Getting there & away
The N3 approaches Zürich from the south along the shore of Lake Zürich. The N1 is the fastest route from Bern and Basel and the main entry point from the west. The N1 also services routes to the north and east of Zürich.
Europcar (044 271 56 56; Josefstrasse 53), Hertz (044 242 84 84; Morgartenstrasse 5) and Avis (044 296 87 87; Gartenhofstrasse 17) have airport branches.
The busy Hauptbahnhof has direct trains to Stuttgart (Sfr95), Munich (Sfr90), Innsbruck (Sfr71) and Milan (Sfr75) and many other international destinations. There are also hourly departures to most major Swiss towns, such as Lucerne (Sfr22, 50 minutes), Bern (Sfr45, one hour) and Basel (Sfr30, 65 minutes).
Zürich airport (043 816 22 11; www.zurich-airport.com) is a small international hub about 9km north of the centre, with flights to most European capitals and to some in Africa, Asia and North America.