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Switzerland’s biggest city is a busy financial centre with fine museums, but Zùrich is not a huge attraction with backpackers in comparision with cities elsewhere in Europe.

Local transport

Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV) runs Zurich’s excellent public transport system that consists of buses, trams and S-Bahn suburban trains.

A one-hour ticket valid on buses, trams and S-bahn trains in Zürich costs SFR 4.30. A 24-hour ticket, valid on buses, trams and the S-Bahn, costs SFR 5.20 for the city centre, SFR 13.20 for the city centre and most suburbs or SFR 33.60 for travel anywhere in the canton of Zürich. There is also an off-peak day pass that costs SFR 26 and is good for travel anywhere in the canton of Zürich after 9am. Eurailpass, SwissCard and SwissPass travel passes are valid for travel on the S-Bahn network.

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