Zurich, Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland

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Airport map and general info

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Getting around Zurich


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Surrounding area Zurich Airport

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    General info

    Airport code: ZRH

    Number of Terminals: 1


    The Service Centre is the main point of contact for all enquiries. Information desks are located in the arrivals halls 1 and 2, at car park 2 and in check-in area 2. Airport maps, information on shops and restaurants, flight and train schedules, as well as a range of other services are provided here.

    Transfer between Gates

    A free shuttle train links the Gates E satellite with the main airport complex.

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    Terminal map and transit info

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    Transfer info

    Transfer passangers will have to pass through a number of checks, depending on where they are travelling from and to. Boarding passes for onward flights are obtainable at the transfer counter in the waiting areas. Zurich Airport offers you a wide range of services if you have a long layover. Detailed information is provided on the aiport’s website (

    When proceeding from the non-Schengen area into the Schengen area, you will have to go through passport control. Access will only be allowed with valid entry permits.

    In all gate areas passenges will find a wide choice of tax and duty-free products, shops, restaurants, bars, public Internet as well as a spacious waiting area. Service & Information desks for transfer passangers can be found in the Transfer & Shopping Zone A (Airside Center).

    Additionally in the gate area D you will find the Transit Hotel and dayrooms offering space for overnight stays, a rest area with comfortable reclining chairs, showers and a waiting area.

    Transfer passangers are asked to check the flight information monitors regularly to find out which boarding area they should proceed to. If passengers do not yet have a boarding pass, they can obtain one directly at the departure gate.


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    Facilities & infrastructure


    There are banks, which also provide bureau de change services, at various points within the airport complex. Separate bureaux de change kiosks are also available.


    There is a post office in the Airport Center. Passengers and visitors are offered the opportunity to use the Internet via Wi-Fi free of charge at the airport for two hours. After the free two hours, additional internet credit may be purchased.


    A good selection of restaurants, coffee shops, snack bars and takeaway facilities are available in the pre- and post-security areas, for example in the foodcourt („Foodland“) in the Airport Center.


    There is a large selection of shops at Zurich Airport, including duty-free outlets.


    There is a lost property office in arrivals hall 1. A porter service is on hand to assist passengers with their luggage and trolleys can be used free of charge. There is a left-luggage desk and lockers to stow baggage in the Airport Center.


    Zurich Airport has a medical and dental centre, pharmacies, prayer rooms and nurseries. Bicycle and baby buggy rental is available. Showers are available both pre- and post-security.

    Conference & Business

    The Zurich Airport Business Centre ( offers office and meeting rooms on the 10th floor of the modern Radisson Hotel (

    A number of lounges in Zurich Airport are available for first- and business-class passengers, as well as customers of particular airlines or holders of lounge-access cards.

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    Getting around

    Public Transport

    Zurich’s slick system of buses, trams and trains is operated by Zürcher Verkehrsverbund ( with individual tickets (by zone) available to buy from machines at each stop. Day and multi-day passes offer better value for money, while the tourist-centred ZürichCARD includes transport and entry to many museums and attractions across the city, for 24 or 72 hours.


    Cabs can be hailed in the street or at taxi ranks, or booked by phone. Two respectable firms are Taxi 444 (tel. 41-44/444 44 44; and 7×7 Fahrdienste (Tel.: 41-44/777 77 77, 7×

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    Facilities for passengers with reduced mobility include accessible toilets and telephone booths, ramps and lifts. There are special assistance desks in the departure halls for travellers with particular needs; passengers using this service should report no later than 90 minutes before departures. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should also inform their airline prior to travel.

    Designated parking spaces are available in car parks P1, P2 and P3; but passengers who have pre-registered and have received a permit can park on the kerb opposite the terminal. Additional information is provided on the airport’s website (

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    Visa & Immigration

    IATA Travel Centre

    The IATA Travel Centre delivers accurate passport, visa and health requirement information at a glance. It is a trusted, centralized source for the latest international travel requirements. The IATA Travel Centre is the most accurate source available because it is based on a comprehensive database used by virtually every airline, and information is gathered from official sources worldwide, such as immigration and police authorities.

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    Hotels in Zurich


    It’s not hard to find a place to rest your head in opulent luxury here.

    Surprisingly, Zurich has a number of mid-range and inexpensive hotels, too.


    Rennweg 7
    8001 Zurich
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    Category: Expensive

    A string of eight medieval houses make up this sumptuous boutique hotel. Its bar stages live jazz events.


    Rosengasse 10
    8001 Zurich
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    Category: Moderate

    This cosy Niederdorf hotel sits above the Swiss Chuchi restaurant, ideal for trying your first raclette or fondue.


    Kirchgasse 4
    8001 Zurich
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    Category: Moderate

    As the name suggests, this stylish three-star is right in the heart of the Old Town.

    Townhouse Boutique

    Schützengasse 7
    8001 Zurich
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    Category: Moderate

    This character-packed design hotel is styled like an English townhouse.


    Sihlhallenstrasse 1
    8004 Zurich
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    Category: Budget

    A clean, simple, well-priced two-star off the eclectic Langstrasse in trendy Zurich West.