Zurich Airport

General information

The best airport in Europe is located in the municipality of Kloten, hence the name Zurich Kloten Airport. Zurich has 390,000 inhabitants and is the economic centre of the country. The airport is the main base for flag carrier Swiss and its subsidiary leisure airline Edelweiss Air.


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 has Zurich Airport?

The airport has three terminals, namely Terminal A (gates A), Terminal B (gates B and D) and Terminal E (gates E). Terminal E is linked to the main airport building by the Skymetro, an automated underground people mover.

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 (France) 79km
Bern Airport 100km
Strasbourg Airport (France) 139km
Allgäu Airport Memmingen (Germany) 139km
Stuttgart Airport (Germany) 145km
Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport (Germany) 151km
Lugano Airport 164km



The distance from Zurich Airport to the centre of Zurich is 12 kilometres. By car, it takes 17 minutes to get to the centre of Zurich.

From ZRH Airport to Zurich City centre by Car
12 km
17 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 70.-. 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
17 min
CHF 70.-

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

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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:

  • Swiss (LX)
  • Edelweiss Air (WK)
  • Vueling (VY)
  • Croatia Airlines (OU)
  • Scandinavian Airlines (SK)


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


Holiday Inn Express Zürich Airport, Rümlang

Offering a free shuttle service from and to the airport, the Holiday Inn Express Zürich Airport offers air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TV and complimentary WiFi as well as coffee and tea facilities.


STAY@Zurich Airport, Glattbrugg

STAY@Zurich Airport is located in Glattbrugg, 1 km from Zurich Airport, and offers a free airport shuttle service, as well as free WiFi access.

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 & Lifestyle Hotel, Zürich

Greulich Design & Lifestyle Hotel welcomes its guests in a strikingly modern building with a straight interior design yet offering a warm and elegant atmosphere.


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. Zurich Airport i


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 16 restaurants, and discounts on selected souvenirs and tours.


From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

Go to the top of Europe on a scenic day tour to Jungfraujoch in the Swiss Alps. A coach transfer is available from Zurich, offering panoramic vistas of the snow-capped mountains, Europe’s longest glacier, pretty hamlets, and more.

Tour & transport

Zürich - Extended City Tour

Get to know Zürich and its surroundings on a 4-hour extended city tour. Visit the Old Town with its churches, walk along the beautiful River Limmat, then ride on the aerial cable car for a breathtaking view over Lake Zürich and the snow-covered Alps!


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