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UBS Polybahn

Limmatquai 144, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 848 988 988
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Special to Zürich

This little funicular, takes you up the hilll to the University. Students have been taking this for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Winterthur, Switzerland
Short but nice

Took the Polybahn up and down from Central to University and back. Helpful staff guide you to buy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lars G
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Limmatquai 144, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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+41 848 988 988
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Reviewed yesterday

This little funicular, takes you up the hilll to the University. Students have been taking this for ages. This is a historical funicular. When you get to the top, enjoy the view of Zürich from the University Terrace.

Thank sgec1105
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took the Polybahn up and down from Central to University and back. Helpful staff guide you to buy the right ticket from the ticket machine as this can be a challenge. Short trip in a well maintained train. Definitely worth the about 3 CHF.

Thank Lars G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This funicular rail takes you on a very short ride from the Old Town of Zurich up to the University. Whilst you don't see much on your way up as the journey is short and the view is obstructed, the view from in front of...More

Thank julezabelle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a short ride up and down to the ETH campus. It is a funicular railway that is it works on a principle of gravity and a pair of counterbalancing tram-like like vehicles using cables, riding on a steep slope.

Thank Manas R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only do you get great views up here but with a Zurich travle card the price is included just hop on and off

Thank lisajlb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just get a ticket and go up there to it's only stop University ETH. to the right of the station is a vast terrace from which you get the absolute best panorama of the entire city from Kreis 5 to Zurichsee and Seefeld. It's worth...More

Thank admorph
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Polybahn is a nostalgic as well as convenient means of transport from "Central" square up to the area of ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) where there is also a plaza with a nice view of the city. Schedule could be better, though -...More

Thank IntoTheNorth
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Much faster and way more comfortable than trams to reach Polyterasse from Central. Takes less than 5 min and runs every 5-7 minutes. Keep in mind that it stops for the day at 19:30.

Thank StanOP
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This provides a short ride up the hill to the university area. It is free with any of the transit cards, but it is automated so no one checks your ticket anyway.

Thank GeorgeDunaway
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The UBS Polybahn is a nice way to get up by the university aria. It can get rather busy during peak times so its best to go early. We took it just for the fun factor but I'm guessing a lot of the students make...More

2  Thank arpegiator
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