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Facts and History about Zurich Airport
Zurich Airport is located just 10 km north of the Swiss city of Zurich. With domestic and international connections to Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Copenhagen, Vienna, Warsaw, and Singapore, the Swiss airport is in ever-increasing demand as an aviation hub for this part of Europe. In 2021 the airport handled 10.2 million passengers - still a long way from it's peak of more than 30 million in 2019.
It is Switzerland's most prominent and busiest international flight connection and serves as a base for Swiss International Airlines. More than 180 companies are based at the airport. Locally it is also known as Kloten Airport because the complex is partially located in Kloten, Oberglatt, Winkel, Opfikon, and Rümlang in the canton of Zürich.
Arrivals and Departures at Zurich Airport
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Among the many airlines using the airport are Air Berlin, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Malta, Air Canada, Austrian Airlines, American Airlines, Air France, Delta Air Lines, Finnair, EasyJet, Emirates, Germanwings, Iberia, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines and low-cost carrier Vueling.
Onward travel is quick and convenient, as the airport of Zurich has a railway station, which is located underneath the terminal building. Metro trains connect the airport to the city via S-Bahn connections (S2 and S16), and a tram service via lines 10 and 12 also stops at the site. There are mainline train connections to Winterthur, Basel, St. Gallen, Lucerne, and Bern, as well as other EuroCity, InterCity, and InterRegio services which even cover destinations in Germany such as Munich and Konstanz, for example. More information about train services to and from Zurich Airport.
Most years more than 20 million passengers pass through the gates of Zürich Airport. The airport offers three runways with 60 aircraft stands and two passenger terminals with more than 100 passenger gates for arrivals and departures. At Terminal A, predominantly European routes and international TWA flights are handled, while Terminal B operates charter flights and all other international routes.
Passengers with a bit of time to spare might enjoy a tour of the facilities. There is an observation deck (B) with excellent views of the runways and apron. The world's first observation walkway even allows visitors to glimpse the pilots in their cockpits! Around the observation areas, there are flight information pillars around the observation areas that display informative details of the operations and the aircraft being handled there. Children even get a miniature airport to play with!
A futuristic-looking Airport Center provides plenty of dining, refreshment, snacks, and excellent shopping facilities for last-minute gifts before departure. There are grocery and supermarket stores, fashion outlets, snack bars, cafes, accessories, and jewelry. Tax and duty-free shopping are also possible at various outlets at the airport for articles such as perfumes, cosmetics, spirits, and tobacco.
Information desks throughout the terminals assist passengers with onward travel-related issues and complimentary hotel booking services. Information desks also sell a ZürichCard, which entitles visitors to significant discounts on public transport and entrance fees to attractions and offers general guidance and information on other airport services.
A Car Hire Center, located in the Airport Center on Level 1, offers car rental fleets from well-known car hire suppliers such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National, and Sixt. See and compare all rental car companies at Zurich Airport.
Traveling by taxi into the city center will cost around EUR 49.00 or CHF 60.00. The taxi rank can be found outside Arrival Halls 1 and 2. Reservations and bookings can be made by calling (+41) 848 850 852. More information about taxis and private transfers to or from Zurich Airport.
For more information about Zurich Airport, please visit the official website at www.zurich-airport.com.
The official code of ZRH is assigned to Zurich Airport. It is officially known as Zürich-Kloten. Please find below GPS coordinates that may help you arrive or depart from the airport. The Coordinates are 47.46472, 8.54917, which you can enter into your Smartphone or in-car GPS.
Hotels near Zurich Airport
There are a number of hotels to suit all budgets and requirements at or near Zurich Airport.
Parking at Zurich Airport
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Additional Services and Amenities at Zurich Airport
At Zurich Airport you will find the usual array of bars and restaurants, airport lounges and shops.
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- Plan your shopping in advance - see all the shops (including duty-free) at Zurich Airport
Things to do in Zurich Airport
There are a number of activities to suit all ages and interests in the region - see a selection of tourist activities in Zurich City in Switzerland.