Chur is the capital of Graubünden in south-eastern Switzerland.


Chur is one of the oldest towns in Switzerland, having been inhabited since pre-historic times.

Get in

The centre of Chur

By plane

Zurich International Airport is the closest international airport to Chur. Direct trains run between Chur and the airport with a travel time of about 1 hour and 50 minutes, see SBB.

By train

By rail from Zurich, which is 75km away.

By car

Chur is situated near the A13 motorway, heading northbound to Zurich, and connecting southbound with the A2 motorway towards Lugano and Milan.

Get around

Chur is a very small city; much of it is easily walkable. There are taxis and buses, which operate on five different routes. Driving in Chur is possible. However, the old town of Chur is car-free. Trains from Chur to Chur West and Chur Wiesental in the north of the town are available.




Most shops can be found along the Bahnhofstrasse and in the old city of Chur. There are international shops like H&M, NewYorker, etc. as well as local shops. Two big department stores (Coop City and MANOR) are located along the Bahnhofstrasse.


Local specialities

International cuisine



There is no youth hostel in Chur. The nearest one is in Sils i.D.



Go next

The well known regions of the Engadin and Prattigau valleys are very easily accessed from Chur, in them containing the ski resorts of St. Moritz and Davos/Klosters. The lesser known resorts of the Surselva and Arosa are the nearest to Chur. All nearby regions can be accessed by road and by train.

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