Zurich To Uetliberg Train: All You Need To Know

One of the most popular attractions in Zurich, Uetliberg has breathtaking views of the city and its surroundings. An ideal sunny day offers an unparalleled view of Zurich’s surroundings that cannot be seen at lower elevations. A visit to Uetliberg mountain, just a short train ride from Zurich, is well worth the trip.

Image of the View from Uetliberg by TouringSwitzerland.com

It is possible to go from Zurich to Uetliberg in half a day. It takes about half an hour each way from Zurich train station, including a short 10-minute walk up to the summit.

On this page, you can find all the information you need regarding the train journey from Zurich to Uetliberg.

Overview: Navigating Swiss Trains

You can start by visiting the SBB website: www.sbb.ch. Using the website, you can type in your departure and arrival destinations. It will then guide you to where and when you need to be. An app is also available for iOS and Android devices.

If you wish to pay half the fare for all your train rides in Switzerland, a Half Fare Discount Card is available on www.sbb.ch. This allows you to travel for half the price on all SBB routes and most other railways during the duration of your discount card.

Getting tickets from RailEurope is definitely a convenient option if you’re traveling within Europe and/or visiting multiple countries. A global leader in train tickets and passes, RailEurope is headquartered in Paris, France. A Swiss Pass and a Half Fare Discount Card can also be obtained from RailEurope.

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Using the Swiss Pass, you can travel on Swiss trains, buses, boats, and more. Over 500 museums are also free or discounted, and there are free or discounted excursions to mountain summits.


How to Get From Zurich to Uetliberg

Uetliberg can be reached by the S10 train from Zurich Train Station. Zurich to Uetliberg trains typically leave from Platform 22.


Are There Direct Trains From Zurich to Uetliberg?

Image of Uetliberg Train Station by TouringSwitzerland.com

As of the time of writing (January 2023), there are several direct trains from Zurich to Uetliberg. Trains depart every 30 minutes during the week and every 20 minutes during the weekend.


How Long Does It Take From Zurich to Uetliberg?

The following table shows the travel duration from Zurich to Uetliberg (updated January 2023):

RouteTravel Duration
Zurich – Uetliberg27 minutes
Uetliberg – Zurich29 minutes

Is the Train Route From Zurich to Uetliberg Scenic?

Uetlibergbahn Train in Uetliberg by TouringSwitzerland.com

The Uetlibergbahn Trains are not scenic trains. At the beginning of the journey, the train ploughs through the city before slowly passing through the forests. You get a panoramic view of the city near Uitikon Waldegg, and as you approach Ringlikon, you are rewarded with a picturesque hilly landscape. At Uto Kulm, however, you can enjoy the best panoramic views of Zurich.


How Much Will the Train Ticket From Zurich to Uetliberg Cost?

As of the time of writing (updated January 2023), here are the train ticket prices from Zurich to Uetliberg:

RouteFull Fare (CHF)Half Fare (CHF)
Zurich – Uetliberg8.804.40

As you can see, if you avail of the Half Fare Travel Card, you can definitely save on your fare for long train journeys. So this is definitely something to consider during your travel to Switzerland. You can do simple calculations and decide from there if it will be worth it for you.


Do You Need a Seat Reservation on the Train?

No, there is no need to reserve a spot on the train.