Zurich to Felsenegg with Lake Zurich Ferry

Zurich to Felsenegg with Lake Zurich Ferry

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lindayork
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Nov 11, 2017 - 10:56 AM

I will be travelling to Zurich next April and my travel partner has no interest in going to Felsenegg or doing the ferry on Lake Zurich so I plan to do this on my own. I am hoping to tie the two things together. Is this doable? Any idea how long this would take as we are only spending one day in Zurich before heading to Lucerne and I do also want to have some time to explore old town. I do plan on buying a Swiss Pass so believe other than the 5 CHF charge for the ferry all should be included. Looks like I can take the train from Zurich to Adliswil and then walk to where I would get the cable car. When I come back down can I get the ferry at Adliswil and then take the ferry back to Zurich? We plan on staying somewhere in old town near the train station so I thought I could either walk or take a tram from where the ferry docks in Zurich or am I best to take a train? Thank you for any input in sorting this all out.

Lucas
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Nov 11, 2017 - 2:13 PM in reply to lindayork

Hi Lindayork and welcome to MySwissAlps!

There are a couple of options for you to make this trip together.
To reach Felsenegg you can train there from Zurich main station and then make the 5 minute walk to the cable car.
You can also visit Uetliberg mountain from Zurich main station and then enjoy a panoramic walk (1h 45m) to Felsenegg (great option if it is a nice day!) and then take the cable car down.

Either way, once you want to take a boat cruise, the closest dock would Rüschlikon,see or Thalwil, see. both about a 20 minute bus ride from Adliswil. Then you can then board a ferry back to Zurich (Bürkliplatz).

A walk from Zurich main station to Bürkliplatz is about 20 minutes or you can take a tram there (#11) in about 10 minutes.

From more details use the following links:

Last modified on Nov 11, 2017 - 2:16 PM by Lucas
Slowpoke
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Nov 12, 2017 - 2:17 AM in reply to lindayork

Hi LindaYork-

In addition to the thorough information provided by Lucas, I recommend a look at a map.

map.search.ch/?pos=681393,240523&z=25 6

I have zoomed the map in to Felsenegg. It is the cableway station in the center. Mouse over it.

Once you have it located, zom out to get the lay of the land.

That cable car is "self- service." No operator. Bring some Swiss coins with you to access it.

Slowpoke

Lucas
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Nov 12, 2017 - 8:46 AM in reply to Slowpoke

When I was there in the somewhere it had a proper ZVV ticket machine so credit cards would work as well.

Lucas
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Nov 12, 2017 - 8:50 AM in reply to lindayork

With all the transport options you are looking for throughout the day, have a look at a 9'oclock day pass.
Or a ZurichCard.

Slowpoke
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Nov 12, 2017 - 9:29 AM in reply to Lucas

<<"When I was there in the somewhere it had a proper ZVV ticket machine so credit cards would work as well.">>

Thanks Lucas. I used to routinely fill a jet-lag afternoon , by walking from Uetliberg to Felsenegg, riding down to Adliswil, and then returning to my hotel. I used to stay always on Uetliberg at UTO-Kulm, before Herr Fry upgraded the hotel and the prices. Nowadays....since about 2004, I am a regular at the Adler, am Hirschenplatz. You know their kitchen.

It has been a while since I have done that walk , so I had not kept up with the modern improvements....a ticket machine that takes credit cards. Thoughtful, these Swiss. ;-) Of course, there always was one at the bottom, at Adliswil station.

Slowpoke

lindayork
lindayork
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Nov 12, 2017 - 10:57 AM in reply to Lucas

Lucas & Slowpoke,

Thank you so much for the detailed information and suggestions. This is very helpful. Because we are also visiting Lucerne and Basel requiring multiple train trips, use of public transportation, ferry and cable car rides in Zurich and Lucerne as well as hoping to visit at least a couple of museums I am thinking a Swiss Pass would work well for us. Even if we spend a few dollars more or break even I think the ease of use and flexibility to change our plans makes it an excellent choice for us. Thanks again.

Lucas
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Nov 12, 2017 - 1:21 PM in reply to lindayork

Hi Linda,

Yes, most likely the Swiss Travel Pass would be a good bet for you. It will certainly be the easiest/simplest option!
It depends on how many trips you make and how long you are in Switzerland. If you want to read more about how to choose the best rail pass click here.

To buy the Swiss Travel Pass online and have it emailed to you for printing at home click here.

Last modified on Nov 12, 2017 - 1:21 PM by Lucas
lindayork
lindayork
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Nov 13, 2017 - 9:53 AM in reply to Lucas

Lucas,

Thanks again for all the great information to help plan my trip.

lindayork
lindayork
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Nov 14, 2017 - 10:04 AM in reply to Lucas

Lucas.

I have one other question regarding the Swiss Pass and trains. Our itinerary using the train system will be from Zurich Airport to Old Town, Old Town to Lucerne and then Lucerne to Basel. I initially thought all of these trips would be included with the Swiss Pass but it looks like some of the way to Basel from Lucerne is a dotted red line. Am I correct that this part is not included with the pass and if so, how much extra will that portion of our trip be? Thanks for your assistance.

Alpenrose666
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Nov 14, 2017 - 11:36 AM in reply to lindayork

Hi Linda,

>> it looks like some of the way to Basel from Lucerne is a dotted red line. Am I correct that this part is not included with the pass

That whole trip is free with the Swiss Travel Pass. The line you are referring to is a dashed line rather than a dotted line, and indicates a tunnel :-)

Alpenrose

Lucas
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Nov 14, 2017 - 12:35 PM in reply to lindayork

Yes, those dashed-lines versus dotted-lines are such a strange thing to put on that map - very confusing at first!
I don't know what is wrong with their graphics department to not differentiate it more! :)

lindayork
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Nov 16, 2017 - 11:02 AM in reply to Alpenrose666

Alpenrose666 and Lucas,

Thank you so much for all your assistance. This is such a great forum!

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