Switzerland’s trains, trams, busses and boats are connected via The SBB – one of the most reputable transportation systems in the world. The SBB makes every day peaceful, painless and prompt and will require you to replace the common “my bus was delayed” excuse when running late.
Unique amenities include Airport Check-In & Luggage Services, Family Zones and Mobile scheduling and purchasing applications.
The SBB frequently promotes special deals including:
Swiss Webcams – Know before you go
An excellent resource to check out before you go! Featuring over 1,300 webcams of Swiss landscapes including not only mountain and lake views, but also cityscapes, traffic, airports, camping sites and golf greens.
Many of the cameras provide live streaming, while others are updated regularly. There’s even an option to add your own webcam if you’re so inclined!
Bikes – Bicycle Rentals
Check off your “to do” list errands and workout at the same time! From May to October, adult and childrens’ bicycles and skateboards are available, for free, at 6 locations throughout Zurich. After leaving your ID and a 20CHF deposit, enjoy your day on 2 wheels! Bicycles are equipped with a lock and basket, but be sure to bring your water bottle, safety gear and keep your eyes focused on the proper bike lanes and traffic regulations.
Website (in German)
Times and Locations may be found in English via the Tourism Board Website
Average charges for a taxi would be:
Zurich Flughafen to Downtown Zurich – Appx 60 CHF
Zurich Flughafen to Thalwil or Herrliberg - Appx 115 CHF
Taxi444 has an English website and several quick tricks for making a reservation.
If the vision of squeezing your entire family and their over-weight baggage into the tram gives you goose bumps, then an Airport Shuttle service may save your day!
Mobility is an easy and efficient option for those that crave the open road. This car sharing service provides the conveniences and enjoyment of “owning” a car without all the hassle. With an annual subscription, vehicles are available to reserve 24-hours a day via Mobile, iApp, phone or Mobility’s English website. With over 1,200 Mobility stations and vehicles available in various shapes and sizes regardless of if you are heading to the Italian Riviera with the kids or making an IKEA run, Mobility can service your needs.
Not 100% convinced it is for you, check out their 4-month trial offer.
Eager to visit Switzerland’s neighbors? Renting a car enables you to reach Italy, Germany, Austria and France in a few hours while allowing you to explore off the beaten trails along the way. If you only need a vehicle a few times a year and feel constrained by train and bus schedules, then investigate one of Zurich’s city center care hire companies: Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Alamo, National, Sixt.