You can find us at
University of Zurich
Department of Informatics
Floor plans BIN building
The department's main building is the BIN building at Binzmühlestrasse 14. Our Artificial Intelligence Lab is located in the AND building on Andreasstrasse 15, about 150 m from the main building (see map above).
Zurich Public Transport (trams and busses) is called Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV).
Tram # 14 - From the tram stop "Bahnhofquai" (just outside the main station by the Limmat river) take line 14 direction Seebach. In about 17 minutes you will reach the tram stop "Bahnhof Oerlikon Ost". Get off, turn right into Binzmühlestrasse, cross over Friesstrasse and follow Binzmühlestrasse on the left side. After about 200 m, you'll reach our offices at Binzmühlestrasse 14.
Tram # 11 - From the tram stop "Bahnhofquai" (see above) you may also take line 11 direction Auzelg. In about 19 minutes you will reach the tram stop "Leutschenbach" which is located on Thurgauerstrasse, at the intersection with Binzmühlestrasse. Get off, walk to the intersection and turn right into Binzmühlestrasse. You reach our department after about 100 m on the right hand side of Binzmühlestrasse.
Tram # 10 - From the tram stop "Zurich Flughafen, Bahnhof".
The tram stop is located on the departure level of the airport. Take line 10 direction Bahnhofplatz/HB. In about 11 minutes you will reach the tram stop "Leutschenbach" which is located on Thurgauerstrasse, at the intersection with Binzmühlestrasse. Get off, walk to the intersection and turn right into Binzmühlestrasse. You reach our department after about 100 m on the right hand side of Binzmühlestrasse.
Tickets: Before boarding a tram, you need to buy a ticket from the vending machines at the tram stops. From Zurich city you need a ticket for zone 10 (Stadtnetz), from the airport you need zones 10 and 21. At most stations, the ticketing machines take coins only. At Zurich main station and at the airport you find new machines that also accept bills and credit cards. You find details about ticketing on the ZVV web site. Cost (as of 2011): zone 10 single ride CHF 4.10; zone 10 for 24h: CHF 8.20; zones 10&21 single ride: CHF 6.40; zones 10&21 for 24h: CHF 12.80. Tickets are valid for all trams, buses, trains, and even boats within the purchased zones.
All inter-city train connections get you into Zurich main station (Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB). From there, take a train to Zurich Oerlikon (trains every 5-10 minutes). It takes about 10 minutes to get to Oerlikon station. Before boarding a train, buy a ticket for zone 10 (see above).
Due to major construction work at Oerlikon station, the direct way from the station to the department is blocked as of March 1, 2012. The fastest way is as follows: After arrival in Zurich Oerlikon, enter the platform between tracks 2 and 3. Walk eastbound on the left side of that platform to its very end (make sure that track 3 is always on your left). There, take the stairs down to the street level and turn left into Andreasstrasse (this is the small street running in parallel to the train tracks). At the next intersection (after about 100 meters), turn left into Hüttisstrasse. Follow Hüttisstrasse for 100 m to its end. There, turn right into Binzmühlestrasse. After about 100 m, you reach our department on the left side of Binzmühlestrasse. (If you want to get to our labs at Andreasstrasse, just follow Andreasstrasse. The AND building is no. 15 on your left, just after the intersection with Hüttisstrasse.)
When arriving at Zurich Airport (Flughafen), you have three options to reach us: by tram, train, or taxi.
Tram: Use tram line 10 direction Bahnhofplatz/HB. From the arrival halls, follow the tram signs to the tram station which is located on the departure level. Then follow the directions for tram travel given above. Trams run every 15 minutes (during rush hours every 7 minutes), travel time is 11 minutes. Tickets: you need a ticket for zones 10 and 21, see above.
Train: From the arrival halls, follow the train signs to the railway station (Zürich Flughafen) which is located in the underground. The escalator proof luggage carts in the baggage arrival area are free of charge and can be taken down all the way to the train platforms. Before taking the last stairs down to the train tracks make sure to purchase a ticket either from a ticket window or from a ticketing machine. Take trains S2 or S16 running towards Zurich HB (main station) and exit at Zurich Oerlikon, which is the next station. Trains run every 12-18 minutes, travel time is 5 minutes. After arrival at Zurich Oerlikon, follow the directions for train travel above.
Taxi: Taking a taxi is convenient, but very expensive (about CHF 35). Regular travel time is about 10 minutes, but actual travel time may vary due to traffic conditions.
If you come from
- Basel/Bern/Geneva on motorway A1 take exit Zürich-Seebach and follow the sign “Messe Zürich” until the junction with Binzmühlestrasse where you turn left.
- Konstanz/Schaffhausen/St.Gallen/Winterthur/Uster on motorway A1 take the direction Zürich City. Before the Schöneich tunnel leave the motorway at your right hand, on to Ueberlandstrasse. Follow the direction “Oerlikon” until the junction with Wallisellenstrasse. Keep straight on to the junction Binzmühlestrasse where you turn left.
- Gotthard/Chur on motorway A3, to its end, then follow signs Winterthur, Transit, - “Messe Zürich” until the junction with Wallisellenstrasse. Instead of turning right keep straight on until you reach the Binzmühlestrasse junction where you turn left.
Parking in our garage
Our building has a parking garage. However, no guest parking is available there unless you have made prior arrangements with us for a guest parking permit.
On Thurgauerstrasse opposite the AirGate building
there is a large public parking lot (Eisfeld Parking). Parking for up
to 15 hours at CHF -.50/hour. From the parking lot to our building it is
a 2 minute walk.
How to get to Eisfeld Parking
Drive past Binzmühlestrasse 14 on the left lane (sign posting: P Eisfeld), take a left onto Thurgauerstrasse following the sign Flughafen/Glattbrugg, continue in the left lane for about 400 m until you see a Renault garage on your left and a sign directing you to Talacker. Take a U-turn and drive all the way back on Thurgauerstrasse until you see the sign for the parking lot. Take a right into the parking lot.