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How To Reach Zurich
Switzerland is probably the most romantic country in the world and a dream destination for everyone. Zurich is the most well-known city in the country. This tourist-friendly city is high on life and activity throughout the year. It has a thriving population of over 4 lac people and is rated to have the best quality of life in the whole world. While tourism is a large part of the Swiss economy, Zurich's economy is driven by the service industry and is home to many large international companies. The best way to reach Zurich is by flight, though there are other routes as well if you are travelling from anywhere in Europe. Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of this wonderful modern city.
One of the fastest and most convenient ways to reach Zurich is by air. Zurich Airport (ZRH) is a busy airport with a vast network of international and domestic connections. It is located about 11 km away from the city centre but has a lot of convenient ways to get into the city, including a 12-minute train ride.
While travelling from India, there are 4 direct flights to Zurich from Mumbai and Delhi, every day on Swiss Air. Apart from this, there are plenty of flights with 1 to 2 stopovers that fly from different parts of India.
There are no direct trains from India to Zurich (duh!). However, if you are anywhere within Europe, Zurich is well connected on the euro rail network. The main railway station at Zurich is called Hauptbahnhof (HB) and is located within the city centre. Whether you are in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Austria or any other country around the area, there's a train waiting to take you to the magical country of Switzerland. In fact, the Hauptbahnhof station of Zurich is the world's most frequent railway station, catering to 2915 trains daily.
When in Switzerland, all roads lead to Zurich! There are buses to Zurich from different parts of Europe, some that travel daily and some as less frequent as bi-weekly. It is not the preferred route, but definitely a cheaper one! The bus terminal at Zurich is conveniently located near the main railway station of Zurich and is within the city centre.
You can also drive into Zurich in a hired vehicle. Zurich is connected to its neighbouring countries and cities with good highways and wide roads and does offer some stunning sceneries along the way. Remember to have your passport & visa handy while crossing the border if travelling from another country - just as a precaution. You may also need to declare customs (if any) at the border.
Zurich is a city buzzing with tourism. Hence, they have ensured that there is plenty of public transport available for the ease of tourists to get around the city. From buses, trams, trains and taxi, even cable cars & boats! - you can take your pick. A combination of any of these public transport services would be the best way to enjoy and explore the sites of the city. Note that the last train service is around half past midnight - so post that you may need to take a taxi. The riverboats operate only during the summers.
A lot of the tourist sites are also close to each other, so once you get to one - you can explore the ones nearby on foot.