The City of Zurich is situated at the heart of Europe and forms the cultural and economic centre of Switzerland. This lakeside metropolis with views into the Swiss Alps is the largest city in Switzerland with a population of about 440 000 inhabitants. With two thirds of all swiss film companies based here, it is the undisputed capital of Swiss film and offers the perfect environment for a film festival. Over the course of eleven days, in the city with the world's highest concentration of cinemas, the Zurich Film Festival presents film premieres from all over the globe and facilitates direct on-the-spot exchange with the filmmakers. Zurich is not only a favoured production site, it is also highly regarded by visitors for its cultural and gastronomic diversity and the countless opportunities for repose and relaxation it has to offer.
You'll find the Swiss Federal Railway (SBB) timetable here: Online timetable.
We highly recommend that you use public transport. You can purchase your public transport ticket quickly and easily online, at the railway ticket office, at the ticket machine or via Rail Service (tel. 0848 44 66 88, CHF 0.08/Min. 24/7).
Public transport in Zurich
We recommend that you use public transport to travel to and from our various festival locations. You'll find all connections and routes online here: Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV).
Situated in the heart of Zurich on the shore of Lake Zurich, the Festival Centre on the Sechseläutenplatz near Bellevue is the hub of festival activities.