Zurich

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Zurich, an elegant Swiss metropolis

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Getting there You can get to Zurich from Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 04:07 NT$2,941
From Amsterdam 11:34 NT$1,922
From Milan 03:41 NT$1,255
From Frankfurt 04:10 NT$957
From Berlin 11:02 NT$1,137
From Munich 04:11 NT$2,384
From Prague 14:48 NT$1,137
From Vienna 07:50 NT$2,314
From Geneva 02:43 NT$2,494
From Interlaken 01:53 NT$2,204
From Budapest 11:15 NT$1,922
From Basel 00:53 NT$957
From Salzburg 05:24 NT$3,098
From Lucerne 00:46 NT$769
From Cologne 05:29 NT$957
From Innsbruck 03:36 NT$1,529
From Bern 00:56 NT$1,569
From Stuttgart 02:57 NT$2,031
From Dijon 02:33 NT$2,157
From Hamburg 07:36 NT$1,137
From Zagreb 14:43
From Dusseldorf 06:33 NT$5,584
From Como 03:06 NT$1,255
From Lausanne 02:08 NT$2,267
From Dresden 09:41 NT$1,137
From Ljubljana 12:10 NT$3,882
From Heidelberg 03:58 NT$3,012
From Strasbourg 03:10 NT$353
From Freiburg 01:48 NT$2,251
From Hanover 06:19 NT$1,137
From Mannheim 03:15 NT$3,820
From Bonn 05:46 NT$1,137
From Mulhouse 01:19 NT$1,686
From Graz 10:56 NT$3,490
From Karlsruhe 02:50 NT$2,996
From Linz 06:33 NT$3,490
From Utrecht 11:20 NT$1,137
From Bochum 06:22 NT$4,565
From Landeck 02:46 NT$2,298
From Namur 07:45 NT$1,686
From Mainz 05:47 NT$957
From Lugano 02:39 NT$2,337
From Offenburg 03:20 NT$1,106
From Buchloe 03:27 NT$2,949
From Leipzig 10:00 NT$1,137
From Otztal 03:12 NT$2,149
From Arnhem 10:43 NT$1,137
From Koblenz 05:12 NT$1,137
From Colmar 03:33 NT$1,686
From Langen Am Arlberg 02:12 NT$1,992
From Weinfelden 00:48 NT$729
From Wil 00:44 NT$1,051
From Uzwil 00:41 NT$667
From Schaffhausen 00:38 NT$698
From Brunnen 00:54 NT$729
From Sargans 00:55 NT$988
From St Gallen 01:02 NT$1,278
From Singen 00:58 NT$753
From Rheinfelden 00:58 NT$831
From Arth Goldau 00:38 NT$996
From Ziegelbruecke 00:36 NT$698
From Zug 00:22 NT$471
From Winterthur 00:19 NT$408
From Uster 00:14 NT$282
From Aarau 00:24 NT$698
From Brugg 00:24 NT$471
From Rapperswil 00:36 NT$533
From Frauenfeld 00:36 NT$573
From Olten 00:31 NT$831
From Landquart 01:05 NT$1,122
From Buchs 01:08 NT$1,043
From Lindau 01:49 NT$1,733
From Rottweil 01:45 NT$1,678
From Bludenz 01:45 NT$1,435
From Visp 02:01 NT$3,035
From Brig 02:09 NT$3,035
From St Anton Am Arlberg 02:22 NT$2,086
From Bellinzona 02:15 NT$2,141
From Thalwhil 00:09 NT$173
From Bregenz 01:38 NT$1,671
From Goeschenen 01:36 NT$1,153
From Thun 01:22 NT$2,204
From Konstanz 01:18 NT$925
From Chur 01:15 NT$1,247
From Romanshorn 01:10 NT$925
From Fribourg 01:24 NT$1,788
From Tuttlingen 01:27 NT$1,129
From Spiez 01:33 NT$2,337
From Feldkirch 01:29 NT$1,639
From Baden Baden 02:34 NT$3,035
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 01:44 NT$1,882


Getting around From Zurich, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Thalwhil 00:17 NT$173
To Uster 00:22 NT$282
To Winterthur 00:28 NT$408
To Zug 00:29 NT$471
To Arth Goldau 00:42 NT$643
To Olten 00:50 NT$831
To Rapperswil 00:56 NT$533
To Lucerne 00:59 NT$769
To Aarau 01:00 NT$698
To Basel 01:04 NT$957
To Sargans 01:11 NT$988
To Romanshorn 01:11 NT$925
To St Gallen 01:14 NT$1,278
To Thun 01:22 NT$2,204
To Bern 01:26 NT$1,569
To Landquart 01:27 NT$1,122
To Brunnen 01:27 NT$729
To Einsiedeln 01:29 NT$573
To Flums 01:30 NT$894
To Spiez 01:32 NT$2,337
To Fribourg 01:34 NT$2,141
To Schaffhausen 01:35 NT$698
To Buchs 01:35 NT$1,043
To Chur 01:37 NT$1,247
To Bregenz 01:37 NT$1,671
To Bad Ragaz 01:38 NT$1,027
To Frauenfeld 01:41 NT$471
To Feldkirch 01:43 NT$1,286
To Mulhouse 01:43 NT$1,239
To Lindau 01:49 NT$1,733
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 01:52 NT$1,882
To Wil 01:53 NT$588
To Weinfelden 01:56 NT$643
To Ziegelbruecke 01:57 NT$698
To Visp 02:00 NT$3,035
To Uzwil 02:00 NT$769
To Brig 02:09 NT$3,035
To Konstanz 02:11 NT$1,278
To Goeschenen 02:17 NT$1,153
To Lausanne 02:19 NT$2,620
To Colmar 02:30 NT$1,686
To St Margrethen 02:31 NT$1,075
To Morges 02:40 NT$2,816
To Biel 02:43 NT$2,353
To Bellinzona 02:44 NT$1,788
To Langen Am Arlberg 02:49 NT$1,992
To Baden Baden 02:50 NT$3,035
To Rheinfelden 02:55 NT$831
To Interlaken 02:55 NT$2,204
To Geneva 02:55 NT$2,847
To Singen 02:57 NT$1,106
To Montreux 02:58 NT$2,776
To St Anton Am Arlberg 02:59 NT$2,086
To Neuchatel (loc) 03:00 NT$2,180
To Bludenz 03:05 NT$1,435
To Como 03:07 NT$1,255
To Lugano 03:19 NT$1,984
To Engelberg 03:19 NT$1,153
To Landeck 03:23 NT$2,298
To Tuttlingen 03:25 NT$1,482
To Sarnen 03:33 NT$1,051
To Martigny 03:40 NT$2,682
To Milan 03:41 NT$2,784
To Rottweil 03:42 NT$1,678
To Arosa 03:46 NT$1,569
To Buchloe 03:47 NT$2,949
To Freiburg 03:50 NT$2,251
To Sierre/siders 04:02 NT$3,286
To Innsbruck 04:14 NT$1,529
To Horb 04:15 NT$1,106
To Pontresina 04:19 NT$2,329
To Besançon 04:26 NT$2,361
To Zernez 04:30 NT$1,914
To Heidelberg 04:44 NT$3,365
To Kempten 04:47 NT$2,282
To Davos 04:48
To Strasbourg 05:01 NT$353
To Dijon 05:13 NT$2,157
To St Moritz 05:18 NT$2,690
To Zermatt 05:23 NT$4,157
To Metz 05:34 NT$2,988
To Salzburg 05:36 NT$3,098
To Karlsruhe 05:44 NT$3,349
To Mannheim 05:45 NT$3,820
To Florence 05:46 NT$4,745
To Luxembourg 06:15 NT$4,016
To Worgl 06:36 NT$2,988
To Stuttgart 06:40 NT$2,384
To Paris 06:45 NT$2,941
To Kufstein 06:47 NT$3,129
To Otztal 07:08 NT$2,502
To Mainz 07:10 NT$957
To Frankfurt 07:13 NT$957
To Nuremberg 07:13 NT$4,031
To Offenburg 07:14 NT$831
To Koblenz 08:04 NT$1,137
To Namur 08:07 NT$4,573
To Munich 08:46 NT$2,384
To Vienna 08:54 NT$3,098
To Brussels 08:55
To Cologne 09:29 NT$1,922
To Villach 09:35 NT$4,204
To Bologna 09:40 NT$3,576
To Bochum 09:56 NT$2,384
To Fulda 10:09 NT$5,035
To Wels 10:09 NT$3,490
To Graz 10:20 NT$3,490
To Hanover 10:20 NT$1,137
To Linz 10:27 NT$3,490
To Kassel 10:40 NT$831
To Dusseldorf 10:54 NT$5,584
To Rome 10:54 NT$5,765
To Goettingen 11:01 NT$831
To Berlin 11:37 NT$1,137
To Bonn 11:37 NT$1,137
To Utrecht 11:46 NT$1,922
To Hamburg 12:09 NT$1,137
To Budapest 12:09 NT$1,922
To Amsterdam 12:14 NT$1,137
To Dresden 12:21 NT$1,137
To Arnhem 12:21 NT$1,427
To Leipzig 12:38 NT$831
To Barcelona 13:06
To Prague 14:49 NT$1,137

While you're there

Zürich, the largest city of Switzerland

Zürich is a major financial centre and one of the most preferred Swiss destinations. In 2012, it was voted as the best city to live in Europe. It is an elegant metropolis on the lake bearing its name, with views over the snow-covered Alps, home to over 50 museums, 100 galleries, top hotels, shops and restaurants. Obviously it has to be Zürich! With its excellent public transport connections, this prime Swiss destination is ideal for excursions to the rest of the country. 5 days there, and you will get to know all about Zürich and neighbouring towns.


If you are asking yourself where to get a good view of the Zürich skyline, the answer is Grossmünster, the famous tall twin towers. The most notable landmarks of the city are the Fraumünster church decorated by Marc Chagall; the beautiful spires of Saint Peters Church and its monumental clock – Europe’s largest;

At the other side of Lake Zürich, Rapperswill, a small medieval town awaits you with an invitation to visit the Rose Gardens, the Castle, the deer park on the Lindenhof and Switzerland’s largest wooden bridge. Get to know where the famous Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate are made, by stopping over in Kilchberg, on your way back.

There is an excursion which is not to be missed! Thanks to the world’s steepest cogwheel railway, you will reach the top of Mount Pilatus for a splendid panorama view of the surrounding mountains and lakes, before getting back by cable car.

In cosmopolitan Zurich, you can munch on everything. Go to the famous Confiserie Sprüngli to have a taste of their chocolate inventions before going to the Niederdorf area where you can taste the trademark Züri Gschnetzlets dish veal in cream and mushroom sauce) and rosti (grated, fried potatoes). The local wines are Riesling, white Rauschling and light red Clevner.

Go to the Bahnhofstrasse, one of the world’s most exclusive shopping avenues. The old town is also a very attractive shopping area with fashion, jewellery and antiques shops as well as the smaller and more traditional boutiques. Head to Schipfe to find craftsmen who sell their handmade products along the river. Join locals in a spot of ‘lädele’ the pasttime of shopping and strolling. Explore the multicultural Langstrasse quarter where young Swiss designers have set up shop.


Zürich Tourism Tourist Service
8021 Zürich
Tel: +41 (0) 44 215 40 00

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Zurich can be found.

While trains are the convenient way to travel in Europe, planes are essential for bringing you from overseas. Major European cities are annexed to airports hubs, while important cities or towns are served by regional airports. Zurich is annexed to Switzerland.


Zurich railway station(s)

Zürich Hauptbahnhof Train Station

Zürich Hauptbahnhof Train Station

Address: Bahnhofplatz 7 8001 Zurich

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:30am to 11:15pm
Saturday and Sunday: 5:30am to 11:15pm
Public holidays: 5:30am to 11:15pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV Lyria, ICE), Regional trains, Inter City trains
Services:
Rail Service Information, Ticket Office, Currency Exchange, Assistance for disabled persons, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet and Phone cabins.

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Nearest airport

Zürich Flughafen Airport

Zürich Flughafen Airport

Address: Zurich Airport 8058 Zurich

Zürich Flughafen Airport is located about 12 km from downtown Zürich in the suburb of Kloten. An automated underground train links the airport with the Swiss capital.

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Customer reviews

  • "highly satisfied"    
    We were highly satisfied with the services and comfort by travelling with Raileurope.  
  • "Night Train to Zurich "    
    It was a very good experience travelling by the night train from the Vienna to Zurich. The night train started at very late hours around 11.45 pm and we have to wait for it in the train station for a few hours as it was pretty cold at winter now. The train looked a bit old and the the 2 pax sleepers rooms we booked was small. We have 2 big luggages and that already take up most of the space beside the bed and hardly can find any other space. Luckily my husband and I were not fat, we are able to fit into the 2 small beds, 1 in the upper and the other in the lower decker. There is a small basin in the room and it looked old too. By the next morning when we reach Zurich, the scenery outside the train refreshed us a lot. A light breadfast was served to us from the train crew and his look was serious and never smile. I think if the train crew could be a little bit friendly and that could make us feel happier a little. Overall, the night train is not as comfortable as the trains we travelled in the day time.  
  • "very pleasant trip"    
    Considered it to be easier than flying and about the same time Paris to Zurich. Excellent service  
  • "Comfort traveling to Zurich"    
    Good train Good seat On time  
  • "Very good"    
    Very good  
  • "Good Experience Over all"    
    we decided to take the train incredible Views and really constable a lot better than flying. would like a better stocked Bar but everything else was good. really recommended  
  • "Beautiful Sites"    
    Amazing countryside views, sit back and enjoy the sites in comfort.  
  • "Comfortable journey"    
    It was a modern train with over 300Km/Hr speed. Clean and comfortable. On time. Restaurant in the middle car of the train. Space for large suitcases at the end of the car.  
  • "Paris to Zurich on TGV 1st Cl"    
    The trip from Paris to Zurich was uneventful. The train carriage was clean and comfortable, nothing to fault.  
  • "TGV"    
    convenient and comfortable,although I would say that could have been a little cheaper  
  • "Beautiful Trip"    
    Words cannot express the beautiful experience we had while travelling from Paris to Zurich. The journey was very comfortable with pleasant sceneries outside. We enjoyed each moment very much.  
  • "Zurich to Paris "    
    Comfortable overall, but could be better if there's more space for luggage  
  • "Italy - Swiss Travel Pass Way"    
    Our trip was nice and smooth. Noise level coming from the other passengers was rather high, though. Appreciate the snacks and drinks provided.  
  • "I liked it"    
    Arrive at the station just 15 minutes before departure,get in the train... sit.... enjoy the scenes and charge your mobile phone... ..... much more easier and more enjoyment than travelling by the damn airplane  
  • "Nice Trip"    
    Ran on time and was very relaxing, be forewarned that if your traveling with larger luggage its a tight fit in storing it.  
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