Transportation

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.

Railway
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.

 


Busses
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.

Zugerbergbahn (ZBB)
The Zugerbergbahn 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.

Zugersee Ferries
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.
 


Discounts
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.

Halb tax
The halb tax is probably the most common card in peoples wallets and understandibly so. For just CHF185 (CHF 165 when you renew)per year you pay half price for any ticket anywhere in Switzerland.

GA Travelcard
The General Abonnement travelcard for a price of CHF3860 (2nd class) and CHF6300 (1st class) per year lets you travel anywhere in Switzerland for free.

Gleis 7
Track 7 is an additional card to the Half-Fare travelcard and entitles passengers until their 25th birthday to take any journeys in 2nd class from 7.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. – on the entire SBB network (PDF) as well as with numerous private transport companies Important: The night supplement is not included in Track 7.
You can also arrange a variety of point to point or regional travelcards for a specific area or route.  

Municipal Day Card (Gemeinde Tageskarte)
You can get a discounted municipal day pass at the municipality of your residence. The prices vary but are around CHF40. You need to reserve the day pass, either by phone or online at your municipality. The day passes are very popular and should be reserved well in advance before your travel date. The card is also ideal when you have guests from abroad visiting. The day pass allows you to travel on all Swiss public transport on the valid date on the card.

You can check availabilities and book online here


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.

Cars
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