Zurich International Airport
Zurich International Airport (IATA code ZRH) also called Kloten Airport, is the largest airport in Switzerland, as well as one of the leading airports in Europe. This is where hundreds of airplanes of well-known air companies land, by delivering thousands of passengers to Zurich every day. Zurich Airport started to operate as a civil transportation hub in 1948, although its official opening year is considered 1953 when it began to offer a variety of commercial services. It is situated 12 km from the center of Zurich and takes 11 minutes by train to reach the airport from the city center. Private transfer companies, buses, and taxis also offer round trip transportation at the airport. Car rent is also available for the lovers of self-discoveries.
Services for the people with reduced mobility
Zurich Airport offers wheelchair accessibility for the passengers with reduced mobility. It is strongly recommended to request for assistance before the departure. The airport is well equipped with elevators and special toilets.
Transit in Zurich Airport
The structure of the airport allows finding the gates easily. Information desks and customer-friendly personnel are at your disposal in case you need any assistance. If your transit takes long hours, just take your time and relax in one of the modern cafes at the airport.
Shopping in Zurich Airport
Zurich Airport is a real paradise for shopaholics. In the shopping area, you may purchase TAX-FREE beverages, tobacco, perfume by luxuriant brands, world-known Swiss chocolate and much more. But do not be tempted, otherwise, you can miss your flight.
Private Transfer service to and from Zurich Airport
After an exhausting flight, you will certainly need a fast and smooth transfer to your desired destination to get some rest. You should pay primary importance to the company you choose, as unprofessional and rude service may spoil your first impressions of the country. We encourage to book a private transfer in advance because the huge flow of passengers arriving in Zurich sometimes makes it uneasy to find a convenient transfer company, since in most cases they are overbooked. Always compare the companies to find the best price for airport transfer.
The infrastructure of the Airport
Zurich International Airport is divided into three terminals (A, B, E). Terminal A is only used for flights to and from the Schengen area. From 2021 it is planned to tear it down and replace it with a new structure. Terminal B handles both the flights of the Schengen area and beyond its borders. Each gate of this terminal has two numbers, which are marked with the letters B and D. Terminal E became functional in 2003 and is used for non-Schengen international flights. You may easily reach here via the Skymetro.
Internet access at Zurich Airport
Stay always up to date with the latest news, surf the net, browse your social network or simply enjoy various entertaining sites with high-speed internet at Zurich Airport. The airport provides free WiFi for 2 hours. Whenever your time is up you may purchase a credit to access the internet.
Shared transfers to and from Zurich Airport
For budget travelers, the Airport offers shared transfers to the Zurich city center and vice versa.
The airport taxi ranks can be found near arrivals terminals 1 and 2. A taxi ride from Zurich Airport to the city center takes about 20 minutes.
Left-baggage service is available in case you want to spend the whole day outside the airport, without worrying about the safety of your belongings.
Official IATA code: ZRH
Address: Flughafen Zürich AG, P.O. Box, 8058 Zurich Airport
From the EU: 00800 67 891 011 (free of charge)
From Switzerland and countries outside the EU: (0032-2) 299 96 96
Official Website: www.zurich-airport.com