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Old 16.04.2013, 00:28
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Taxi service from Zurich airport

Hi all,
I never took a taxi in Zurich but next month my family is coming to see me and I am arranging everything for them.
They're 4 people with luggage so I think I should get them a minivan from/to the airport. I've been checking online but a lot of companies don't publish the cost of their services.
I found this one that does: https://www.blacklane.com/en
I was curious to know if anybody ever used their service and had a feedback for me or if anyone can suggest a different company because I wouldn't know what a fair price would be.

Thanks!
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Old 16.04.2013, 00:33
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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

How far ? - It could be over 100chf to get them from the airport to suburban zurich...and if it's central zurich the traffic would be a nightmare.

I wouldn't be put off by the lack of prices on the website - find a company based local to your home, and phone to ask them what it would cost as a pre-booked trip.
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Old 16.04.2013, 00:38
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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

Zurich Flughafen-Limmatplatz so I guess any company in the HB area would be fine. I used also this calculator here:

http://www.worldtaximeter.com/zurich...rt/city+center

Where it says it should cost me about CHF 50,00. I want to pre-book it so I understand it might be more expensive. I'll keep looking but it would be great if anybody had direct good experience with any company they feel like suggesting
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Old 16.04.2013, 00:48
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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

If you're located near Limmatplatz, it would not be difficult to chat to a couple of minivan taxi drivers when they are hanging around Bahnhofplatz and ask them.

You could also ask the hotel where your family/friends are staying to recommend someone.
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Old 16.04.2013, 01:18
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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

They're staying at my place
I'll see what I can find and will post my experience in case it's of any interest to others.
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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

+44 444 4444 is great. They speak English too so just pick up the phone and book. I don't think there would be that much of an additional cost for 4 people...when I was living near Langstrasse it cost about CHF 50-52 to get to the airport.
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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

Last time when my parents were here, we paid about 60 CHF from the airport to where the big stadium is in Zurich (that was about 10pm). Most trips from the Flughafen to the city will cost you something around 50-60 chf I believe
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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

We just get a taxi at the airport! The minivans are the same price as the normal taxis. Budget around 50-60 Francs. We live in Bülach which is about a 10-15 min ride.
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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

If you have a driver's license, and you plan on doing some trips whilst they are visiting, I'd even go as far as to suggest you to have a look at http://mobility.ch/de/pub/ (which has an English language option too).

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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

So, I ended up using taxi 7x7, you see a lot of those around town and it was possible to book it in advance online. I had a few mails exchanged with an operator to clarify the costs and services.
They told me I should pay a supplement of CHF 50 for the pick-up at the airport which would include the signboard, the taxi parking and waiting time. I specifically asked if they would check the flight status in case of delays and what would happen if the flight was delayed, the operator once again replied the waiting time was included.
Unfortunately my family's flight was 40 minutes late and when they got home and I went to pay for the ride, the driver said I should pay for all 40 minutes waiting time. I said I had confirmation that was included in the 50 francs and he said that only 10 minutes are included -_- He then said he would round it down for me to help me out and from a ride cost of 55 CHF I ended up paying 150!
Word of advice, do not book a pick up at the airport by taxi, knowing that I would have used a real transfer service, at least they check the flight status and charge you only for the flight.
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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

like many said, just walk out and get a taxi, it's 60 francs tops to your area. It's not like there isn't a row of white cabs the whole length of the airport day and night
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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

Sure, I just wanted to do something nice for my family. It won't happen again!
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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

We used www.zueriitaxi.ch.

Minivan and child seats, 90 CHF all icnluded (waiting time too)

Already a few times and all worked.

(Because of the child seats we cannot just take it at airport but have to book it)

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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

can anyone advise me with regard to the taxis a the airport , there will be five of us arriving soon , do they have 5 seat taxis and are they dearer than the normal taxi fare
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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

Just stand in line until a 7 seater taxi is in sight, then send someone up the line to reserve it.
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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

Hi! I´m arriving to Zurich in a few days and I was wondering if there is such a thing as a shared van, which should be cheaper than a taxi and more comfy than a public train/bus.

This is quite common in the USA, but couldn´t find anything similar in Zurich yet. Any info or tips?

Thank you!
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Hi! I´m arriving to Zurich in a few days and I was wondering if there is such a thing as a shared van, which should be cheaper than a taxi and more comfy than a public train/bus.

This is quite common in the USA, but couldn´t find anything similar in Zurich yet. Any info or tips?

Thank you!
To my knowledge, there is no such thing. However, if your final destination is Zurich, it is only (roughly) a 10min trainride away from the airport and certainly more comfy on your wallet.

Use this website (www.sbb.ch/en/home.html) type in your final destination and you'll be able to see the aprox. travel time, price and other relevant information.
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Hi! I´m arriving to Zurich in a few days and I was wondering if there is such a thing as a shared van, which should be cheaper than a taxi and more comfy than a public train/bus.

This is quite common in the USA, but couldn´t find anything similar in Zurich yet. Any info or tips?

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They dont exist here, public transport works very well here.
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Hi! I´m arriving to Zurich in a few days and I was wondering if there is such a thing as a shared van, which should be cheaper than a taxi and more comfy than a public train/bus.

This is quite common in the USA, but couldn´t find anything similar in Zurich yet. Any info or tips?

Thank you!
www.sbb.ch

Cheaper then a taxi more comfortable and more reliable.
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Re: Taxi service from Zurich airport

Volver,

Save your money for Zurich, since the public transport system at Zurich airport is excellent: there are trains to Zurich main station nearly every 10-15 minutes (train ride is only about 10 minutes).
From the belt where you pick up your luggage all the way to the train track there are elevators and escalators and you can use the free (!) trolley near the conveyor belts up to the train track (very easy to find), so no carrying of heavy luggage. Most of the trains leaving from ZH-airport have low floors (direct junction to the track). A piece of cake!

Enjoy your stay in Switzerland
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