Trains to Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, arrive from all over the country, as well as from a number of European cities. International, national and regional trains all arrive at Zurich's main railway station, known as Zürich Hauptbahnhof. Trains from Paris to Zurich take just over six hours. Trains from Geneva to Zurich take just under three hours.
Zurich Main Station (Zürich Hauptbahnhof or Zürich HB) is the city's main rail terminus and a hub for the city's urban metro and rail system as well as for trains from other Swiss towns and from international cities in Germany, Austria, France, and Italy. Zurich Main Station is located in central Zurich, at the north end of the old town (Altstadt). This large station has a multitude of facilities, including a large shopping area and a first class travel lounge.
Trains to other Swiss towns and cities are operated by the Swiss Federal Railway service, known as SBB. Trains from international locations are often operated by other national railway services such as Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB-Austria, SNCF, and Tilo.
Not only does train travel to Zurich involve an efficient, reliable and comfortable journey, it also offers stunning views of the Swiss countryside. In comparison to the cost of car rental or air travel, train travel to Zurich is the most cost-effective choice. The city of Zurich enjoys excellent rail links with a number of major European cities, such as Paris, Milan, Vienna, Munich, and Berlin as well as the Swiss cities of Geneva, Basel, Bern, and Lausanne.
The public transport system in and around Zurich is one of the best in the world, where over half of all journeys are made by public transport. An all-in-one travelcard allows visitors to get around in a number of ways, including bus, tram, rail, and even boat.
Visitors can take advantage of this public transport system to discover not only the most famous landmarks and attractions, but also the many surprising and unique things to do, such as dining at the world's oldest vegetarian restaurant, Hiltl, or taking a visit to the Moulagenmuseum, a museum displaying diseases in wax figure form.