Transfer to/from Zurich airport (ZRH)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Zurich airport (ZRH)

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Zurich airport (ZRH)

Bus - The airport station is located next to car park P2 and has direct access to the check-in area and the Airside Center. There are several services from VBG (Tel +41 448 095 600) to the main locations in the Glatt Valley, Zürcher Unterland and Zurich Oerlikon regions, with departures every 10 minutes to 1 hour. To get to the city centre you have to take line 768 to Oerlikon train station and then board bus 80. The entire trip takes approximately 60 min.
During the winter season there are services to the main ski stations in the Swiss Alps provided by Arlberg Express (Tel +43 558 2226), Check-in all-ways (Tel +41 848 007 100), Davos Express (Tel +41 814 170 707), Flugbus (Tel +41 413 696 644) and Laax Airport Shuttle Service (Tel +41 819 277 777). Tickets can be acquired at the service center (parking P2, level 1) and the Arrivals Halls 1 and 2.

Train - There is a station from Swiss Federal Railways (Tel +41 848 446 688) under the terminal, with trains to the city centre and other destinations throughout Switzerland, such as Bern, St. Gallen, Lucerne, Basel, Lausanne and Geneva. The service to downtown Zurich leaves every 10 minutes between 5:30 am and 0:30 am and the trip takes 10 min. Tickets may be purchased at machines located in customs halls 1 and 2, at the travel center situated in check-in area 3, or at the airport's information desks.

Tram - Line 10 from Glattalbahn (Tel +41 448 095 600) leaves every 7-15 minutes to Zurich central station, with a journey time of 40 min., via Glattpark, Oerlikon and Irchel. It operates from 5:40 am to 11:39 pm. Line 12 runs to Glattbrugg, Wallisellen and Stettbach every 15 min., and offers several connections to destinations in the transport network.

Taxi - Ranks are found in front of Arrivals Halls 1 and 2. The official operators are 7x7 Fahrdienste (Tel +41 447 777 777), Airport Taxi (Tel +41 848 850 852) and Taxi 444 (Tel +41 444 444 444). Travel time to downtown Zurich is 20 minutes and the fare is €56.00.

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Public buses

510 - Werft, Rümlang Bahnhof, Kaiserstuhl Bahnhof
520 - Fracht, Zum Wilden Mann, Embrach-Rorbas Bahnhof
521 - Fracht, Zum Wilden Mann, Freienstein Post
524 - Fracht, Zum Wilden Mann, Oberembrach Dorf
530 - Fracht, Zum Wilden Mann, Bülach Bahnhof
531 - Bülach Bahnhof
731 - Fracht, Zum Wilden Mann, Kloten, Buchhalden
732 - Lägernstrasse, Kloten Bahnhof, Zum Wilden Mann, Egetswil Dorf
733 - Fracht, Zum Wilden Mann, Kloten Bahnhof, Graswinkel
734 - Fracht, Zum Wilden Mann, Egetswil Dorf
735 - Balsberg, Kloten Bahnhof, Härdlen
736 - Werft, Im Rohr, Fracht, REGA
737 - Fracht, Obstgartenstrasse
759 - Balsberg, Glattbrugg, Wallisellen Bahnhof, Dübendorf Bahnhof Nord, Wangen
765 - Bassersdorf Bahnhof, Dietlikon Bahnhof/Bad
768 - Balsberg, Glattbrugg, Oerlikon

Latest updates: May 27, 2019

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

 
While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.