Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH)

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Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH)
Address8058 Zurich Airport, Switzerland
Telephone043 816 2211
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT Central European Time: GMT/UTC +1 (GMT/UTC +2 from March 30 to October 26, 2014)
MapZurich Airport
LocationZurich Airport is located 13km (8 miles) north of Zurich.
Airport codeZRH
Airport newsMajor improvements to check-in hall 2 are under way, with completion scheduled for late 2015.
Transfer between terminalsA free shuttle train links the Gates E satellite with the main airport complex.
Driving directionsFrom central Zurich, take route L1 to the northbound E60/E41, turning shortly thereafter onto the A51 toll road, which leads directly past the airport site.
Car rentalCar rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, and Sixt have desks in the Airport Center, on level 1.
Public transport and taxisBus: The bus terminal is located next to the P2 parking lot; several regular bus lines (tel: 0848 988 988; www.zvv.ch) serve regional towns and villages.
Coach: A coach network connects Zurich Airport to destinations all over Switzerland, including major ski resorts.
Taxi: Taxis (tel: 0848 850 852) are located outside the arrivals areas (travel time: 20 minutes; fare: from CHF60).
Rail: Zurich Airport has a Swiss Federal Railways (tel: 0900 300 300; www.sbb.ch) station located under the Gates B area, with trains to central Zurich (travel time: 10 minutes) and many destinations across Switzerland. Ticket machines are located in the customs halls.
Tram: Glattalbahn tram 10 (tel: 044 809 5600; www.vbg.ch) operates between Zurich Central Station and Zurich Airport, although this route is slower than by rail (travel time: 40 minutes).
Car parkingThere are three multistory parking structures (P1, P2, and P3) directly connected to the terminal and a further short-term parking lot (P6) is a short distance away. Two parking lots (P5 and P40), also near the terminal building, offer short- and long-term options. The open-air P60 parking lot provides remote long-term parking and is linked to Zurich Airport by bus. Valet parking (tel: 043 816 5944) is provided.
Information and help desksThe Service Center (tel: 043 816 8600) is the main point of contact for all inquiries. Information desks are located in the arrivals halls, at parking lot 2, and in check-in area 2. FASTpoint terminals, located throughout the airport, provide airport maps, information on shops and restaurants, and flight and train schedules, as well as a range of other services.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: There are banks, which also provide bureau de change services, at various points within the airport complex. Separate bureaux de change kiosks are also available.
Communications: There is a post office and nine FASTpoint terminals providing telephone, fax, and photocopying facilities. Paid wireless internet hotspots are available at several locations throughout the terminal; these provide free access for the first 60 minutes of use. In addition, visitors can use wired internet stations at various points in the complex; the first hour is free of charge at these points.
Food: A good selection of restaurants, coffee shops, snack bars, and takeout facilities are available in the pre- and post-security areas. Among these are a Swiss chalet-style restaurant and a sports bar in the departures area, and Italian restaurants and eateries serving Asian cuisine in the public area.
Shopping: There is a large selection of shops at Zurich Airport, including duty-free outlets. The Airport Shopping Center, one level above check-in area 3, has some good places to browse; extensive shopping choices can be found landside, including fashion boutiques, newsstands, and gift shops.
Luggage: There is a lost property office in arrivals hall 1. A porter service (tel: 043 816 6707) is on hand to assist passengers with their luggage, and trolleys can be used free of charge. There is a left-luggage desk and lockers to stow baggage in Arrivals.
Other facilities: Zurich Airport has a medical and dental center, pharmacies, prayer rooms, and nurseries. Bicycle and stroller rental are available. Showers are available both pre- and post-security.
Conference and business facilitiesFax and photocopy facilities are available in the service center on the first floor of the P2 parking lot. There are no conference facilities at Zurich International Airport but several local hotels, including the on-site Radisson Blu Zurich Airport Hotel (tel: 044 800 4455; www.radisson.com), offer meeting rooms. A number of lounges in Zurich Airport are available for first- and business-class passengers, as well as customers of particular airlines or holders of lounge-access cards.
Disabled facilitiesFacilities for the disabled include accessible toilets and telephone booths, ramps, and lifts. There are special assistance desks in the departure halls for travelers with particular needs; passengers using this service should report no later than 90 minutes before departures. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should also inform their airline prior to travel. Designated parking spaces are available in parking lots P1, P2, and P3; passengers who have pre-registered and have received a permit can park on the curb opposite the terminal.
Airport hotelsThe one on-site hotel at Zurich Airport is directly linked to the terminal building. A number of other hotels can be found nearby, many of them offering shuttle services. Our Zurich Airport guide includes the following hotels:

Hilton Zurich Airport
Hilton Zurich Airport is five minutes by complimentary shuttle bus from Zurich Airport. The hotel has a business center and a range of fitness and recreation activities, including an activity trail and bicycle rental.
Hohenbuehlstrasse 10
8152 Opfikon-Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Tel: 044 828 5050.
Web: www.hilton.com

Mövenpick Hotel Zürich-Airport
Boasting three restaurants and a terrace bar, as well as extensive meeting space, the 333-room Mövenpick Hotel Zurich-Airport is a good option for those staying on business. Close to Zurich Airport, the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to/from the terminal for its guests.
Walter Mittelholzerstrasse 8
8152 Zurich-Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Tel: 044 808 8888.
Web: www.moevenpick-hotels.com

Radisson Blu Zurich Airport Hotel
Directly linked to the terminal building, the Radisson Blu offers a range of meeting, dining, and fitness facilities. The hotel is also convenient for the railway station, giving easy access to the city center.
8058 Zurich Airport, Switzerland
Tel: 044 800 4040.
Web: www.radisson.com

NH Zurich Airport
Located in the Glattbrugg business district, close to Zurich Airport, the mid-range NH hotel is linked to the airport via a free shuttle bus service. Guests here can make use of the parking facilities, unwind in the sauna, or conduct business in on-site function rooms.
8152 Glattbrugg, Schaffhauserstrasse 101
Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: 044 808 5000.
Web: www.nh-hotels.com

Renaissance Zurich
This large hotel adorned with elegant furnishings is a 10-minute drive from Zurich Airport, and is also linked to the airport by the tram service, which runs between the city center and the airport. Guests here can dine in style at the on-site Asian-inspired restaurant, while a range of business and leisure services make Renaissance Zurich a suitable choice for most types of traveler.
Glattpark 8152, Thurgauerstrasse 101
Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: 044 874 5000.
Web: www.marriott.com
Full airport nameZurich Airport
State or provinceSwitzerland
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