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21270 flights tracked

18 flights delayed by >3 hours

195 flights cancelled

Zürich Airport is an international airport of the largest city in Switzerland. It's situated 13 km from the city centre. The airport had an air traveller traffic of more than 31.5 million in 2019. Zürich Airport is the hub for Edelweiss Air and Swiss International Air Lines. It is also the base for Chair Airlines and Helvetic Airways.


8058 Kloten, Switzerland


Arrivals (flight irregularity)

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Departures (flight irregularity)

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Minimum Connection Time: Zürich Airport transfer

The most important factor to know when a route has a connecting flight is the Minimum Connection Time (MCT) in the airport. It's recommended to always check this before booking any flight. The MCT is also a determining factor when a passenger needs to claim compensation for a missed connection. Below you can find the minimum time needed for connecting flights in Zürich Airport.

  • Between domestic flights: 40 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 40 min.
  • Between international flights: 40 min.

Zürich Airport terminals

Airport terminals are the sections or separate buildings which make it possible for air passengers to move between transport on the ground and the facilities for boarding and disembarking from a plane. It is very important to know the terminal before getting to the airport when you depart or have a connection to another flight, as the terminals in larger airports might be a long distance from each other and passengers usually need more time to get to the right one. Zürich Airport has 3 Terminals.

Terminal A – flights inside the Schengen Area and domestic flights within Switzerland

Terminal B – Schengen and non-Schengen flights

Terminal E – non-Schengen international flights

How to get from Zürich Airport to city centre

When it is the first time visiting a destination, it can be a challenge to find the best way to get to the centre of the city. Public transport is not always operating right at the terminals and taxis at the airport are often expensive. It's advisable to consider all the transport options before travelling so you can prepare for your trip appropriately.

Updated information and connections of public transport are displayed here.

Zürich Airport train

  • S-Bahn Lines S2, S16, and S24
    Travel time (approx.): 10 min.
    Tickets price: adult single ticket starts from 6.40 EUR, children (6 - 16) single ticket starts from 3.20 EUR

Zürich Airport bus

  • 7x7 Shuttle Service
    Direction: Zürich city centre
    Travel time (approx.): 30-40 min.

Zürich Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: outside the Terminals
    Travel time (approx.): 20 min. to the city centre
    Approximate price: 70 EUR

Where to have a rest in Zürich Airport

At times you may face a long layover between flights, for instance, an overnight layover or a delayed flight until the next day. In such cases, it is essential to know the potential places where you can spend time and have a decent break between flights.

Zürich Airport lounges

Airport lounges are facilities that provide travellers with a range of benefits and services, for example relaxation spaces, food and drinks, WIFI, showers, etc., so passengers can wait in a pleasant and comfortable environment.

  • Aspire Lounge
    Location: Gate E
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 10:30 PM, daily
  • Dnata Skyview Lounge
    Location: after security
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Emirates Lounge
    Location: Gate E
    Opening hours: 4 hrs. before departure
  • Primeclass Lounge
    Location: Gate E
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 10:30 PM, daily

Hotels near Zürich Airport

If your next flight takes off the next morning, or the lounges are not so relaxing, the next option might be a nearby hotel. Whereas some hotels are situated in the airport building, at others passengers may need to leave the airport to get to the closest hotel. We have chosen the best alternatives for you in the event you choose to stay in a hotel between flights.

Zürich Airport restaurants and cafes

Feeling hungry or thirsty when travelling is the last thing you need. We have a variety of choices for your needs, whether you're looking for an early breakfast, a sit-down dinner during a lengthy layover, or a quick snack to take on board with you.

Go here to find a comprehensive description of dining places in Zürich Airport.

  • Villa Antinori da Bindella
    Description: Tuscan specialties and wines
    Location: after security
    Opening hours: 05:30 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Asia Restaurant
    Description: Asian restaurant
    Location: Check-in area 1
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Sat-Sun: 11:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Burger King
    Description: fast food restaurant
    Location: after security
    Opening hours: from 07:00 AM until the last departure, daily
  • Bye Bye Bar
    Description: table-service restaurant
    Location: Check-in area 2
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM, daily
  • Caffè Spettacolo
    Description: Italian cafe
    Location: Arrivals
    Opening hours: 05:30 AM - 09:15 PM, daily

Zürich Airport shopping

The airport shops are the best place to purchase the last-minute souvenir, or to kill some time before flying. Our guide below can help you to discover the ideal shopping spots for your requirements.

Click here for a full description of shops.

  • Zürich Duty Free
    Description: gifts, parfumes, alcohol, tobacco
    Location: after security
    Opening hours: 05:30 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories
    Description: lingerie and beauty products
    Location: Airport shopping area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily
  • Hermès
    Description: French fashion store
    Location: after security
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • New Yorker
    Description: fashion store
    Location: Airport shopping area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM, daily
  • Lindt Boutique
    Description: chocolate store
    Location: Airport shopping area
    Opening hours: 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily

Zürich Airport car rental

Some destinations are worth exploring by car, or it may be more appropriate for your journey to travel by car. This list of car rental companies will help you to select the most suitable option for your trip.

  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 06:30 AM - 11:30 PM, daily
    Contact: +41 438 163 255
  • Europcar
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 06:30 AM - 11:30 PM, daily
    Contact: +41 432 555 656
  • Avis
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +41 448 007 733
  • Budget
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +41 448 007 733

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MYFLYRIGHT is a legal tech company, specialized in the support of airline passengers affected by flight delays, flight cancellations, denied boarding, delayed or lost luggage and the refund of unused airline tickets. MYFLYRIGHT was founded 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. The company operates out of 3 offices, its headquarter in Hamburg and its branches in Prague, Czech Republic and Zaporizhia, Ukraine. Currently, MYFLYRIGHT employs a team of around 25 people working in Marketing, Operations, Legal, Customer Support and IT. The organization operates across 5 markets – Germany, United Kingdom, Romania, Austria, and Switzerland.

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