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From Zurich Airport (Total Travel Time Around 60 Minutes)Zurich Airport is located in Kloten, a suburb north of Zurich.
After reclaiming baggage, follow the signs "Bahn/Railway" to ticket counters and machines. The trains are operated by the Swiss National Railway or SBB as they are called. Tickets have to be bought before boarding since no tickets are sold in trains, trams and buses. There are English instructions on the ticket machines; follow them or simply press the left (red) key at the bottom where it says "Zurich City" (make sure that the display shows "2 Std"). The machine prompts for 5.40 CHF and accepts coins as well as 20.- CHF banknotes and gives change. The ticket is valid during the next 2 hours for any train to Zurich as well as for the trams and buses in the city (streetcar, Strassenbahn). If you plan to stay the whole day, a day ticket (valid 24 hours) for 10.80 CHF is more suitable. For a day ticket, press the same red key as for the 2 hour ticket and then press the double arrow key <=> near the top of the machine (a day ticket is the same as a round trip ticket). There is a ticket office near the train station where you can ask for assistance. Take an escalator down to the platforms 3 or 4. Trains to city centre leave approx. every 10 minutes and take about 10 minutes to reach main station (Zurich HB). You can take a look at the timetable here.
Ok, you are almost here... At the main station walk to the head of the train and follow any signs to "Bahnhofquai". Once outside the station walk about 50 m up the road to the tram stop on the left-hand side. If you arrived by train and haven't yet got a tram ticket, you must now buy one from the blue ticket machine. Press either the green (2 hour ticket) or the blue (day ticket) button. We recommend you to buy a day ticket for 7.20 CHF which is valid for 24 hours for all trams and buses in the main zone (no. 10) of the city.
Take tram number 11 (color coded green) direction "Messe/Hallenstadion" to the stop "Bucheggplatz". There you have to change to bus no. 69 direction "ETH Hönggerberg" (terminus station). Our labs and offices are located on the F floor of finger 3 of the HCI building. See this map (opens in new window) for orientation.
Just some suggestions. There are a lot more restaurants in Zurich. It's generally recommended to call and reserve a table.
Zurich offers a broad range of museums. Here is just a small selection of places that are worth a visit.
For a detailed list with some additional information as well as an event calendar please go to the Zurich Tourism Event Site.
In case Zurich doesn't offer enough excitement for you, there are a couple of places worth a visit. The following locations are suitable for a day trip an can be reached by public transportation.