Zurich can easily be reached by plane or train. If you arrive by train at the Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) you will be in the heart of the city, close to the popular shopping street Bahnhofstrasse and the historically older parts of the city called Niederdorf. You can use the river Limmat and the Lake Zurich (Zürichsee) for your orientation. It takes about 7 minutes by tram from the main station to the conference venue.
Zurich has a comprehensive public transport network made up of buses, trams and trains. The network is zone-based and the entire city of Zurich is in zone 110 (which counts as 2 zones). The airport is located in zone 121. Tickets for the public transport within Zurich are available at special sale booths (e.g., at the main station or other larger stations), but can also be easily purchased at each tram or bus stop through vending machines (English and a range of other languages can be selected). Most of the machines take credit cards, in addition to coins (for ticket fares see here). We recommend you purchase a day pass (for zone 110) that allows you to use all trams and buses.
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