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 R1,101
From Amsterdam 11:34 R720
From Milan 03:41 R470
From Frankfurt 04:10 R352
From Berlin 11:02 R426
From Munich 04:11 R881
From Prague 14:48 R426
From Vienna 07:50 R866
From Geneva 02:43 R925
From Interlaken 01:53 R822
From Budapest 11:15 R720
From Basel 00:53 R352
From Salzburg 05:24 R1,160
From Lucerne 00:46 R279
From Cologne 05:29 R352
From Innsbruck 03:36 R573
From Bern 00:56 R587
From Stuttgart 02:57 R749
From Dijon 02:33 R808
From Hamburg 07:36 R426
From Zagreb 14:43
From Dusseldorf 06:33 R2,085
From Como 03:06 R470
From Lausanne 02:08 R837
From Dresden 09:41 R426
From Ljubljana 12:10 R1,454
From Heidelberg 03:58 R1,116
From Strasbourg 03:10 R132
From Freiburg 01:48 R837
From Hanover 06:19 R426
From Mannheim 03:15 R1,424
From Bonn 05:46 R426
From Mulhouse 01:19 R631
From Graz 10:56 R1,307
From Karlsruhe 02:50 R1,116
From Linz 06:33 R1,307
From Utrecht 11:20 R426
From Bochum 06:22 R1,703
From Landeck 02:46 R852
From Namur 07:45 R631
From Mainz 05:47 R352
From Lugano 02:39 R866
From Offenburg 03:20 R411
From Buchloe 03:27 R1,101
From Leipzig 10:00 R426
From Otztal 03:12 R793
From Arnhem 10:43 R426
From Koblenz 05:12 R426
From Colmar 03:33 R631
From Langen Am Arlberg 02:12 R734
From Weinfelden 00:48 R264
From Wil 00:44 R382
From Uzwil 00:41 R250
From Schaffhausen 00:38 R250
From Brunnen 00:54 R264
From Sargans 00:55 R367
From St Gallen 01:02 R470
From Singen 00:58 R279
From Rheinfelden 00:58 R308
From Arth Goldau 00:38 R367
From Ziegelbruecke 00:36 R250
From Zug 00:22 R176
From Winterthur 00:19 R147
From Uster 00:14 R103
From Aarau 00:24 R250
From Brugg 00:24 R176
From Rapperswil 00:36 R191
From Frauenfeld 00:36 R206
From Olten 00:31 R308
From Landquart 01:05 R411
From Buchs 01:08 R382
From Lindau 01:49 R646
From Rottweil 01:45 R617
From Bludenz 01:45 R529
From Visp 02:01 R1,131
From Brig 02:09 R1,131
From St Anton Am Arlberg 02:22 R778
From Bellinzona 02:15 R793
From Thalwhil 00:09 R59
From Bregenz 01:38 R617
From Goeschenen 01:36 R426
From Thun 01:22 R822
From Konstanz 01:18 R338
From Chur 01:15 R455
From Romanshorn 01:10 R338
From Fribourg 01:24 R661
From Tuttlingen 01:27 R411
From Spiez 01:33 R866
From Feldkirch 01:29 R602
From Baden Baden 02:34 R1,131
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 01:44 R705


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

To Thalwhil 00:17 R59
To Uster 00:22 R103
To Winterthur 00:28 R147
To Zug 00:29 R176
To Arth Goldau 00:42 R235
To Olten 00:50 R308
To Rapperswil 00:56 R191
To Lucerne 00:59 R279
To Aarau 01:00 R250
To Basel 01:04 R352
To Sargans 01:11 R367
To Romanshorn 01:11 R338
To St Gallen 01:14 R470
To Thun 01:22 R822
To Bern 01:26 R587
To Landquart 01:27 R411
To Brunnen 01:27 R264
To Einsiedeln 01:29 R206
To Flums 01:30 R323
To Spiez 01:32 R866
To Fribourg 01:34 R793
To Schaffhausen 01:35 R250
To Buchs 01:35 R382
To Chur 01:37 R455
To Bregenz 01:37 R617
To Bad Ragaz 01:38 R382
To Frauenfeld 01:41 R176
To Feldkirch 01:43 R470
To Mulhouse 01:43 R455
To Lindau 01:49 R646
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 01:52 R705
To Wil 01:53 R220
To Weinfelden 01:56 R235
To Ziegelbruecke 01:57 R250
To Visp 02:00 R1,131
To Uzwil 02:00 R279
To Brig 02:09 R1,131
To Konstanz 02:11 R470
To Goeschenen 02:17 R426
To Lausanne 02:19 R969
To Colmar 02:30 R631
To St Margrethen 02:31 R396
To Morges 02:40 R1,043
To Biel 02:43 R881
To Bellinzona 02:44 R661
To Langen Am Arlberg 02:49 R734
To Baden Baden 02:50 R1,131
To Rheinfelden 02:55 R308
To Interlaken 02:55 R822
To Geneva 02:55 R1,057
To Singen 02:57 R411
To Montreux 02:58 R1,028
To St Anton Am Arlberg 02:59 R778
To Neuchatel (loc) 03:00 R808
To Bludenz 03:05 R529
To Como 03:07 R470
To Lugano 03:19 R734
To Engelberg 03:19 R426
To Landeck 03:23 R852
To Tuttlingen 03:25 R543
To Sarnen 03:33 R382
To Martigny 03:40 R999
To Milan 03:41 R1,043
To Rottweil 03:42 R617
To Arosa 03:46 R587
To Buchloe 03:47 R1,101
To Freiburg 03:50 R837
To Sierre/siders 04:02 R1,219
To Innsbruck 04:14 R573
To Horb 04:15 R411
To Pontresina 04:19 R866
To Besançon 04:26 R881
To Zernez 04:30 R705
To Heidelberg 04:44 R1,248
To Kempten 04:47 R852
To Davos 04:48
To Strasbourg 05:01 R132
To Dijon 05:13 R808
To St Moritz 05:18 R999
To Zermatt 05:23 R1,557
To Metz 05:34 R1,116
To Salzburg 05:36 R1,160
To Karlsruhe 05:44 R1,248
To Mannheim 05:45 R1,424
To Florence 05:46 R1,777
To Luxembourg 06:15 R1,498
To Worgl 06:36 R1,116
To Stuttgart 06:40 R881
To Paris 06:45 R1,101
To Kufstein 06:47 R1,160
To Otztal 07:08 R925
To Mainz 07:10 R352
To Frankfurt 07:13 R352
To Nuremberg 07:13 R1,498
To Offenburg 07:14 R308
To Koblenz 08:04 R426
To Namur 08:07 R1,703
To Munich 08:46 R881
To Vienna 08:54 R1,160
To Brussels 08:55
To Cologne 09:29 R720
To Villach 09:35 R1,571
To Bologna 09:40 R1,336
To Bochum 09:56 R881
To Fulda 10:09 R1,880
To Wels 10:09 R1,307
To Graz 10:20 R1,307
To Hanover 10:20 R426
To Linz 10:27 R1,307
To Kassel 10:40 R308
To Dusseldorf 10:54 R2,085
To Rome 10:54 R2,159
To Goettingen 11:01 R308
To Berlin 11:37 R426
To Bonn 11:37 R426
To Utrecht 11:46 R720
To Hamburg 12:09 R426
To Budapest 12:09 R720
To Amsterdam 12:14 R426
To Dresden 12:21 R426
To Arnhem 12:21 R529
To Leipzig 12:38 R308
To Barcelona 13:06
To Prague 14:49 R426

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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Nearby destinations

Main cities in Switzerland


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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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