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Zurich is situated at the heart of Europe and forms the cultural and economic centre of Switzerland. This lakeside metropolis with views into the Swiss Alps is the largest city in Switzerland and has a population of about 400 000 inhabitants. As Switzerland’s cultural and economic metropolis, production site and base for numerous producers, distributors and filmmakers, Zurich offers the perfect environment for a film festival.

Over the course of eleven days, in the city with the world‘s highest concentration of cinemas, the Zurich Film Festival presents film premieres from all over the globe, offers cinematic treats to a national and international audience and facilitates direct on-the-spot exchange with the filmmakers.

Zurich is not only a favoured production site, it is also highly regarded by visitors for its cultural and gastronomic diversity and the countless opportunities for repose and relaxation it has on offer.

Enjoy the Zurich Film Festival and the City of Zurich!


Arriving by Aeroplane

Running frequently, the city is 10 minutes away by train (e.g. S2, S16, S24), 20 minutes away by taxi or by tram 10.

Arriving by Car

There are several car parks around the Festival centre. You can also get a parking permit for the Blue Zone.

Arrival by Train

Here you will find the Swiss Federal Railway’s online timetable: SBB online timetable

Local Public transport Zurich City

Find more information and timetables at zvv.ch or use the timetable below.

Festival Locations

Zurich’s Bellevue, situated in the heart of the city and on the shore of Lake Zurich, is the hub of festival activity. In addition to the festival cinemas Corso, Arthouse Le Paris and Piccadilly, it is also the location for the Festival centre and various bars and nightlife venues.  

All Zurich Film Festival events are in close proximity to a public transport stop so take advantage of the tram, bus, city train, or Limmat ferry for all outward bound and return journeys.

Festival centre

Opening hours 22.09.-02.10.22: 11.00 a.m. to midnight

Sechseläutenplatz, 8001 Zurich

Bellevue (tram 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 15)

blue Cinema Corso

Theaterstrasse 10, 8001 Zurich

Bellevue (tram 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 15)

Arthouse Le Paris

Gottfried-Keller-Strasse 7, 8001 Zurich

Bahnhof Stadelhofen (tram 11, 15)

Arthouse Piccadilly

Mühlebachstrasse 2, 8008 Zurich

Bahnhof Stadelhofen (tram 11, 15)

Arena Cinemas Sihlcity

Kalanderplatz 8, 8045 Zurich

Sihlcity Nord (tram 5, 13 / bus 72)


Lagerstrasse 104, 8004 Zurich

Militär-/Langstrasse (bus 31, 32)

Kongresshaus Zürich

Kongresshaus Zürich

Gotthardstrasse 5, 8002 Zurich

Bürkliplatz (tram 2, 5, 8, 11)

Zurich City Map with Festival Locations