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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. 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 Taxi
12 km
20 min
CHF 50.-

Public transport

Train and S-Bahn to Zurich and Winterthur

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 approximately 11 minutes. From Zürich HB you can reach the city centre and many hotels on foot via the Bahnhofstrasse.

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.

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. Travel time by train or S-Bahn S24 to Winterthur, Switzerland’s sixth largest city, is 15 minutes. A single ticket valid for 4 zones (120 minutes) costs 8.80 CHF for adults and 4.40 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!

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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.


Zürich: City Highlights Tour by Coach, Cable Car, and Ferry

Discover Zurich and its surroundings on an extended city tour. Visit the Old Town with its churches, walk along the River Limmat, and ride on the aerial cable car for a breathtaking view over Lake Zurich and the Alps.


From Zurich: Mount Titlis Day Tour

Explore the charming Swiss city of Lucerne before enjoying a ride up Mount Titlis. Take in 360-degree views of the Swiss Alps from the Rotair revolving cable car and stop by an ice grotto.



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.


From Zurich: Day Trip to Grindelwald & Interlaken

Discover one of Switzerland’s most attractive Alpine landscapes on a full-day tour to the idyllic Bernese Oberland to explore the Jungfrau mountain region. During leisure time, enjoy a scenic train ride between the resorts of Grindelwald and Interlaken.


Zurich: Roman-Irish Spa Ritual

Enjoy a unique spa circuit which combines Roman and Irish ancient bathing cultures in one unique, relaxing cleansing ritual experience.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

From Zurich: Bus Day Trip to Heidiland and Liechtenstein

Explore some of Switzerland’s most scenic Alpine areas and visit the tiny country of Liechtenstein on a day trip from Zurich. Visit Rapperswil and Vaduz, cross the Ricken Pass, and stop in Maienfeld.

Tour & transport

From Zurich: Lucerne & Mount Pilatus Day Tour

Enjoy a bus trip through the countryside from Zurich to Lucerne. Take the cable car up Mount Pilatus, the funicular down to Alpnachstad and the boat back across Lake Lucerne.

Tour & transport

From Zürich: Stein am Rhein and Rhine Falls

Spend the afternoon in northern Switzerland on a coach trip. Travel through a scenic landscape of charming villages, visit Europe's largest waterfall, and see the Belvedere Trail and Stein am Rhein.


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