Getting Around Zurich & Switzerland

Getting Around Zurich & Switzerland

Consistently ranked as one of the top cities with the best quality of life in the world, Zurich is a city renowned for its infrastructure.

Information about Zurich


Swiss Federal Railway

The SBB website is your source for everything you need to know about public transportation in Switzerland, and excursions beyond. Click to access their English language website to plan travel, check timetables, or purchase tickets.

By purchasing a "Halbtax" card, SBB's half-fare travel card, you can travel for half price on all routes. If you have children under the age of 16, consider purchasing a juniorkarte travelcard which enables your children up to the age of 16 to travel accompanied by their parents at no cost anywhere in Switzerland.

Driving in Switzerland

Your foreign driving license is valid in Switzerland for a period of one year from the date on which you arrived in Switzerland. With your first year of residency, you must obtain a Swiss license. If you do not obtain your license within the first year, you will be required to sit for the Swiss driver's exam. In order to obtain a Swiss license you will need to get in touch with the Strassenverkehrsamt (website is only in German).

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Emergency Numbers

144: Ambulance
117: Police
118: Fire Brigade
145: Poisoning
1414: Rega Air Rescue

Where we are

ICS Inter-Community School Zurich is situated in Zumikon, a 15 minute drive from downtown Zurich.

We are easy to reach by public transport. Please use this map to get directions to the school by public transport or private car.

Click on the map and select the Directions icon. Then enter your address in the top line and next enter 'Inter-Community School Zurich, Strubenacher'.

Please note that if you’re taking the train Forchbahn number 18 (direction Forch or Esslingen via Zumikon) from Stadelhofen that the ICS train stop is Waltikon. It's a 2-3 minute walk to the ICS campus from the Forchbahn stop or from the Zumikon-Waltikon bus 919 (direction Zumikon, Dorfzentrum).

If you have any difficulties, please contact us at + 41 044 919 8300.