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Flying into Beautiful Zurich

Craving some fresh Swiss chocolate from Zürich but can’t find a flight deal that fits your budget? There are plenty of inexpensive options to travel to Zürich and explore all that this wonderful Swiss city has to offer. With more than 500 domestic and 5,000 international flights departing from Zürich Airport every week, Zürich is a popular destination for travelers and those just passing through. Whichever the case, the following commonly asked questions and answers will guide you towards having the best experience possible when flying into or out of Zürich airport.
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How Do I Book a Flight to Zürich, Switzerland?

Serviced by 92 airlines including United Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines, flights to Zürich Airport range from an average low-cost of $600 flying from the United States, or about $150 flying from within Europe. Although there is plenty to do in Zürich year round, visiting during May or October will allow travelers to take advantage of sunshine, perfect temperatures, and very little rainfall. If a ski trip sounds more interesting to you, visit during December, January, or February to enjoy the slopes at the many ski resorts in the area. Cheap airfare is possible when booking with discount airlines and by booking during the peak months of May and October.

What is the Best Way to Travel to and From the Airport?

Zürich has a highly efficient transportation system that makes it easy for travelers to get to and from the airport as well as around the city itself. The airport is just outside of Zürich in a town called Kloten, and is only a 12-minute train ride from central Zürich. Tickets cost CHF (Swiss Francs) 6.60 to get to the main station, and the return tickets are CHF 13.20. Stop by the airport ticket counter between 6:00 am and 11:00 pm, or use the airport's convenient ticket machines. 

All trains stop at the main station in Zürich called Hauptbahnhof or HB (meaning main station in German), which is just across the square from the famous shopping street Bahnhofstrasse and only a few minutes from Old Town. When heading back to the airport and taking the train, lookout for the Zürich Flughafen stop. Trains run every 10-15 minutes during the day, making day trips to the city a possibility during long layovers.

Where is the Best Place to Stay in the Area for Budget Travelers?

After a day of flying, the Park Inn by Radisson Zürich Airport Hotel is the perfect choice for affordable accommodation, with rates starting at $84. Previous guests rave about the good service, friendly staff, and terrific location of the hotel. At only five kilometers from Zürich Airport and 12 kilometers from Zürich’s city center, guests can easily access the best of the city. Take the complementary shuttle to and from the airport, and walk to the nearby train station to begin your journey of exploring the charm of Zürich.

What is There to Do With Extra Time in Zürich Airport?

With over 80 shops, restaurants, and bars in the public area of the airport, there is no shortage of options to keep you busy. You can even grocery shop until 11 pm. If you are arriving from abroad you can also take advantage of the duty-free shopping, a favorite of many travelers. For a more scenic option, visit the Zürich Airport Observation Deck B to see the runways from a panoramic perspective and even watch the pilots in the cockpit. An adult ticket costs CHF 5.00, but they also offer youth rates as well as annual or multi-use passes.

What Services Does Zürich Airport Offer?

Whether you are a traveling with the family, heading on a couples getaway, or traveling solo, Zürich Airport has services to suit your needs to make sure you have a smooth experience. Check your email or follow-up with friends using the free hour of WiFi offered for all visitors to the airport. Parents can relax stress-free thanks to the Family Services offered in departure areas A and E where kids can burn off energy in the airport’s playrooms. Visitors can also take advantage of Zürich Airport’s travel agent services to make sure they have the complete Switzerland experience they want.

As one of the busiest airports in Europe with over 25 million yearly passengers, travelers may find themselves visiting Zürich Airport sooner than they expect. The ability to easily get around the city combined with the perks offered by Zürich Airport may make Zürich your new destination of choice!