Discover Switzerland - Getting around from Zurich Airport
As the Largest Airport in Switzerland and an important Aviation Hub in Europe, it's possible that Zurich Airport will be your first Destination on your travel to Switzerland.
Continuing from the Airport to your destination of choice often means hiring an expensive Taxi, but in Switzerland, you have much better alternatives in the Swiss Public Transport System
Here are some of the most used connections by foreign travelers.
Zurich Main Train Station
Zurich Airport to Zurich HB - by Train:
The High-Speed Train will take you to Zurich Main Train station in 12 min. right in the middle of the City Center and Old Town. The trains commute every 15 min.
Ticket Price is 6.80 CHF (5.50 Euro) and can be bought at the ticket machines right at the Airport Train Station. We recommend instead using the SBB Mobile App.
The Airport Train Station can be found underground, just follow the signs after passing Customs.
Zurich Airport to Zurich HB - by Tram (Streetcar):
The Tram (Line 10) will also take you to the Zurich main Station, however, it will take about 25 min. On the plus side, you will get a "Sightseeing" Tour of Zurich and surroundings. And because it stops every approx, 500 meters, you can get out anywhere, especially if your hotel is on the way.
Ticket Price is 6.80 CHF (5.50 Euro) and can be bought at the ticket machines right at the Airport Tram Station. We recommend instead using the SBB Mobile App.
The Airport Tram Station can be found outside the Airport Terminal, just follow the signs after passing Customs.
Zurich Airport to Zurich HB - by Taxi:
A Taxi will take you to the Zurich main Station in about 25 min. depending on the traffic. The Taxi stand is right outside the Terminal, just after you pass the Customs check. All Taxis at the Airport accept Credit Cards.
Ticket Price is about 65 CHF (55 Euro), depending on traffic.
Other options from Zurich Airport to City Center
Several International and domestic Ran-a-Car companies have their offices at the Zurich Airport, as well as at several points throughout Zurich.
A list of Rant-a-Car companies at Zurich Airport can be found here.
Shuttle Services from the Zurich Airport
Check-in Always is the main Shuttle Bus provider at the Zurich Airport and will bring you or your group anywhere in the City. You can check their prices on their website and book a reservation right away.
Several Hotels in Zurich and surrounding Area also have their own Shuttle Services to and from the Airport, as well as Private Limousine Services. You can check with your Hotel when you make the booking if they have anything available.