Visitor Information for IZS 2020

How to Get from the Airport to Your Hotel

The Ben Bus is a shuttle service between the airport and many city hotels including the conference hotel (Sorell Hotel Zürichberg) and all hotels on our list. You can also take a taxi, of course (approximately 50–60 CHF).

A cheaper alternative is to take the train (faster) or the tram (streetcar) number 10 (slower) from the airport to the main railway station of Zurich ("Hauptbahnhof") and a taxi or the tram/bus to your hotel.
The ticket for the tram or train from the airport to the city, which is valid on any tram and bus line within the city for 1 hour, is 6.80 CHF. You can also choose the same ticket to serve as a city day pass that is valid for 24 hours for all tram and bus lines for 13.60 CHF. The timetable is available on the website of the ZVV Zurich Public Transport Network.

How to Get to the Conference Hotel from Downtown

Take tram (streetcar) number 6 in the direction of the Zoo. Get off at the final stop ("Zoo", 15 minutes from "Hauptbahnhof"; note that the Line 6 is currently running a changed course: at the main station it departs from "Bahnhofquai/HB" and not from Bahnhofstrasse). The conference hotel can now be seen a little higher up at the border of the woods and overlooking Zurich. An easy walk will get you there in less than five minutes.

Tram tickets must be bought before entering the tram. Perhaps the most convenient ticket is a 24-hour city pass (valid on all tram and bus lines within the city, 8.80 CHF).

To See in Zurich

See also

  • Stroll through the city center and the old town (between the main railway station and the lake, on both sides of the river Limmat).
  • Go to the opera (advance reservation highly recommended).
  • Attend a concert in the Tonhalle (the main concert hall, advance reservation highly recommended). [Note: Currently the original concert hall is under reconstruction. During this time, the Tonhalle Orchestra is located behind the Prime Tower.]
  • The Zoo is only a short walk from the conference hotel.
  • Take a train (S10 from Hauptbahnhof), or hike up, to the Uetliberg (the hill on the other side of the town).
  • Visit the Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum).
  • Visit the Kunsthaus Zürich (art museum).
  • Visit the Museum Rietberg (art museum with a focus on the traditional and contemporary arts and cultures of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania).
  • Visit the FIFA Football Museum.


Restaurants in Zurich deserve a separate page.


A list of ski resorts is available here and here.

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