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Please help. My parents will be flying in from US tomorrow and I will be picking them up. I will have no way of getting in touch with them when they land. Can anyone help me figure out which way I should drive and where they should come out so that we can meet ?

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Re: Pick up at the Zurich Airport

Just maybe this can help

Honestly - put a bit of effort in
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Re: Pick up at the Zurich Airport

As far as I have gathered in my pick-ups, everyone seems to arrive in the same place .... Terminal 2 arrivals. (Unless arrivals from USA are different to normal?)

You park in Terminal 2 - watch the overhead signs to get into the right lane.
The quick-pickup option (extreme right lane) only allows you 15 mins of parking - more for frequent travellers with no hassles. So the other is more convenient and leisurely, and a bit more pricey .. about Sfr8 an hour.

Anyway, you are sure to get more EXACT info in the following posts. Mine was just a beginner to get the ball rolling.....
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Just maybe this can help

Honestly - put a bit of effort in
Oh yeah, that too .. plus a GPS
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Re: Pick up at the Zurich Airport

As has been said, US flights arrive Terminal 2. All disembarking passengers have to pick up their luggage and go through customs, which means that there is one exit from customs into the general waiting area, and one exit only. You can't miss them!
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Re: Pick up at the Zurich Airport

Meet at arrivals area. It is not huge, you will find each other.

There are signs from Bellvue (past the University) and Zurich HB (Milchbucktunnel).
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Old 07.09.2011, 14:22
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Please help. My parents will be flying in from US tomorrow and I will be picking them up. I will have no way of getting in touch with them when they land. Can anyone help me figure out which way I should drive and where they should come out so that we can meet ?

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You should make one of those big signs saying "Mom and Pop" and wave it around at arrivals.

Then they'll be able to find you.
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Old 07.09.2011, 14:22
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As far as I have gathered in my pick-ups, everyone seems to arrive in the same place .... Terminal 2 arrivals. (Unless arrivals from USA are different to normal?)
Er not necessarily. If I am not wrong, Arrival 1 is mainly for Swiss airlines or code shares of LX with a few exceptions. But most international flights land in Arrival 2. Park yourself near the entrance as it gets very crowded. You wont miss them.

But OP, please check the ZH airport website. There is a live update of arrival flights, even for the next day.
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Re: Pick up at the Zurich Airport

Arrivals......same as everyone else! Its pretty straight forward and you can follow the signs there. You can even park outside for 20 mins or so.

And if you go by train its even easier!
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Re: Pick up at the Zurich Airport

Zurich isn't Heathrow. Everything is very well-organised and relaxed - well signed too! Very easy to pick up somebody, in comparison to every other airport I've been before. No need to worry!
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Re: Pick up at the Zurich Airport

Go to website, check arrival time and terminal, drive to airport, park car, walk to arrivals, meet parents, drive home. Easy!!
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Go to website, check arrival time and terminal, drive to airport, park car, walk to arrivals, meet parents, drive home. Easy!!
Not always easy ......if you don`t pay attention! And end up in wrong lanes.

Chatting away to the aspirant traveller I once missed the airport turnoff and took the next one .... and circled round and round some industrial type area, in the dark, until finding someone who actually could give me direct directions back to airport ...... we arrived JUST in time for his flight!
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Re: Pick up at the Zurich Airport

just park, and get their flight # and time, then look for ankuft # arriva# and your good to go..

Your parents will love it here, enjoy,
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Not always easy ......if you don`t pay attention! And end up in wrong lanes.

Chatting away to the aspirant traveller I once missed the airport turnoff and took the next one .... and circled round and round some industrial type area, in the dark, until finding someone who actually could give me direct directions back to airport ...... we arrived JUST in time for his flight!
Good reply. It's a wierd system to get off motorway at ZRH.
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Good reply. It's a wierd system to get off motorway at ZRH.

ahemm... are you serious? It's pretty easy!

... well you always have to leave the motorway on the right side (even if it's not apparent on the map..).
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Re: Pick up at the Zurich Airport

Once off the motorway you will see signs for arrivals and the road veers up and to the right, take the left lane and follow the road down(don't worry if you somehow go to departures, the road comes out at the same place further down), drive past all the arrival short term parking right through to the end and the road will veer up and to the left. As you continue, round the bend you can go straight or left, turn left into the car park area (be careful of cars coming from behind left of you). I usually go to the 2nd section.
Park and find the lift.
Go to level 1, you get out the lift and will see the car park ticket payment machines ahead of you. You'll need them.
Turn right and head through the doors on your right.
At the end turn left and head down the stairs to arrivals 2.
The exit to arrivals to will be on you right hand side when you leave the stairs. There you will find your family.....
Go back the way you came.

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ahemm... are you serious? It's pretty easy!

... well you always have to leave the motorway on the right side (even if it's not apparent on the map..).
Is it right side at ZRH when approaching from the city?
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Is it right side at ZRH when approaching from the city?

oh please... use your eyes - there are huge signs that easily direct you to the airport
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oh please... use your eyes - there are huge signs that easily direct you to the airport
Are there really now!!
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Re: Pick up at the Zurich Airport

Actually travelling from Zurich you exit to the left not right
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