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5196 Miles
10 hour 20 min
Waterkloof Airport

Transportation to Zurich Airport from the City Center

Zurich has a very well developed public transportation system within the city. This system also serves the airport, which is located 13 km from downtown Zurich. Using the tram or bus lines from anywhere in the city you can get to the main railway station, Zurich Hauptbahnhof. From this station you can easily take a train or tram to the airport. Zurich Airport is accessible by train, bus, tram, and taxi.


Taking the train to the airport from the city center is very practical. Trains depart from the main railway station and get to the airport in about 12 minutes. Trains also run every 12 minutes.

Trains depart on time and are very reliable, unless there is a special circumstance that is causing a delay. The train provides transportation directly to the Airport Station, which is located on Level -2, next to the airport shopping center. Zurich’s main station experiences a lot of passenger traffic because trains operate not only within the city but to neighboring cities and countries like France and Germany as well.  

Other areas that regional trains travel to include the Glattbrugg Railway Station, Regensdorf Railway Station, Schlieren Railway Station, Waldburg, Wollishofen and Uetliberg. If you have time before your flight we recommend visiting the ShopVille mall, which is located beneath the main railway station.   


The city is famous for its public transportation network and the bus network throughout the city is especially advanced and comprehensive. Taking a bus to the airport is another convenient transportation alternative. You can take a bus from the main railway station, which is easily accessible from every part of the city. Buses provide direct transportation to the Airport Centre. Buses are on time and reliable under normal circumstances; in case of snow there can be delays.


The city’s tram network is also very advanced. The tram network extends to most parts of the city but the lines surround the city center. If there is a part of the city that is not accessible by tram you can transfer to a bus or train to get to your destination. Tram Line 10 provides transportation to the Airport Centre from the main railway station.

The following tram lines operate throughout Zurich: Line 2, which operates between Farbhof and Tiefenbrunnen Railway Station, 3, which operates between Albisrieden and Kluspla, Line 4, which operates between Werdhölzli and Tiefenbrunnen Railway Station, Line 5, which operates between Enge Railway Station and the zoo, Line 7, which operates between Wollishofen and Stettbach Railway Station, Line 9, which operates between Triemli and Hirzenbach, Line 10 which operates between Seebach and the Main Railway Station, Line 11, which operates between Oerlikon Railway Station and Rehalp, Line 13, which operates between Albisgütli and Frankental, and Line 14, which operates between Tremli and Seebach.


Taxis are another convenient transportation alternative to get to the airport from the city center. However, taxis are more expensive when compared to public transportation options. Public transportation in Zurich is very comfortable and reliable, so you can enjoy the same comfort-level using public transportation for a fraction of the price.

Rental Car

If you don’t want to take public transportation consider renting a car, which can be more affordable than taking a taxi. You can rent a car from various rental car companies located throughout the city or book a vehicle in advance online. Renting a car to get to the airport is both fast and convenient.

Airport Information

Zurich Airport is located 13 km from the city center and is the primary international airport serving the city. It is also the largest airport in the entire country. In addition to offering convenient transportation alternatives to and from the airport, Zurich Airport also features services to meet passengers’ pre-flight and post-flight needs. Zurich Airport contains many shops, located both before security and after. The general area before security check features stores such as Migros, Herren Globus, and Inter Discount and places you can get a bite to eat or something to drink like Starbucks and McDonald’s.

Once passengers go through security they have access to a variety of services and venues. Passengers can go shopping for quality products at stores like Schweizer Heimatwerk, Porsche Design, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Greider, Omega, Swatch, Swarovski, Tommy Hilfiger, and Victorinox. The Duty Free shops offer passengers luxury products at reasonable prices. The airport also contains bookstores and gift shops where passengers can buy small items and knickknacks.  

There are a variety of restaurants located in the passenger zone, including Burger King, Center Bar, Chalet Suisse, Montreux Jazz Café, and Walter. Zurich Airport also offers passengers various services such as free internet for 2 hours, lounges, currency exchange services, emergency services, transit hotels and dayrooms, and even showers. 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Transportation to Pretoria City Center from Airport

Passengers mostly prefer taxis for transportation to the city center from Wonderboom Airport, which is 15 kilometers north of Pretoria city of the Republic of South Africa. As an alternative to taxis that you can find almost 24 hours a day in front of the airport terminals, you can also take advantage of renting a car or private transfer services at the airport.


Taxi is one of the fastest and most convenient means of transport to get to Pretoria city center that is 15 kilometers away from Wonderboom Airport. The fares for airport taxis are not that high to reach the city center since there is not much distance between the airport and the city center. If you don't have local currency with you, you can make your payment easily with euro or dollar as well. If you are going to travel only to somewhere in the city center, you don't need to negotiate with taxi drivers for that. However, if you need to go to the outer parts of the city center, you should first talk with the taxi drivers to get information about average taxi fares and then negotiate, if necessary, for a flat rate.

Rent a car

Car rental is not a frequently preferred option to reach the city center from Wonderboom Airport. Yet still, you can rent a car to get to the city center, or you can go on your journey traveling to different parts of the Republic of South Africa with the rental car. Renting a car in the Republic of South Africa is also one of the most comfortable and safe transportation options. By the way, if you would like to take advantage of car rental option, it is useful to make sure that you have your internationally valid driver's license and other documents you may need for the car rental procedures. You will not have any problems traveling by rental car, but you should pay attention to traffic rules and speed limits when driving the car you have rented in the city.

Private Transfer Services

For your journey to Pretoria city center or other places around Wonderboom Airport, you can also take advantage of comfortable and fast transfer services provided by private transfer companies. Private transfer services in the city are offered with pre-booking system and you need to have completed your reservation procedures at least a few days in advance to get a seat on a suitable transfer vehicle. Compared to taxi and car rental options, private transfer service could be said to be particularly advantageous for groups of several persons.  If you are going to travel alone or with another passenger, these services will be more costly than other means of transportation. You can search online the companies providing private transfer services for the passengers in and around the city and, if you want, you can book your seat online or by phone.

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2016

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Which airports can I use for Zurich-Pretoria flights?

For Zurich-Pretoria flights, you can use Zurich Airport, Zürich Railway Station as departure airport, and Waterkloof Airport, Wonderboom Airport for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Zurich-Pretoria and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Zurich-Pretoria is 8362 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 10 hour 20 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Zurich-Pretoria flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Zurich-Pretoria flights is Monday.

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