Zurich, an elegant Swiss metropolis
|From Langen Am Arlberg||02:12||$80|
|From St Gallen||01:02||$51|
|From Arth Goldau||00:38||$40|
|From St Anton Am Arlberg||02:22||$84|
|From Baden Baden||02:34||$123|
|From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv||01:44||$77|
Getting around From Zurich, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.
|To Arth Goldau||00:42||$26|
|To St Gallen||01:14||$51|
|To Bad Ragaz||01:38||$41|
|To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv||01:52||$77|
|To St Margrethen||02:31||$43|
|To Langen Am Arlberg||02:49||$80|
|To Baden Baden||02:50||$123|
|To St Anton Am Arlberg||02:59||$84|
|To Neuchatel (loc)||03:00||$88|
|To St Moritz||05:18||$108|
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
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.
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
Address: Bahnhofplatz 7 8001 ZurichOpening 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
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.
Zürich Flughafen Airport
Address: Zurich Airport 8058 ZurichZürich 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.
Interactive Rail Map
Main cities in Switzerland
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- "highly satisfied" Sanchita k. 29/10/2015
We were highly satisfied with the services and comfort by travelling with Raileurope.
- "Night Train to Zurich " Lee Yoon c. 27/10/2015
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" Ian c. 25/10/2015
Considered it to be easier than flying and about the same time Paris to Zurich. Excellent service
- "Comfort traveling to Zurich" Direk l. 18/10/2015
Good train Good seat On time
- "Very good" Mudassar i. 17/10/2015
- "Good Experience Over all" Ana a. 12/10/2015
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" Tracy z. 08/10/2015
Amazing countryside views, sit back and enjoy the sites in comfort.
- "Comfortable journey" Ashish v. 05/10/2015
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" Matthew Chi Ho c. 04/10/2015
The trip from Paris to Zurich was uneventful. The train carriage was clean and comfortable, nothing to fault.
- "TGV" Shipra s. 01/10/2015
convenient and comfortable,although I would say that could have been a little cheaper
- "Beautiful Trip" Tijoy Mathew t. 28/09/2015
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 " Yee Cheung c. 17/09/2015
Comfortable overall, but could be better if there's more space for luggage
- "Italy - Swiss Travel Pass Way" Caroline l. 16/09/2015
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" Ahmed e. 11/09/2015
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" Mark v. 10/09/2015
Ran on time and was very relaxing, be forewarned that if your traveling with larger luggage its a tight fit in storing it.