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Below we have described the different options to reach Zurich Airport on land side.
We wish you an interesting read and look forward to welcome you on board soon.
If you do not live in the city of Kloten or the surrounding communities, public transport is the cheapest way to get to the airport. But if you are travelling with a family and a lot of luggage, travelling by public transport is of course not partiularly convenient. Bear in mind that you have may a long-haul flight of several hours ahead of you afterwards.
For regional public transport, the airport has a bus station and a connection to the Glatttal tramway. Nationally, the airport is connected to the SBB railway network with its own station. During the day, a train leaves for Zurich main station approximately every 15 — 20 minutes. The ways to the public transport systems at the airport are very good.
If your flight departs early in the morning or arrives late in the evening, there may be no trains to the Zurich agglomeration or other parts of Switzerland at these times. In this case, you have the option of staying overnight at an airport hotel. This way you arrive in the evening before and reach your flight in the morning reliably and rested. The other way round, you stay overnight in the hotel after your arrival and travel home the next morning. Most hotels at the airport offer a shuttle service to the airport terminals.
Parking at the airport
Zurich Airport parking
Zurich Aiport has various parking facilities. Generally, the closer the car park is to the terminals, the more expensive it is. You can get a cheaper price by making an online reservation on the Zurich Airport website. However, if you have to change your journey, there will be a charge for cancelling or rebooking. Depending on the option you choose, the cost for the parking is between CHF 70.00 and CHF 110.00 for a weekend trip and between CHF 350.00 and CHF 490.00 for a two-week holiday away from home.
An interesting alternative is the valet parking service offered by Sprenger Autobahnhof AG. You drive your car to the Autobahnhof AG counter and hand over the vehicle keys. The employees of Sprenger Autobahnhof AG will then park your car in a nearby car park outside the airport grounds. When you return, your car will be ready at the Autobahnhof AG counter at the agreed time. Flight delays and cancellations are also taken into account. The parking cost is between CHF 60.00 and CHF 70.00 in case of a romantic weekend in Paris for two days, and around CHF 200.00 in case a two-week holiday in the Maledives.
Additional services can be booked at cost. For example: car wash, interior cleaning, tyre change, refuel or services.
When parking at the aiport, remember that your vehicle will be parked outside or in a public multi-storey car park while you are away. So unfortunately, surprises cannot be ruled out when you return. The risk is lower with valet parking, as the parking spaces are usually better monitored. Autobahnhof Sprenger AG offers parking spaces in closed garage as an option. Furthermore, you should bear in mind that you may still have to drive yourself home after a long-haul flight lasting several hours and with jet lag.
Departure Zurich Airport
We would be happy to bring you to Zurich Airport from all over Switzerland and neighbouring regions. Your holidays start at your home. As soon as you have contacted us, we ask for the number of persons and luggage. This ensures that we pick you up with the right vehicule. Otherwise, a change of vehicle on short notice would be a nightmare for everyone involved.
We also ask you for your flight number and destination. This ensures that we pick you up at the right time and that you arrive at the airport on time. If you want spend some time at the airport, you can of course give us an earlier pick-up time. If you flying for the first time or are unsure about the procedures at the airport, we will be happy to accompany you with your luggage to the check-in or even boarding pass control. This service is included with us.
Arrival Zurich Airport
When you return from your holiday or business trip, we are waiting for you in the arrival hall of your flight. Using your flight number, we can track your flight. So if your flight is scheduled for 6:30 pm arrival at Zurich but you are still on the tarmac at London Heathrow at 8:00 pm with no mobile phone reception, do not worry. We have your flight on our display and can track where your plane is at the moment. As soon as the plane begins its approach over the Black Forest, we will make our way to the appropriate arrival hall and be ready for you on time.
There are two arrival halls at Zurich Airport. Please note that we will be waiting in the arrival hall registered for your flight. If you need to clear customs goods, you will come to Arrival Hall 2 anyway. It is also possible that you have mixed up the arrival halls for other reasons. If you know about the change of arrival hall in advance, please let us know. Otherwise, simply call us or send us a WhatsApp.
Are you expecting a business partner or an important customer at Zurich Airport? Of course you can instruct your important customer and put him on public transport. However, be aware that this entails some risks. There are countless ways in which your customer gets into trouble and arrives at your place annoyed. A rental car is only advisable if your business partner suggests it of his own accord.
If you are unable to pick up your business partner at the airport yourself, we will be happy to do it for you. On arrival, we will be waiting in the arrival hall with your company logo and nameplate. Our well-maintained and comfortable vehicles are neutral and not immediately recognisable as taxis. We will also happy to assist your business partner in his first steps in Switzerland, for example assistance at hotel check-in. Our drivers wear business look and speak German, English, Polish and Russian.
The costs for a one-way journey Zurich Airport to or from Zurich agglomeration is between CHF 110.00 and CHF 180.00. The rates for journey to other regions of Switzerland you will find on our website. A booking can easily be made using our online form.