The simplest way to get around Zurich is on foot together with the public transport vehicles, trams, buses and trains.
In Zurich City you find a bus or ZVV tram stop at intervals of around 300 meters. At the diverse stops you also view timetable information, the next connections, a zone map and ticket machine. You can purchase tickets for 1 hour or Day Cards for various zones. Zurich City is part of Zone 110, the Airport part of Zone 121. You should always carry tickets with you as tickets are regularly controlled.
Instead of Day Cards the Zürich Card is a perfect alternative.
This is available at all ticket machines and after validation (stamping it) at one of the ticket machines is valid for unlimited travel during either 24 or 72 hours in the Zones 110,111, 112, 121,140,150,154.
For night owls on Fridays and Saturdays late-night trains and S-Bahn train routes travel from 1am until 9am on the night network (Nachtnetze). Two tickets are required for use of the ZVV Nachnetze: A valid transport ticket together with night-surcharge ticket at the cost of CHF 5. These are available at ticket machines (touchscreen) under the word "Nachtzuschlag".
With the Zürich Card, you enjoy free travel with public transportation throughout the entire city of Zürich.
Zürich Transport Network (ZVV)
The Zurich Transport Network (ZVV) is the tariff and transportation network for local public transport in the canton of Zürich and certain neighboring regions.
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)
With more than 327 million passengers a year, the SBB is Switzerland’s biggest travel and transport company. Online timetable
Swiss Travel System
Are you coming to Switzerland for just a few days or for as long as a whole month? With the Swiss Travel System passes, you can plan your very own individual tour on a network of more than 12,000 miles covered by trains, buses and boats. Information and booking