How to do Zurich City and Rhine Falls in one day

How to do Zurich City and Rhine Falls in one day

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dxbbanker
dxbbanker
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Aug 19, 2016 - 9:52 AM

Dear Team,

I will be arriving at Zurich on September 7 around 11 a.m at hotel near train station. I want to cover Rhine Falls, City Tour and what best i can do in that day. We are 2 Adults and 1 Child (7 Years). Which Zurich train Card to take (9'o clock Pass or Zurich Card) to cover Rhine falls and city tour in most affordable manner. What are the places and time required will be helpful. We shall be leaving from Zurich at around 9 a.m next morning. Is anything to see early morning?

We have Swiss Travel Card from Day 2

Arno
Arno
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Aug 19, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Hello dxbbanker, welcome to MySwissAlps!

A ZVV 9 o'clock day pass includes traveling to Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall (only via Winterthur) and the city of Zurich as well, including the boats as far as Rapperswil. I would start with the Rhine Falls and explore Zurich afterwards. I don't have suggestions for the next morning. It's too early for anything else but walking around town I would say.

Please find more information here:

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dxbbanker
dxbbanker
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Aug 19, 2016 - 1:02 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks for prompt response.Can you suggest citytour with the pass after 4 p.m. How much time is required for Rhine falls by train as suggested above.Do suggest some places to visit in Zurich and to have boat ride in Zurich Lake and Rhine falls

Arno
Arno
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Aug 19, 2016 - 3:48 PM

Hi dxbbanker,

It takes about an hour to reach the falls from Zurich. How much time you spend there is up to you, you'll find tips on the page I linked to. The Zurich page I linked to provides plenty of tips of places to visit, boat rides and much more. Please have a look there.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Aug 20, 2016 - 8:48 AM in reply to Arno

Hi dxbbanker-

If you are jet-lagged when you arrive, you may run out of energy by the time you return to Zürich.

I have never taken a bus tour of Zürich, so I don't know if you will find one at 4 PM or later.

An alternative is to walk arounf the old town on both sides of the river and along the Bahnhofstrasse. The old city is compact, buses and trams are frequent. The tourist information office (not the train information) which is located in the main station on the main floor can give you maps,and suggest locations to see, and which trams to take.

This map shows everything in the station......;-)

www.sbb.ch/content/dam /infrastruktur/trafima ge/bahnhofplaene/plan-zuerich-hb-a4.pdf#?lang=en

Look for location #109, on the right of the map.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Aug 20, 2016 - 8:53 AM by Slowpoke
dxbbanker
dxbbanker
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Aug 26, 2016 - 5:48 AM in reply to Arno

Please advise the train and itinerary too be followed to cover Rhine falls from Zurich airport with 9'o clock pass ( i will be free from airport by 10:30 a.m). Please advise what is the ticket price for Rhine falls and time required to cover Rhine falls and back to airport . How to cover falls by boat in lesser time.

Arno
Arno
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Aug 26, 2016 - 6:34 AM in reply to dxbbanker

Hi dxbbanker,

You'll find all information on the Rhine Falls page I linked to in my first post. As for the train: just enter from Zurich airport to "Schloss Laufen, Rheinfall" in the timetable and you'll see the options.

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