Serving as the largest and busiest railway station in Zurich, Zurich Hauptbahnhof is located in Zurich’s City Centre on the banks of the river Limmat. The accessibility and popularity of Zurich Hauptbahnhof have allowed Zurich to develop into the major railway hub of Switzerland. Boasting high-speed trains, regional trains, and Inter City trains, visitors will find this station serves a variety of domestic and international destinations.
A modern train station, Zurich Hauptbahnhof boasts an extensive list of convenient facilities and services for visitors to take advantage of. The station provides a ticket office, currency exchange, assistance for disabled persons, a lost and found area and luggage storage. For visitors looking for information on travel-related queries, the station also offers a tourist information point and Wi-Fi throughout the station. A shopping mecca, the lower level of the station is home to ShopVille-Zurich, and with over 200 stores open 365 days a year visitors might be compelled to stay and shop. Travellers will find everything they need here, as the area is lined with pharmacies, restaurants, souvenirs shops and convenience stores.
Zurich Hauptbahnhof is located in Zurich’s city centre and is easily accessed by any of the major landmarks and attractions. Visitors will find this station connects to destinations in Switzerland and many of the neighbouring European countries such as Germany, Italy, Austria and France. From the station, visitors can utilise Zurich’s many local transportation options, such as trains, trams, buses and private vehicles to access many points of interest in the city, including the Zurich Airport. Taxi ranks are also available outside the station.
Built by Gustav Albert Wegmann, the first railway station had a basic terminal station layout with a turntable for locomotives and served as the design of the station for the next 143 years. Later in 1847, the station was linked to the city of Baden and the Swiss Northeastern Railway, and development of the area grew rapidly afterwards. Fast forward to 1970, the construction of the pedestrian-friendly Bahnhofplatz and the station’s ShopVille was completed.