Travel and Accommodations
Address of «OST – Ostschweizer Fachhochschule» (Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences)
OST – Ostschweizer Fachhochschule
The campus is located in the south of the train station Rapperswil-Jona. With less then a 5 minutes walk away from the train station, we recommend you to use the public transport. Check the SBB or ZVV websites to plan your trip. Depending on your stay, you may consider the special tickets with reduced prices: ZVV Zürich Card, ZVV 9 O'Clock day pass. Here you can find the map with tariff zones (PDF).
From Zurich airport to Rapperswil-Jona
From the airport Zürich-Kloten (nearest airport) there are several trains per hour available. The ride will take approximately 65 min (via Zürich HB/main station).
From Zürich HB (main station) the journey takes about 40 min (for the trains S5, S15).
If you would like to have a nice view along down the lake of Zürich, you need to take the train S7.
Zürich – Rapperswil-Jona: With trains S5 or S15 approx. 40 min; or S7 approx. 45 min
The nearest public car park is about a ten-minute walk away (see also local parking guidance system). Only a few paid parking spaces are available in the school parking place.
We recommend booking your hotel as soon as possible. There is a limited number of accommodation possibilities in Rapperswil-Jona and around. The largest city close to Rapperswil-Jona is Zürich with various hotel options. Here you find an overview of private apartments in Rapperswil and the region (page only in German available).
Several leisure activities and daily excursions are organized by the Rapperswil Zürichsee Tourist Office.
If you are interested, please contact them directly:
Rapperswil Zürichsee Tourismus
Tel: +41 55 225 225 77 08