Zurich Airport, Switzerland (ZRH)

Last updated:
October 9, 2022

General information

Zürich Airport is the largest international airport of Switzerland and the principal hub of Swiss International Air Lines. It serves Zürich, Switzerland's largest city, and, with its surface transport links, much of the rest of the country. The airport is located 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of central Zürich, in the municipalities of Kloten, Rümlang, Oberglatt, Winkel, and Opfikon, all of which are within the canton of Zürich.

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How do I get from Zurich Airport to city Centre?

Trains run daily from Zurich Airport to Zurich Main Station every 5–10 minutes between 5 am and midnight. In addition, the S-Bahn lines S2 and S16, as well as various regional trains, transport guests swiftly and safely to Zurich Main Station – and thus also the city center – in just 10 minutes.

How much is the train ticket from Zurich Airport to city Centre?

How much is the train from Zurich airport to city centre? A single ticket (2nd class) to Zurich City costs 5.60€ for adults and 2.80€ for children (aged 6–16). A single ticket (1st class) to Zurich City costs 9.30€ for adults and 4.60€ for children (aged 6–16).

Airport map

Map of Zürich Airport. Source: Flughafen-zuerich.ch

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Services and facilities

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  1. ✈️ Delayed or canceled flight
  2. 🛂 Migration and passports
  3. 💰 Customs
  4. 🧳 Lost or damaged luggage

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Most common questions

Below are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Is public transport free in Zurich?

All public transport in Zurich is free with a Swiss Travel Pass and several other rail passes. Alternatively, you can purchase a Zurich Card that allows free public transport throughout the city as well.

How early should you get to Zurich Airport?

We recommend you to arrive between 2 and 2.5 hours before departure for European flights and 3 hours before departure for intercontinental flights. Please note the opening hours of the check-in counters.

How close is train station to Zurich Airport?

How far is the train station from Zürich Airport? The nearest train station to Zürich Airport is a 17 min walk away.

What is the best month to go to Switzerland?

The best time to visit Switzerland is between April and October, though winter sports enthusiasts may prefer December to March. The country has four distinct seasons, each with its own attractions. The spring months of March to May bring Alpine blooms, flowering trees and cows heading out to pasture.

What is Zurich Switzerland known for?

Zurich is well known as the financial capital of Switzerland. Unfortunately, the city's reputation as a banking powerhouse (as well as its notoriety as one of the most expensive cities in Europe) can lead many would-be visitors to underestimate just how much this urban center has to offer.

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