Sustainable Mobility in Zurich

On the move with groups in a climate-friendly manner: alternatives for traveling to and getting around in Zurich.
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On the Move in a Climate-Friendly Manner

Sustainable Conventions

Zurich’s high quality of living is unique. Its first-class mix of mobility options plays a considerable role in this regard. This is firmly anchored in the political strategy of the City of Zurich and encompasses the resource-saving use of energy and the protection of the environment.

Thanks to committed players in the field of mobility, the carbon footprint of group events in Zurich is also reduced.

Zurich Airport

Taking Responsibility For The Environment

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Zurich Airport is one of the leading airports in the world in terms of environmental protection.

Over the past 25 years, it has reduced its CO2 emissions by approximately 50%. In addition, it aims to gradually reduce CO2 emissions to zero by 2050. Thanks to the airport’s central location in Europe, convention attendees’ flight routes are automatically shortened.

Zurich Airport SWISS Airlines

 

Incidentally, with the SWISS Official Carrier Agreement, you can benefit from attractive offers for large groups and fly with one of the most sustainable airlines in the world.

 

3 Ways Zurich Airport is Taking Action

Reaching Climate Goals

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Zurich Airport is switching to using electrically-powered vehicles.

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Zurich Airport Observation Deck

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It is making its buildings more energy-efficient by means of renovation work and replacement projects.

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Zurich Airport protects green spaces of particular ecological value between the runways.

Swiss Federal Railways SBB

The Most Sustainable Option

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After bicycles, the train is the most climate-friendly means of transportation in Switzerland.

These days, Swiss Federal Railways trains run on 90 percent hydropower. From 2025, SBB trains will be powered by 100% renewable energy sources, making them even more sustainable than ever. And as an extra bonus, visitors can travel from the airport to the center of Zurich by train in just 10 minutes. 

Rent a special train or carriage for your event.

Book here SBB & The Environment

7 grams
of CO2

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7 grams of CO2 are generated by one person kilometer by train in Switzerland.

58 grams
of CO2

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58 grams of CO2 are generated by one person kilometer by tour bus/coach in Switzerland.

198 grams
of CO2 

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Driving in Zurich

198 grams of CO2 are generated by one person kilometer by automobile in Switzerland.

Tram and Bus

The Smart Choice in the City

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Trams and buses are the most popular means of transportation for Zurich’s inhabitants.

The tram and bus services in Zurich stand out in comparison to many other cities thanks to the city’s dense, above-ground transportation network and highly synchronized timetable.

Order ZVV special tickets for your event, organize unforgettable special tram rides, or rent the world’s first electrically powered tour bus.

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97%

of hotels in Zurich can be reached from the main convention and exhibition centers within half an hour using public transportation.

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80% 

of the passenger volume is handled by streetcars and trolley buses, which are powered by renewable electricity.

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Zurich, Bellevue

57%

of Zurich’s residents use public transportation as their main means of getting around.

Bicycle

Cheap, Healthy, and Fast

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3 Quick Facts About Bicycles in Zurich

Sustainable Transport

20%

of Zurich residents name the bicycle as their main means of transportation.

2025

A continuous network of cycle paths from the outer urban quarters into the city center, as well as between the various neighborhoods, is planned to be completed by 2025.

2,250

Züri Velo has 2,250 rental bicycles and e-bikes at around 150 stations throughout the city.

 

Bicycles often get you to your destination more quickly and cheaply and help you keep fit at the same time.

In most of Zurich’s urban quarters, the speed limit is 30 km/h and many main roads have bicycle lanes. A bicycle ride is also a great way of clearing your head before or after a business meeting, as well as of mingling with the locals.

Bicycles, e-bikes, and electric scooters are available for hire at various locations in the city.

Bicycle Hire in Zurich

On Foot from Meeting to Dinner

Walking in the City

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Schipfe – Zurich's Oldest District

Zurich is a compact boutique metropolis and has lots to offer within a small space.

Ideal conditions, therefore, for covering the short distances between restaurants, hotels, or convention venues on foot. This is not only healthy and kind to the environment, but also a great opportunity to take a look at the city’s sights on the way. 

The Old Town on Foot Scenic Jogging Route

Why Zurich is Made For Walking

Discovering the City on Foot

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42%

of hotels are within walking distance (less than 1km) of the main convention and exhibition centers.

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40%

of Zurich’s urban area comprises parks and green spaces, which provide a pleasant climate.

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Zürich Brunnen Trinkflasche

1,224

fountains refresh pedestrians with top-quality drinking water from Zurich’s lake, springs, and groundwater.

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