Office space for rent Zürich
Zurich is one of Switzerland's largest economic, cultural and social centres and is located in the heart of Europe. As the largest city in Switzerland, it is home to over 400,000 residents and offers a broad cultural diversity - around 30% of the city's population do not have a Swiss passport.
The city enchants not only its own population, but also visitors with its unique location: situated directly on Lake Zurich, you also have a direct view on the Swiss Alps and numerous nature recreation areas in the immediate vicinity. In addition, Zurich offers excellent shopping, leisure and sporting opportunities and always attracts a lot of people with its diverse cultural offerings. No wonder the city repeatedly achieves top positions in international comparisons. Therefore, it is a great city to rent an office.
Other cities in Zürich - Metropolitan area
In Zurich, old meets new, and while on the one hand you can feel yourself strolling through the old town in the Middle Ages, in the younger quarters you can feel the pulse of life and the future. In this city, order and punctuality meet calm and serenity, creating a place with a rich variety of mentalities and types of people. From the serious banker, to the friendly waitress in a coffee shop, to the hipster from a start-up: they all find their place in Zurich and contribute to the rich diversity of the city.
You will find numerous parks and walkways in Zurich, as well as several public swimming pools and sports facilities. The "Üetliberg", the city's local mountain, is always a tempting place to visit and invites you to unwind.
The public transport network in Zurich is excellent and very dense. That's why you don't really need your own car in the city. You can also get everywhere by bicycle.
Why you should rent an office in Zurich
The answer to this question is as diverse as the city itself - and this is precisely one of the many reasons why you should absolutely consider renting office space in Zurich. Rarely do so many different influences come together in such a small space, and rarely does a city that is actually so small exude the flair of a cosmopolitan city. Despite all the progress and modernity, Zurich as a city has retained a very personal touch and thus offers the entire spectrum, from the atmosphere of a metropolis to the village character.
Another great advantage, which has a lot to do with Zurich's manageable size, is certainly its immediate proximity to nature. The city has its own lake, so to speak, and within a short time it is possible to be in the middle of the beautiful Swiss countryside and to relax from everyday working life.
The city itself is located in the canton of Zurich and has a total of 400,000 inhabitants. In addition to the Haus-See lake, it also has a local mountain, the Üetliberg. Zurich is located in the heart of Switzerland, so that you can travel by train from here to the capital Bern or to Basel or Lucerne within less than an hour. Thanks to the newly developed routes, you can even reach Ticino from Zurich in just under two hours and be in Milan, Paris or Munich within four hours.
Companies located in Zurich
As already pointed out at the beginning, Zurich offers a great variety in many things. This also applies to companies that have a location in Zurich. Known as a banking city, Zurich is certainly home to many banks, no matter how large or small they may be, such as UBS, Credit Suisse but also BNP Paribas or HSBC. The city is also represented by many offices is the insurance sector, from AXA to Helvetia to Generali.
Besides that, Zurich is a very popular location for start-ups and young companies but also home to internationally renowned giants such as Google, Freitag and Doodle as well as the shoe brand ON.
The most well-known companies in Zurich are:
- Credit Suisse
- Apple Switzerland
Type of offices in Zurich
You will find offices in various forms for rent in Zurich. From the classic office space, which is charged per square metre and usually rented with an annual contract, to the cool co-working space.
- Office space per square metre: The type of office space that is rented per square metre and where you as a company can determine how much space you need for your team or employees. Usually such offices are located in larger buildings and offer more or less comfort, depending on the year of construction and the landlord.
- Offices for monthly rent: Also represented in Zurich are fixed office spaces that are rented out as a whole and for a fixed monthly amount. There are both unfurnished and furnished variants, and the style of the office space and the building itself can vary greatly, from charming old buildings to ultra-modern complexes. Depending on the size, type of construction, year of construction and location, prices here can vary greatly.
- Co-working spaces: Co-working spaces have also developed strongly over the years. In some you can rent your own fixed space, in others you can rent individual workstations on a variable monthly basis and in others you can rent one or more workstations or even meeting rooms by the hour or day as required. Depending on how the rooms are equipped and what is offered for shared use, the prices can vary greatly.
Rental prices for offices in Zurich
Rental prices for office space in Zurich vary greatly. It depends in particular on the quarter or location of the office in question and what kind of building it is. A distinction can be made between old, historic buildings and very new and modern buildings.
However, the location of the office space also plays a decisive role in Zurich. Office space in the centre of the city or in well-known and established locations are usually more expensive than an office space in the outskirts of the city, for example. Compared to other Swiss cities, however, Zurich does not achieve the highest value. The average price per square metre for office space in Zurich is around CHF 360, while in Geneva the average price per square metre is CHF 480.
|City area||Rental price range CHF per m2|
|City centre (district 1)||410 - 680 CHF|
|Zurich West (district 5)||245 - 440 CHF|
|Oerlikon/Zurich North (district 11/12)||190 - 365 CHF|
|Altstetten (district 9)||140 - 325 CHF|
|Enge||310 - 780 CHF|
|Wiedikon (district 3)||155 - 390 CHF|
Popular city districts for office space in Zurich
Zurich is basically divided into 12 city districts. Due to the good connections and the relatively small size of Zurich, office space in Zurich can actually be found everywhere.
District 1 - Old and inner city
This district comprises the inner or old city and represents the original city of Zurich. Consequently, the historic old town of Zurich is also located here and therefore many historic, beautiful buildings with bay windows, for example, are also located here. District 1 covers just under 2 square kilometres and is home to just over 3,000 residents. Due to the rather high price level, many offices of banks and private financial institutions are located here. The Paradeplatz, also known as the banking centre, is particularly well known in this regard.
District 5 - Chreis cheib
The former industrial district of Zurich has developed strongly in recent years and is now one of the most popular neighbourhoods. On its almost 2 square kilometres you will find hotels, bars and nightclubs as well as universities and the offices of large companies such as Swisscom, the Technopark and many start-ups. Several of these offices are located either in the newly constructed, modern and glass-rich buildings or in the typical brick industrial buildings from earlier times.
District 11 & 12 - Zurich North
Zurich North, consisting of Oerlikon, Affoltern and Seebach, has also grown strongly over the last few years and gained in quality. Formerly regarded as a clear outer district, Zurich North, covers about 20 square metres. Now this district has its own centre, a railway station and an attractively developed infrastructure. For this reason, and due to the somewhat more relaxed rent situation for office space as well as residential areas, the quarter has become another popular location for companies and their offices.
Public transport network in Zurich
The public transport network in Zurich, as in Switzerland in general, is very good. There are several tram lines and bus lines that ensure that you have connections in all directions at short and regular intervals, both inside and outside of Zurich. Strictly speaking, you don't need a car in Zurich and can usually reach your destination faster by public transport than if you use a car.
Zurich's main railway station is located in the centre of the city and is the largest railway station in Switzerland. As an important railway junction for both domestic and international trains, it has almost half a million passengers on weekdays and a good 3,000 train journeys per day. This makes it the busiest railway station in Switzerland and one of the busiest stations in Europe.
How to get around by car in Zurich?
The Zurich city government is clearly in favour of using public transport in Zurich. The city is doing a lot to calm traffic, and Zurich has, for example, around 150 so-called 30 speedzones, where vehicles are limited to a speed of a maximum of 30 km/h. The city's traffic is also very low compared to other large cities. Therefore, the traffic situation can be described as good.
Although there are regular traffic jams and delays at various junctions, especially in the mornings and evenings. One of the main reasons for the traffic jams is commuter traffic, which also causes congestion at the entry and exit points in Zurich. The end of the highway to and from Bern, as well as to and from Lucerne and to and from Winterthur/St. Gallen are always part of the daily traffic jam reports. The tunnels "Gubrist" and "Schöneich" also have often traffic jams.
What airports are in Zurich?
Zurich Airport is the largest airport in Switzerland and is managed by Flughafen Zürich AG. It has already won the World Travel Award 16 times in the category "leading airport in Europe's leading airport" category and is one of the best airports in Europe. Many people from Zurich and the surrounding area also use the airport as a shopping centre, because the many shops at Zurich Airport are also open on Sundays.
The airport is located only 13 kilometres north of Zurich and is easy to reach by car as well as by public transport. The only disadvantage is that the highway route towards the airport is relatively busy at the usual rush hours, which can add around 20 minutes extra to the journey time. Travelling by public transport is therefore always worthwhile.
How the free Flexas.com service works
Flexas offers its services free of charge to anyone wishing to rent or rent out an office in Zurich and its region. The office specialist will be in contact with you to identify your wishes.
We provide a large selection of office spaces and, if you are interested, establish direct contact between you and the potential landlords. After a successful search, we will plan a viewing for you.