In Zurich there are a number of taxi companies for which you can order a taxi by phone. This usually requires a waiting time of 5 – 10 minutes until the taxi arrives. In the city there are also several taxi stands – at which you can simply seat yourself in the taxi up front. At Zurich's Main Railway Station as well as at Bürkliplatz and Lake Zurich it's generally easy to spot and hail a taxi without much difficulty.
In most taxis you pay a basic tax of approximately CHF 6 and additional CHF 3.80 for every kilometer driven.