Day Trip to Europa Park Theme Park from Zurich

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Day Trip to Europa Park Theme Park

from Zurich


Europa Park Germany

Photo credit Europa-Park

Day Trip to Europa Park Theme Park from Zurich

If you love theme parks and exciting rides, one thing that you might feel to be missing from Zurich is the excitement of roller coaster rides. The thrill of a steeply descending ride, with enough attractions to make it fun for all the family is something many of us really enjoy. Luckily, Europa Park with over 100 attractions and shows – all in a 95 hectare setting – is more accessible than ever, and just an easy day trip from Zurich.

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Europa Park in Rust Germany makes an ideal theme park for a grand day out for young and old alike. Buses and trains will ferry you to this huge park which includes some of the biggest and best rides in Europe.


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Each part of the park is divided into European countries. In just a few steps you can hop from Spain to Italy, from Paris to London, and each nation offers amongst other things, its own cuisine and individual rides to make it wholly unique.

The park has rides to thrill such as the “Silver Star” and “Pegasus”, to a brand new area of the park devoted solely to the younger ages. It is clear that the park is designed so that young and old can have a great time. Each part is interconnected by an array of different shops and restaurants.


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It was such fun to explore the different aspects of the park. It is highly unique to be flying around a giant golf ball shaped roller coaster, then sitting down to enjoy a crepe on the banks of a charming plaza. Each section has been perfectly designed and thanks to various deals, it’s easier to get there than ever.Wooden Rollercoaster

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How to Get To Europa Park

There are three ways to get to the park.

By Car

Traffic permitting it’s only a two hour drive from the centre of Zurich to Rust, the town nearest town and at Europa Park there is a large car park. Directions are here.

By Train

SBB also run a reduced fare train service with the DBB to get to Rust and Europa Park. Takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes See the details here.

By Coach

There is also a direct bus link to Europa Park that leaves Sihlquai at 7 AM and returns at 9 30 PM at night. It is the best and cheapest option for those that do not have a car as it beats the train by 30 minutes traffic permitting. Information is here

Europa Park has made the effort to evolve over the past years so that each year veterans like me can still enjoy something new and exciting. I look forward to returning to the park to start my next European adventure.

Europa Park Germany

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Top Tip:

Europa Park can get very crowded during peak times. For the shortest queues, go either during the week or when their are no holidays in Germany and Switzerland.

Visit the Europa Park website here


Europa Park Strasse 2

77977 Rust


Tel:  +49 (0) 7822 / 77-6688

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Article written by Jan de Boer

Photos by Sarah Meyerhans and Europa-Park


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