• Matthew James Global Relocations - UK

If you’re looking for an experienced provider of removals to Zurich, choose Matthew James.

Take the stress out of your move to Switzerland and let Matthew James handle every detail.



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At Matthew James Removals we have the local knowledge and industry experience to manage all of your relocation needs, wherever in Zurich you choose to move. With 3 generations of experience, a customised vehicle fleet and frequent services, you can be sure you’re in the most capable hands in Zurich.


  • Range of tailored services
  • Depots in Madrid, Barcelona & Costa del Sol
  • Weekly moving services
  • Dedicated team of professionals
  • Door-to-door care
  • Customs clearance assistance
  • Years of local knowledge
  • 3 generations of experience
  • Customised vehicle fleet
  • Bespoke crating
  • BAR, IAM and ISO 9001 accredited
  • Superior quality packing materials
  • All loads inventoried by our own staff
  • Meticulous attention to detail

Consistently ranking as one of the best places in the world to live, Zurich is an excellent choice when planning to move abroad. No wonder it is the largest and most densely populated city in Switzerland. As a nation with four different national languages (German, French, Romanish, and Italian) there are actually six different recognised spellings of the city! If you are planning to make the move to Zurich, start getting excited.
First to the job market. Zurich is an international banking capital and a major European commercial centre, so many jobs are on offer in the financial sector, banking and wealth management. Known for its long-term career opportunities and professional standards, the city offers a variety of options when looking for work. It is possible to get a job as an English speaker without knowledge of French or German, but this will require a concerned effort and determination. I.T., computing and engineering are also big employers in Zurich, and Google also has a very large office in the city. Because of the high cost of living and the difficulty you will have when signing rental properties, it is advised that you secure employment before moving.

Weekly UK to Zurich removals

At Matthew James Removals we offer regular services to and from Zurich, throughout the year. From dedicated removals to shared-loads or even single items, we offer a service to meet your requirements. Our expertise, know-how, local knowledge and specialist vehicles make us the obvious choice for moving to Zurich.


We are proud to be BAR International Associates (British Association of Removers) and members of IAM; the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry. Our management systems have been assessed to ISO 9001 standards.

Our storage facilities in Europe

All of our depots in the UK and Spain offer fully containerised storage facilities in modern and secure warehouses. Shared-loads are consolidated at our depots in the UK and Spain for onwards transport to Zurich and beyond.


Your consignment is automatically covered up to £50,000 for total loss in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as a fire or flood. In addition to this we can arrange a full-cover insurance policy via our brokers upon request.

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Buying a car should be a priority when thinking about getting around the city. Zurich is a very compact place, and the transport system is efficient enough. A combination of boats, trams, and buses make up Zurich’s transport system and run on an average every 5 – 25 minutes. If cycling is your thing (and considering a 24 hour travel card will cost you around £17.50, it might just become your thing), Zurich has many bike friendly lanes, and operates a bicycle-sharing scheme all year round from 08:00 – 21:30.
First thing to note about Zurich is that there is a high cost of living, and the restricted number of spaces to buy/rent reflect this high cost in its property prices. People moving without families tend to find the city centre an attractive option, and Oerlikon and Affoltern are popular areas. The right and left side of Lake Zurich are called the gold and silver coast (respectively) because of the direction that sun shines. Many expats choose these areas because not only are the picturesque, but many international schools inhabit these areas. Popular settling areas of the Golden Coast are the Pfannenstiel region and Albiskette for the Silver Coast.
It will come as no surprise that there is a wealth of things to do in the city. A few highlights include taking a stroll down the Niederdorf, where Zurich’s old town comes to life. Or go for a swim in on elf the many designated parts of Lake Zurich. The Lindt chocolate factory finds its home just outside of the city, so a trip for all those chocolate lovers is definitely advised. For those with kids, Zurich Zoo is a must see, and a picnic and summer stroll through the botanical garden is stunning. Art lovers will want to visit the Kunsthaus, which houses many famous paintings by Picasso, Monet, and Rothko to name a few.


Niederdorf – City/Lindenhof – Seefeld – Langstrasse – Zurich West – Enge & Wollishofen – Zurich Nord – Lake Zurich – Winterthur – Aarau – Zug – Thalwil – Herrliberg – Horgen

The below regions are also within our relocation and removal service areas;

Geneva – Bern – LucerneLausanne – Basel – Liège – Louvain-la-Neuve – Tervuren – Ticino – St. Gallen

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