OR-X Balgrist

Your surgical journey starts here


The OR-X Translational Center for Surgery is located in the heart of Balgrist University Hospital. In its former role, OR-X served as a secure bunker for the hospital. It is a place where history and innovation come together. The facility is easily and quickly accessible from the city center and the airport by public transportation or car.

+41 44 386 32 60 
Forchstrasse 340 
8008 Zürich

Please note: Construction work on the Forchstrasse between Kreuzplatz and Hegibachplatz will begin as of February 12, 2024. These roadworks will affect both public transport and car traffic. Replacement buses will be running while Tram 11 and Forch railway (Forchbahn S18) will be out of service. Please allot more time for your journey.

Location map of OR-X in Zurich Switzerland, based in Balgrist

How to get there

  • By public transport

    OR-X has excellent links to public transport and can be reached quickly. From Zurich main station, take tram No. 11 in the direction of Rehalp and alight at the "Balgrist" tram stop (journey time approx. 20 minutes). From Stadelhofen station, take the Forch light railway S18 in the direction of Esslingen or tram No. 11 towards Rehalp and alight at the "Balgrist" tram stop (journey time approx. 10 minutes). You can also reach OR-X in a very short time by bus line 99 from Zollikon station or by the extended line 77.

  • By car

    Visitors may use one of the parking spaces. Please note that the number of spaces is very limited. You have to purchase your parking time from the machines. We encourage you to take public transport for your arrival whenever possible.