Rapperswil is a city that borders Northeastern Switzerland & Central Switzerland and lays direct at the end of Lake Zurich and Obersee. Rapperswil merged lately with the city of Jona and is a picturesque town and popular destination for hikers, bikers and families at the weekend in the vicinity of Zurich.

The municipality includes Jona, Bollingen, Busskirch, Curtiberg, Kempraten-Lenggis, Wagen, and Wurmsbach.

Get in

Rapperswil is located in the Zürich metropolitan area and served by its suburban trains (Zürich S-Bahn). The S5, S7 and S15 lines all offer 2 trains/hour, with S5 and S15 taking 36 min from Zürich city centre and S7 40 min. Several commuter trains from Zurich, e.g S5, 15, 40 and 7, pass through or terminate in Rapperswil. All connections are listed on the website of the public traffic ZVV . There are trains to Rapperswil from Lucerne and Romanshorn.

A very scenic way of travelling to Rapperswil is with the steamship boats of the Lake Zurich navigation company . The ships don't travel in the winter.

Get around

Rapperswil is a very compact city and can easily assessed by foot or bicycle. The tourist center rents out electric bikes. There is a public bus system if you want to go a bit further.




There are many boutiques in the old-town and many clothing shops in Rapperswil.


There are many nice restaurants by the lake-side and in the old-town. You will find Swiss food, Spanish, Indian, Italian, Thai and Chinese restaurants, kebap shops and McDonald's.



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