Zug’s location at the heart of Switzerland in central Europe makes it one of the most popular business locations in Europe. Geographically Zug is situated halfway between Paris and Vienna and with Zurich Airport a mere 40 minutes by train, highly efficient Rail links across much of Europe and efficient domestic transport networks, Zug is the centre of a highly effective transport hub.
Switzerland is renowned for its efficient rail network and Zug is no exception. The current impressive Zug Station was opened in 2003 and with 25,000 people passing through daily it is one of the top ten bussiest stations in Switzerland.
Zug is a junction station with three primary routes towards; Zurich, Luzern and Milan. These long distance primary routes are operated by the SBB
. The Zug Stadtbahn is responsible for the smaller routes within Kanton Zug which network the kanton but do often terminate in Thalwil, Zurich, Luzern or Arth – Goldau.
The parts of Kanton Zug which cannot be reached by the Stadtbahn are easilly covered by the Zugerland Verkehrsbetriebe; the Zug Bus service. Covering 197 km and with 285 stops the ZVB
is a very efficient method of getting around Zug.
is the funicular which takes you to the top of the Zugerberg. In November 2009 the furnicular was modernised and now offer a stunning panorama as you ride to the top of the Mountain.
The Zugersee Ferries
are not only an enjoyable way of getting around Kanton Zug but are also often used for functions, concerts and many other events.
While in Engand commuters are looking at a £10,000 season tickets to London, Switzerland despite what you may have first thought has got several options to heavilly reduce your commuting costs.
The Halb tax is probably the most common card in peoples wallets and understandibly so. For just CHF165 per year you pay half price for any ticket anywhere in Switzerland.
The General Abonnement travelcard for a price of CHF3350 per year lets you travel anywhere in Switzerland for free.
The Gleis 7 is a card that when combined with the Halb Tax card allows the owner free travel anywhere in Switzerland after 7pm.
You can also arrange a variety of point to point
travelcards for a specific area or route.
Zurich International Airport
There are 70 daily trains making the 40 minute train ride from Zug to the ever expanding airport of Zurich. It is possible to fly to much of the United States in under 12 hours and to London in 4, whilst Shanghai and Beijing are around 15 hours away.
One important fact to remember that is fairly unique to Switzerland is that drivers will normally always stop at every Zebra crossing for a pedestrian. It is important to follow suit as many people often walk onto the zebra crossing always expecting cars to stop. So be careful. And also remember to drive on the right.
Mobility, car sharing
Car sharing is the clever way to be mobile. Whenever you want – without the commitments that owning your own car entails. Mobility has 2'600 vehicles waiting for you at 1'300 stations throughout Switzerland. Around the clock and on a self-service basis. For more information visit the Mobility website here