One of the most beautiful airports in Europe is located in the municipality of Kloten close to Switzerland’s largest city. Zurich has 415,000 inhabitants and is the financial centre of the country. The airport is the main base for flag carrier Swiss and its subsidiary leisure airline Edelweiss Air. The airport consists of three runways, Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Midfield Terminal, Airport Shopping and The Circle. Zurich Airport train station is located on the lowest floor of Airport Shopping opposite T2.
Where is Zurich Airport situated?
Zurich Airport is situated north of the city. The airport is near the A51 motorway and can be reached via exit 6 from the south and exit 7 from the north.
How many terminals does Zurich Airport have?
Zurich Airport consists of two terminals under one roof, namely Terminal 1 (gates A and gates E) and Terminal 2 (gates B/D). Midfield Terminal (gates E) also known as Dock E is secluded from the airport building (Airside Center), the free Skymetro people mover runs between the two places. Terminal 2 is large and has three floors (Arrivals, Check-in 2 Row 5 and Check-in 2 Row 1/2/3/4), Terminal 1 is smaller and has two floors (Arrivals and Check-in 1). Check-in 3 and the counters of the car rental companies are located in Airport Shopping opposite Terminal 2.
A good alternative for flying to or from Zurich Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Switzerland.
|Friedrichshafen Airport (Germany)||76km|
|Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport||79km|
|Strasbourg Airport (France)||139km|
|Allgäu Airport Memmingen (Germany)||139km|
|Stuttgart Airport (Germany)||145km|
|Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport (Germany)||151km|
The distance from Zurich Airport to the centre of Zurich is 12 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Zurich.
From ZRH Airport to Zurich City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Zurich Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Zurich Airport you can travel by train and metro. Visit the Zurich Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Zurich Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Zurich is about CHF 50.-. Book your taxi at Zurich Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From ZRH Airport to Zurich City centre by Taxi
At Zurich Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National (Enterprise Holdings), Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Zurich Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Zurich Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Edelweiss Air
- Croatia Airlines
- Scandinavian Airlines
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Zurich
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Zurich Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
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