Aug 8, 2017 - 9:34 AM
in reply to abbias
Hi abbias and welcome to MySwissAlps!
Do I understand correctly that you are planning to stay in Zurich for the 3 days you are in Switzerland? Or are you hoping to visit another town before returning to Zurich for your bus to Florence?
Have read through our Zurich city page here, for details on what to do and where to stay.
Another option would be to slowly make your way to Italy by train, stopping at a town or two along the way. IE one day in Zurich, then train to Luzern for example for 1 night and another night in Interlaken or Montreux before heading on to Italy.
What are you hoping to see and do in Switzerland? If you are looking for mountain scenery Zurich is not a good place to stay at. I would look at Luzern or Interlaken or Lauterbrunnen as better options.
Yes, if I was waiting until 3am for a bus I would wait in the train station (it is only a few hundred meters from the bus station). It doesn't close and there would be some benches to use. I haven't spent time in downtown Zurich in the middle of the night, but it is a very safe city - if I had to hang out in a city at 3am, a Swiss city would be at the top of my list for safety.
Last modified on Aug 8, 2017 - 9:37 AM by Lucas