindelwald expensive to visit?

Prices in Grindelwald are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Grindelwald is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Basel or Venice.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Grindelwald Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Grindelwald?

The average Grindelwald trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Grindelwald travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Sfr259 ($292)
Local Transportation 1 Sfr49 ($55)
Food 2 Sfr53 ($60)
Entertainment 1 Sfr54 ($61)
Alcohol 2 Sfr15 - 45 ($17 - 51)
Accommodation Budget in Grindelwald
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Grindelwald is $146 (Sfr129). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Grindelwald is $292 (Sfr259). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Grindelwald

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Grindelwald based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $260. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Grindelwald
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Grindelwald is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $55 (Sfr49) per person, per day, on local transportation in Grindelwald.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Grindelwald
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Grindelwald can vary, the average cost of food in Grindelwald is $60 (Sfr53) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Grindelwald should cost around $24 (Sfr21) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Grindelwald is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Grindelwald
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Grindelwald typically cost an average of $61 (Sfr54) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Grindelwald
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  • The average person spends about $34 (Sfr30) on alcoholic beverages in Grindelwald per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Grindelwald On a Budget
Grindelwald Grindelwald, Switzerland
Grindelwald, Switzerland is a glacier village located in the picturesque Jungfrau Region of the Swiss Alps. The Jungfrau Region encompasses many small villages and was chosen as the first Alpine UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. This Alpine paradise has been a popular destination since the 17th century, due to its natural beauty and fantastic hiking and skiing trails.

The weather in Grindelwald stays cool all year round, with summer staying around 30 degrees Fahrenheit and winter averaging 10 degrees Fahrenheit. No matter the weather, there's plenty to do both outside and in.
Grindelwald is a sight to behold, surrounded by the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains, there are dozens of hiking and skiing trails to explore. In the summer, head to Gletscherschlucht, a glacial gorge with walking paths and waterfalls to cool you off. Then, take a relaxing hike over to Bachalpsee Lake via a trail that's suitable for any age and experience level.

In the winter, take the cable car to Grindelwald First, a summit on Schwarzhorn, that will provide you with incredible views of the Alps and take you to some of the best skiing trails in the area. Take a mountain tour up to Jungfraujoch, known as the Top of Europe, where you'll find an observation terrace and their world renowned Ice Palace.
Being a small village, the main road, Dorfstrasse, is where you'll find the tourism office and the majority of shops, restaurants, and hotels. Travel just outside of the city center to find more remote restaurants with incredible views.

The Jungfrau Region has many small villages, each boasting beautiful views and unique experiences. You can head to Mürren for the James Bond 007 experience, complete with the Bond World 007 exhibit and the 007 Walk of Fame. You'll also find their famous revolving restaurant that gives you full views of the region. Or, head over to the Isenfluh mountain village for a nostalgic cable car ride to the Sulwald hamlet.

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just enjoy the views, there's something for everyone to do. During the summer, you can take a day tour around the mountains, take a canoe ride, or take a relaxing train ride through the mountains to enjoy the sights. In the winter, there are ski trails for every education level with many companies there offering ski and snowboarding lessons. If you're feeling more adventurous, you can take up paragliding or even go bungee jumping!

At the height of the winter season, in January, the Jungfrau Region hosts the International Lauberhorn Races, Ski World Cup which is the longest World Cup downhill race in the world and brings in tens of thousands of onlookers. In August, there's the Mendelssohn Music Week located in the nearby village of Wengen, where you can listen to a classical sound while taking in the natural beauty at the foot of Jungfrau.
Food and Dining
The Swiss are known for their cheese and chocolate, so make sure to stop by Läderach chocolatier for mouth watering and inventive chocolates. Then, head over to Barry's, a restaurant full of character and amazing fondue. If you're looking for something lighter, Cafe 3692 provides the perfect cozy atmosphere to enjoy a hot cup of tea and delicious cakes.

When you've had your fill of fondue and chocolate, check out Grindelwald's more international selections like Golden India and Jasmine Garden. Then, head to Avocado Bar, a popular spot thanks to their great drinks and gorgeous patio that overlooks Mount Eiger.

You can get to Grindelwald via car or train from the Interlaken station. There are two train stations: Grindelwald and Grund, with Grindelwald in the heart of the village and Grund on the valley floor.

Getting around Grindelwald is fairly easy thanks to their local bus service. There are also gondola lifts and cable cars that will take you to Männlichen, First, and Pfingstegg. If you plan on traveling between different villages, look into the Berner Oberland Regional Pass. The pass allows you unlimited access to regional trains and cable cars for 4 to 10 consecutive days. Passes can be purchased at train stations, major airports, and some tourist offices.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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