Zürich Airport

Zurich Zürich, CH


Getting around the airport


Zürich Airport lies 13km north of the city centre. It has three terminals, Terminals 1, 2 and 3, containing gate areas A, B/D and E respectively. These are linked to a central area called the Airport Center, which hosts a good selection of duty-free shops, bars and restaurants.

Make check-in easier

This is one of the most efficient airports from a passenger's point of view. At the same time, for the first-time user, it can also be one of the most confusing airports. You can feel like you're constantly being guided through different levels, having to climb stairs or use escalators.

We recommend that, as all terminals are connected directly, you can the nearest security check-in to you.

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Save 10% at Angels' Wine Tower Bar

Located at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport

Perhaps one of the most distinctive events at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport occurs at the bar. Witness the acrobatic prowess of our lovely aerial performers in our hotel atrium lobby as you enjoy your favorite beverage. Behold the amazing wine tower soaring 16 meters high and maintaining over 4000 bottles of wine and champagne. Watch as skilled Wine Angels fly through this massive structure to retrieve wine selections, and stay for a formal performance during dinner as well.

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Bar hours: 08:00-01:00 Mon - Fri, 09:00-01:00 Sat-Sun.

Performances by the famous Wine Angels: 18:00-23:00, every half an hour Mon-Sat

Headliner shows: 18:00, 20:30, 23:00

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Save 10% at Angels' Wine Tower Grill Restaurant

Located at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport

angels' wine tower grill is located at the Radisson Blu Hotel, next to the Airport "Prime Center 1" of Zurich Airport. The menu is a sumptuous mix of regional and international dishes, including a Surf & Turf option of prime beef filet and lobster. All meals are prepared in a lively open kitchen according to guests' wishes.

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Dinner: 18:00-23:00 Mon-Fri.

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Save 10% at Filini Restaurant

Located at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport

The filini Restaurant is located at the Radisson Blu Hotel, next to the Airport "Prime Center 1" of Zurich Airport. The restaurant offers classic pastas, antipasti and pizzas as well as fresh takes on Italian cuisine and regional specialties. The Filini Restaurant also serves the Super Breakfast Buffet each morning.

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Breakfast: 6:00-10:00 Mon-Fri, 6:00-11:00 Sat-Sun.

Lunch: 11:30-15:00 daily.

Dinner: 18:00-23:00 daily.

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Getting into Zürich

Train is best

You can reach the centre of the city in as little as 10 minutes by train, and enjoy a good service. Most of the city’s main hotels are minutes from a station, so we recommend it over the expensive taxis.


The local S-Bahn train going to Zürich's central station (Hauptbahnhof) is cheap, comfortable and super-reliable. There are two lines running from the airport, the S2 and the S16. They run from 06:00-00:00. The S2 leaves the airport at 20 and 51 minutes past the hour, while the S16 goes at 2 and 32 minutes past.

The S16 goes via Stadelhofen, so worth taking if your hotel or destination is near there – but the S2 platform is one storey higher at the Hauptbahnhof, and the better option if you’ve got lots of luggage.

Cost: CHF 6 one-way (valid 2 hrs), CHF 12 return (valid 24 hrs)
Buying tickets: Machines in Customs Halls 1 and 2, counters in the SBB Travel Centre (06:00-23:00)
Location: Terminal B, Level -2. Zürich Flughafen Airport station 


These are expensive, but of course convenient if you have a lot of luggage or are travelling in a group.

Cost: Around CHF 70
Location: Outside Arrivals 1 and 2

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Mediterranean delights, great style

Restaurant Walter

With little time at hand as well as for a longer stop over, Walter caters to all needs. Starting with breakfast, being served from 06:00-10:00, a number of breakfast sets are on the menue as well as additional treats such as omelette with bacon, fresh fruit, delicious pastry, and of course Bircher Muesli.
Walter is the place to come for Mediterranean delights from house-made pasta to focaccia, cold cuts and cheese. Additionally to the dishes on the menue (e.g. pasta of the week for EUR 15.50), the buffet features a wide range of hot and cold vegetarian specialities. With a nice view, relax to some lounge music and one of the excellent wines from the 'flying' wine cabinet above the stylish bar.

After security Center, after security, level 1, towards A Gates 
Hours: 05:30-22:00 daily 

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Save on Your Car Rental

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Alama, Avis, Budget, Dollar Thrifty, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National, and Sixt have desks at the car hire center:

Airport Center, level 1 
Hours: 06:00-23:30 daily 

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Enjoy a nice break

Sprüngli Café and Lounge

Luxury purveyors of food, Sprüngli, offers great coffee and Bircher muesli (CHF 6.50 small/CHF 10.50 large). They also offer a small variety of salads, canapés (not only meat, some also vegetarian), sandwiches and delicious 'warme Chuechli' (a little quiche-like cake). You need a very strong will to get past the tempting patisserie buffet. 

Very friendly service.

Location: Top level of the central area, take the escalators after you pass through security.

Opening hours: 06:00-22:00

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Save 10% at Giardino Blu Terrace

Located at the Radisson Blu Hotel only at summer months

For the ultimate outdoor dining experience, visit Giardino Blu located on the terrace. Relish modern interpretations of Italian classics from the Filini Restaurant or enjoy snacks and cocktails from the Angels' Wine Tower Bar.

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Opening Hours: 9:00-23:00 daily (except during winter months, and weather permitting).

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At various locations

There are several lounges available at the Zürich Airport:

Aspire Lounges:

  • Location 1: after security, Airside Centre, Level 2, near Chalet Suisse. Hours: 05:30-21:00, daily. Cost: CHF 35
  • Location 2: after security, Gates E, Level 3. Hours: 06:00-22:30, daily. Cost: CHF 35

dnata Skyview Lounge:

  • After security, Airside Centre, Level 2, near Chalet Suisse. Hours: 06:00-22:00, daily. Cost: CHF 38

Emirates Lounge:

  • After security, Gates E, Level 3. Available for First Class and Business Class travellers as well as Skywards Gold members

In addition to these, there are also 8 SWISS Lounges available at the airport. Access to these lounges are restricted to specific booking classes and to various membership programmes affiliated with SWISS.

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Pay-per-use showers

Two options

Zurich Airport has showers available to all passengers and visitors: one airside and one landside. You get spotlessly clean cubicles, space to store your luggage and get changed, a towel, shampoo and shower gel, body lotion and a hairdryer. Cost: CHF 15.00 to use 

Location: Service Center, landside, by Car Park 2, level 1
Hours: 06:00-22:00 daily

Location: Transit Hotel, airside, Gates D
Hours: 24/7

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Sports gear rental service

Bikes, inline skates and Nordic walking poles

Zurich Airport’s offering an innovative service that lets you rent bikes, inline skates and Nordic walking poles so you can get out and about in the beautiful Swiss countryside between flights.

Bikes are available for CHF 20.00 for up to 4 hours or CHF 35.00 for a full day. Inline skates are CHF 15.00 for up to 4 hours or CHF 20.00 for the day. Nordic poles are CHF 10.00 for the day. Adults’ and kids’ sizes are available, with helmets. To use the service, go to the Service Center, Car Park 2, on the 1st Floor. There are also lockers for storing your luggage at the Service Center (open 6.00 am to 10.30 pm, CHF 6.00 for a small locker, CHF 8.00 medium, CHF 9.00 large, each for 12 hours), and great excursion tips around the airport.

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Shop smart

Eat and drink affordably

The food’s great at Zurich Airport, and there’s a wide range of different outlets. No matter what the quality, however, the prices can be hard to swallow! So here are one or two tips we’ve found can make a difference...

First of all, we like to eat before security: there’s a food court in the railway station just moments from check-in. And we love to use the huge Migros supermarket at the Airport Center for good prices on those small things to eat on the flight. This is your best option for buying fresh meat, fish, cheese and other basics. Open from 06:00-23:00.

Go to Press & Books for a cheap bottle of water (around CHF 1.50). And finally, don’t go for sushi at the Airside Center. It’s good quality, but you only get four pieces and it costs CHF 20.

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Power outlets

Information not available

There is no detailed information on power outlets avaiable. 

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Mammut Store

Outdoor Gear

The world-famous outdoor brand Mammut has a store at Zurich Airport.

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Three locations


A small Starbucks coffee shop has just opened at the E Gates at ZRH airport.
Grap a coffee just before departure. 

Gates E, departures, level 2, after security, next to Gate E53
Hours: 05:30-last flight 

Anther option can be found at A Gates:

Gates A, departures, after security, neat Gate 70
Hours: 05:30-last flight 

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For all ages

Have your kids enjoy some fun and take them to one of two playrooms in ZRH airport. The rooms are bright and generously sized, equipped with toys for all ages, Playstations and computer games, a football table and a craft workshop.

Passengers with babies will find changing tables, baby care products, rooms for sleeping and breastfeeding, a kitchenette with a microwave, cutlery, and utensils, baby products for sale

The rooms are free to passengers of all airlines and children have to be accompanied by an adult. 

Gates A, airside, next to the transfer desk
Hours: 06:30-22:00 daily

Gates E, airside, level 1, arrival level west
Hours: 07:00-13:00 daily

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Restrooms and shopping

In the main waiting area

Non-Schengen (primarily US) flights from Zurich depart from E Gates. This is a remote terminal, and can only be reached by taking the escalator from the main waiting area down to the Skymetro train. This departs every 3 minutes and takes 3 minutes to reach its destination. Plan in 20-30 minutes for the transit.

We’ve found it makes sense to use the toilets and do any shopping for food for your flight in the main waiting area before boarding the Skymetro. The gents’ toilets in Terminal E are one floor up from the waiting area, and there’s no lift, so you’ll need to use the escalators, which can be tricky if you’re carrying heavy luggage. Also, Terminal E only has a tiny sandwich shop with a limited range of food (which doesn’t get any less expensive). You’re much better off eating before going through security.

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Chalet Suisse restaurant

The best in Swiss cuisine

Go for some unmistakably Swiss cuisine before taking off elsewhere. For some of the best, look no further than Chalet Suisse, the restaurant claims to offer ‘everything the Swiss miss’ when abroad. Believe the hype.

We take the clear potato soup and Lucerne roesti whenever we’re here, washed down by a large glass of Turbinenbräu. They also do seasonal speciality menus, with Graubuender until the end of the high skiing season in February.

Airport Center, after security, level 2, towards B/D Gates
Hours: 05:30-22:00 daily

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