Feb 23, 2018 - 11:55 AM
in reply to ravical04
Hi ravical04 and welcome to MySwissAlps!
Zurich is not a convenient place to base yourself to visit the Alps. If you have the opportunity to move your base to another town like Luzern you might have a more enjoyable trip.
That being said, you can use the Swiss railways timetable to plan out trips from Zurich airport to various mountains and lakes. Zurich airport to Luzern is a only little over an hour.
Some of the closest mountains to you are near Luzern: Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Rigi and Mt. Titlis. Zurich has a nice lake with a boat cruise, though many people prefer Lake Luzern.
From Zurich (or better Luzern) you can also take a trip to the Jungfrau Region, perhaps Lake Thun for example. You could even do a day trip further on to Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn (two of the most famous mountains in Switzerland though from Zurich they are perhaps too far).
It is really up to you where you go (ie how much time on the train you're willing to deal with).
If you do a fair bit of travel by train everyday a good idea would be to buy a rail pass such as the Swiss Travel Pass; it also gives you discounts or free access to many mountains as well.
Last modified on Feb 23, 2018 - 5:34 PM by Lucas