Private Car Service during World Economic Forum Davos 2022: Chauffeured Limousines & 4x4 Car Rental
Updated: 4 days ago
Since 1971, every January the annual World Economic Forum or in short: “WEF” is taking place at Europe's highest town of Davos on 1560 meters above sea level.
For a few days the alpine resort in the Swiss Alps is turned into a fortress to protect VIP’s from all over the world from any form of disruption or threat, be it the normal protester or even a potential terrorist attack.
!!! IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT THE 2021 SUMMIT :
The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) has been postponed from its traditional January slot as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
After it was first decided to host the event at the luxury Bürgenstock Resort at Lake Lucern in Switzerland, the 2021 the annual meeting will now be hold in Singapore.
The WEF's traditional home of Davos in Switzerland is battling a rising number of coronavirus infections, so that the meeting be held in the Asian financial hub and return to Davos, Switzerland in 2022.
Here the most important details when booking a car service for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland:
During the event Davos is broken up into different zones – each one with different security levels. To reach the main hotels, like Hotel Seehof or the InterContinental a special security badge is required. Participants that require a door-to-door service will need to obtained those badges. To reduce the environmental footprint of the event, cars must fulfil certain standards.
All cars entering the security zones have to comply with the "Greener Davos Concept" and meet certain emission standards. In 2020 the emission standards were:
· Car (1-7 seats): CO2 maximum emission rate 204g CO2/km
· Van (minimum 8 seats): CO2 maximum emission rate 258g CO2/km
For 2022 we will announce the new emission protocols as soon as they have been published.
When making your car arrangements please be aware that most car rental companies outside of Switzerland charge for winter equipment and legally only need to provide all season tires – not good enough for the winter conditions in the Swiss Alps with temperatures that often fall below minus twenty degrees Celsius. The result can be seen every year: dozens of luxury SUV’s on German, French and Italian plates that need to be trucked back home or drive around with ugly damages during the event.
Under a EU custom regulation from May 2016 customers with a EU residence are no longer allowed to cross the boarder into the EU with a Swiss registered car. Therefore if you are a EU resident and rented a car in Switzerland it is your responsibility to not cross the border. Any fines or similar costs arising will be the responsibility of the person in possession of the car.
Book Your Luxury self-drive SUV or Executive Sedan:
In partnership with local car rental companies we take care of your car rental needs for the event. Normally the high turnaround of vehicles means it's difficult to guarantee an exact match. But we offer a car model & plate number guarantee. So you won't have any trouble getting your car registered.
The copy of the car papers are provided latest two weeks before the event to ensure you can register the car and driver in time for the necessary badges.
Book Your Chauffeured Limousine Service for WEF:
Throughout the year we organise limousine service in Switzerland. In partnership with a local limousine service we provide the following special services during WEF:
All vehicles with all wheel drive and winter tires to handle the winter conditions
Vehicles that meet the Greener Davos standards.
Complimentary greeter service at Zurich Airport to welcome Guests on arrival and escort them to the limousine and driver.
Limousine transfers from all major destinations to Davos.
Standby (as-directed) services with full-time chauffeurs
Chauffeur accommodation nearby Davos for your convenience
Premium models equipped with the most current amenities.
Local drivers, fluent in German and English.
Rates in Swiss Francs (CHF) for standby (as-directed) services throughout the event:
Mercedes E-Class 4matic, CHF 10'150.— for 6 days incl. 8 hours service per day + potential extra hours of CHF 155.-
Mercedes S-Class 4matic, CHF 12'850.— for 6 incl. 8 hours service per day + potential extra hours of CHF 220.-
including: VAT Hotel for driver / Insurance coverage for passengers / daily 8 hours minimum / 2 driver's meals per day / One-time WEF Registration Fee / Night Surcharge / Airport Arrival Fee / Parking and phone cost / car model and plate number guarantee for standby service
How to get to Davos during the World Economic Forum:
Most participants arrive to Davos via Zurich Airport and shuttle up by coach or train. VIP’s often enjoy the privilege of a private chauffeured transfer to Davos. Private jets have to elude to the small Altenrhein Airport near the town of St. Gallen with the benefit of cutting the travel time to Davos to a minimum. The approximate driving times to Davos are:
1:45 h - Altenrhein Airport to Davos
1:45 h - Saint Moritz / Samedan Airport to Davos (with 20 min on car train)
2:30 h - Zurich Airport to Davos
3:00 h - Basel Airport to Davos
3:45 h - Munich Airport to Davos
3:45 h - Milan Malpensa Airport to Davos
4:00 h - Stuttgart Airport to Davos
5:30 h - Frankfurt to Davos
7:00 h - Geneva Airport to Davos (via Zurich)
Book a Helicopter to reach Davos during the conference:
Helicopters are another comfortable way to reach Davos. We assist with helicopter transfers to Davos from anywhere in Switzerland or nearby. Rates vary depending on helicopter type, capacity and start location. All helicopters in the fleet are twin engine models with two pilots.
In some cases helicopters are denied clearance due to bad weather or other high profile arrivals blocking the airspace. When booking a helicopter we highly recommend to have a car on standby in case the flight is cancelled at the last minute.
Book Executive Protection services to attend WEF:
In partnership with professional security companies specialised in executive protection services we arrange a full travel package to attend the WEF including accommodation, transport and security.
The Purpose of the World Economic Forum:
During the annual gathering the urgent problems of the planet are discussed. A wonderful opportunity to have face-to-face talks and get to the ground of our world’s problems.
Approximately 2200 members of the forum meet at the event here every year. The purpose of the event in the Swiss Alps has always been to make the world a better place, the official statement is a bit more complex and reads as follow:
"committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas".
The World Economic Forum will take place at the Davos Conference Center. The town will again be flooded with military, police and private security firms to ensure the safety of the world’s elite.
Roads are closed or turned into one way streets. Registration offices are opened and temporary structures are erected. All to welcome and protect the heads of states, CEO’s, influencers, diplomats and other decision makers from all over the world.
Contact us today to make your car service arrangements, accommodation and other logistics for the World Economic Forum in Davos:
EPIKDRIVES has been arranging transportation to Davos with SUV’s, luxury sedans and minivans with all wheel drive and proper winter tires for many years. We know the challenges and have expert knowledge to make your trip to Davos comfortable and productive.
Your contact is: Stephan
+41 78 893 03 51