Information & Facts
Metered taxis are available outside Arrivals 1 and
2. The 15 minute taxi journey to Zurich costs around CHF 50. To
book a taxi in advance call 0848 850 852.
Short and long term parking options are available.
Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Sixt
Swiss Rail (SBB) provides fast and efficient transport to the
city centre. The station is located below Arrivals and trains leave
every 10 minutes for Zurich and other destinations; travel time is
ten minutes and fares are determined on the type of pass and the
number of city zones crossed. The Glattalbahn tram line services
other nearby cities and the outskirts of Zurich. Taxis outside of
arrivals terminals 1 and 2 cost US$44 for the 20 minute ride to the
city centre (Tel: 0848 850 852). Hotel shuttle buses and a variety
of public bus services extend across various routes.
Facilities include banks, bureaux de change, bars and
restaurants, postal services, shops including duty-free, business
facilities and a crèche. Facilities for disabled passengers are
The three official languages are Swiss German, French and
Italian. A few people speak Romansch, but this is confined to the
southeastern corner of the country. Most people know at least three
languages, including English.
The official currency is the Swiss franc (CHF) divided into 100
rappen (German) or centimes (French). Although not part of the EU
many prices are nonetheless indicated in Euros and some merchants
may accept Euros. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely
accepted and ATMs are widespread; many are equipped with the Cirrus
or Maestro system. Banks offer the best exchange rates for
travellers cheques and foreign currency, but it is also possible to
exchange money at major hotels, main train stations and airports.
Banks are open Monday to Friday.
Local time in Switzerland is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between March and