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From Zurich Airport to Zurich City Center

Zurich Airport is only 10 km (6 miles) away from the city center, so it is quick and easy to get there after your plane has landed. There are various ways of traveling from the Zurich Airport to Zurich.

Here are your best options.

Train: 10 – 15 minutes

Single ticket: CHF 6.80 (Children CHF 3.40)

Day ticket 24h: CHF 13.60 (Children: CHF 6.80)

With the Zürich Card: free

Streetcar: (Line 10) 35 minutes

Single ticket: CHF 6.80 (Children CHF 3.40)

Day ticket 24h: CHF 13.60 (Children: CHF 6.80)

With the Zürich Card: free

Taxi: 15 minutes CHF 60 – 70

Zurich Airport

Taking the Train

This option is the fastest and cheapest way to reach the City Center from the Airport.

The Trains from leave from the Underground Station of Zurich Airport every 20 min. and will bring you right in front of the famous Bahnhofstrasse in the Old Town.

A single One-Way Ticket will cost you 6.80 CHF (6 Euro), or you can get a 24-Hour ticket for 13.80 CHF and use it also on Trams, Buses and Boats in Zurich.

If you purchased a "Zurich Card", you can travel for free from Zurich Airport to the City and use all Public Transportation in Zurich for free as well.

All of the Above mentioned Tickets can be purchased at the blue Ticket maschines, which can be found at all Stations and stops, and also at the SBB Travel counters. However, this easiest way to do is Online, buying an Digital Ticket, with the SBB Mobile app.

Important notice: Tickets cannot be purchased inside the Trains. There are also no machines to validate Tickets anywhere, you only show the Ticket if asked by an SBB Controller.

SBB Online Ticket Shop and Timetable

Taking the Tram (Streetcar)

If you would like to see something of the city on your journey from the airport into Zurich, the best way to do so is by taking the streetcar.

The ride on Line 10 from Zurich Airport to Zurich Main Station takes approximately 35 minutes and goes past the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and Zurich University.

You will need the same Tickets as with the Train, it takes longer to reach the City, but you get to see a lot more on the way..

And because you will have many stops on the way, you can exit earlier, which is very practical if your Destination is in the northern part of the City.

Tram at Zurich Bahnhoftsrasse

To Zurich City Center by Taxi

You can get to downtown Zurich quickly and comfortably by taxi. Depending on the traffic and your destination, the journey from the airport to the city center takes between and 30 minutes.

Airport Taxis The taxi ranks are located in front of Arrivals 1 and 2. You can also pre-book an airport taxi by telephone (0848 850 852).

Prices and Services In most taxis, you pay a basic fare of CHF 6 and an additional CHF 3.80 for every kilometer driven. The taxi journey from the airport to the center of Zurich costs CHF 60–70.

If you have many bags or bulky luggage, you may be required to pay a supplement.

Some taxi companies offer a fixed price, so that already before you get in the taxi you know how much you will have to pay.

Places to see- Travel and Activities

  • Zurich Old Town

  • Mt. Pilatus

  • Bernese Highland

  • Lausanne

  • Grindelwald

  • Matterhorn

  • Mt. Titlis

  • Davos

  • Stanserhorn

Getting around -  All about Transportation in Switzerland and how to use it

Online Train and Tram Tickets Shop
Switzerland Guide App
app store
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The Zurich Card

For 24 CHF provides you with free Public transportation in the City, including Trip to Airport, for 24 Hours. Includes Access and Discounts at Museums, Restaurants and various Tourist Attraction

How to get from Zurich Airport to Zurich.

Zurich Airport is only 10 km (6 miles) away from the city center, so it is quick and easy to get there after your plane has landed. There are various ways of traveling from the airport to Zurich.

How to Travel from  Zurich to Interlaken

The best way to reach Interlaken from Zurich, and eventually Lauterbrunnen and Jungfrau Mountain, is by Train.

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