Switzerland is known for its efficient transport system but with Zurich not being that big, it is easy to walk around and navigate on foot.
Trams – Trams run all day, starting in the early hours (from 5am until 1am) and cover more of the city than the trains. If you are planning to do more than one return trip, purchase a day pass instead from one of the tram stops.
Buses – If you don’t fancy the tram, take the bus instead. These run from 5am until midnight. Just buy your ticket at the bus stop beforehand. Taking a 2 hour sightseeing bus tour is also a good way to see the sites.
Budget GatG – If you are staying in Zurich for 24 to 72 hours, it’s worth looking at a Zurich card. This offers unlimited 2nd class travel and free or reduced admission to many of Zurich’s museums.
From Zurich Airport
The best way to get from Zurich Kloten Airport to the city is with the train. Trains run frequently and only take 15 minutes, costing CHF 7. These are near check in.Taxis costs CHF 70 and are available from Terminals 1 and 2.
The train system in Switzerland is fantastic. Zurich is one of the biggest hubs with trains to the rest of Switzerland as well as its European neighbours. Head to Hauptbahnhof in the city centre where the trains and trams interconnect. Buy your ticket for your onward journey out of Zurich at one of the self-service machines.
TIP – If you are planning on seeing more of Switzerland, consider a Swiss Pass from 3 days to 15 days. As well as access to rail, bus, boat and some trams, it also includes 50% on most cable cars and entrance into hundreds of museums.