Arriving by plane

Zurich International Airport (ZRH) lies 13 kilometres north of the city centre in the municipality of Kloten and handles around 700 flights a day going to over 170 destinations worldwide. You can find ATM's and information desks at Arrival 1 and Arrival 2 just after you pass customs. Find free copies of Zurich In Your Pocket  at the information desk at Arrival1. The Airport Service Centre is located on the access to Parking 2 on the first floor (watch for signs) offering service and information (hotel bookings, bike rental, showers, baggage room...). It‘s open from 06:00 - 23:30.  There is a big public shopping area with most shops open from 08:00 - 21:00 (groceries from 06:00 - 23:00). There is also Wi-fi, giving you free access to the internet for 60 minutes. Connect your laptop or mobile to the network 'ZurichAirport' and open the browser on your device.

To get to town: The easiest and fastest way to get to and from the airport is by train. Take one of the fast trains or slower S-trains leaving from the underground railway station near terminals 1 and 2 - if the sign on the platform reads Zürich HB (HB = Hauptbahnhof = main train station), it‘s the right train. Up to ten trains leave an hour and the journey takes roughly ten minutes. Tickets can be bought at the ticket machines (switch them to English on the first screen) next to the stairs down to the platforms or at the counters. A ticket for an adult is 6.40Sfr and valid for one hour in the whole city (3 zones). If you plan to travel by public transport, make it a 24 hour ticket for just twice the price, or consider buying a ZürichCARD (free transport and free entry to museums).

A taxi ride to central Zurich costs around 60Sfr. Taxi stands are just outside Arrivals 1 and 2. Only licensed taxis are allowed to pick up passengers. They are generally safe and reliable.

Tram N°10 takes you from the airport via Oerlikon to Zurich main station as well. The journey takes 37 minutes, same tickets as for the trains are valid. Good option if your hotel is in Zurich North.

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