±JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
±Compare Expat Providers
±Expat Focus Partners
±Latest Financial Articles
· 10 Things To Think About Before You Move Abroad In Your Middle Age
· Expat Focus Financial Update August 2017
· What Could Higher Interest Rates Mean For Your Overseas Property Purchase?
· Expat Focus Financial Update July 2017
· The Lifestyles And Cultures Of Great Expat Locations
· Understanding Exchange Rates for Your Overseas Property Purchase
· Interview With Duncan Khoury, Head of Marketing, World First Australia
· Expat Focus Financial Update June 2017
· Relocation Destinations For The Politically Minded And Socially Progressive Expat
TaxisBack to top Back to main Skip to menu
Switzerland - Taxis
Taxi tariffs are generally based on a flat fee plus a rate per kilometre, with waiting charges where applicable. Surcharges apply for any luggage handling and for fitting of the mandatory car seat for small children. In Zurich, which is known for having particularly expensive taxi fares, maximum tariff rates have been set but taxi drivers now have the freedom to reduce these tariffs. They may not exceed the maximum tariffs. In some other areas taxi fares are also regulated, but this is not universal. A taxi will always have a meter (Taxuhr) in operation except where customers have accepted a flat rate for the journey. Tipping is not expected, although you may wish to round up the final charge.
You will find taxi ranks at public transport hubs or can book by phone. Some companies have websites where you can request a callback to book your taxi free of charge.
Taking a taxi in Switzerland will cost significantly more than taking public transport. If you are travelling with a child who requires a car seat to travel safely, note that many taxi companies will require advanced notice and are likely to charge for the collection and/or fitting of the seat. If a seat has to be collected this can cost in the region of CHF 20-30. However, there should be no additional charge for raising seats to accommodate older children. Waiting taxis that do not have available car seats may refuse you rather than infringe child safety regulations. Animals that can be transported in a suitable container are unlikely to pose a problem when taking a taxi. If you need to transport a larger dog, please check first with the taxi company that they will permit this.
English-speaking Taxi Companies: Zurich
Alpha Taxi AG, Marketingabteilung, Zypressenstrasse 76, Postfach, CH 8040 Zurich
Tel: 044 777 77 77
TAXI 444 AG, Ausstellungsstrasse 36, CH 8005 Zürich
Tel: 0444 444 400
Taxi Companies: Geneva
Central phoneline for Geneva taxis
Taxi-Phone Centrale SA Genève, 15 Rue des Rois, CH 1211 Geneva
Tel: 022 33 141 33
Read more about this country
Expat Health Insurance Partners
Our award-winning expatriate business provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. In addition, we have helped develop world-class health systems for governments, corporations and providers around the world. We want to be the global leader in delivering world-class health solutions, making quality health care more accessible and empowering people to live healthier lives.
At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.
Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.