Zurich is easily reachable from all directions. Below we provide you with an overview of how to get to Zurich by train, coach or plane. For its third edition, ZuMUN is partnering with project21 – a commission of VSETH dedicated to sustainability – in order to reduce the conference’s impact on the environment with a list of concrete measures. A small and easy step towards more sustainability is to choose an eco-friendly means of travel. Therefore, the ZuMUN OC recommends and encourages you to opt for the train or the coach instead of the plane, if time and financial means permit it, especially if you are arriving from continental Europe.
Zurich is well connected to many major European cities via train. There are direct and fast connections to Paris, Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, Francfort, Vienna, Milan and many more. Additional destinations can easily be reached by changing train in Basel, Switzerland’s gateway-city to Germany and France. Trains arrive at the centrally located Zurich main station (search for Zürich HB in online timetables). From here, the campus with the conferences venues ETH and University of Zurich can be reached by tram in only a few minutes (check here for detailed information). For timetables and tickets, please visit the Swiss Federal Railways’ website.
If you are looking for cheap travel and have enough time, then taking a coach might be an option for you. There are numerous coach services to and from many cities in Europe, e.g. Flixbus. In general, coaches arrive and depart from the coach station Carparkplatz Sihlquai located next to the main train station (Zürich HB). Check here for more information on how to get to the conference venue.
For longer distances, the airplane is also an option. Zurich airport is very conveniently located and enjoys high quality ground transportation. The ride from the airport to Zurich main station (Zürich HB) takes only 10 minutes. Alternatively you can also take tram line 10 which brings you directly from the airport to the ETH and University campus in 30 minutes.