Bus Service

Do you offer a bus service at Zurich International School?

Zurich International School offers a bus service that picks up and drops off  Lower School children at specific points along a variety of routes, and brings them direct to the school in Wädenswil for the start of the school day arriving at 08:35.

We offer flexible departure times at the end of the school day in order to accommodate children who want to participate in after school activities and recreational sports. This means that children can either depart directly after school at 15:40 (14:40 on Wednesdays) or an hour later at 16:45 (15:45 on Wednesdays) on the days they have after school activities. 

Lower School students arriving on the bus

What areas does the bus service serve?

Each bus operates a timetabled route, based on the location of registered bus riders. The timetable is available for current parents in our Community Portal. Below are the areas which our bus service covers. If your area is not listed below you can contact the bus coordinator on bus@zis.ch to check on availability. 

  • Adliswil
  • Au
  • Bäch
  • Feusisberg
  • Freienbach
  • Gattikon
  • Hirzel
  • Horgen
  • Hütten
  • Kilchberg
  • Langnau
  • Oberrieden
  • Pfäffikon
  • Richterswil
  • Rüschlikon
  • Samstagern
  • Schönenberg
  • Thalwil
  • Wädenswil
  • Wilen b. Wollerau
  • Wollerau
  • Wollishofen
  • Zürich Bellevue
  • Zürich Enge
What bus services are available for Middle and Upper School students?

We offer a shuttle bus service for Upper and Middle school students from Thalwil Bahnhof to the Middle School in Kilchberg and to the Upper School in Adliswil on a daily basis. The shuttle bus takes students back to Thalwil Bahnhof after school. 

We are also able to offer a service from Tiefenbrunnen to the Middle School and Upper School if we receive a minimum of 10 registrations.

In addition to the public bus services departing from the Upper School, an additional bus service is available just for ZIS Upper School students, which goes directly to Adliswil Bahnhof and then onto Zurich Morgental. This extra bus service is exclusive to ZIS Upper School students. 

How do I register for the bus service?

New families starting at ZIS for the new school year can register online prior to their start at ZIS.  Routes and pick-up points for Early Childhood and Lower School children are planned around the location of registered families. Families starting at ZIS during the school year can register for the bus service up until the Tuesday before they wish to start using the service.  The Bus Service fee is invoiced twice per year, September and February during the school year.