International Conference
Amplitudes 2015
6 – 10 July 2015
ETH/Uni Zürich – Zurich, Switzerland

Travel and Hotel Information

Here is some useful information concerning travelling to and in Zürich as well as suggested hotels.

Arriving in Zürich

From Zürich Airport to Zürich City

Zürich Airport is directly connected by train to the main station (Hauptbahnhof/Zürich HB). In the terminal building, follow the railway signs to the underground station. Trains to Zürich leave about every 10 minutes during peak periods and the travel time is about 10 minutes. From Zürich Hauptbahnhof you can then walk or take a tram to your hotel.

Alternatively, to get from Zürich Airport to ETH or hotels close by you can take the tram number 10. This takes approximately 30 minutes.

You can also take a taxi (about CHF 100) to the city center, which might take longer than public transport as the traffic to and from the airport is usually subject to congestion.

Other airports

The Euro Airport (Basel) has a good train connection to Zürich. For information on the train connections between Basel and Zürich you can make use of the website of the SBB.

By train

There are various international trains connected to Zürich HB. For details see for example the website of the SBB.

To the conference

Conference venue

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule
Campus Zentrum, CAB G11
Zürich, Switzerland

To the conference venue

From most hotels in the inner city of Zurich the conference location can be reached on foot. You can also take trams 5, 6, 9, 10 or 11 to “ETH/Universitätsspital”. There is the charming “Polybahn” cable car from “Central” to “Polyterrasse” as well. You can plan your trip on the website of the ZVV.

Public transport

When using trains and public transport, please remember to purchase a ticket before boarding. Tickets are available from vending machines in the halls of train stations or at bus and tram stops. For planning your travel by public transport around Zürich and for detailed ticket information you can make use of the website of the ZVV.

Typically a day pass (“Tageskarte”) is the best option if you are planning two or more rides: it is valid for any number of rides within 24 hours after punching for the price of two single rides. For central Zürich (zone 110) the day pass is CHF 8.60. A single ride between Zürich and the airport (zones 110+121) is CHF 6.60.

Suggested Hotels

We have made block reservations with special rates in the following hotels. While the first two are just a short tram ride away from the conference venue, the third one is about 30 mins away by public transport. In order to take advantage of the special rates, please contact the hotel by phone, fax or email using the codes/form provided below. The special rates are not available on-line.

hotel price (per night) booking code open for booking until
Hotel Rex CHF 137.50 (incl. breakfast) AMP15 1 June 2015
Hotel Coronado CHF 122.50/152.50 (incl. breakfast) Booking form 7 June 2015
Hotel Kronenhof CHF 112.50 (incl. breakfast) ETH_AMP15 30 June 2015

You can find many more options at Zürich Tourism (can be contacted by phone: +41-44-215 40 40 or by email hotel@zuerich.com).