Zurich Airport

Zurich Airport, also known as Kloten Airport, is a public airport owned by Flughafen Zurich AG and serves the city of Zurich, the largest city of Switzerland. Located in the municipalities of Kloten, Rumlang, Oberglatt, Winkel, and Opfikon, the airport is situated 13 kilometres or eight miles north of central Zurich. Zurich Airport is the largest international airport of the country, and serves as the main hub of Swiss International Air Lines. It also serves as a hub for Belair, Edelweiss Air, Germania Flug, Helvetic Airways, and Swiss Global Air Lines.

Zurich is the capital of the canton of Zurich, situated in the north-central part of Switzerland, at the north-western tip of Lake Zurich. The city serves a centre for railways, roads, and air traffic. Aside from the largest airport, Zurich also has the largest and busiest railway station in the country.


Zurich Airport has three terminals, also known as airside piers. Terminals A, B, and E are also signposted as Gates A, B/D, and E. Terminal A is exclusively used by flights to and from Schengen Area destinations, as well as domestic flights within Switzerland. Terminal B handles both Schengen and non-Schengen flights. Terminal E handles non-Schengen international flights. The busiest routes into and out of Zurich Airport include London (British Airways, easyJet, Swiss International Air Lines), Berlin (Air Berlin, Swiss International Air Lines), Vienna (Austrian Airlines, Niki, Swiss International Air Lines), Paris (Air France, Swiss International Air Lines), Amsterdam (KLM, Swiss International Air Lines), New York (American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Swiss International Air Lines, United Airlines), Dusseldorf (Air Berlin, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines), Istanbul (Pegasus Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Turkish Airlines), Frankfurt (Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines), Barcelona (Swiss International Air Lines, Vueling), Dubai (Emirates, Swiss International Air Lines),Hamburg (Germanwings, Swiss International Air Lines), Madrid (Iberia, Swiss International Air Lines), Geneva ( Etihad Regional operated by Darwin Airline, Swiss International Air Lines), and Palma de Mallorca (Air Berlin, Edelweiss, Helvetic Airways, Swiss International Air Lines).

The airport also has an Airside Centre and an Airport Centre. The Airport Centre includes buildings with airline check-in areas, a shopping mall, a railway station, car parks, and a bus and tram terminal.

Services and Facilities

Zurich Airport resides at an elevation of 1,416 feet or 432 metres above mean sea level. It operates with three concrete-surfaced runways; 16/34 is 3,700 metres or 12,100 feet long, 14/32 is 3,300 metres or 10,800 feet long, and 10/28 is 2,500 metres or 8,200 feet long. Runway 14 is usually used for landings, while runways 16 and 28 are usually for take-offs.

The airport’s Airside Centre features duty-free shopping, along with a wide range of bars and restaurants, as well as gifts and souvenirs stores. The Airport Centre also has a shopping centre and food and dining options. Airport services also include layover and lounges, Service & Information Desks, Convention & Welcome Desks, baggage services, travel agencies, money exchange and finance facilities, and emergency services. There are also dedicated parking spaces for travellers, shopping and visitors, parking space rental, and long-term parking. Zurich Airport also caters to excursions, where tourists can visit the observation desks. Children’s parties, sightseeing tours, guided tours, and scenic flights are also hosted here.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

Zurich Airport has a road network that is linked to the main roads of Zurich such as the A51 motorway. From the city centre, take Bahnhofquai and Neumuhlequai to A1L, then take A51 to Butzenbuelring in Kloten. Take exit 6 from A51. Continue on Butzenbuelring to the airport.

Trains hide 

Underneath the Airport Centre is the Zurich Airport railway station, which has Zurich S-Bahn services on lines S2 and S16, as well as direct InterRegio, InterCity, and Eurocity services to and from Basel, Bern, Biel/Bienne, Brig, Geneva, Konstanz, Lausanne, Lucerne, Munich, Neuchatel, Romanshorn, St. Gallen, and Winterthur. There are also services to and from the main station in the city centre, Zurich Hauptbahnhof.

Buses hide 

A bus station is located in front of the Airport Centre, which provides service to and from the destinations across the Glattal region which surrounds Zurich Airport.

Taxi hide 

A taxi rank is also found within the airport vicinity, as well as can be hailed anywhere within the city.

 Who flies to Zurich

 Airport Contact Details

Zurich Airport

Zürich Airport Authority,
CH-8058 Zürich Airport,

Tel:+41 (0)1 8162211
Fax:+41 (0)1 8165010


Unique (Flughafen Zürich AG)

 Location Details

Longitude:8° 33' 6'' E
Latitude:47° 27' 29'' N

 Airport Location

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