Some things to be aware of:
- Zurich Airport = Zürich Flughafen
- Zurich Main Station = Zürich Hauptbahnhof = Zürich HB
- The train station in Riva San Vitale will be listed as Capolago-Riva S. Vitale
- Times are listed in 24 hour format
SBB Website and Mobile App
SBB is the railway of Switzerland. The English version of their website can be found at https://www.sbb.ch/en
There is also a mobile app that works very well, although if you are buying international train tickets, such as to Milan, you will need to use their website.
Checking Tickets and 1st/2nd Class
When you board a swiss train, nobody will take your ticket. Often you may never have your ticket checked on a journey, however they do check tickets at random and not having a ticket will result in an expensive fine. On this same note, there are both 1st and 2nd class cars. If you see the number 1 on seats in the car or on the doors, you are most likely in a 1st class car.
There are different travel cards that you can buy. These might make sense, depending on how much traveling you will do. More info can be found here: https://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and-tickets.html