The World Economic Forum, also known as WEF, has been held annually at Davos since 1971, with the exception of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The upcoming WEF event will take place from January 15-19, 2024, in Davos, which is Europe's highest town located at 1560 meters above sea level. This location provides VIPs with increased protection from disruptions and threats, including potential terrorist attacks or protests.
We are here to assist you in making transportation arrangements for the 2024 World Economic Forum. Our services include 24/7 chauffeured limousines, driver accommodation, and luxury SUV self-drive car rentals from Davos, Zurich, and Geneva.
Book Your Chauffeured Limousine Service for WEF:
We offer limousine services throughout the year in Switzerland and partner with local professionals to provide specialized services during the World Economic Forum (WEF) event, including:
All-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with winter tires to tackle harsh winter conditions
Complimentary greeter service at Zurich Airport to welcome guests upon arrival and escort them to the limousine and driver
Limousine transfers from all major destinations to Davos/Zurich and beyond
As-directed services with full-time chauffeurs on standby
Convenient chauffeur accommodation located near Davos
Only premium car models
Local drivers fluent in English and German
Provision of driver details and car plates to facilitate security badge registration
Please note that demand is high during the event and availability is limited. We recommend booking early to secure your reservation. Contact our specialist, Stephan, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +41 78 893 03 51 to check availability and make a booking today.
Here are the most important details when booking a car service for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland:
During the WEF event in Davos, the area is divided into different security zones with varying levels of security. To access main hotels such as the Hotel Seehof or the AlpenGold Hotel, a special security badge is required. If participants require door-to-door service, they must obtain these badges directly from the WEF organization.
When arranging transportation, it's important to note that most car rental companies outside of Switzerland charge for winter equipment and only provide "all season tires," which are inadequate for the harsh winter conditions in the Swiss Alps. Temperatures can fall below minus ten or even twenty degrees Celsius (°C) / 14 to -4 °F, and using unsuitable equipment can lead to road accidents and damages to vehicles. Every year during the event, dozens of luxury cars with foreign plate numbers require roadside assistance or drive around with significant damages.
To avoid such situations, it's recommended to book a car service with all-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with winter tires, operated by experienced drivers who are familiar with the area and the WEF event. By doing so, you can ensure a safe and hassle-free transportation experience during the WEF event in Davos.
Cross-border self-drive vehicle usage:
Since May 2016, EU residents are no longer permitted to cross the border into the EU with a car registered in Switzerland, according to EU customs regulations. If a driver who is an EU resident rents a car in Switzerland, it is their responsibility to avoid crossing the border. Any fines or costs incurred as a result of a violation of this regulation will be the responsibility of the person who rented the car. PwC pulication
Book Your Luxury self-drive SUV or Executive Sedan:
Our partnership with local car rental companies allows us to handle your car rental needs for the World Economic Forum. Due to the high volume of rental cars during the event, it can be challenging to guarantee a specific car model or license plate number for obtaining security badges.
However, we provide a guarantee for both the car model and plate number, ensuring that you will not encounter any issues registering your car with the WEF organization. We will provide you with a copy of the car documents at least two weeks prior to the event, giving you enough time to register the car and driver and obtain the necessary badges.
How to get to Davos during the World Economic Forum:
Participants heading to Davos for the World Economic Forum have several options for transportation. While many opt for coach or train from Zurich Airport, VIPs often choose a private chauffeured transfer. Private jets can fly into the smaller Altenrhein Airport near St. Gallen for a quick transfer. Travel times by car to Davos from various airports are as follows:
Altenrhein Airport: 1 hour 45 minutes
Samedan Airport (St. Moritz): 1 hour 45 minutes (including 20 minutes on a car train)
Zurich Airport: 2 hours 30 minutes
Basel Airport: 3 hours
Munich Airport: 3 hours 45 minutes
Milan Malpensa Airport: 3 hours 45 minutes
Stuttgart Airport: 4 hours
Frankfurt: 5 hours 30 minutes
Geneva Airport: 7 hours (via Zurich)
Book a Helicopter to reach Davos during the conference:
Helicopter transfers provide a comfortable means of transportation to Davos and we offer assistance with arranging them from anywhere in Switzerland or nearby. The rates for the service vary depending on the type and capacity of the helicopter, as well as the starting location. All the helicopters in our fleet are twin-engine models with two pilots.
However, there may be cases where clearance for the helicopter is denied due to factors such as bad weather or high-profile arrivals blocking the airspace. Therefore, it is highly recommended to have a car on standby in case the flight is cancelled at the last minute.
Book Executive Protection services to attend WEF:
We offer a comprehensive travel package for those attending the World Economic Forum, which includes accommodation, transportation, and executive protection services. Our partnership with local security companies ensures that you receive top-quality protection services from experienced professionals. We provide a complete travel solution for the event, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to focus on your business objectives. Contact us for more information on our full travel package.
The Purpose of the World Economic Forum:
The event in Davos is an important platform for leaders to discuss and shape global agendas, with a focus on improving the state of the world. The World Economic Forum brings together over 2,200 members, including business, political, academic, and other leaders of society. The official statement of the forum is to "improve the state of the world by engaging leaders to shape global, regional, and industry agendas". The Davos Conference Center hosts the event and the town of Davos is flooded with military, police, and private security firms to ensure the safety of the attendees. The roads are closed or turned into one-way streets, registration offices are opened, and temporary structures are erected to welcome and protect the heads of states, CEOs, influencers, diplomats, and other decision-makers from around the world.
Contact us today to make your car service arrangements, for the next World Economic Forum in Davos:
For several years, EPIKDRIVES has been organizing transportation to Davos using SUVs, luxury sedans, and minivans that are equipped with all-wheel drive and appropriate winter tires. With our in-depth expertise, we understand the unique challenges and can ensure that your journey to Davos is both comfortable and productive.
Contact us for more information and availability:
Stephan | email@example.com | +41 78 893 03 51