ESN Zürich Office is open every Tuesday 18.00 - 19.00
- only during the semester
- not on public holidays
- see the academic calendar


ESN Card


The ESN Card is exclusively issued for exchange students by ESN International. The National and Local levels are offering different discounts with the card, like cheaper excursions, parties, travel offers etc. For us it acts as a proof that the student is here in exchange and therefore it ensures that only those benefit from our services.


Only exchange students (and students with a Swiss Government scholarship issued by CRUS) who study at the ETH, the University of Zurich, ZHDK or PHZH are entitled to buy the ESN card as its discounts are mostly enabled by the financial support of these institutions.


CHF 5.-


One Year from the date of purchase.


Discounts in Zürich

  • on all our events
  • KuBaA (Kulturbahnhof Affoltern). Join all events (concerts, theatre plays etc.) for the reduced member price.
  • EF (Education first). 5% discount on their courses

Pub Sponsors

IMPORTANT: to get the discount you have to show your ESN card BEFORE you order!

  • At most International Pubs there will be a special with ESN-card

International discounts

  • Rent a car with your ESN Card: HAPPYCAR offers you a special voucher code for a 10€ discount with a minimum booking of 75€. The voucher can be used for any rental car booked through the website ( and can be re-used as often as needed. You can get your voucher code directly at our ESN Office.
  • Partnership with Ryanair: With your ESN card you can benefit from a 15% discount + one free 15kg checked-in luggageon 8 single flights (or 4 return flights)! This offer is valid on flights booked at least 28 days in advance, from September 2017 until 15th of June 2018 - which means that it will unfortunately not be valid for summer vacation flights. Importantly, in order to benefit from the offer, you need to register on, add your ESNcard number to your user profile and fill in ALL FIELDS of your user profile. Your flight can then be booked on, where you will be asked to enter your ESNcard number. You can only benefit from this discount when booking flights from the dedicated platform, and not from the regular Ryanair website. None of the private information that you will enter on will be communicated to Ryanair, but an integration tool with our ESNcard database will check if the information on your user profile is valid. If some fields are missing, your card will not be validated and you could be requested to pay the saved 15% discount at the gate... So please make sure that you do fill in all the fields. If you have any questions, you can check the following FAQ:
  • ESN Switzerland is happy to announce its partnership with APRIL Suisse! Check out the great offer this insurance company has for exchange students in Switzerland:
  • Partnership with FlixBus: FlixBus is a European long distance mobility provider and a brand of the FlixMobility group. Since 2013, FlixBuses have offered a new, convenient and green way to travel which suits every budget. Thanks to a smart business model and an innovative technology, the startup has established Europe’s largest intercity bus network in lessthan four years. ESNcard holders are eligible for a 10% on any FlixBus journey per semester. You can pickup your voucher during our office hours. Book your trips on


ESN Zürich is not responsible for these offers. The offers can change without further notice.