Getting Around in Zurich by Public Transportation

The following information on streetcars, buses, trains, travel tickets, and zone maps will enable guests to get to their destination in a safe and climate-friendly manner.

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.

Zurich City Network

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.

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Zürich City Guide: Zürich Card Ticket

Pro Tip:

With the Zürich Card, travel from the airport to the city center is already included.

Travel Ideas with the Zürich Card

Visitors in possession of a Zürich Card no longer need to worry about buying tickets, but can simply get in and set off. These trips are included in the Zürich Card:

Other Tickets

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.

Zone Maps

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.

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