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Zurich Airport Guide

If you are travelling to or from Zurich Airport, you may wish to know a little about the local transport links and the facilities that the airport has to offer. To help you, we've created this handy guide on what to expect when travelling to and from this popular Flybe destination.

Zurich Airport (ZRH) information

Location: Also known as Kloten Airport, Switzerland's largest international airport is located 13km north of the city centre.

Contact Information: Zurich Airport, 8302 Kloten, Switzerland. Telephone: +41 43 816 22 11.

Transport links and parking

Zurich Airport arrivals will find there are a variety of options for travelling to and from this busy international hub.

Airport parking

There is a large range of low cost parking options for passengers who would like to bring their cars. Three multi-storey car parks P1, P2 and P3 (each with approximately 2,000 public parking spaces) are directly linked with the airport complex for short-term ease of use. For extended long-term car parking, outdoor car park P60 offers reduced rates and bus services which connect with the airport terminal within 10 minutes. All of the airport’s parking facilities are open 24 hours a day, however pre-booked reservations are not currently possible. Simply turn up and park.

Zurich Airport by public transport

A range of great connections ensure getting to the city centre is simple and hassle-free. Onward travel further afield, including internationally, is also possible due to the city's central European location.

The airport's railway station is accessible via the S-Bahn Zurich on lines S2 and S16 and the Glattalbahn Zurich tram on routes 10 and 12 into the city and surrounding areas. There are also direct services operated by InterRegio and Intercity to further afield destinations like Basel and Lucerne. Eurocity also operates a route to Munich, Germany.

A selection of 13 regional buses also operate from Zurich Airport to take you on to destinations in the area surrounding the terminal.

If you are staying in a local hotel, it may be worth checking if they offer an airport transfer shuttle service. Many of the tourist accommodations in the city either have their own shuttle service or they can book you on to a shared service for door-to-door transfers. Ask at your hotel for further information.

Airport taxis

Taxi operators are located outside of Arrivals terminals 1 and 2, if this is your preferred choice of transport for factors of ease but not cost. An average fare from Zurich Airport to the city centre is CHF 60 (€40).

Airport car hire

If you're planning to explore further afield in Switzerland or beyond, this may be a preferable option. You can either rent a car on arrival or prior to travel. There are plenty of car hire companies within the local vicinity and you can order and collect your vehicle in the car rental offices all located in Airport Center (Level 1). Offices are open 06:00 to 23:30.

Zurich Airport information for the business passenger

If you are travelling on business, there are a number of excellent facilities to help you work on the go.

Internet access

An excellent high speed wireless internet service is provided free of charge to all passengers for the first 60 minutes of surfing. After the initial time is up, additional credit can be purchased for a fee of 6.90 CHF per one hour or 9.90 for four hours. The free surfing Wi-Fi credit refreshes every six hours, particularly good if you use the airport for a daily commute for work purposes.

Other business facilities

There are numerous first and business class lounges operated across the airport, all boasting first rate, smart, comfortable and well-equipped business spaces. Many of the lounges also offer access to business passengers of other airlines for a small cash fee.

If you require more information, visit Zurich Airport's website.

Zurich Airport flights

Flybe operates flights from Zurich Airport to the following destinations:

  • Aberdeen
  • Belfast City
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh/li>
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow Intl.
  • Guernsey
  • Inverness
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Kirkwall
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Newquay
  • Norwich
  • Sumburgh

Please note not all flights are direct. Please see our timetable for further details.

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