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Zürich is a large city in eastern Switzerland.
The most direct option is to reach a petrol station on the motorway by train and then foot. Take the S12 to Kilwangen-Spreitenbach. The stop is near the service station. One can also use this petrol station to go east and south of Zürich by using the opposite side to the Bern/Basel exit.
Take tram 4 to Sportweg. Cross the tram tracks to the opposite platform and walk back about 30m in the direction the tram came to the lay-by on Pfingstweidstrasse. This is a very good hitching spot located before the motorway entrance as cars are not going too fast and drivers can see you from afar and have time to pull into the lay-by.
South towards Italy
Follow signs in the city for motorway 4 to Luzern. You will reach West st. Just past the intersection of West and Werd, there is a driveway in front of an apartment building where cars can pull over just before the right turn onto the onramp of motorway 4.
Take S-Bahn S7 to Kemptthal (~25 minutes from the main station), then walk up the hill in the direction from where the train came from. After a 5 min walk, you should see a grassy hill on your right hand side. Walk to the top of the grassy hill and you will find a BP petrol station, a restaurant and a small COOP supermarket.