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how to find hotel shuttle when arriving at train station of Zurich airport

I will be traveling by train from Stein am Rhein to Zurich Flughafen train station. From there I am hoping to take the shuttle that will take me to my hotel in town. Can someone tell me how I can get from the train station to the "Hotelbus" location of the airport where the shuttle buses are waiting? Thank you for your help.

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Thanks for the reply, Tim.

But what I meant was: When I arrive at the Zurich airport train station (from Stein am Rhein), how do I find my way to the "Hotelbus" shuttle waiting station at the airport? I will be taking a shuttle to the hotel.

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jo,

As you're travelling by train anyway, rather than taking the train to Zürich Flughafen, why not travel to Zürich HB which is right in the city. No need to take a bus at all. If your hotel is in the vicinity of the main station you can walk. Otherwise it will be a quick Cab ride.

There are numerous trains from Stein am Rhein to Zürich HB every day, with one change and a travel time of about 1H:09M. Very easy!

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I agree with Ken. You say "my hotel in town", if your hotel is in the centre of Zürich, go direct there (Zürich HB station). No need to get off the train and get a bus when you can get a train to where you want to go.

There is some info on the airport website here: https://www.zurich-airport.com/passengers-and-visitors/access-and-parking/hotel-buses

City hotels
Hotels in the city and the surrounding area are served by a shuttle service operated by Check-in all-ways. The price for this service varies according to how many passengers are travelling and the distance involved. The service leaves the airport every 30 minutes from 6.30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

If you tell us the name and address of your hotel, we can advise the best way to get there.

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Thanks for your replies, Ken and Chris F. The hotel is Hotel Welcome Inn in Kloten. They said shuttle to and from the hotel is free. However, I didn't think of telling them that I'm arriving by train (from Stein am Rhein), not by plane. So, their instruction was for me to follow the signs at the airport for "Hotelbus" as I arrive at Arrival 2.

By the way, this is at the end of my visit in Switzerland, and I will be using up the last day of my 15-day Swiss Travel Pass the day before this. Therefore, I thought: free shuttle? Why not? But of course, if it will be easier for me to take the train to Zurich HB, I'll take your advice. Thanks.

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Jo, you've just provided us with one vital piece of information "Hotel Welcome Inn in Kloten".
Kloten is the name of the suburb near Zürich airport (It is officially "Flughafen Zürich Kloten"). It is not "in town" as you said in your original post.
My post about having to pay for a shuttle only applies to "city hotels", which yours isn't.

The link I posted above ( https://www.zurich-airport.com/passengers-and-visitors/access-and-parking/hotel-buses ) mentions the Hotel Welcome Inn at the bottom.
Website: https://www.welcomehotels.ch/
They actually appear to have three hotels in Kloten.

  • Holbergstrasse 1, 8302 Kloten
  • Marktgasse 19, 8302 Kloten
  • Hamelirainstrasse 3, 8302 Kloten

The last one is actually at Kloten station, the other two are nearby.
Your original plan is probably sensible, train to Zürich Flughafen, follow signs for arrivals 2, then, as you say "their instruction was for me to follow the signs at the airport for "Hotelbus" as I arrive at Arrival 2.".

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This one's in Holbergstrasse, KLoten, Chris F. Thanks for your input.

I appreciate that everyone on this site, especially the seasoned travelers, are always willing to share their knowledge and offer tips to us, the newbies. Much thanks to you all.

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jo,

Just to clarify, I don't believe you'll be able to use your Swiss Rail Pass on the Shuttle. The ride will probably be "free" as the Shuttle is being paid for by the hotels. It will be free in any case, so that's the main thing.

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No, Ken, I won't even try to use the Swiss Trail Pass for this shuttle ride, because the shuttle is privately owned, right? But even if the shuttle was covered by a pass, my 15-day pass gets used up the day before this trip (boo-hoo). That's why I was glad when the hotel specified that shuttle service from and to the airport is free. Thanks for the warning.

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18800 posts

You could take the train to Kloten station, walk straight ahead on Bahnhofstrasse for 100 meters to the traffic circle and look across the street to the left and the Welcome Inn is right there. Unless of course, its pouring rain.