Arrival/Departure Information & Useful Tips
Zurich International School (ZIS)
Upper School Campus
8134 Adliswil, Switzerland
+41 58 750 24 00
- Zurich International Airport
- Train to the city is the most time and cost effective, taxis in Switzerland are extremely expensive
By Public Transportation From Zurich Main Train Station (Hauptbahnhof): Take the red S4 train on Track 1 (in the basement) to Adliswil (14 minute ride). Change to Bus 185 in the direction of Wollishofen and get off at the „Eichenweg“ stop, which is right in front of the school Zurich International School
From Wollishofen (end of tram line 7, not Bahnhof): Take Bus 185 in the direction of Adliswil Bahnhof, and get off at the „Eichenweg“ stop, which is right in front of the school. From Adliswil Bahnhof: Take Bus 185 in the direction of Wollishofen, and get off at the „Eichenweg“ stop, which is right in front of the school.
From Kilchberg Bahnhof: Take Bus 162 to Kilchberg Sanitas. From here it is a 3 minutes walk to school. From Zurich Burkiplatz: Take Bus 161 to Kilchberg Kirche. From the Kirche stop it is a 15 minute walk to school.
How do I get to the Conference Hotel ?
Details can be found here:
Public transport is very efficient in Switzerland and easy accessible. The entire Zurich region is covered by one ticket system organised by zones. Both the SBB or ZVV App will make purchasing your tickets very simple and convenient. Any return ticket is valid for 24hrs. Single ticket validity depends on the distance and can be either 1hr or 2hr. The tickets are valid on trams, buses as well as trains. There is a surcharge for boats so please do check before your choose to ride one of the beautiful lake steamers. Friday and Saturday night transport also has a surcharge that will need to be purchased in advance. Tickets can not be purchased on buses, trams or trains. Ticket machines have a limited cash option but do accept cards.
The transportation network is divided into zones. The hotel is in the “city” zone which means you probably just need a ticket for this area.
Do I get a one way or return ticket? This always the question in Zurich and requires a little explanation
One Way Tickets (aka “One Hour Tickets”) – these are valid for travel within the zone/s purchased for up to 1 hour. This is more than enough to get to town.
Return Tickets (aka “24 Hour Tickets) – these are valid for travel within the zone/s purchased for 24 hours. So you can travel on all modes of public transport within the correct zones as many times as you want for a full 24 hours. E.g. if you arrive late on the Friday night and want to head into town at 21.00. You think you will be heading into town on Saturday night at 19.00. It would be best to get a “return” ticket as you would get at least 3 journeys out of it and then you would get a “one way ticket is you return home after 21.00 on the Saturday.
Insider Tip – install the SBB mobile app. This is the transportation network app and give you an easy way to access the timetable. The ZVV app (Zurich region) is also very good but it is in German so that is why we recommend the SBB (the whole of Switzerland)
Zurich City Tourist Pass
This pass might well be worth it depending on your arrival/departure times as well as your plans for Saturday evening.
The Zürich Card offers the following benefits over a period of 24 or 72 hours:
• Unlimited 2nd class travel by tram, bus, train, boat and cableway in the city of Zurich and surrounding region
• Short boat trips and Limmat river cruise
• Free or reduced admission to 40 museums
• 50% discount on the Zurich Old Town Walking Tour
• And many more experiences
24hrs CHF 27.00
72hrs CHF 53.00
Taxis & Uber
It isn’t super common for locals to take taxis as the public transportation network is so vast but when you are bigger group it can be cheaper. Also it gives you more flexibility as you don’t have to rely on timetables. You can ask the hotel to organise a taxi for you. Further information about taxis.
Uber also operates in Zurich so you can use the app to also organise a ride.
Arriving by Car :
Via A3 Highway (from Zurich), Wollishofen exit – Direction Adliswil (on to Zürchstrasse) – Turn left onto Moosstrasse when you see Hotel Ibis on the right (sign to Sanitas) – Turn left onto Moosstrasse immediately past Hotel Ibis (sign to Sanitas) – Stay on Moosstrasse for approximately 1 km to ZIS Upper School
From Adliswil/Kilchberg – Turn onto Grütstrasse from Kilchbergstrasse (direction Sanitas) – Continue straight on Grütstrasse – When you see the A3 underpass on the right, continue on for 50 meters – Turn left onto Eichenweg. The main entrance is in the middle of the building
Departure from ZIS
The conference hotel sells tickets to Zurich HB, we recommend to pre purchase your ticket as only one machine is available at the bus stop.
|15:58||Public Bus 185 to Wollishofen Trainstation with connection to Zurich HB (25min)|
|16:00||Public Bus 185 to Adliswil Trainstation (10 mins) with connection to Zurich HB (38min)|
|16:28||Public Bus 185 to Wollishofen Trainstation with connection to Zurich HB (25min)|
|16:58||Public Bus 185 to Wolishofen Trainstation with connection to Zurich HB (25min)|
Free Wifi at the conference hotel and of course ZIS. Most European SIM cards work well in Switzerland but be mindful Switzerland is not part of the EU and hence certain providers will charge you roaming costs, do check so you don’t get a pricey surprise.
SIM cards are available both at Main Train Station as well as the Airport. Look out for shops by Swisscom, Sunrise or Salt.
In many places the sockets are recessed as shown below, which can be challenging with adaptors. Two pronged plugs work but they are 4mm prongs and not the 4.8mm prongs generally common in EU countries. https://www.quora.com/Do-I-need-a-specific-power-adapter-when-travelling-in-Switzerland-or-can-an-EU-adapter-be-used-with-Swiss-power-outlets for more details.
- Do your power cords work in Switzerland ? Check out these power sockets: