Getting Around in Zurich

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There are several ways of getting around in Zurich. Although it may seem a dread to walk aroung Zurich, it is the easiest way. It is probably using the comprehensive modern tram and bus network. Vehicles run daily between 5.15 a.m. and midnight with services every six minutes during the rush hours. Tickets entitle you to unlimited travel within the corresponding zones and time period. Detours, return journeys and stop-offs are allowed and you may also change lines or modes of transport. All public transport in the Zurich region is geared towards self-service.

Tickets (day cards, single tickets for short or long distances, as well as for all zones) must be obtained from one of the ticket machines located at each stop before you commence your journey. Tickets cannot be purchased on the vehicles. Day cards valid for unlimited travel within 24 hours are particularly recommended. They can be obtained from the Zurich Tourist Office at the main railway station or from one of the ticket machines. Day cards valid for particular zones may be purchased from the information offices and 'Ticketerias' (ticket booths).

If you decide to come by car, you can use the well developed motorway network, which will lead you practically into the city centre itself. However, parking facilities are limited in the centre. The police hands out sheets with a list of all the multi-story car parks.

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Zürich on the move - borrow a bike for free

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Borrow one of 300 robust city bikes free of charge. From May to October, 7.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m., you simply deposit your valid personal ID, place a deposit of CHF 20, and pick up a bike at one of the following locations: Zürich Main Railway Station, Stadelhofen station, Enge station, Globus department store (Bahnhofstrasse), Oerlikon Market Place, and Altstetten station. Reservations for groups (at least 10): Tel. 079 / 431 48 38

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All trams, buses and train operators in the area of Zurich are together in one network, the ZVV. If you want to get from one place in the canton of Zurich to an other one, you can search the timetable on their website. The timetable give you also the information where you have to switch to what kind of transport.

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