Taxi alternative in Zurich

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Taxi Alternative in Zurich

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Zurich taxi alternative and airport transfer

Zurich Kloten Airport is Switzerland’s largest and is a convenient entry point into the country. Upon arrival in Zurich, avoid waiting in lines with a taxi alternative already arranged, eliminating any uncertainty about getting from the airport to your accommodation. Blacklane offers professional airport transfer service into Zurich that includes an hour’s waiting time, so there is no need to rush through immigration and baggage claim. Our booking also includes a flight-tracking system, which allows your chauffeur to track your flight ensuring they are at the Arrivals gate to meet you. From here, your driver will assist with your luggage and show you to your waiting black car. Our airport shuttle service in Zurich can also pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the airport in a timely fashion, eliminating any stress associated with missing your flight.

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Limousine hire in Zurich

Zurich is regularly ranked highly as one of the world’s most liveable cities, and it’s easy to see why. Situated on Lake Zurich, just an hour from the ski resorts in the Alps and boasting stunning traditional Swiss architecture, Zurich has ample opportunities for both the business traveler and tourist alike. A relaxing Blacklane car service in Zurich is available 24 hours a day – whether you need an early morning airport transfer, an evening ride out to the significant Schauspielhaus, or a late night pickup from a club – of which Zurich has more per capita than anywhere else in Europe. Our five-star limousine service in Zurich can be hired easily and efficiently using the Blacklane app, available from iOS and Android. You can choose from Business Class, Business Van, or First Class and have a chauffeur exactly when and where you need one - a convenient and comfortable alternative to standing in taxi lines.

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Professional chauffeurs in Zurich

Zurich is one of Europe’s major business capitals, home to international financial giants, gold traders and Swiss banks, as well as FIFA, football’s governing body. Traveling between meetings in an unfamiliar city can be stressful, which is why Blacklane's best-in-class chauffeur service in Zurich aims to make this process as easy as possible. Our cars come in three classes to suit your every requirement. From Business Class, designed for professionals on a tight schedule, Business Van/SUV, a taxi alternative for airport shuttles and moving larger groups, and First Class, for special occasions, such as a trip out to some of Switzerland’s top restaurants. We're also on hand to offer long distance services, for instance from Zurich to Munich or back again.

Zurich frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Zurich airport to the city center?

On average, the taxi ride from Zurich airport to the city center costs between 50-70 CHF (€52-73, $57-80) depending on traffic. This can vary as large luggage and traveling on public holidays can incur a surcharge. While tipping isn't expected (like most of Europe) some people round up a fare if the service was particularly helpful. Official taxi's can be hailed from outside of Zurich Airport at Arrivals 1 and 2. Blacklane's rides include all additional extras from bulky luggage, tolls, and tips and your personal chauffeur will meet you at Arrivals with a sign.

How much does a taxi cost in Zurich, Switzerland?

The base fare for a taxi in Zurich is 8 CHF ($9.10, €8.30) with 5 CHF ($5.70, €5.20) being charged for every kilometer travelled. The waiting time per hour is 80 CHF ($91.50, €83.70). Simply put, a taxi ride of around 15 minutes with no waiting time should cost around 26 CHF ($30.17, €29.13).

Blue and white taxi signs can be found around Zurich as designated taxi hailing zones. Generally, Swiss taxis tend be more expensive compared to other European capitals and much more than North American customers are used to paying.

How do I get around in Zurich?

Zurich is a very easy city to navigate thanks to it's huge public transportation infrastructure. The Zurich Public Transport (VBZ) has a network of trains, buses, trams, boats, and even cable cars to help locals and visitors explore it's beautiful city.

If you're staying for a few days then a Zurich Card will give you access to all public transport for 24 or 72 hours, as well as discounts on attractions within the city.

Zurich is also very bike-friendly, visitors can even rent a bike for free (with a refundable deposit of 20 CHF) from one it's "Züri rollt" Zurich rolls stations across the city.

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