Zurich rail station to Zurich airport distance

Zurich rail station to Zurich airport distance

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Sando
Sando
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Jun 21, 2018 - 7:37 PM

What is the distance between the Zurich rail station and the Zurich airport? How best to travel from the rail station to the airport? How much time should I allow between arriving at the Zurich rail station and checking in for an international flight at the Zurich airport? Thanks in advance for any help.

davismavis3
davismavis3
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Jun 21, 2018 - 9:23 PM

We just got back from Switzerland a rode the train from Bern to Zurich airport. I remember the Zurich station is the stop prior to the airport and it's a pretty short distance. Maybe 5-10 minutes?

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 22, 2018 - 6:46 AM in reply to Sando

Hi Sando,

You can find schedules and train duration on the Swiss railways timetable here: https://www.myswissalp s.com/timetable - it takes about 10 minutes.

Check-in time for most international flights is 2 hours, 3 in the US I think. Always check with your airline for exact details.

I usually arrive 2-2.5 hours early in general. Zurich airport is not big and very efficient so around 2 hours is often fine.

Sando
Sando
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Jun 22, 2018 - 2:41 PM in reply to Lucas

Thank you for the advice regarding the travel time from the Zurich Airport rail station to the airport itself. Is that a10 minute walk or taxi ride? If by taxi, are they readily available at the rail station?

1960man
1960man
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Jun 22, 2018 - 11:43 PM

I think you have misunderstood.

The train from Zurich to Zurich Airport takes about 10 minutes, but only if it is a long distance train. There are local S-Bahn trains as well.

The platforms of Zurich airport rail station are underneath the airport terminal, so there is no horizontal distance as such, just the time taken to do a vertical trip up various escalators into the airport terminal area, the it is just like any other world airport - lots more walking ...

Some trains from places in Switzerland serve the airport direct, so it depends where you travel from

Lucas
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Jun 23, 2018 - 5:58 AM in reply to Sando

Yes, sorry the trains take about 10 minutes to maybe 15. Use the timetable for your specific departure date/time. Taxis are quite expensive and take about 20 minutes depending on traffic. You can find them on the train station but they don't make sense unless you need to be at the airport before 6am or so before trains are running.

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