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P6 Airport parking!!

Just wanted to get this off my chest and really wanted to hear if anyone had similar experiences with P6 parking at Zurich airport. We went on vacation for 10 days and a week before our vacation researched the options for our transpiration to the airport and decided that it would be best to park in P6 and come back with our car. On arriving to Zurich yesterday, my husband and I were stunned when we were asked to pay 272 CHF as the online site only said we would pay around 150 CHF for 10 days! and 260CHF for 21 days.. did we park in the wrong parking or was there anything wrong with the parking machine?!? to make things worse the machine did not accept any of our credit cards and we had to pay in cash which was a nightmare because we did not have enough cash with us and had to go get money from the closest ATM machine.. I am just wondering is the amount we paid overrated ? and why doesn't it match what was mentioned on the website?? and is there a way I can post an official complaint and will it take me anywhere?

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Old 15.06.2011, 00:54
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Re: P6 Airport parking!!

I did the calculation online and it said 10 days in P6 was CHF 262, so maybe you made a mistake somewhere along the line. I always park in P40 (which would have been CHF 186) and with my TCS card get another 20% discount if I have been there over 72 hours.
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Old 15.06.2011, 01:15
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Re: P6 Airport parking!!

Easy answer: You parked in P6, which is expensive and you looked up the cheapest price before which is P60.

I am normally taking the car everywhere, but I do prefer to take public transport to the airport - even with heavy luggage - and spend the difference on a lobster dinner or similar... insanely expensive, but actually in line with what you pay all over Europe. And given that everything else is actually more expensive here one could argue that it's a bargain.
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Old 15.06.2011, 07:12
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Re: P6 Airport parking!!

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I did the calculation online and it said 10 days in P6 was CHF 262, so maybe you made a mistake somewhere along the line. I always park in P40 (which would have been CHF 186) and with my TCS card get another 20% discount if I have been there over 72 hours.
How does the TCS card work, all I have is a laminated piece of paper, instead of going to the machine, do you go to the man and pay instead. 20% is worth having.
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Re: P6 Airport parking!!

Woah, if that's what they charge, I see a business opportunity for anyone with an empty parking space that lives nearby... Airport Valet Service!
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Re: P6 Airport parking!!

well.. for next time:

Zurich Airport Park'n'Fly ?
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Re: P6 Airport parking!!

Like what Treverus mentioned, it should be carpark P60 & not P6. P60 is an open air unshethered carpark. 1 bus stop away from the terminal or a good 10-15 min walk.

I parked at P60 for 4 days over last weekend & it cost me CHF84 instead of CHF130+ if I had parked in 1 of the other regular covered carparks.

Still quite a big chunk of meat to fork out for parking charges but better to be able to save the CHF50+ than nothing.

I faced the same problem with the darned payment machines though. Unable to read any of my credit or Maestro cards. Ended up digging all my cash out. Anyone else planning to park their best take note of this.
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Old 15.06.2011, 15:35
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How does the TCS card work, all I have is a laminated piece of paper, instead of going to the machine, do you go to the man and pay instead. 20% is worth having.
You have to go to the Service Center (on the left just after the bridge coming from Terminal 2 to the parking/railway/shopping plaza). Show your parking card and your TCS card and that's it.

http://www.tcs.ch/main/de/home/vorte...o/parking.html

NO reduction in P60 though.
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Old 15.06.2011, 15:52
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Re: P6 Airport parking!!

If we're away for just a couple of days we park at the airport. Otherwise we take either the Glatttalbahn (Tram No. 10) directly from the the main station to the airport (37 mins) or the train from Zurich main station (approx. 15 mins) - cheap and cheerful!
If the weather's terrible, a taxi (around Fr. 75.00) is still cheaper than parking.
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