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Rented accommodation near Airport/Opfikon

Hello everyone... new member, first post... planning to move to CH, near Opfikon... My question is, if my office is in Opfikon and need to go to airport in early mornings and late nights... what would be ideal place to look for rented accommodation? I can see in map that airport and Opfikon are quite near to each other. However while searching for rented accommodation in or around Opfikon, not many are there it seems. Looking for a 2-3 room accommodation ideally furnished but not essential. Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Rented accommodation near Airport/Opfikon

The Transit Hotel in the airport itself is probably your best option.
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Re: Rented accommodation near Airport/Opfikon

Hi Urs Max... Thanks... However I am moving to CH kind of permanently... well, with a permanent job offer... So transit hotel does not look like an option... Anything else? I mean any other area? I can see in some posts that Oerlikon seems to have more accommodation options plus well connected with airport. Please advise.
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Re: Rented accommodation near Airport/Opfikon

You could look at Kloten itself, it has a decent residential neighbourhood with bus lines all connecting to the airport. The train S7 from the Kloten train station takes you to the Opfikon one in a couple of minutes.
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Re: Rented accommodation near Airport/Opfikon

Just use the Google maps, plus the SBB and ZVV websites to work out your travel options from each location.

Just looking at last and first public transport to the airport tonight:

From Basserdorf: Last 00:09 / First 04:40
From Oerlikon: Last 00:30 / First 05:06
From Opfikon: Last 00:22 / First 05:13
From Kloten: Last 00:19 / First 05:19

If all else fails, get a bike. The roads round there get really quiet at night because the airport is closed overnight.
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You could look at Kloten itself, it has a decent residential neighbourhood with bus lines all connecting to the airport. The train S7 from the Kloten train station takes you to the Opfikon one in a couple of minutes.
Thank you Dracarys... Certainly a good idea.

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Just use the Google maps, plus the SBB and ZVV websites to work out your travel options from each location.

Just looking at last and first public transport to the airport tonight:

From Basserdorf: Last 00:09 / First 04:40
From Oerlikon: Last 00:30 / First 05:06
From Opfikon: Last 00:22 / First 05:13
From Kloten: Last 00:19 / First 05:19

If all else fails, get a bike. The roads round there get really quiet at night because the airport is closed overnight.
Many thanks Bluangel... Very specific and useful information... These will help me a lot.

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Re: Rented accommodation near Airport/Opfikon

I personally wouldn´t want to live in Opfikon, check out Dietlikon and Wallisellen as well?

Opposite the Balsberg building (Zurich airport) there are lots of small apartments, maybe that is an option?
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Re: Rented accommodation near Airport/Opfikon

Thanks Roegner... I have no particular interest in living right next to office or airport... As long as I can commute easily, I am happy... Many thanks for the suggestions... I am looking into those now.
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Re: Rented accommodation near Airport/Opfikon

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I personally wouldn´t want to live in Opfikon, check out Dietlikon and Wallisellen as well?
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when we first moved here, we spent the first 2 weeks in Opfikon, then 2 weeks in Oerlikon before moving to Kusnacht. My partner works in Oerlikon so we looked at areas along the direct transport routes to that station.

Opfikon is a lovely little town with plenty of basic facilities, including very helpful staff at the Gemeinde office when we first applied for residency. What put me off was distance from Zurich city centre, and the A380 flying directly over the town 3 or 4 times a day. We'd just moved from a village directly under the flight path for Heathrow, so I wanted to get away from that. Plus, I found myself going into Oerlikon for a lot of things.

Oerlikon is a great town and I viewed several apartments there. At the time, the town centre was a building site because of the work being done on the train station, but that's almost finished now. It's a major transport hub, has great facilities such as a 50m swimming pool, ice rink, gig venues, branches of all the major supermarkets within a short walking distance, plus lots of restaurants. I still do a lot of my shopping in Oerlikon for this reason. Oerlikon is also connected to the airport by bus, tram and train.

I think that, when you look at the transport links that you need, you'll find more of the area opens up to you as accommodation options.
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Re: Rented accommodation near Airport/Opfikon

Thanks Blueangel... Very useful and practical information... My google map is busy nowadays but many thanks...
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