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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:


Distances from ZRH to:

Rhein Falls 43 km
Rapperswil 50 km
Schaffhausen 50 km

Nearest Major Airports:

Basel Airport 97 km
Bern-Belp Airport 140 km
Geneva Airport 279 km

Car Hire Zurich

Zurich Airport Guide

When you visit Zurich, a must is to take a paddle steamer cruise on the Zurichsee and enjoy a walk along the promenade surrounding the lake. In the old town, you can see the Cathedral with its windows painted by Chagall and the Romanesque Grossmunster – climb the church’s tower for the best views of the city. If you like art, visit the Kunsthaus and for a little history, the Landesmuseum. You can also try out the cable car ride to picturesque Felsenegg. Take a drive out to the Rhine Falls and stop at the pretty towns of Rapperswil and Schaffhausen.

Zurich Airport Directions

The airport is 12 km from the city via the Route 17 with car hire Zurich Airport. The journey time should take no more than 20 minutes.

Zurich Airport Parking

No reservations are taken for Zurich Airport and you can choose from open air or covered parking. Multi-storey car parks P1, P2 and P3, each have 2,000 spaces and are connected to the terminal building. P5 is a cheaper option, but a little walk away. P60 is the low cost car park.

Zurich Airport Flight Information

Zurich Airport is a hub for Swiss International Airlines and you can fly from destinations worldwide. Most European flights are operated by scheduled airlines and some routes are seasonal. In 2010, almost 22 million passengers passed through the airport.

Hotels Near Zurich Airport

There are a number of hotels to choose from, including the Hilton Zurich Airport and the Holiday Inn Express and they both offer a shuttle bus service if you do not have car hire Zurich.

Zurich Time Zone

Zurich is one hour ahead of Greenwich Meantime and in the Central European Time Zone (GMT+1).

Zurich Info

Zurich Airport has many facilities for travellers including the Airport Center, with over 80 outlets for shopping and dining. In the passenger area, you can shop till you drop at another 60 shops. Day rooms and showers are available, as well as VIP lounges. There are 4 banks with ATMs for all your money needs and Wi-Fi is chargeable. There are desks for tourist information and airport information also.

Zurich Airport Trivia:

  • Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and known as ‘the portal to the Alps’.
  • The city is known for having the highest standard of living worldwide.
  • Swiss German is the language most spoken.
  • Zurich Airport is also known as Kloten Airport.
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