Zurich Airport is also well known as Flughafen Kloten, after the place where the airport is situated. In 2003 the renovation activities were completed. A new terminal was built and an automatic train connection was set up with the old terminal, a new parking garage was also opened.
Prices are given here in Swiss franks (CHF), €1.00 = CHF 1.62 (February 2007).
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Airport transfers & parking
There is a train station under Terminal B where local, regional and inter-city trains stop. There are direct connections with Winterthur, Bern, Basel and Luzerne. From Hauptbahnhof in Zurich there are connections with many other places in Switzerland.
Car and bus
The airport is 12 kilometers north of Zurich and is easily accessible from Zurich, Bern and Basel via the A20. The exit to the airport is clearly indicated.
The bus station is behind parking garages 2 and 3, many local and regional bus lines leave from there. There are also bus connections that stop in S-Bahn (Balsberg, S-Bahn 7 and Glattbrug S-Bahn 5). At night there is an express bus to several destinations in Switzerland.
Car rental - Zurich Airport
In parking garage 2 you can find counters from car rental companies: Alamo/National, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis are outside the Arrivals Hall (tel: +41(0)848 850 852). A ride to the center of Zurich takes around 15 minutes and costs approximately CHF 50.00.
Parking garages P1, P2 and P3 have, in total, places for 6,000 cars and a direct connection with the terminal. Rates: CFH 4.00 for the first half hour, CFH 6.00 for the first hour then CFH 3.00 per hour. The garage P5 is a little further away and P40 and P60 are parking areas, here you pay CFH 28.00 per day and CFH 60.00 for three days, after this, the prices for P60 are somewhat lower than those for P5 and P40.
Facilities & services
There are many hotels by Zurich Airport. The nearest are: Hilton Zurich Airport (tel: +41(0)1 828 5050) and Novotel Zurich Airport Messe (tel: +41(0)1 829 9000). Other hotels in the area include Mövenpick Hotel Zurich-Airport (tel: +41(0)44 808 8888), Best Western Hotel Airport (tel: +41(0)44 809 4747) and Hotel Fly Away (tel: +41(0)44 804 4455). Many hotels in Zurich have a free shuttle bus connection with the airport. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
Zurich Airport has a very large range of cafes, snack bars and restaurants, both before and after Customs. There is also a large variety of shops. Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, so passengers from EU countries can purchase tax free items here. On the airport website you can download a brochure with current offers.
At the Service Center (tel: +41(0)43 816 8600) in the Central Hall you can store baggage. There are also baggage safes that you can self operate. In the Baggage Halls there are windows for lost and found items.
You can find information counters spread throughout the airport, in addition there are many computer screens (FASTpoint) that include information about the airport, flights and public transportation.
The Unique Conference Center (tel: +41(0)43 816 3422) has extensive business facilities, there are no less than 36 offices and meeting rooms for a maximum of 120 people, the center also offers facilities such as fax, copy, telephone, secretarial support and translation services, you can also reserve flights and hotel rooms there.
The airport has a VIP-Service (tel: +41(0)43 816 2142).
Zurich Airport has excellent accessibility for the disabled. there are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones. In P2 there are parking places reserved for the disabled. In the Departure Halls there are service counters for passengers that need assistance.
There are many banks, money exchange offices and ATM's. By the nine offices of FASTpoint you can use the internet, telephone and fax, wireless internet is available. The medical center of the airport is established in the office building by parking garage P1. First Aid can be called through Service Center (tel: +41 (0)43 816 6000). The pharmacy is available at telephone number (tel: +41 (0)43 816 2000). There is a silence center (tel: +41(0)43 816 5757).
Airport Contact Information
Flughafen Zürich AG
Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +41(0)43 816 2211
Fax: +41(0)43 816 5010
IATA airport codes: ZRH
ICAO airport code: LSZH