Uber in Switzerland: Everything You Need to Know

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Getting an Uber is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get around in any country, and Switzerland is no exception.

Taxis actually cost a fortune in Switzerland, so Uber is one of the best ways to save money, aside from public transport that is.

In the following post, I have collected all of the most important information about Uber in Switzerland to help you with your travels.

Is There Uber in Switzerland?

Yes, Uber operates in most major cities and metropolitan areas in Switzerland. These are the cities where Uber is currently available:

  • Basel
  • Bern
  • Fribourg
  • Geneva
  • Lausanne
  • Sion
  • Winterthur
  • Zug
  • Zurich

Can You Get an Uber From The Airport in Switzerland?

Yes, you can order Uber from the major airports as well as within the big cities in Switzerland.

Is Uber Cheaper Than A Taxi In Switzerland?

In my experience, Uber is definitely cheaper than a taxi in Switzerland. However, unlike Uber, taxi prices do not vary depending on demand. So, during peak times, taxis may sometimes be cheaper.

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How Much Does An Uber Ride Cost in Switzerland?

The cost of an Uber ride in Switzerland varies depending on your location and destination. For example, a ride with Uber X from Zurich Airport to the main station costs around CHF 35. The same is true for Geneva, with a cost from Geneva Airport to the main station downtown is also 35 CHF.

To compare the distances, so you get an idea of the price /km/minute of the two

  • The ride from Zurich Airport to the main station is 10.6 km and 15 minutes (in good traffic)
  • The ride from Geneva Airport to the main station is 7-10km and 18 minutes depending on the route and traffic

How Much Does an Uber Driver Make in Switzerland?

Uber drivers can make as much as 21-26 CHF/hour with Uber according to this article from SwissInfo.ch. This takes into account the 25% commission that Uber takes from the driver’s earnings. However, after you consider costs and vehicle depreciation, it would be significantly less.

There have been other accounts on Youtube that claim to earn a lot less. One driver earned an average of 15 CHF/hour mainly because of downtime during that period.

Is There Lyft in Switzerland?

Lyft does not currently operate in Switzerland. However, you can use Uber instead.

Written by Ashley Faulkes
As a twenty-year resident of Switzerland, I am passionate about exploring every nook and cranny of this beautiful country, I spend my days deep in the great Swiss outdoors, and love to share these experiences and insights with fellow travel enthusiasts.

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