Travel and venue

Transportation to Zurich
Zurich can be easily reached by airplane or train from numerous destinations all over the world. 
Direct flights and train connections are available to Zurich airport (ZRH) and Zurich main station (Zurich Hauptbahnhof) from many destinations. 
 
Information on the Switzerland train traffic on the SBB website.
 
Here is some information on Zurich airport.
 
Transportation in Zurich
All hotels and the conference venue are within easy public transport reach of 15-30 minutes from the airport and downtown.
Downtown Zurich is walkable and full of historic alleys, boutiques, and exquisite restaurants. The entirety of the city – including the lake and the surrounding mountains – can also be easily explored by train, streetcar, boat, mountain railway, or other means of public transportation.
 
Note that all public transport within the city center and to the airport will be included in your conference registration.
 
 
Conference Venue
The conference will take place at the University of Zurich, City Campus (Rämistrasse 71, Zurich, Switzerland).
 
Click here for more information about the University of Zurich and its buildings. 
 
If you want to take a little break, visit the Rechberg baroque garden, just a few steps down from the Mensa on Hirschengraben street. 
 
 
 
The University is conveniently located within walking distance of Zurich’s beautiful historic city center, with a view of Lake Zurich and the Swiss Alps.  The conference venue can be reached by short public transport or even by foot from many hotels in the city center. The closest tram stop to the University is ETH/Universitätsspital. When you look for hotels outside of the conference room block, it is recommended to check their proximity to a public transport station.
 
How to get to the conference venue?
 
We strongly recommend arrival by foot or by public transport since there is no parking directly at the conference venue. To find the best means of public transport for your trips within the city of Zurich, click here to open the online timetable of the Zurich public transport provider. 

Fill in your current location in field A (“from”), and your destination in field B (“to”). Both A and B can be either the names of public transport stops or street addresses. Then press “search connections” and choose one. 

For getting to the conference venue, choose either of the following options as your destination in field B ("to"):

  • Zürich, Rämistrasse 71 (the closest tram stop to the university's street address is Neumarkt, from which you need to walk a few minutes uphill)
  • Zürich, ETH/Universitätsspital (this is the closest tram stop on the same level as the building)
  • Zürich, Kantonsschule (this is another tram stop, from which you need to walk a few minutes slightly uphill)
  • It is also possible to take the historic “Polybahn” funicular from Central up to the ETH and walk (2 min.) to the conference from there. 

 

Click here for further details on your public transport ticket and planning your journey. 

Hotel Reservation
Room blocks are offered first come, first served, at a variety of chain and boutique hotels in the historic city center and within easy public transport reach of the conference venue. Click here for more information. 
 
Visa Information
To see a list of countries in which a travel visa is required, please click here.  For requesting an invitation letter, please follow the information here