How to Reach Zurich


  • By Air: The Zurich Airport Switzerland is the largest and busiest and is run characteristically efficiently. It is situated 12 minutes away from the city centre by train; the train departs every 10 to 15 minutes.
  • By Train: You can also get in by train to Hauptbahnhof train station from other cities in Switzerland and Europe, and most Swiss highways lead straight into Zurich.
  • By Car: Most of the highways in Switzerland offer a gateway to Zurich. While train might be an easier option, travelling to Zurich through car is one of the ways you can experience the beauty of Zurich its outskirts, and Swiss villages.


  • By Public transport: The best way to roam around and explore the city of Zurich is through its public transport that holds an extra ordinary network in the city. There are trams, buses and trains to take you from one location to another. You can also purchase tickets for 1 hour or Day Cards for various zones.
  • By Taxi: You can easily find a taxi in Zurich by just calling. In the city there are several taxi stands from where you can hail taxis.
  • On Foot: Most of the attractions in the city lie at a close distance from each other. It is best to explore Zurich on foot as you will be able to admire the natural beauty as well. 

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Zurich. The most preferred mode of transport in Zurich is Train/Metro.

Average distance: 13.28 km Average time: 33.63 min

  • Train/Metro 30.12%
    Train 26.16 min Walking 9.72 min Waiting 4.08 min Bus 3.56 min Tram 1 min Other 1 min Overall average time for 23.08 kms 45.52 min
  • Walking 16.87%
    Walking 12.79 min Train 4.5 min Waiting 3.5 min Bus 2.5 min Tram 0.64 min Overall average time for 4.66 kms 23.93 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 10.84%
    Tram 20.33 min Waiting 7 min Walking 5.44 min Bus 4.78 min Train 1.11 min Overall average time for 10.08 kms 38.67 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 16.87%
    Bus 17.29 min Waiting 4.29 min Walking 3.57 min Train 2.64 min Tram 2.07 min Other 0.86 min Overall average time for 11.14 kms 30.71 min
  • Bike 10.84%
    Bike 19.22 min Walking 0.11 min Overall average time for 6.89 kms 19.33 min
  • Car 8.43%
    Driving 27.57 min Walking 0.71 min Overall average time for 12.14 kms 28.29 min
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