Situated in the Kloten district on the outskirts of Zurich, the Zurich Airport is a short ride to the city centre and is well connected to other major cities across Switzerland. The airport offers plenty of tempting shopping options, ranging from luxurious Swiss chocolate to popular timepieces and watches. The airport also has a wide selection of restaurants, bars and airline lounges.
Not only are services to and from Zurich Airport run promptly and with meticulous attention to detail, but there are also great opportunities for passengers to stretch their legs and occupy themselves while at the airport. Zurich International Airport offers easy access to Swiss ski resorts, where holidaymakers can enjoy the great mountain scenery of the Alps and other ranges within Switzerland.
The airport is situated eight miles (12km) north of Zurich.
Getting to the city
Swiss Rail (SBB) provides fast and efficient transport to the city centre. The station is located below the Airport Center in the Check-in 3 area and trains leave roughly every 10 minutes for Zurich and other destinations; travel time is ten minutes and fares are determined on the type of pass and the number of city zones crossed. The Glattalbahn tram line services other nearby cities and the outskirts of Zurich. Hotel shuttle buses and a variety of public bus services extend across various routes. The airport is very well serviced by public transport.
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Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Sixt and Hertz.
Metered taxis are available outside Arrivals 1 and 2. The 15-minute taxi journey to Zurich costs around CHF 50.
Transfer between terminals
The three terminals are connected.
Facilities include banks, bureaux de change, bars and restaurants, postal services, shops including duty-free, business facilities and a creche. Facilities for disabled passengers are excellent.
There are extensive parking facilities at Zurich International Airport, with more distant parking lots (which tend to be cheaper) connected to the terminal building by free shuttles. Prices range depending on the parking lot. Pick-up and drop-off zones are situated along the access road in front of the arrivals and departures sections, but there is a small charge for using even these areas. Parking can be reserved in advance online.
Zurich International Airport is connected to airports across the world. Passengers looking for flights to Switzerland from across Europe should try easyJet, Aer Lingus, Swiss Air, Austrian Airlines, Sun Express, Blue Islands, KLM, British Airways, LOT, Vueling, TAP, Iberia, Lufthansa, Edelweiss Air and Finnair among others. Passengers booking flights to Zurich from North America, Africa and Asia can use Delta, United, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Pegasus Airlines, Emirates, El Al, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and Korean Air.
Free WiFi is available for four hours. Additional time can be purchased.
There is a range of airline lounges at Zurich International Airport including the Swiss Business Lounge, Swiss Arrival Lounge, and the Emirates Lounge as well as many more. The Radisson Blu Airport Conference Centre is situated alongside Parking Garage P1, while the Regus Business Centre is also an option.
Zurich Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.