Local Travel Information
Location CSG@IFI - University of Zürich
University of Zürich (UZH)
Department of Informatics (IFI)
Communication Systems Group (CSG)
Head of Group:
||Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller|
||+41 44 635 [6710|4355]|
|Directions:||http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/ifi/how_to_reach_us (or as outlined below)|
The address given above is located in the city of Zürich, especially the Oerlikon area.
Travel by Tram from the Airport
The on-line time table can be accessed and any connection you require from Zurich Airport by tramway to Zurich Leutschenbach shall state in the form a "From Station/Stop: Zurich Airport" and a "To Station/Stop: Zurich Leutschenbach".
Travel by Train from the Airport
Any connection you require by train to Zurich Oerlikon shall state a "To Station/Stop: Zurich Oerlikon" in the on-line time table form.
Once you reach the Zürich Oerlikon train station, proceed on foot for 5-8 minutes as follows: Follow the rear exit of the station (toward track 6) to tram no. 10/14 (sign only with a white 10 on pinkish and a white 14 number on light blue background) - which is the "backdoor" exit.
Upon exiting the station make your way to the right, slightly downhill for some 50 m and upon seeing the tram stop to your left, cross to the opposite side of the road, where an AVIA gas station (red and white colors) is situated about 100 m away, half right.
Take the exact next road after the AVIA to your right, underpass the train tracks in a pedestrian tunnel, follow for anther 150 m this road and cross at the pedestrian crossing, just before you reach a bp gas station (green, yellow, and white colors), now hidden in a car repair shop (Emil Fey AG, in blue).
Just opposite of this location a large dark blue sign indicates "Universität Zürich Nord" - Binzmühlestrasse 14, the CSG@IFI’s location. Welcome!
Tickets for Public Transport
Travel from Zürich Airport to downtown Zürich, Zürich Oerlikon, or any other hotel named below can be done with a single ticket of zones 10 and 21, which can be bought at Zürich Airport at vending machines by typing "8000" into the keypad. This ticket costs 6.20 CHF (Swiss Francs). Note that some vending machines at the Airport will take 20,- CHF bills. If you would like to return to the Airport within 24 hours of buying the ticket, a 24 hours ticket is the optimal solution: Just type "8000" into the keypad as well as tick the button below the LCD price display showing two arrows in the opposite direction (costs: 12.40 CHF).
In case you intend to travel by public transport between those hotels listed below as well as the meeting location of UZH at Binzmühlestrasse only (no Airport access), prefer to buy a 24 hour ticket for zone 10, which gives you unlimited travel in the whole area of Zürich. Just type into the keypad at all Zürich-based vending machines (not Zürich Airport) "8000" and tick the button below the LCD price display showing two arrows in the opposite direction. This ticket is 8.00 CHF and will be sold in exchange for coins only! You do not find vending machines for a 20,- CHF in the streets, except for major train stations, such as Oerlikon or Zürich Hauptbahnhof (Zürich main station).
You do not have to validate this ticket any more, since it will be valid from the time of purchase until the time printed on the ticket at the top. A more detailed description of the vending machine, its use, a picture, and ticket prices can be found at the following URL: ZVV Tickets.
There is a number of hotels in the area of our location, however, note that we are located in a vibrant area of businesses. Thus, a 10 min walking distance is the minimum you should spent on reaching the area of Zürich Oerlikon, where hotels are located. Another convenient hotel is located at the University main campus, called Irchel, and finally multiple other ones are available in the Zürich downtown area. For your information some rates per night for a single room are indicated below, they are not guaranteed and show a range depending on the time of year you will be staying.
Please check for your preferences in the list below or contact Zurich Tourism: http://www.zuerich.com/hotel
Zürich Oerlikon: Walking distance to our location is app. 10-15 min or a tram ride with tram no. 11 (direction "Auzelg") from tram stop "Bahnhof Oerlikon" or "Sternen Oerlikon" of 5 and 3 min, respectively to tram stop "Leutschenbach".
- Swissotel (4 stars, superior) [300-450 CHF]
- Holiday Inn Zürich (4 stars, superior) [225-300 CHF]
Oerlikon (3 stars) [150-240 CHF]
- IBIS Messe-Airport Hotel [110-200 CHF]
Zürich Irchel (Tram Stop: Milchbuck): Tram no. 14 (direction "Seebach") distance to our location is 8 min tram ride plus a 6-7 min walk or Tram no. 10 (direction "Airport") distance to our location is 10 min tram ride plus 3 min walk from stop "Leutschenbach".
- Hotel Coronado (3 star) [100-170 CHF]
Zürich Downtown: Tram distance (no. 7 or 15) to our location app. 20 min (you need to change at Schaffhauserplatz into tram no. 14) plus a 6 min walk or tram no. 10 from tram stop "Haldenegg" to "Leutschenbach" in 21 min, walking distance into downtown Zürich area app. 10-15 min