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Commuting to Zug

Hi there,

I'm new to this forum. I'm moving to Zug next month from London for work (for about a year).

I'm 27, male and single - and from what I've read, Zug will be pretty quiet for me!

Can people please recommend suitable areas where I should focus my housing search? I'm looking for somewhere where commuting to Zug is easy, but is easy enough to get to Zurich or other areas with more of a social/nightlife...?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi there,

I'm new to this forum. I'm moving to Zug next month from London for work (for about a year).

I'm 27, male and single - and from what I've read, Zug will be pretty quiet for me!

Can people please recommend suitable areas where I should focus my housing search? I'm looking for somewhere where commuting to Zug is easy, but is easy enough to get to Zurich or other areas with more of a social/nightlife...?

Thanks in advance!
Zug is quiet. You could live in Zurich and it`s half an hour on the train to Zug. The trains are frequent and much more reliable than London.

Taxes will be higher in Zurich, one thing to consider if you want to live near where you work or play. Public transport closes down between 12 and 1am, another point to consider.
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Re: Commuting to Zug

Lucerne would be another option. Also close to zug wuth good train connections. A bit more lively than Zug, but still quite quiet though, if your coming from London. Very close to the mountains if that is your thing.
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I'd second Luzern. It'll likely be cheaper than Zurich, the people are much friendlier, and the fasnacht there is mindblowing.
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Re: Commuting to Zug

If you're single and want the party life for the year, Zug is not the place, so try Zurich. I love being in Zug, but I'm old before my time

However, that said, I do occasionally venture into Zurich for some nights out, but there are night trains from Zurich Hauptbahnhof that run every 30mins or so after midnight until about 06:00. So you could essentially live in Zug and still go out in Zurich, it's easily do-able.

If you've not been out here yet and experienced the public transport, you've missed out, but by the looks of it, not for much longer. It's the dog's b's!

Basically, pick the place you want to leave, the transport will sort itself.

Check out the SBB train timetables to give yourself an ides of the timings of journeys http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html

Good luck and enjoy
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Re: Commuting to Zug

I agree with those who've said look to live in Zurich and commute to Zug. There's way more night/party life in Zurich although Zug is real pretty.

I've done the daily commute from Zurich main station to Zug for work in the past and it was circa 22 minutes on the fast train. Sometimes I'd get on the stopping at all stations train just for a change and so I could actually purvey the passing scenery for a tad longer. . Either way, dead easy, quick and an altogether thoroughly pleasant experience as compared to the London tube/train/bus travel groove. Did that for more years than I care to remember although it too had its great moments...
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