Zurich airport - how to reach town, nearby hotels

Zurich airport

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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.

Transportation from the airport to Zurich

The airport train station can be found at the lowest level: "Level -2". It is a 10 minute train ride to the Zurich main station. There are direct trains to many Swiss towns from the airport. If there's no direct train, you can change at the main station. The main station 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 Level 1.

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. Many of the airport hotels offer a free shuttle bus ride to and from the airport.

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

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