Zurich, an elegant Swiss metropolis
|From Langen Am Arlberg||02:12||HK$456|
|From St Gallen||01:02||HK$292|
|From Arth Goldau||00:38||HK$228|
|From St Anton Am Arlberg||02:22||HK$483|
|From Baden Baden||02:34||HK$702|
|From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv||01:44||HK$438|
Getting around From Zurich, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.
|To Arth Goldau||00:42||HK$146|
|To St Gallen||01:14||HK$292|
|To Bad Ragaz||01:38||HK$237|
|To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv||01:52||HK$438|
|To St Margrethen||02:31||HK$246|
|To Langen Am Arlberg||02:49||HK$456|
|To Baden Baden||02:50||HK$702|
|To St Anton Am Arlberg||02:59||HK$483|
|To Neuchatel (loc)||03:00||HK$502|
|To St Moritz||05:18||HK$620|
Zurich city guide
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 convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Zurich.
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
Nearby and easily reachable by train
Main cities in Switzerland
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- "Too little, too expensive" Federico Ignacio j. 30/01/2014
The train is about right, but the price is not THAT good. You can always take a S-Bahn and get there for half the price and the same comfort and convenience (and double the time, of course)
- "Excellent choice of travel " Shalini b. 27/01/2014
the journey from Zurich to Salzburg in the second class compartment was really comfortable with plenty of luggage space and the train arrived on time and the journey had spectacular views.
- "First time journey " John w. 12/01/2014
Felt very comfortable on this high speed train, it was comfortable and relaxing although the seat position wasnt great to look out the window which was a shame so maybe if this is important to you check it out next time before travelling. I also visite the shop for a bottle of water which was around 3 euros but the waitress serving was very nice and friendly. Overall a good experience.
- "Bag stolen in Paris Eurostar" Elango r. 11/01/2014
Beware. Beware of thief in Paris Eurostar check in area. We were four people within 2 min thief stolen one of our luggage. French police or Euro star people at Paris were helpful. We proceeded with journey and made complain with Eurostar London.
- "Beautiful view with comfort." Ester f. 09/01/2014
I was really happy travelling by train, is easy, tranquil, and accessible. And sure, the price made me really happy!
- "electrical plug" Georgios g. 09/01/2014
The electrical plug was not working!
- "cont’d" Brad w. 09/01/2014
we could only find seats together for part of the family so the children had to sit on our laps. this is a long trip.
- "Very good deal" Xiaowei l. 08/01/2014
Bought tickets during a sale, so it is super worth it. Both train stations are in the city center and convenient, and train was steady during the ride.
- "Very good" . 03/01/2014
Everything is went on well, although we missed the train at Paris because of train delay at Caen, they accepted us to board in next immediate train.
- "disappointed" Vicky d. 21/12/2013
Service was very good. The seating fabric was very tired and needed to be upgraded and also the tables were not cleaned.
- "Good staff manner" Chuh Tong k. 12/12/2013
My overall comment is good and the staff are patient and polite.
- "Excellent" . 09/12/2013
wonderful experience which i can say a unforgettable event of my life.
- "Very Convenient" Chun Ho w. 06/12/2013
it is very convenient for traveler to purchase the ticket online and print it at home.
- "Paris Gare Lyon - Zuerich Hb " Xiaoqi y. 02/12/2013
Uses major train stations with good connections in both cities. Punctual. Clean coaches and comfy seats. Book early for cheap tickets!
- "An OK Experience" Lillian n. 25/11/2013
The price (CHF 482) seemed a bit high the seats we were given (at the back of the train, with very small table and apparently usually reserved for Customs staff)