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The Zurich Marathon will take place in the city of Zurich in Switzerland on 10 April 2022. The Sunday event is currently open for registration.
It is popular both with professional and amateur runners from all over the world and provides a unique running experience in and around Zurich. Enjoy a run through the attractive city downtown and along most parts of the beautiful Lake Zurich. 70% of all runners beat their best time in Zurich.
There are 3 categories of runs: Full Marathon 42.195 KM, Half Marathon 21.1 KM and City Run 10 KM. The half marathon will start at 8.00 AM in the cool morning of Spring season, followed by the full marathon at 8.15 AM. City Run will start in the afternoon at 2.00 PM with temperature averages 15 oC.
The registration fees are from CHF 129 (full marathon), CHF 89 (half marathon) and CHF 69 (city run).
Entry Requirement into Switzerland
Permitted foreign nationals including Singaporeans,
~ do not have to fill out an entry form for entry to Switzerland;
~ do not have to present a negative test result to enter Switzerland;
~ no quarantine requirement for people entering Switzerland.
For everyone entering Switzerland, the nationals from the list of countries with a virus of concern must observe further health-related measures at the border on arrival.
For more information regarding entry requirement, distancing and hygiene rules in Switzerland, check it out here.
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How to get to Zurich
To travel under Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), Singapore Airlines and Swissair operate VTL flights via Zurich daily.
Singapore – Zurich 0130 – 0750 hours SQ 346
Zurich – Singapore 1035 – 0600+1 hours SQ 345 (VTL)
Singapore – Zurich 0155 – 0830 hours LX 177
Zurich – Singapore 1200 – 0645+1 hours LX 176 (VTL)
note: LX 176 on Tuesday departures are non-VTL flight.
Returning travellers to Singapore via VTL flights
~ must be fully vaccinated;
~ require to provide a negative result from a professionally administered Covid-19 PCR or ART test taken within 2 days prior to departure to Singapore;
~ upon arrival into Singapore, take a supervised self-swab ART at any test centre located across Singapore within 24 hours of arrival. A testing notice with a weblink to book tests will be issued to travellers upon their entry into Singapore.
Where to Stay in Zurich
The marathon will be taking place in the heart of the city with the start/finish line within Lake Zurich vicinity. Take a walk or take the public transport to the start/from the finish line is easily achievable. Here are some of our recommendation.
Hotel Marta, 2* - located at Zurich Central, just a 5-minute walk from Zurich Main Train Station with trendy restaurants, cafés, the sights of the old town, the lake or small boutiques and shops at your doorstep.
Hotel Adler Zürich, 3* - a unique superior class hotel in the middle of Zurich’s old town. Each room is decorated with nice art paintings of Zürich. Home to the famous Swiss Chuchi Restaurant where the first fondue parlour started.Hotel Alexander Zurich, 3* - a family-run hotel centrally located in the heart of the Zurich Old Town and only a few minutes’ walk from Zurich Main Train Station. Explore Zurich’s most famous landmarks, Bahnhofstrasse shopping street, the lakeside and river promenade all within your reach.Sorell Hotel Rutli, 3* - within a charming Old Town location in the city of Zurich, just a few minutes from the main train station and world-famous Bahnhofstrasse. The central location allows you to reach Zurich's primary shopping district, restaurants, and bars in no time at all.Hotel City Zurich Design & Lifestyle, 3* - a superior class boutique hotel in the heart of Zurich. Expect a timelessly modern and cozy ambience which makes every room a designer piece in its own right.
Hotel Zurich Swiss Chocolate by Fassbind, 3* - the new Swiss Chocolate Hotel was built in 2021 and is in the heart of Zurich. The location is perfect for discovering the diversity of the city. Immerse yourself in architecture and décor inspired by the fabulous history of Swiss chocolate.
Glockenhof Zurich, 4* - located in the heart of the most beautiful district of Zurich. Enjoy a prime position in the heart of the city with the famous Bahnhofstrasse just a few steps away and the banks of Lake Zurich a couple of minutes on foot.
Marktgasse Hotel, 4* - your personal hideaway in the heart of the idyllic old town with the vibrant city centre of Zurich. The historical charm of the building, combined with the refined design and modern infrastructure, will impress every guest.
For more hotel options in Zurich, check them out here.
How to Get Around Zurich
The Swiss Travel Pass is your all-in-one ticket for unlimited travel by public transport within Switzerland. From Zurich Airport, get into the city seamlessly by train. The Pass is only for overseas visitors and in addition, enjoy the following benefits,
~ unlimited travel by train, bus and boat;
~ unlimited travel on premium panorama trains (seat reservation fees and/or surcharges apply);
~ unlimited use of public transport in more than 90 towns & cities;
~ free admission to more than 500 museums;
~ mountain excursions included: Rigi, Stanserhorn and Stoos.
~ up to 50% discount on many other mountain excursions.
The Swiss Travel Pass is available in 3, 4, 6, 8 or 15 consecutive days of travel or Swiss Travel Flex for 3, 4, 6, 8 or 15 freely selectable days within one month validity of travel. Youth traveller below the age of 25 years old enjoys a 30% discount. Children aged between 6 and 16, accompanied by at least one parent (holding a valid Swiss Travel Pass) travel free of charge with the complimentary Swiss Family Card. Children under 6 years of age travel free of charge.
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Information and pricing listed are accurate as at 22 Feb 2022, may subject to change without prior notice.
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