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Transfer Zurich - St Anton

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hello fellow snowheads.

we are 2 familes of 4 hopefully (usual caveats apply) heading to St Anton, via Zurich, for half term. We are considering train or taxi (minibus type thing) as transfer options from airport to resort but not sure which to take. Car hire is extortionate.
The total costs are not that different for 8 people - train a little cheaper but timings not coinciding that well with flights so probably an extra hour each way waiting around at the airport going by train vs taxi.

- What is the traffic like during holiday season in that area ? the extra hour waiting for/after the train could quickly be mitigated by bad traffic ! Ive experienced over 6 hours Tignes to Geneva so would rather avoid anything similar !
- based on UK no longer being in Schengen and additional covid paperwork, any idea how long it would take to get through zurich airport at what I presume is a peak weekend? How long should I allow from landing to train departure ? Id hate to miss the train and spend 2 hours waiting for the next one!
- is seat booking on the train necessary ?
- if we miss the planned train due to airport holdups, are we likely to find space on the next one ?
- any recommendations for taxi transfer companies ? The enquiries Ive made so far are all in the 750-800 eur total round trip for 8 people.

thanks in advance !
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We have done both the train and took a transfer on the Arlberg Express-

The Arlberg Express is really good and comfortable- think the transfer time is about 2hr 30ish depending on how many drop offs. We managed to get dropped off right at the door which was great but i think if they're busy they will just do the main stops. Prices is EUR50 PP each way I think. Not sure if there's any discount for groups. We have been a few times and never really had much of a delay for traffic.

When we went through Zurich in December we got in at the same time as a large Canadian flight and we were waiting to get through the border for about and hour and a half.. not sure if it has improved since then.

We have only gone from St Anton -> Zurich on the train but we didn't book a seat and it was okay. That was just before Christmas and we got seats and space for our two bags and ski bag. There wasn't many seats together though so i think if you want to be in a group i'd book!
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Long delay at Zurich passport control Sunday 2nd. About an hour snaking back and forth
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@iomgirl, @DCG,

thanks - with 8 of us, getting the coach will be as much as a taxi so will probably try to organise a private minibus given the a risk of getting stuck for hours in passport control and missing the train !

do you know the liklihood of having our PCR checked on crossing the boarder by road into to Austria ? Looks like you can enter CH with a lateral flow taken within 24 hours. Fully intending on taking the PCR for Austria but worried they might come back positive if one of us gets covid then recovers in the next 5 weeks ! If no one is likely to check it, I can worry a bit less !
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