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Getting around (and to) Zurich
The best ways to discover the city is to hire a car and
drive around. As with most things on Zurich, car hire is a
very competitive market. There are many car rental companies
and they all seem to offer more or less the same. You can
book in advance. To rent a car you will need a valid driving
license (of course!), passport, and you have to be at least
21 years old. Make sure that the price you pay includes mileage
All the buses have a timetable and you can pick one at
the bus stop, station, shops, or perhaps from your hotel.
The public bus called the Züri Linie, operates throughout
the city, and offers outstanding value for money.
You can buy bus ticket at a lot cheaper fare and travel to
all corners of the city. You can use the ticket to pay for
any number of journeys but only for a single passenger until
the credit has been exhausted.
There are various companies offering moped hire, scooter hire,
and motorcycle hire. The powered machines usually range from
90cc moped/scooters to larger motorcycles such as the Kawasaki
Tengai 650. Prices vary depending on the number of days you
hire the bike, The more days you hire a bike for the lower
the price will get. For hiring bikes, you have to be at least
18 years. Bear in mind that there are some things you should
be aware when driving in the streets
One of the best ways to get around Zurich is to take a taxi.
The taxis can be hailed from the street and with taxi ranks
plentiful in most part of the city, you will never normally
have to wait long for one.
The main taxi ranks display fixed prices between most popular
destinations. Taxis can also be hired for sightseeing. Most
offer pre-planned itineraries covering the main island sights
for around 80 Euros for a half a day tour.