Transportation to and from Zurich Airport


What is the distance from Zurich Airport to the centre of Zurich?

Via the A51 and A1L motorways it is a short drive from the airport to the centre of Zurich (Paradeplatz). The distance between the two places is 12 kilometres / 7.5 miles, by car it will take around 20 minutes.

From ZRH Airport to Zurich City centre by Car
12 km
20 min

Public transport

Train and S-Bahn to Zurich

Zurich Airport has its own railway station from where trains (EuroCity, InterCity, InterRegio) and the S-Bahn (S2, S16, S24) depart to Zurich Hauptbahnhof, among others destinations. Every few minutes you will have a travel option, only in the early morning and late at night there are slightly fewer options. A journey from the airport to the main railway station of Zurich takes 11 minutes on average. From Zürich HB you can reach the city centre and many hotels on foot.

Tickets public transport
Tickets for public transportation are available online and from the ticket counters and ticket machines at Zurich Airport, the price for a single ticket is 6.80 CHF for adults and 3.40 CHF for children from 6 to 16 years (Einzelbillett 3 Zonen: 110, 121 – Fare zones 110 (Zurich City) and 120 (Winterthur City) count double in price calculations). Tickets are valid on all means of public transport for the length of 60 minutes, you can change lines within the selected fare zone(s).

You can also buy a day ticket for 3 zones upon arrival at the airport, the price is 13.60 CHF for adults and 6.80 CHF for children from 6 up to 15 years. A day ticket is valid for 24 hours. A “Tageskarte” that you can only use inside the city’s borders (1-2 Zonen) costs 8.80 CHF for adults and 6.20 CHF for children. You can download the ZVV-Ticket-App and purchase tickets quickly. Children up to 5 years travel free in Zurich when accompanied by an adult.

Tram Glattalbahn
Locations north of Zurich are better accessible by the Glattalbahn tram service, tram no. 10 runs to Zurich Bahnhofplatz via Glattpark, Oerlikon and Irchel, tram no. 12 runs to Bahnhof Stettbach via Glattbrugg and Wallisellen. The price for the tram is 6.80 CHF for adults and 3.40 CHF for children. Please consult timetables train and S-Bahn Zurich Airport and website ZVV Zürcher Verkehrsverbund for more information.

You can buy a Zürich Card at the airport and online for 24 hours or 72 hours. The card offers discounts, free entry to museums and free public transport in the city. That means, transport to and from Zurich Airport is included in the price!


Zürich Card: Save on Attractions, Transport, and Dining

CHF 27

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.

Zürich: 4-Hour City Tour by Ferry, Cable Car and Coach

CHF 58

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!

Mount Titlis Day Tour from Zurich

CHF 159

Explore the charming Swiss city of Lucerne before taking an incredible ride up Mount Titlis on an exciting tour. Take in breathtaking, 360-degrees views of the Swiss Alps from the Rotair revolving cable car and enjoy an inspiring visit to the Ice Grotto.


Zurich: Swiss Cheese Fondue and Wine Tuk-Tuk Tour

CHF 104

The cheese Fondue-Tuk combines sightseeing with the best cheese fondue experience. This 90-minute tour offers a grand view of the beautiful city of the Limmat, while you enjoy a delicious cheese fondue.

From Zurich: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

CHF 244

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.

Zurich: Thermal Baths and Spa with Panoramic Views

CHF 36

Bathe in great wooden casks beneath stone vaults dating back centuries or enjoy the view over Zurich from the rooftop bath.

Tours and transport

Zurich: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour

CHF 42

Explore Zurich in your own tuk-tuk and experience the city up close. Drive from the charming old town to the vibrant Zurich West and listen to the eTuk driver's comments about the sights.

Zurich: Public City Segway Tour

CHF 120

Discover Zurich on a 2.5 - 3-hour tour by Segway. Explore the magnificent parks, admire the beautiful Tonhalle, and ride along Bahnhofstrasse, the most expensive shopping street in the world. Cross over the Limmatquai and admire the Bauschänzli.

Zurich Old Town Walking Tour: 2-Hours

CHF 12.50

The most popular 2-hour guided walking tour through Zurich´s historic old town offers fascinating insights into the city´s colorful history.


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