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Janelle9684
Janelle9684
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Jul 20, 2022 - 8:40 AM

Hi,

We (family of 5 adults + one 3yo kid) will be landing at zurich airport in the early morning. Will be travelling by car, picking up car rental from zurich airport.

Before heading to lucern in the evening, would like to explore zurich old town. May i know where is the most strategic and safe parking spot? What is the average parking cost? Estimate to spend around 4-5 hours in the city center.

Should we park at the nearby P+R and ride to old town?

Seeking your advice.

Thank you.

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Jul 20, 2022 - 9:22 AM in reply to Janelle9684

Hi Janelle9684,

I would say that the easiest way to visit Zurich is by public transportation. The Airport is only 10-12 mins away by train according to the timetable. (You can store your luggage at the train station.)

The average parking cost is around 4 CHF per hour in the centre. At www.parkingzuerich.ch/ you can search for parking options.

As you are going to drive in Switzerland, make sure to check these practical driving tips: www.myswissalps.com/car.

Learn more about travelling around the city: www.myswissalps.com/zurich/travel.

Ildiko

Janelle9684
Janelle9684
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Jul 20, 2022 - 10:01 AM in reply to Ildiko

Hi,

does it mean that it is more convenient and cost effective for us to:

- lock luggage at airport train station

- take train from airport to / fro zurich

- pick up rental car from airport upon return from zurich

Thanks for your advice.

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Jul 20, 2022 - 12:38 PM in reply to Janelle9684

Cost-effectively, it depends on the rail pass you have (if you have any, I do not know.) It also depends on the number and size of the luggage.

Regarding the time, probably, if you drive into Zurich directly, it would be faster.

You can find the prices of the lockers here: www.sbb.ch/en/station-services/at-the-station/railway-stations/shopville-zuerich-main-station.html#700.

Ildiko

Last modified on Jul 22, 2022 - 8:03 AM by Arno
Janelle9684
Janelle9684
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Jul 20, 2022 - 1:46 PM in reply to Ildiko

Hi,

the locker price seems pricey.

may i know which is the best parking garage or house if we wish to visit old town and Bahnhofstrasse?

Thank you.

Regards.

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Jul 20, 2022 - 2:02 PM in reply to Janelle9684

Hi there,

'Parkhaus Urania' is a good one: www.parkingzuerich.ch/parkhaeuser/parkhaus-urania/

Ildiko

Janelle9684
Janelle9684
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Jul 21, 2022 - 12:48 PM in reply to Ildiko

Hi,

thanks for the useful tips :)

Regards

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