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Zurich       Rest of Switzerland

Airport in German is: Flughafen

Zürich (ZRH):
Location: 13 km/8 Miles N of Zuerich city.
Airport Overview: 2 terminals A and B close together and a very short walk apart.
By Road:
Driving times from the airport to Basel 1 hour, Lucerne 1 hour, St Gallen 1 hour, Bregenz, Austria 90 mins, Bern 90 mins, Chur 1 hour 35, Freiburg, Germany 1 hour 50, Interlaken 2:10, Stuttgart, Germany 2:30, Lausanne 2:40, Lugano 2:45, Geneva 3:15, Innsbruck, Austria 3:35, Zermatt 4 hrs.
By Taxi: To Zurich city centre ~CHF 60/€42/15-20 mins. Airport Taxi 0848 850 852, Alpha Taxi 044 777 77 77. Taxi Jung 044 271 11 88. Taxi 444 044 444 44 44. Züritaxi 044 222 22 22.


By Limo:
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Limousine Transport Service (LTS): Run transfers to the city for up to 12 people. Tel +41 (44) 320 07 40.
Carey Airport Limousine: Offers on-line reservations. Prices: To Zurich city in a 3 seater Mercedes CHF 130 or in a 7 seater CHF 150. Contact: Tel 044 800 16 00.
GLM: Can provide Stretch Limos for transfers from CHF 350 for the first hour, CHF 150 for each extra hour. Tel 0848 007 007.
Alliance Limousines: Offer transfers all round the region as well as city tours and full day hire. Tel +41 (0)44 302 40 40. Rates for Sedan Cars: To Arosa CHF 680, Bad Ragaz CHF 110, Baden CHF 140, Basel/Basle CHF 360, Bern CHF 530, Bürgenstock CHF 350, Davos CHF 680, Engelberg CHF 450, Flims/Laax CHF 650, Geneva CHF 1200, Grindelwald CHF 720, Gstaad CHF 930, Interlaken CHF 550, Klosters CHF 650, Lausanne CHF 880, Lech, Austria CHF 780, Lugano CHF 950, Lucerne CHF 330, Milan, Italy CHF 1250, Montrex CHF 880, Munich, Germany CHF 1250, St Moritz CHF 1000 & Zermatt CHF 1050.
Chauffeur Drive AMAG Services: Based in Oerlikon, near the airport, offer chauffer driven limos to a wide variety of destinations. Contact: Tel +41 (0)44 804 10 50 or Mobile +41 (0)79 759 45 23.

By Local Bus:   Zurich Bus Route Map
General: Buses stop at the large bus stop outside the upper level of the Airport Shopping Building. Follow the signs.
Bus #510 to Stadel bei Niederglatt: Route: Airport bus stop O - Werft - Glattbrugg - Rümlang - Oberglatt - Niederglatt - Neerach - Stadel bei Niederglatt. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily every 60 mins 0603-2103. Travel Time: To Stadel bei Niederglatt 42 mins.
Bus #S511 to Dielsdorf: Route: Airport bus stop O - Werft - Glattbrugg - Oberglatt - Mosli Hofstetten - Niederhasli - Dorf - Dielsdorf station. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri only at 0615, 1644 & 1744. No weekend service. Travel Time: To Dielsdorf 24 mins.
Bus #520 to Freienstein: Route: Airport bus stop H - Kloten - Embrach - Oberembrach - Freienstein. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri only at 0615, 1644 & 1744. No weekend service. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri only at 0617, 0717, 0817, 1633, 1733 & 1833 only. Travel Time: To Freienstein 19 mins.
Bus #S521 to Freienstein: Route: Airport bus stop H - Airport Cargo - GAC - Kloten - Embrach - Dreispitz - Freienstein. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri only at 0615, 1644 & 1744. No weekend service. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily every 15-60 mins 0544-0036. Travel Time: To Freienstein 29 mins.
Bus #530 to Bülach: Route: Airport bus stop G - Bulach station. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily every 15-60 mins 0601-2331. Travel Time: To Bulach 24 mins.
Bus #S531 to Bülach: Route: Airport bus stop G - Airport Cargo - GAC - Bulach station. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri only at 0616, 0646, 0716, 1609, 1639, 1709 & 1739 only. No weekend service. Travel Time: To Bulach 14 mins.
Bus #S660 to Balsberg: Route: Kloten - Airport bus stop L or C - Balsberg Hardacher. Runs ~every 30 mins towards the airport in the morning (0500-0800) and away from the airport in the evening (1618-1745). Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri at 0537, 0637, 0707, 0737 & 0807. Saturdays at 0537 & 0627. Sundays at 0537 only.
Bus #731 to Kloten: Route: Airport bus stop C - Airport Cargo - GAC - Kloten town - Kloten station - Hölberg - Kloten Buchhalden. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri every 30 mins 0533-0033. Saturdays every 30 mins 0603-0033. Sundays  every 30 mins 0633-0033. Travel Time: To Kloten Buchhalden 11 mins.
Bus #732 to Egetswil: Route: Airport bus stop M - Werft - Kloten town - Kloten station - Kirchgasse - Freienberg - Chanzler - Egetswil. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri every 30 mins 0604-0034. Saturdays every 30 mins 0634-0034. Sundays  every 30 mins 1434-0034. Travel Time: To Egetswil 15 mins.
Bus #733 to Graswinkel: Route: Airport bus stop D - Airport Cargo - GAC - Kloten town - Kloten station - Graswinkel - Santisstrasse. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily every 30 mins 0534-0034. Travel Time: To Graswinkel 12 mins.
Bus #734 to Egetswil: Route: Airport bus stop E - Airport Cargo - GAC - Kloten town - Kaserne Ost - Hohrainli - Freienberg - Weinbergstrasse - Chanzler - Egetswil (Dorf). Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri every 30 mins 0528-2028. Saturdays every 30 mins 0558-2028. Sundays  every 30 mins 0628-1358. Travel Time: To Egetswil 9 mins.
Bus #735 to Härdlen: Route: Airport bus stop N - Werft - Kloten (Balsberg Hardacher) - Bramen - Kloten Station - Kirchgasse - Härdlen - Lindenstrasse. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri only every 30 mins 0603-2033. No weekend service. Travel Time: To Härdlen 14 mins.
Bus #759 to Dübendorf: Route: Kloten (Obstgartenstrasse) - Airport Bus Stop K or B - Werft - Kloten (Balsberg) - Opfikon - Glattbrugg - Neuwiesen - Austrasse - Wallisellen - belair - Florastrasse - Zentrum Glatt - Zurich (Altried) - Dubendorf - Ringstrasse - Lindenplatz - Dübendorf train station. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri every 15-30 mins 0547-0002. Saturdays at 0547, 0647, then every 15-30 mins until 2332. Sundays at 0547, 0647, then every 15-30 mins 0802-2332. Travel Time: To Oerlikon station 16 mins.
Bus #765 to Dietlikon: Route: Airport bus stop F - Airport - Kloten - Bassersdorf - Baltenswil - Brüttisellen - Dietlikon. Timings: Buses leave the airport daily every 30-60 mins 0600-2330. Travel Time: To Dietlikon 25 mins.
ZVV Bus #768 to Oerlikon: Route: Airport Bus Stop J - Werft - Kloten (Balsberg) - Opfikon - Glattbrugg - Post - Frohbühlstrasse - Zurich (Ettenfeld) - Seebach - Seebacherplatz - Oerlikon East Train station - Oerlikon Train Station. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri every 10-20 mins 0526-2057, then every 30 mins until 2357. Saturdays as weekdays but with an extra service at 0057. Sundays every 15-30 mins 0557-2357. Travel Time: To Egetswil 15 mins.
Bus #781 to Oerlikon: Route: Zurich train station - GAC - Airport buy stop L or A - Werft - Glattbrugg - Unterriet - Cher - Glattbrugg station - Opfikon - Steize - Oerlikon Station. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri only at 0543, 0558, then every 15-30 mins 0613-1857. No weekend service. Travel Time: To Oerlikon Station 20 mins.
Night Buses: An excellent night bus network connects the airport to destinations all over Switzerland.
Hotel Buses: Many hotels in the Zurich region run their own courtesy bus services to and from the airport. The buses depart from 4 zones, all close together on the arrivals level between Terminal A and B. Zone 1: Mövenpick Hotel, Movenpick Regensdorf, Renaissance/Novotel, Swissotel & nh hotel. Zone 2: Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental & Park Inn. Zone 3: Airport/Coronado, Alegra/Welcome Inn, Ibis/Formula 1, Fly Away & Trend Hotels. Zone 4: City Hotels, Joker Bus & Ben-Bus. The Swissotel Zurich has a regular service to and from Terminal 2. Departures from T2 every 20-40 mins 0600-2300. Departures from the hotel every 20-40 mins 0620-2320. Cost: Prices vary but some charge as much as CHF 20, whilst others are free. Note: Many of the local hotels can be reached by public bus much more cheaply.

By Regional Bus:
Regional Buses: The Regional Bus Station is on the top floor of the Airport Shopping Building, near the Rental Car Centre. Follow the signs. 11 routes operate to various towns in Switzerland. Departures are every 10, 15, 30 or 60 mins. The Bus terminal is behind Car Parks 2 & 3. For more information see www.vbg.ch.
Seasonal Buses: The Arlberg Express runs to Arlberg, Bludenz, Lech, Stuben, Zurs & St Anton in Austria during the winter. For more info see www.arlbergexpress.com or call +43 558 22 26. The Davos Express runs to Davos during the Ski Season. Tel 081 417 07 07.

By Shuttle Van:
resorthoppa.com: resorthoppa.com runs shuttle vans and private cars from this airport to various locations. Click here to make a reservation.
Ihr Flughafen Zubringer: runs private vans to various cities in the area. One way fares: To Freiburg, Breisach & Emmendingen €85 for the first person, €70 for the second & €60 for the third. Total for 4 people €190. To Müllheim €70 for the first person, €55 for the second & €50 for the third. Total for 4 people €170. Contact: Tel +49 (0)761 47 47 47.

By Train:
The train station is in the basement level of the terminal. Follow the signs:
To Zurich: On the lines S2 & S16, 7-8 trains an hour serve both terminals A & B and run to the Main Railway station in Zurich 0600-2400. Cost: To the main station in Zurich. 1st Class CHF 9.80. 2nd Class CHF 6. A Welcome 24 ticket is available for CHF 10.80 which includes travel to or from the airport and unlimited travel within the city for a day. Travel Time: Takes ~10 mins.
Beyond Zurich: Connections from the main station in Zurich is possible to towns all over Switzerland and beyond including Basel/Basle (1 hr 14 mins), Berne (79 mins), Biel/Bienne (1:31), Brig (2:59), Chur (1:39), Geneva (3 hrs), Interlaken (CHF 69/2:25), Lugano (3:16), Luzern/Lucerne (1 hour) & St Gallen (53 mins).
More Info: For Further information see www.cff.ch or www.zvv.ch.

By Tram: The Glattalbahn tram from Zürich city centre to the airport has entered service. Route: Tram Number 10 runs from the cargo centre via the tram stop at the end of the regional bus station (level 3) to Oerlikon, Milchbuck then via the top route (Irchel, Rigiblick, ETH University) to Zürich HB. Timings: Trams run every 15 minutes outside peak hours. Travel Time: Journey takes about 40 mins and costs the same as the train (2 zones). It gives good links to hotels such as the Novotel. Contact: For info go to www.zvv.ch.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: The rental car area is on the top floor of the Airport Shopping Building. Follow the signs. National/ALAMO, AVIS, Budget 043 816 24 43, EUROPCAR 043 255 56 56, Hertz 816 3255 & eSixT +41 43 816 35 23.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking:
Covered Parking P1,P2,P3 & P6: 0-15 mins CHF 2, 16-30 mins CHF 4, 30-45 mins CHF 5, 1 hr CHF 6, 2 hrs CHF 9, 3 hrs CHF 12, 4 hrs CHF 15, each extra hour CHF 3. 1 day CHF 38, 2 days CHF 70, 3 days CHF 94, 4 days CHF 118 etc. 1 week CHF 190, 2 weeks CHF 302.
Covered Parking P5 & P40: 15 mins CHF 2, 30 mins CHF 3, 45 mins CHF 4, 1 hr CHF 5, 2 hrs CHF 7, 3 hrs CHF 9, 4 hrs CHF 11, each extra hour CHF 2. 1 day CHF 28, 2 days CHF 52, 3 days CHF 68 etc. 1 week CHF 132, 2 weeks CHF 216.
Long Stay Parking P60: 15 mins CHF 2, 30 mins CHF 3, 45 mins CHF 4, 1 hr CHF 5, 2 hrs CHF 7, 3 hrs CHF 9, 4 hrs CHF 11, each extra hour CHF 2. 1 day CHF 28, 2 days CHF 52, 3 days CHF 68, 4 days CHF 76, 5 days CHF 84, 6 days CHF 92, 7 days CHF 100, each extra day CHF 8. 2 weeks CHF 156, 3 weeks CHF 212 etc.

Baggage Storage: Left luggage lockers are available at the railway station concourse: Large lockers CHF 7 per 24 hrs, medium lockers CHF 5.
Notes: ATMs/Cash Machines available throughout the terminal. Bureau de Change/Currency Exchange available.
Airport Hotels: Park Inn Zurich Airport
is close to the airport with a complimentary shuttle to the terminals. Tel +41 (0)44 828 86 86. Radisson Hotel also at the Airport. Tel +41 (0)43 816 3962.
Airport Website:
www.uniqueairport.com.
Airport Tel No: +41 43 816 2211.
Updated Apr13 ADV. Last Visit Jun08. [back].[top]

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