How to get to Rapperswil

The closest airport to Rapperswil is the Zurich Airport (http://www.flughafen-zuerich.ch/) with onward transport by train to Rapperswil via Zurich main station (about 55-60 minutes). Trains from Zurich Airport to Zurich main station run frequently. In Zurich main station change train to Rapperswil (http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html). Tickets have to be bought before boarding the train on the ticket machines or the ticket offices (one-way, 2nd class, no reductions: approx. CHF 15).

Taxis to Rapperswil are available at the airport and cost around CHF 170-200.-.

In case you are staying outside of Rapperswil in the youth hostel Richterswil, there are direct trains from Zurich Airport to Richterswil (S2) every half an hour (about 40 minutes). To travel from Richterswil to the conference place Rapperswil you will also have to travel by train: Board the train to Pfäffikon and change train there to Rapperswil (about 15-20 minutes) (http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html).

To reach the youth hostel Rapperswil you have to take bus No. 911 from Rapperswil train station to the stop ‘Busskirchstrasse’. Wheel around 50 meters back to the roundabout and turn left into Busskirchstrasse. After approximately 300 meters the streets turns from Busskirchstrasse into Blaubrunnenstrasse. Continue along this road for a further 200 meters, and then turn right into Hessenhofweg. The youth hostel is located around 80 metres along on the right-hand side.

 

Travel within Rapperswil

Most hotels are located in the town centre and the HSR campus is easily reachable by foot.

Bus services run within Rapperswil. For route network check: http://www.vzo.ch/stadtbus_rapperswil-jona_de.cfm

Bikes can be rented at the following places (in case you want to have one available, reserve in advance):

GERTSCH TREND-BIKES GmbH
Alte Jonastrasse 74
8640 Rapperswil
+41 55 210 23 77
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http://www.gertsch-bike.ch/

Tower Sports Rapperswil
Neue Jonastrasse 37
8640 Rapperswil
+41 55 222 70 80
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http://www.towersports.ch/

Rent a Bike
Rapperswil-Jona – Schwimmbad Lido – Herzroute
Walter-Denzler-Strasse 6
8640 Rapperswil
+41 41 921 05 75
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http://www.rentabike.ch/