IBM Research – Zurich
Directions to IBM Research - Zurich
Detailed descriptions can also be found at the IBM Research Zurich visitor information page.
From Zurich Airport to IBM Research - Zurich
A taxi from Zurich Airport takes 30 to 40 minutes and costs approximately CHF 100 (CHF 50 from downtown Zurich).
By train & bus
A journey between Zurich Airport (Flughafen) and Rüschlikon "Säumerstrasse" bus stop takes around 35-45 minutes by public transport. Congestions are rare on this route, and exact duration of the journey depends on the connections used. There are frequent train connections between Zurich Airport (Flughafen) and Zurich Hauptbahnhof (main train station). The suburban train S24 takes you directly to Rüschlikon Bahnhof from Zurich Airport. Alternatively, from Zurich Hauptbahnhof take suburban trains S24 or S8 to Rüschlikon Bahnhof.
A journey between Zurich Airport and Rüschlikon "Säumerstrasse" covers fare zones 110, 121, and 150. A 2nd class one-way ticket between Zurich Airport and Rüschlikon "Säumerstrasse" costs 8.40 CHF. If you already have a ticket that covers the area between Zurich city and Rüschlikon (fare zones 110 and 150), it is sufficient to buy an extension ticket. A 2nd class extension ticket for 1-2 zones costs CHF 4.20. The tickets can be purchased from the ticket vending machines or from the SBB offices. The tickets can also be purchased online on the SBB web site . Note that a return ticket is valid for 24 hours only. Within the zones you buy, the same ticket covers trains, buses, trams, and boats.
Upon arriving at the Rüschlikon train station from Zurich, walk back about 200 m towards Zurich. Pass under the tracks and under Nidelbadstrasse. Here you can either wait for the bus (the bus stop is directly over the underpass), or continue walking up the hill via Vordergasse, the narrow lane right at the bus stop. (Not recommended for guests with luggage.) Cross Alte Landstrasse and continue up Burain lane. Take the right-hand fork at the top of the steps. Continue along the path and up more steps to reach Säumerstrasse, then turn right and continue to the IBM site.
Coming southbound from the airport or downtown Zurich:
Follow green signs "Zurich" - "A1 / A4 Nordring " - "A3 Westring / Chur". Take exit "Thalwil / Rüschlikon". At end of ramp, enter the roundabout and take 2nd exit onto Eggstrasse. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit (=turn right) onto Feldimoosstrasse, then left at the next intersection onto Säumerstrasse.
Coming northbound on freeway A3:
Take exit "Thalwil/Rüschlikon/Adliswil". At end of ramp, enter the roundabout and take the 1st exit (=turn right), following signs to "Adliswil/Rüschlikon". At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit (=turn right), then at the 3rd roundabout, take the 1st exit (=turn right) onto Feldimoosstrasse, then left at the next intersection onto Säumerstrasse.
From Downtown Zurich to IBM Research - Zurich
By train & bus
A bus from Zurich Bürkliplatz takes you almost to the door of the IBM Research - Zurich site in Rüschlikon.
Bus No. 165 takes you from Zurich Bürkliplatz at the lake to Rüschlikon "Säumerstrasse" bus stop. Note that this bus is only convenient if you are already in downtown Zurich. From the main train station, take tram 11 towards "Rehalp" to get to Bürkliplatz. The bus stop is located in the Bahnhofstrasse just off Bürkliplatz. Alternatively, from the main train station, you can take suburban trains S8 or S24 to Rüschlikon Bahnhof (train station), and take bus 165 from Rüschlikon Bahnhof to Rüschlikon "Säumerstrasse" or walk uphill from Rüschlikon Bahnhof to Rüschlikon "Säumerstrasse".
To see the schedule of bus 165 from Zurich Bürkliplatz to Rüschlikon "Säumerstrasse": Go to Timetables.
To see the schedule of bus 165 from Rüschlikon "Säumerstrasse" to Zurich Bürkliplatz: Go to Timetables.
A single-journey ticket or a return ticket (a day pass) can be purchased from the bus driver if there is no ticket vending machine at the bus stop. Note that a ZVV return ticket is valid for 24 hours only. Within the zones you buy, the same ticket covers trains, buses, trams, and boats. A ticket between Zurich Bürkliplatz and Rüschlikon "Säumerstrasse" covers fare zones 110 (Zurich municipal zone) and 150 (Rüschlikon, Kilchberg, and Thalwil). However, you would be paying for three zones because zone 110 counts double. A 2nd class return ticket for three zones costs CHF 13.20.
By boatBoats operate on the lake of Zurich between Zurich Bürkliplatz and Rüschlikon, offering splendid views of the lake. This option is recommended only if you are not under time pressure, e.g., on your way back to Zurich. See the time table of the Kleine Rundfahrten (small roundtrips). Note that it takes 5-10 minutes on foot from Rüschlikon port to Rüschlikon train station, and an additional 15-20 minutes on foot from Rüschlikon train station to Rüschlikon "Säumerstrasse".
Single and double rooms can be booked in the following hotels at ASAP 2014 special rates using the group code "IBM ASAP".
Hotel Belvoir **** (Official IBM hotel)
Säumerstrasse 378803 RüschlikonTel +41 44 723 83 email@example.com
Within walking distance to IBM Research - Zurich Lab.20 Superior roomsPrice per night CHF 230.00, excl. breakfast (CHF 28).
Eggrainweg 38803 RüschlikonTel +41 44 724 74 44 firstname.lastname@example.org
Within walking distance to IBM Research - Zurich Lab.4 single rooms, price per night CHF 110.00 breakfast included14 double rooms, price per night and person CHF 91.00 breakfast included
Hotel Alexander am See
Seestrasse 1828800 ThalwilTel. +41 43 388 email@example.com
1.2 km away from Ruschlikon train station and bus stop, and 1.9 km away from IBM Research - Zurich.6 single roomsPrice per night CHF 195,00, breakfast included
Hotel Sedartis ****
Bahnhofstrasse 168800 ThalwilTel +41 43 388 firstname.lastname@example.org
Next to Thalwil train station, which has frequent connections to Ruschlikon and Zurich.10 single roomsPrice per night CHF 185.00 , excl. breakfast (CHF 26). Business breakfast CHF 12.
Opera Zürich **** (Official IBM hotel)
Dufourstrasse 58008 ZürichTel +41 44 258 99 email@example.com
14 single rooms, price per night CHF 192.00 excl. breakfast6 double rooms, price per night and room CHF 295.00 excl. breakfast