Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces Laboratory
Überlandstrasse 129
8600 Dübendorf

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How to find Empa:

By car

  • From Zürich via motorway A1; Exit «Wallisellen/Dübendorf»
  • From Zürich-Kloten airport via motorway A51 and A1; Exit «Wallisellen/Dübendorf»
  • From St.Gallen and Winterthur motorway A1; Exit «Wallisellen/Dübendorf»

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If you enter Empa areal there are three main parking-spots available (see picture below). Especially during current ongoing reconstruction phase, the highest chance in finding a parking spot is on parking area 3.


By public transport

Empa can be easily reached by train, S-Bahn and tram. From Zurich HB, it is easiest to take the S-Bahn (S3, S9, S11 or S12) to “Stettbach” (2nd stop, 7 min.).

From there, take tram No. 12 until the stop “Dübendorf, Giessen” (2nd stop, 3 min.)

Or take bus No. 760 until the stop “Dübendorf, Empa” (2nd stop, 5 min.).

The reception is right after the entrance of new "Nest" building on the left.


On your arrival at the Empa site, please register at the reception.