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Getting Around in ZURICH

Zurich is known for its extraordinarily efficient and clean public transport system. It consists of a network of buses, regular trains, trams, cable cars, suburban trains (S-Bahn) and boat services. A number of different passes are available for daily, weekly, monthly and annual travels that make using the public transport cheaper and faster. Smartphone apps are available that provide detailed timetables. There are many options to commute in Zurich, all of them equally efficient.

There are many Tram lines and Buses that provide connectivity through the city by roads. A very high frequency and efficiency ensures that passengers are never kept waiting for long for the next tram or bus. The night bus service is available at a frequency of 30 minutes beyond midnight and is safe to use.

The S-Bahn is a convenient and fast suburban rail system that provides connectivity to all of Zurich’s suburbs and beyond. Except the rural line, all other lines pass through the Hauptbahnhof station.

Zurich has river boats and lake steamers that operate on the Limmat River and Lake Zurich respectively, and offer a great way of travelling through the city and exploring it.

Bikes are available for cycling enthusiasts. These can be rented for free by paying a security deposit although one needs to be careful of the trams during peak hours. Bikes are a great way to do sightseeing tours of Zurich.

Walking is also a wonderful option to explore the city, and if you are a tourist you will find that the main train station, old town, the lake promenade and nearly all other tourist attractions can be easily covered on foot.

How to Reach ZURICH

By Air

Zurich Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Switzerland and is connected to central Zurich by trains that run every few minutes. However, keep in mind that most no-frill airlines fly to Basel (1.5 hours away by train) rather than Zurich; this is due to the high passenger costs at Zurich Airport. 

By Road

Long distance bus services are also available with buses arriving from all parts of Europe at the bus terminal next to the main railway station. In addition, almost every highway in Switzerland leads to Zurich, and for those planning Zurich city breaks it is easy to drive down from other Swiss cities.

By Rail

Zurich is also well connected to all of Europe by the rail system and the central railway station is Hauptbahnhof, which acts as a terminal for all suburban, regional and long distance trains. Indeed, with 2915 trains every day, it is the world’s busiest railway station. 

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