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Zurich - Getting There

The best way to get to Zurich is by air. The Zurich International Airport is currently served by more than 120 airlines with scheduled flights to more than 103 European and 49 intercontinental destinations. For flight/airport information, call 157 1060. Send your flight number and abbreviation “ZRH" (e.g. ZRH LX327) in an SMS to number 9292 for flight information to be sent directly to your mobile phone. You can download a helpful guide on Zurich Airport here.

Moving from the airport to your destination is not difficult. The airport is located in Kloten, less than 10 km northeast of Zurich city. There are train and bus services available from the airport to all towns and cities in Switzerland and adjacent countries. The train station is located in Terminal B of the Zurich Airport, and the journey to Zurich city takes about 10 minutes. Click here for the train's timetable, or call Rail Service at 0900 300 300. If you are traveling with your family, and with additional luggage, you can hire a taxi (call 0848 850 852 or join the queues at either Arrival Terminals 1 or 2). The average cost is around CHF50 (35 Euros). Alternatively, there are VIP Limousine services available, if you wish to travel in additional comfort and style. Call Alliance Limousine at +41 (0)43 499 62 88 / +41 (0)76 411 01 14, or GLM General Limousine Management at +41 (0)848 007 007. Rental car services are also available from the airport, if you are familiar with driving in Switzerland, and have the necessary papers (e.g. valid driving license), you can arrange to have your rented car ready for you to drive off from the airport.

Another way to get to Zurich is by land (rail or road). Europe is well connected by rail or road. Some expatriates take the opportunity to travel around Europe before arriving at their relocation city. As a whole, it is easy to get around Europe by car. Zurich is accessible by road via three main motorways – the A1 (the east-west motorway of Switzerland), A3 (from French motorway A35 to Basel in the west and southeast along Lake Zurich) and A4 (the northern-central Switzerland motorway).

Zurich's main train station (Zürich Hauptbahnhof) is centrally located within the heart of the city. The station services international, regional and local train services. The international train services are France's TGV, EuroCity (EU's International train service), Cisalpino (trains between Italy and Switzerland) and Germany's InterCity Express or ICE. There are several other train stations located within Canton Zurich.

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