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Zurich airport terminal

Zurich airport restaurant in the terminal building.

Zurich Airport

"Flughafen Zürich" is the largest airport in Switzerland. Most intercontinental flights arrive here. It's located 12 km from downtown Zurich. The airports offers lots of services, including many shops, car rental options, taxi services, a convention center, hotels and a health care unit.

Transportation from the airport to Zurich

The train station is conveniently located at the airport. It can be found at the lowest level: "L-2" right below the "Check-in 3" area at "L-1". It is a 10-minute train ride to the Zurich main station "Zürich HB".

There are direct trains to many Swiss towns from the airport. If there's no direct train, you usually change at the main station. The main station of Zurich is in the town center, at walking distance from many hotels and highlights.

Another option is to book a private or shared transfer from the airport to Zurich. This is convenient if you have a lot of luggage.

Several offices for rental cars can be found at "L1".

Transportation from the airport to selected destinations with SWISS Air Rail

Travelers who arrive at Zurich Airport with the airline SWISS can book a "SWISS Air rail ticket". This is a ticket that includes:

  • a boarding pass for a flight to or from Zurich Airport;
  • a train ride from Zurich Airport to several major towns in Switzerland. Examples are Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Geneva, Lucerne, Interlaken and Lugano.

The train ticket is flexible. So if your plane is delayed and you miss your train, that's no problem: the ticket is valid all day long.

Note that you don't need this offer if you already have a rail pass that covers your journey from or to Zurich Airport.

Private and shared transfers to/from the airport

www.viator.com/airport-transfers: private and shared transfers

Public transport in Zurich

All public transport is free with a Swiss Travel Pass and several other rail passes. More information about traveling in Zurich can be found here.

Hotels near Zurich airport

There are many hotels very close to the airport. They're ideal for a comfortable late arrival or early departure. Some airport hotels offer a free shuttle bus ride to and from the airport.

As the Zurich city center is very close, you can easily stay in one of the hotels there as well. The hotels we recommend in the center and near the main rail station can be found here.


Find traveling times to and from the airport.



Our suggestions for the best hotel close to the airport.

Car rental


Get a rental car directly at the airport.

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