Zurich Transport Guide

Zurich has an efficient public transport network with trains, buses and trams. Plenty of Swiss folk also get around on bikes and you’ll also see the odd Swiss banker getting around on a Segway.

How to get around Zurich

Getting around Zurich is really easy thanks to the S-Bahn (metro train), suburban trains and buses which run from 5:30am until midnight daily. You can use the one ticket for all of these services, but they must be purchased in advance. You can buy tickets at most stops, which don’t need to be validated, but other tickets like the Zürichcard need to be stamped. If you’d prefer to make your own way around Zurich though you can always hire a car. You’ll find the best value parking across from the main post office and on Uraniastrasse. There’s also street parking with meters. Pedal power is another great way to get around. You can borrow a city bike from heaps of different locations around town. You’ll just need your passport or ID and money for a deposit – but rental is free if you bring it back within 6 hours.