On this page you will find helpful information to plan your stay.
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Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland (380,500 inhabitants) and is home to one of the world’s largest global markets. Famous for its excellent quality of life, Zurich is situated in an enchanting position between the water and the mountains, the urban and the rural, and the city rises from the lake’s edge, and is a few kilometers away from the Alps. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and in the world.
Please purchase your ticket before boarding the train at the appropriate automated machine or at the station’s ticket window (SBB CFF FFS).
Foreign citizens wishing to enter Switzerland are required to respect the entry and customs regulations. In any case, they must be in possession of a valid travel document recognized by the Swiss authorities. In addition, a visa is required in certain cases.
Detailed information is available from the Federal Office for Migration (FOM), Swiss representations abroad and the competent cantonal authorities.
Zurich is easily managed by public modes of transportation (tram, bus, train and boat) so as to reach almost any corner of the city. To visit the city, you may purchase a one-day-pass (in German: Tageskarte), that includes unlimited, valid travel within the enter city center for a duration of 24 hours beginning from the time of purchase.
For rides from the airport to the city or back, you need a ticket for three zones: 10 (= City zone, counts double) and 21. If you already have a valid ticket for zone 10, buy a zone upgrade ticket for 1-2 zones (that's cheaper).