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Old 31.01.2012, 06:23
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Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

Hello!

Can someone please give me an idea of how much it would approx cost to take a taxi from Zurich airport to the city center?
My flight will arrive on a Friday around 4pm, if that would make a difference.

Thanks!
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Old 31.01.2012, 06:32
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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

My guesstimate is CHF75, for a 20 minute ride, more if there are traffic issues. A train ride of 15 mins is considerably cheaper from Zürich Flughafen station to Zürich HB ( CHF3.20 with the HalbTax card or CHF6.40 without ).

A reliable taxi service I know is: http://www.taxisenn.com/
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Old 31.01.2012, 06:40
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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

Thanks for the info jrspet.
Yes, I know the train would be cheaper but I will be carrying 3 heavy suitcases and that will be quite a challenge for a petite person like me
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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

If you take the Interregio / intercity services or the #10 tram into the city they should have even-floor entries. Or even simpled (and still cheaper) would be the "fly rail" baggage service that SBB offers. You can check-in or pickup your flight luggage from Zurich or Geneva airport at most train stations in the country for 22.-

http://www.sbb.ch/en/station-service...l-baggage.html
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Old 31.01.2012, 10:14
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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

seriously, how is that simpler and cheaper?

chf 66 will get her 3 suitcases to the nearest bahnhof... and then what??
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Old 31.01.2012, 17:34
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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

Thanks yowie but as dino said.... it'll be difficult to carry 3 suitcases from any train station or tram to where I'll be staying... so I need door to door service.
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Old 31.01.2012, 23:03
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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

About 18 months ago when I had family visiting it cost 80CHF from the airport to the city centre.

You don't happen to be a member of mobility do you? You could just hire a car for a couple of hours, and that shouldn't cost more than 30 CHF or so there and back.

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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

In Switzerland, always train and public transport is recomended

However , If you insist of using a taxi and not the train, there is a nice web tool that can help you, not accurate but works


Cost

jump in the taxi Fr. 6.00
10.34 km. x Fr. 3.80 per km Fr. 39.30
waiting in traffic (~3 min.) Fr. 4.13
Total Fr. 49.43

http://www.worldtaximeter.com/zurich...rt/city+center
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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

Had to take a taxi last November it was approx 60 CHF, and that was without any luggage.

edit; also at 4pm on a Friday the roads can be very busy so the slower journey will rack up extra costs.
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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

I once jumped into a taxi at the airport to take me to Wädenswil. 190chf. It was late in the evening after a 12hr flight. The next time I waited for the train.
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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

If you do not value your time as much (or need the diversion/exercise), you can store 2 of your bags in the left luggage at the airport, buy a 3-zone day pass, and make 3 trips with one bag each.
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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

Do you know anyone in Zurich that you can bribe with some beer/wine/food to meet you at the airport and help with the luggage on the train? Way cheaper than a taxi.
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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

Check the date bear...she might be there by now
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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

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If you do not value your time as much (or need the diversion/exercise), you can store 2 of your bags in the left luggage at the airport, buy a 3-zone day pass, and make 3 trips with one bag each.
With even more time, if you wait long enough, continental drift will have moved the luggage to where the OP wants it.
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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

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Check the date bear...she might be there by now
I have to remember that! Just because someone else posted on it today does not mean it's a relevant post. Always check the date before responding. Of course I was just trying to be helpful (and hoping for an offer of free beer/wine/food!)
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Re: Taxi fare from Zurich airport to city center?

Is she's really lucky, given airlines' propensity for losing luggage, all 3 of her cases could have arrived by now as well.
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Check the date bear...she might be there by now
Not sure if serious or trolling, but I'll bite anyway. From personal experience, OP is not the only one to face this problem. I in fact found this post by searching for "zurich airport taxi" or some such.
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