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Transport



Trains

The Swiss railway network is very dense and trains are convenient and punctual. The Federal Railways (SBB) crisscross the country and connect to mountain railways, lake ferries and postal buses. All trains between Lucerne and Zurich stop in Zug, a majority stops also in Baar, which makes travel to any Swiss location very fast and easy.

Tickets are bought at the station from the ticket office or a ticket machine before you get on the train or on the SBB website. Ticket machines give instructions in four languages, including English. As traveling by train can become quite expensive if you buy regular, full-price tickets, it is worth looking into the various opportunities to obtain reduced rates. Ask at the station or check on the SBB website (see below).

The "Stadtbahn Zug" runs with two different lines on the existing rails of the SBB. Line number 1 runs at 15-minute intervals between Baar, Zug and Cham, and at 30 minute intervals further to Ebikon and Lucerne. Line 2 runs at hourly intervals from Zug through Oberwil and Walchwil to Arth-Goldau and Erstfeld.
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB (= Swiss Federal Railways)
Bahnhof Baar
6340 Baar
Tel. +41 (0)900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/Min.)
www.sbb.ch or www.rail.ch

Bus and boat transportation
The Canton of Zug has an extensive public transport service that also serves the surrounding areas. The Zug Public Transport Organization (ZVB) is responsible for the bus and boat transportation system in the canton. The urban transportation system operates between 6 am to midnight on a frequent schedule.

A night train (the Nightbird) runs between Lucerne and Zurich, and a night bus ("Zuger Nachtexpress") connects all eleven communities during the small hours. See www.sbb.ch/nightbird for the schedule.

Zugerland Verkehrsbetriebe ZVB (= Zug Public Transport Organization Office)
An der Aa 6
6304 Zug
Tel. +41 (0)41 728 58 00
info@zvb.ch
www.zvb.ch

Taxis
Traveling by taxi might be the most convenient, but it is also the most expensive form of transportation in Switzerland. You can phone for a taxi, hail one in the street or find one at posted taxi stands throughout the city. All taxis have meters to determine the cost of your journey. It is customary but not compulsory to add a small tip to your fare. Occasionally (e.g. in the late evening) the fare may be higher than that indicated on the meter. Ask the driver to justify the fare if you are uncertain.