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Institute for Computational Science


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Mailing address

University of Zurich
Institute for Computational Science
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich


For scientific requests, please contact the institute members directly.
General inquiries can be sent to the admin office:

Location / How to find us

by public transport from the airport or main station

From the Zurich airport, follow the signs to regional buses and tram station and take the tram number 10 towards Zurich HB to the stop "Irchel (about 22 minutes). All inter-city connections bring you into the Zürich main station ('Hauptbahnhof') of the swiss federal railways ('Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB'). Public transport (tram) is excellent and takes only a few minutes longer than a taxi.

At the Zurich train main station you can take the following trams to the Irchel-campus

  • from Bahnhofplatz/HB take tram number 10 towards Seebach to the stop "Irchel" (about 13 min)

  • from Bahnhofquai/HB take tram number 14 towards Seebach to the stop "Milchbuck" (about 11 min); from there walk through the Irchel-parc to the Irchel-campus

  • from Bahnhofstrasse/HB take tram number 7 towards Stettbach to the stop "Milchbuck" (about 12 min). From there walk through the Irchel-parc to the Irchel-campus:

Purchase a ticket for "Zone 10". A return ticket is valid for 24 hours and costs less than two single rides.

by taxi

A taxi to Irchel campus from the main station will cost about CHF 25 and from Zurich airport ('Flughafen Kloten') about CHF 35.-. You will be dropped at the taxi pick-up, a dimly lit, uninviting underground parking place. Enter the door and take the elevator to the top floor, H (The floors are denoted by letters).

by car

From the south or south-east (Motorway A3 from Chur, Sihltal from Gotthard, Luzern)

Follow the motorway N3 until the end. Then following the signs towards Winterthur, St.Gallen and Flughafen Kloten you will cross the Limmat River on the Escher Wyss Bridge and go straight up the hill to the top. There you should see a sign directing you to the right to "Uni Irchel - Parkhaus", the campus underground parking lot, where you can leave your car.

From the west (Motorway A1 from Basel, Bern)

Do not go into Zurich. Instead follow the north branch of the motorway towards Winterthur and St.Gallen. At the "Dreieck Zurich-Ost" take the branch towards "Zurich, Chur, Luzern", leave the motorway at the "Zurich-Schwamendingen" exit and follow the white signs towards "Irchel" until you see a sign pointing towards "Irchel - Parkhaus", where you can park your car. These directions also apply if you come by rental car from Zurich-Kloten airport.

From the north (Motorway A1 from St.Gallen)

At the "Dreieck Zurich-Ost" take the branch towards "Zurich, Chur, Luzern". Leave the motorway at the "Zurich-Schwamendingen" exit and proceed as described above.

We are located at the Irchel Campus in building Y11 on floors F & G