Zurich Airport Reviews
Zurich Airport Reviews
Zurich Airport (German: Flughafen Zürich, IATA: ZRH, ICAO: LSZH), also known as Zurich Kloten Airport, is the largest international airport of Switzerland and the principal hub of Swiss International Air Lines. It serves Zürich, Switzerland’s largest city, and, with its surface transport links, much of the rest of the country.
The Zurich Airport is located 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of central Zürich, in the municipalities of Kloten, Rümlang, Oberglatt, Winkel and Opfikon, all of which are within the canton of Zürich.
Zurich Airport is owned by Flughafen Zürich AG, a company quoted on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Major shareholders include the canton of Zürich, with 33.33% of the shares, and the city of Zürich, with 5% of the shares. No other shareholder has a holding exceeding 5%. Skyguide is responsible for all Air Traffic Control for Zürich.
In 2003, Zurich Airport completed a major expansion project in which it built a new parking garage, a new midfield terminal, and an automated underground train to link the midfield terminal to the main terminal. In November 2008, a complete renovation and rebuild of the old dock “B” structure was announced. The new dock “B” opened in November 2011, and provides segregated access to and from aircraft for Schengen and non-Schengen passengers.
Airport Tours – Sightseeing tours take you behind the scenes to the aprons, Pier A, and the Airside Center, and then through the tunnel beneath runway 28 to Pier E, where you can get out of the bus and enjoy a close-up view of aircraft landing and taking off. Duration: 1 hour 15min. Departures: tours for individuals depart on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Check the Observation Deck for the current schedule. Rate: CHF 8.00 (adults) / CHF 4.00 (child). Location: purchase tickets at the observation deck.
ATMs / Cash Machines – There is an ATM in the Airport Center Level 01 next to the SBB counter.
Bicycle Rentals – If you are an active traveler, you can rent bicycles, inline skates and nordic walking poles at the airport and get outside for some fresh air in between flights. Rates: Bicycles – CHF 20 (up to 4 hours) or 35 (full day) • Inline Skates – CHF 15 (up to 4 hours) or 20 (full day) • Nordic Poles – CHF 10 (full day). Location: Service Center, multi-story car park 2, 1st floor.
Car Rentals / Car Hire – Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • National / Alamo • Sixt. Location: Airport Center, Level 01
Food – There are many food options located landside and airside, but none of them are open 24 hours.
Information Desk – Locations: Arrivals 1 (Hours: 7:30am – 11:30pm) • Arrivals 2 (Hours: 5:45am – 11:30pm) • Service Center Car Park 2 (Hours: 6am – 11:30pm) • Check-in 2 (Hours: 5:30am – 8:30pm) • Transfer and Shopping Zone (Hours: 6:15am – 1:30pm and 3:30pm – 9pm)
Luggage Storage – You will find the left luggage office and coin-operated lockers next to the Service Center near car park pay station 2. Hours: 6am – 10:30pm
Observation Deck – There are two observation decks. The newly renovated Observation Deck B has multimedia binoculars and a miniature airport for children to play. Entrance: beside check-in 2. Hours: 8am – 9pm (summer) and 9am – 6pm (winter). Rates: CHF 5 (adults) and CHF 2 (children). Observation Deck E is accessible by shuttle bus and is open in the summer only. Hours: unknown. Rate: CHF 4.00 (adults) and CHF 2 (children).
Rest Areas – In Transit Area D, you will find 12 comfortable reclining chairs with wool blankets near the Day rooms. Rates: CHF 25.00 (3 hours), CHF 30.00 (6 hours), CHF 35 (more than 6 hours)
Showers – There are three shower facilities that you can pay to use.
Location: Landside – Service Center (multi-storey car park 2, level 1) – Hours: 6am – 10pm
Location: Airside – Transit D (next to day rooms) – Hours: open 24 hours
Rates: CHF 15 includes towel, shampoo/shower gel.
Smokers Lounges – There are 22 smokers lounges. 6 are located landside and 16 are located airside.
Internet – Free WiFi is available at the Zurich Airport for 60 minutes. Connect to the ZurichAirport network. After you register, you will receive a code by text message. After the 60 minute time limit, you can purchase additional time 1 hour (6.90 CHF) 24 hours (14.90 CHF). Internet Kiosks are available both landside and airside. The first 60 minutes are free.
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Zurich Airport Weather Forecast
|Forecast for Zurich_airport||Precip.||Temp.||Wind||speed|
|11.12.2017||21–24||1 mm||3 °C||Gentle breeze from Southwest||5 m/s|
|12.12.2017||00–06||0 mm||4 °C||Gentle breeze from Southwest||5 m/s|
|06–12||0 mm||2 °C||Moderate breeze from West||6 m/s|
|12–18||0 mm||4 °C||Gentle breeze from West-southwest||4 m/s|
|18–24||0 mm||2 °C||Light breeze from West-southwest||3 m/s|
|13.12.2017||00–06||0 mm||-2 °C||Light breeze from Southwest||2 m/s|
|06–12||0 mm||-2 °C||Light breeze from Southwest||2 m/s|
|12–18||0 mm||3 °C||Light breeze from Southwest||3 m/s|
|18–24||1 mm||2 °C||Light breeze from Southwest||3 m/s|
|14.12.2017||00–06||2 mm||3 °C||Gentle breeze from Southwest||4 m/s|
|07–13||1 mm||6 °C||Moderate breeze from West-southwest||8 m/s|
|13–19||2 mm||6 °C||Moderate breeze from Southwest||6 m/s|
|19–01||3 mm||6 °C||Fresh breeze from Southwest||8 m/s|
|15.12.2017||01–07||7 mm||6 °C||Moderate breeze from Southwest||6 m/s|
|07–13||1 mm||2 °C||Light breeze from Southwest||3 m/s|
|13–19||0 mm||5 °C||Light breeze from West-southwest||3 m/s|
|19–01||0 mm||2 °C||Light air from East||1 m/s|
|16.12.2017||01–07||0 mm||-1 °C||Light air from North||1 m/s|
|07–13||0 mm||-3 °C||Light air from West-southwest||0 m/s|
|13–19||1 mm||1 °C||Light air from West-southwest||1 m/s|
|19–01||2 mm||0 °C||Light air from Northwest||1 m/s|