Getting Around in Zurich by Public Transportation
The Key Facts in Brief
Zurich’s public transportation network is one of the most efficient and reliable in the world. It therefore comes as no surprise that streetcars and buses are the preferred means of transportation for the city’s population. The dense network and frequent services connect every point in the city, and passengers get to see even more of the surroundings on their journey.
All the transportation companies are united in the Zurich Transport Association (ZVV), which is why one ticket can be used on all forms of transportation on the city network. This also includes boats, funicular railways, and cable cars.
Zürich Card – the Pass for the Perfect City Trip
The Zürich Card city pass entitles the holder to unlimited 2nd class travel on all forms of public transportation on the entire city network. It can be purchased in the “Zürich City Guide” app, via our webshop, or physically at a ticket machine, and is valid for a period of 24 or 72 hours.
In Zurich, tickets for 1 hour or 24 hours (day pass) can be purchased for different zones. The tickets are valid on all types of public transportation in the specified zones – whether bus, tram, S-Bahn train, boat, or cogwheel/funicular railway.
Tickets and day passes can be purchased from the ticket machines at every stop, at the airport, or at Zurich Main Station.
Travel Without Barriers
Many train stations and stops provide barrier-free access to buses, streetcars, and trains. Low-floor network maps help people with limited mobility to plan their trip. In addition, symbols on the online timetables indicate whether step-free entry or exit is possible.