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Intro to Zurich

It's no surprise that Zurich is not cheap, but we've got cheapo tips to help you save some serious francs.

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Zurich essentials

Getting Around Zurich

We'll tell you everything you need to know about Zurich's efficient public transportation system—and one of the few things to be had for free in this pricey city. » read more

Getting Into Zurich

Whether you arrive in Zurich by plane, train or bus, it's easy to get to your final destination. Here's what you need to know. » read more

Zurich Budget Tips

It's no surprise that Zurich is not cheap, but we've got cheapo tips to help you save some serious francs. » read more

Zurich Hotel Overview

It's pretty much a given that you can expect cleanliness and efficiency in a Zurich hotel. But how much will it run you? When's the best time to book? What neighborhoods are happening? We've got answers. » read more

Zurich feature stories

Cheap Zurich Restaurants

We took the challenge to eat well on a budget in Zurich. It sounds crazy, but it can be done—here's how.

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Welcome to Zurich

Pricey Zurich sometimes gets a bad rap, but with its pristine lake, lively arts scene and picturesque Old Town, Zurich is a whole lot more than stuffy business city.» read more

From our Zurich blog

Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to cheap hotels in Zurich and throughout Europe. Our editors have visited, inspected and reviewed budget-friendly hotels in the city, from the train station to the far side of Grossmünster. If it is even moderately affordable, we’ve visited it!

Zurich does not give a hearty Swiss welcome to budget travelers. The city’s “high season,” ironically, is during peak business times—so hotel prices can drop a bit over weekends and during holidays when business travelers go home. Regardless of your dates, the hotels we’ve recommended should offer affordable rates year-round.

Getting started: First do an availability search in the box above or read through our list of recommended hotels. If you need help choosing the right neighborhood to sleep in, read through our neighborhood descriptions. And for additional money-saving tips for visiting Zurich, be sure to read through the articles listed below.

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) may be the obvious choice for many international train journeys to and from Germany, but that is certainly not the case when it comes to traveling between Germany and the Czech Rep ... read

With summer slipping slowly into fall, our thoughts turn to night trains. For many journeys across Europe, night trains make perfect sense — and as the evenings draw in, there is more good cause to hop aboard a train a ... read

Eurostar may be utterly modern but in its lounge for premium clients at Brussels Midi station, Eurostar strikes a nicely retro note. This is a marvelous stylish space, the perfect spot to relax prior to boarding the trai ... read

“Do you mean Grindelwald?” This is the common response I receive when telling people about my favorite Swiss destination of Gimmelwald. While not many people have heard of it, it’s more because of its remote locati ... read

The latest issue of the Thomas Cook European Rail Timetable is published today. Just for the record it is the 1,519th edition of the book. Can you imagine that? Surely no other volume in the history of publishing has gon ... read

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