27.7 million passengers pass through Zurich Airport each year. It is located just eight miles outside of the city of Zurich and is the home of Swiss International Air Lines. The airport is also the main hub that links this city to the rest of Switzerland. The staff at the airport are very accommodating and if guests have an extended layover, they offer them inline-skate and bicycle rentals. They can also organize trips to the nearby Swiss Museum of Transport Lucerne. Zurich Airport has been voted the healthiest airport in the world and those who have spent time there will understand why it has been given this accolade. The airport has its own fitness center where you can enjoy spinning classes or weight training. You can get around the airport on indoor bikes or by trains that play Alpine cattle bells. There is an amazing cigar lounge that is so huge it has its own hangar.
Zurich Airport is located just 10 km north of the Swiss city of Zurich. In 2017 the airport handled almost 30 million passengers. With domestic and international connections to Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Copenhagen, Vienna, Warsaw and Singapore for example the Swiss airport is in ever increasing demand as an aviation hub for this part of Europe.
More than 180 companies are based at the airport. It is actually Switzerland's largest and busiest for international flight connections and serves as a base for Swiss International Airlines. 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.
Among the many airlines using the airport are Air Berlin, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Malta and 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 its own railway station, which 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.
The airport offers three runways with 60 aircraft stands and two passenger terminals with more than 100 passenger gates to arrivals and departures. At Terminal A mainly European routes and international TWA flights are handled, while Terminal B handles charter flights and all other international routes. Every year more than 22 million passengers pass through the gates of Zürich Airport.
Passengers with a little 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 very first observation walkway even allows visitors to catch a glimpse of the pilots in their cockpits! Around the observation areas there are flight information pillars which display informative details of the operations and the aircraft that are being handled there. Children even get their own miniature airport to play with!
A futuristic looking Airport Center provides plenty of dining, refreshment and snacks as well as great shopping facilities for last minute gifts prior to departure. There are grocery and supermarket stores, fashion outlets, snack bars and cafes, accessories and jewelry. Tax and duty free shopping is also possible at a variety of outlets at the airport for articles such as perfumes, cosmetics, spirits and tobacco.
Throughout the terminals there are information desks that provide passengers with assistance on onward travel related issues, free hotel booking services, the sale of the ZürichCard, which entitles visitors to great discounts on public transport and entrance fees to attractions as well as offering 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. A taxi rank can be found outside in front of Arrival Halls 1 and 2. Travelling by taxi into the city center will cost around EUR 49.00 or CHF 60.00. Reservations and advance bookings can be made by calling (41) 848 850 852.
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 which may help you in your arrival or departure from the airport. The Coordinates are 47.46472, 8.54917 which you can enter into your Smartphone or in-car GPS.