Zürich Card Points of Sale – Buy Your City Card on Arrival or Online
Buy your Zürich Card on arrival
1. Zurich Airport
It is well worth purchasing a Zürich Card directly on arrival at Zurich Airport. The city card gives you unlimited travel on all forms of public transportation in the entire city and surrounding region – so the trip from the airport to downtown Zurich is already covered.
You can buy a Zürich Card directly after landing at Zurich Airport here:
- In Arrival 1 and 2, at the counters of switzerlandinfo+. Look out for the signs with red & white lettering on a black background. The information desks are open from 5.45am–11.30pm.
- At the Service Center of the P2 car park, which leads to the Check-in 2 desks and to Arrival 2
- At the SBB Travel Center at Zurich Airport. The Travel Center of the Swiss Federal Railways is located on Level -1 opposite Check-in 3.
- At the ticket machines of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and the Zurich Transport Network (ZVV), which are mainly located on Level -1.
2. Zurich Main Train Station
At Zurich Main Train Station, the friendly staff at the Tourist Information are looking forward to your visit. They would be pleased to provide you with detailed information about all the benefits provided by the Zürich Card – for the city card is not just a travel pass for the local public transportation, but also offers a host of price reductions and attractive savings. Ask, for example, about the current exhibitions that you can visit free of charge as a Zürich Card holder, or the best restaurants where you will be treated to a culinary surprise on presentation of your Zürich Card.
3. Available All Over the City
Naturally, you also have the possibility of purchasing your Zürich Card later on at your convenience. These practical city cards can be obtained with just a few clicks from all ticket machines of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and the Zurich Transport Network (ZVV).
Buy the Zürich Card online
1. ZVV Ticket App
(This app is currently only available in German.)
Registration is not required for this app, which is why it is particularly suitable for travelers who only spend a short time in Switzerland. After downloading the app, simply click on “Shop”. Under “Abos, Multikarten & weitere Tickets → Weitere Tickets → Zürich Card”, select the validity start date and the desired duration (24 hours or 72 hours).
After purchase, the Zürich Card is available in the app as a mobile ticket or QR code. The ticket is personal and cannot be exchanged.
2. SBB Ticketshop
The Zürich Card can be purchased through the SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) Ticketshop as an online ticket, which you can then print out yourself. The OnlineTicket is only valid on presentation of a personal, official ID card (passport or identity card) issued in the same name as that on the ticket. The period of validity (date/time) must be determined at the time of purchase; subsequent changes or replacements are not possible.
3. SBB Mobile App
Important: In order to use the SBB Mobile App, it is first necessary to register under sbb.ch. Travelers who are only temporarily in Switzerland are recommended to purchase a SBB Online Ticket or to buy their ticket at a ticket counter or machine. You can select the desired connection and travel time under “Standard Timetable”. By tapping on “Purchase ticket”, the various price categories are displayed. You can find the ZVV Zürich Card 24 hours/ ZVV Zürich Card 72 hours under “Show more tickets”.
The Zürich Card can be purchased as a MobileTicket under “Tickets → Buy tickets for fare networks → Zurich Transport Network → ZVV Zürich Card”.
After purchase, the MobileTicket is saved on your smartphone under “Tickets”. IMPORTANT: The ticket is personal and non-transferable. Tickets can be purchased for a maximum of 8 additional passengers traveling with you. All travelers must be able to present a personal, official ID card (passport or identity card). The period of validity (date/time) must be determined at the time of purchase; subsequent changes or replacements are not possible.
Download the SBB Mobile App: