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 17 minutes.

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

Public transport

Train and S-Bahn to Zurich

Zurich Airport has its own railway station. From there you can catch the train (EC, IC, ICN and IR) and S-Bahn (S2 and S16) heading to Zurich Hauptbahnhof among other destinations. Every few minutes you will have a travel option, however in the early morning and late evening there are less travel options. A journey from the airport to the main railway station of Zurich takes 11 minutes on average.

Tickets are available from the ticket counters and ticket machines at Zurich Kloten Airport, a ticket for a single journey costs 6.60 CHF for adults and 3.30 CHF for children from 6 to 16 years (Einzelbillett 3 Zonen: 110, 121). Tickets are valid on all means of public transport for the length of 60 minutes, changing inside the city’s borders is allowed. Children up to 5 years travel free when accompanied by an adult.

Tram service
Locations north of Zurich are better accessible by the Glattalbahn tram service, tram no. 10 runs to Zurich Bahnhofplatz via Glattpark Opfikon, Oerlikon and Irchel, tram no. 12 runs to Bahnhof Stettbach via Glattbrugg Opfikon and Wallisellen. The price for the tram is also 6.60 CHF or 3.30 CHF. Please consult timetables train and S-Bahn Zurich Airport 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.

Day Trip from Zurich: Grindelwald First Mountain Adventure

CHF 199

This package offers an exhilarating range of activities: the First Flyer zip line, a thrilling descent by mountain cart and a ride on a Trottibike scooter through amazing mountain scenery.


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.

Zürich City Tour with 1-Hour Cruise and Chocolates

CHF 58

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

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 in a Nutshell: Guided Sightseeing Walk

CHF 25

This 2-hour stroll takes you on a journey through time from the ancient tomb of a child to the glittering jewels of Bahnhofstrasse. Get inspired by stories of headless saints and wild men, and find out what this city is about.

Winterthur: Taste my Swiss City Self-guided Food Tour

CHF 80

Get to know the city from a local's perspective with this self-guided gastronomic tour. Enjoy snacks typical of the region in their original setting, off the beaten track, and recommended by locals.


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