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Zurich Airport

General information

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.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

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.

Airport Distance
Friedrichshafen Airport (Germany) 76km
Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport 79km
Bern Airport 100km
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
12 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

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
12 km
20 min
CHF 50.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

Zurich Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Zurich Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Zurich Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Zurich Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

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:

  • Swiss
  • Edelweiss Air
  • Vueling
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Scandinavian Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Zurich Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport, Kloten

Located next to Zurich Airport, offering access to all terminals via a direct walkway and just a 2-minute from airport train station, Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport features a restaurant with a garden terrace, as well as a sauna, steam bath, and...

Hotels in Zurich

Looking for the best hotels in Zurich? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Greulich Design & Boutique Hotel, Zürich

Greulich Design & Boutique Hotel features a restaurant, free bikes, a bar and garden in Zürich. This 4-star hotel offers room service and a concierge service. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.


ibis budget Zurich City West, Zürich

Ibis Budget Zurich City West is located in the trendy Zurich West district, 10 minutes by public transport from the city centre and Zurich Main Station. The rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom.


Zurich Marriott Hotel, Zürich

The elegant Zürich Marriott Hotel is situated in the heart of the city, only a short walk from the business and shopping districts, and the sights of the Old Town. Free WiFi is provided throughout the hotel and 24-hour room service is available.

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!


Zürich Card: Save on Attractions, Transport, and Dining

Enjoy Zurich to the fullest and save at the same time. With a Zürich Card valid for 24 or 72 hours, you get free travel on public transport, free admission to museums, delicious surprises at restaurants, and discounts on selected souvenirs and tours.


Zurich: Lindt Home of Chocolate Museum Entry Ticket

Experience the world of chocolate with all your senses — from its history to its production and cultural significance. Find out fascinating facts about chocolate through multimedia exhibits, and benefit from unlimited chocolate tasting.

Tour & transport

Zürich: City Tour, Cruise, and Lindt Home of Chocolate Visit

Discover Zürich on a combined city tour and cruise and see why it has been consecutively named the "city with the world's best quality of life." Marvel at imposing churches, guild houses and more.


  2 reviews

Have you visited Zurich Airport lately? So far, 2 airport passengers have written an airport review about Zurich Airport. This airport has an average score of 5 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

Shermal Perera
2 years ago

Hi I was in Zurich Kloten Airport in the first time with my family and one of the best Airport in the world. We have been traveling more than 25 destinations but this is the best !

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