Conference venue


IFIP TC6 Networking 2018 will take place in Zurich, Switzerland, at the

Swissôtel Zürich

Am Marktplatz Oerlikon
Schulstrasse 44
CH-8050 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 317 31 11
Fax:      +41 44 312 44 68
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There are different ways to travel from Zürich Airport (ZRH) to the Swissôtel in Zürich Oerlikon:

  • By taxi -- costing approximately 50-60,- CHF for a single trip, and taking 25-40 min depending on the travel time of the day (rush hour app. 7.00-9.30 hours and 15.30-19.00 hours)
  • By train or tram -- costing 6.80 CHF for a single trip (Zones 110 and 121), and taking 5 min (train) or 15 min (tram) independent of the travel time of the day

Travel by Train from the Zürich Airport (ZRH) to Zürich Oerlikon:

Zürich Oerlikon is the closest train station from the Swissôtel and can be reached by S-Bahn, Intercity Train, or Regional Train in approximately 5 minutes from Zürich Airport. Any connection you require by train to Zürich Oerlikon from the Zürich Airport shall state a "From Station/Stop: Zurich Airport" and "To Station/Stop: Zurich Oerlikon" in the on-line time table form available at
Once you reach the Zürich Oerlikon train station, proceed on foot for 3 minutes as follows: Follow the front exit of the station (toward track 1), cross the street called "Hofwiesenstrasse" to the Southern direction, and you are just in front of the Swissôtel, which you can enter from the right side, coming from the station.

Travel by Tram from the Zürich Airport (ZRH) to Zürich Oerlikon:

Additionally, there is a fast direct connection by Tram No. 10 every 7-8 minutes from Zürich Airport to "Zürich, Sternen Oerlikon", which is located just about 300 m away from the Swissôtel. Thus, a highly comfortable access from the airport in approximately 15 minutes is guaranteed. Get off at Station/Stop: Zurich, Sternen Oerlikon, return on foot for 30 m, make a left into enter Querstrasse, walk for 100 m, and turn right into Edisonstrasse. From there you see the Swissotel just across the plaza (175 m) to your half left ahead.
The on-line time table can be accessed at and any connection you require from Zürich Airport by tramway to Zürich Oerlikon Ost shall state in the request form a "From Station/Stop: Zurich Airport" and a "To Station/Stop: Oerlikon Ost".

Tickets for Public Transport

Travel from Zürich Airport to downtown Zürich, Zürich Oerlikon, or any other hotel named below can be done with a single ticket of zones 110 and 121, which can be bought at Zürich Airport at vending machines. This ticket costs 6.80 CHF (Swiss Francs). Note vending machines at the Airport will take credit cards. If you would like to return to the Airport within 24 hours of buying the ticket, a 24 hours ticket is the optimal solution: at the cost of 13.60 CHF.

In case you intend to travel by public transport between those hotels listed below as well as the meeting location at Swissôtel Zürich only (no Airport access), prefer to buy a 24 hour ticket for zone 110, which gives you unlimited travel in the whole area of Zürich. This ticket is available at 8.80 CHF.

You do not have to validate this ticket any more, since it will be valid from the time of purchase until the time printed on the ticket at the top. A more detailed description of the vending machine, its use, a picture, and ticket prices can be found at the following URL: ZVV Tickets.



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Power Outlet

Swiss power outlets accept besides Swiss plugs also Europlugs (CEE 7/16), the non-earthed two-pin plug variant.


Visa-Letter of Invitation

To receive a Letter of Invitation (LoI) for IFIP Networking 2018 and its collocated conferences, in case of needs, please check for your nationality and country the official Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs page at

Please observe that you must be registered and have paid before we can process your request and that per default we only send out the invitation letter in scanned electronic format. If you need a printed version per mail, you must provide us with a physical address. 

Furthermore, the following data are needed in full from your side:

  • Title
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Passport Number
  • Organization
  • Full Postal Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Fax Number
  • Paper Title
  • EDAS Paper Number
  • IFIP Networking or WS Session Title


Finally, please sent an e-mail with these respective information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  as soon as possible.