Arriving in Zurich

Here's how you get to Zurich. And once you are here, how to get around. In the city we recommend public transport, even for car enthusiasts: it's safe, reliable and gets you everywhere within no time - without having to worry about traffic jams and parking slots.

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.

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