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Zurich Airport Mini Guide
Zurich Airport is situated in north Switzerland and is also known as Kloten Airport. It is Switzerland’s largest and busiest airport with 24.3 million passengers passing through in 2011. The airport has three terminals, six car parks, valet parking, train, tram and regional bus services connecting travellers to Switzerland and the rest of Europe and international destinations. The airport has on-site accommodation itself or there are numerous large well known hotels onsite and a short distance away within Zurich.
There are 75 airlines operating flights to 184 cities with London being the top scheduled destination.
Getting to Your Destination From Zurich Airport
Road - take the A1 for Bern
(the capital) and Geneva
or the A3 for Basel.
Rail - during peak times trains run between the airport and Zurich railway station every ten minutes. From Zurich main rail station you can connect to all major cities easily. This service is run by Swiss Federal Railways.
Buses – buses depart from the airport regularly and also operate a night service.
Tram – Glattalbahn tram (No10) operates between the airport and the main rail station providing easy connections.
Seasonal coaches are provided to the ski slopes and a number of the hotels provide shuttle services to and from the airport.
Passengers With Reduced Mobility
Passengers requiring assistance while travelling should ensure their airline is aware of the need as soon as possible when booking tickets. The airport provides a free service to cater for anyone with special requirements entering and around the airport; this includes help with wheelchairs and your guide dog. The airport website (see below) has a comprehensive guide for people with reduced mobility requirements.
Car hire agents to collect your Rhino hire car from are located in the car hire centre on the upper level of Airport Shopping. There are ATM machines, banks and money exchange centres throughout the airport. Duty free shopping is available and the main shopping area to purchase fashion, souvenirs and gifts, chocolate, watches and jewellery.
There are copious cafés, bars and restaurants to choose from. You can grab fast food, sandwiches and snacks or have a full cooked meal or breakfast in comfort.
A paid Wi-Fi service is available at hot spots throughout the airport and there are computer stations provided for use also. All airport related pages are free to use on your computer or smartphones, this includes the airport website and connecting travel timetables etc.
This cutting edge airport really thinks of all the travellers needs with the provision to stay over night, day rooms and rest areas. Hire a day room for a minimum of 3 hours, fully equipped with the use of showers, toilets etc or take a nap on a reclining chair with wool blankets and lockers to recharge your batteries.
There are five information desks within the airport, however all desks do not hold the same information. Check the desk has the relevant information for your enquiry by looking at the sign adjacent to it or the website.
- Final planning permission has been given for the building of 'The Circle' a development onsite that will prove a conference facility, meeting rooms, two more hotels, restaurants and shops which will be accessible directly from the airport. With plans now approved, construction is likely to start later this summer.
- Helvetic Airways, who are based at the airport, will add five new routes from Zurich Airport this summer. Routes include some to Morocco, Scandinavia, Italy and the Greek islands.