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Arriving in Zürich

Zürich, Switzerland's largest city, is accessible through the Zürich Airport. The airport is located in Kloten, a 12-minute train journey away from central Zürich. Trains depart from the airport to central Zürich every 10 to 15 minutes throughout the day. All of the major hotels provide shuttle-buses from the airport. The shuttle-bus stops are located to the right of Terminal 1 Arrivals. Trains run between the main station and the airport every 10 minutes during the day. The Glatttalbahn number 10 tram connects Zürich Airport with the main railway station. Flights to Zurich can be found online at the many travel comparison sites that are so prevalent now.

Getting Around in Zürich

Zürich is renowned for its efficient transportation system which is owned and managed by the ZürcherVerkehrsverbund (ZVV). The transportation network includes trams, buses, S-Bahn (suburban trains) and cable cars. A number of tram lines and buses cover the city at the street level. The trams and buses are highly punctual. The 'S-Bahn' is Zürich's suburban rail system. It covers the suburbs of Zürich. The city's main train station, the Old Town and the Lake Promenade are accessible on foot by those who have purchased airfare to Zürich. Bicycle rentals are readily available near to the central station, the ""Globus City"" shopping center, and the Swissotel in Oerlikon.

Main Attractions in Zürich

The Grossmünster, Zwingliplatz, an old Romanesque church, is a popular tourist attraction due to its tower, which boasts magnificent views of Zürich. The Landesmuseum is the largest Swiss history museum. It is here that visitors can learn about the history of the area. Kunsthaus is a much-visited art museum featuring the works of sculptors and painters. The Zoo never fails to be enjoyed by children visiting the city with their parents. Lake Promenade is the perfect destination on a sunny summer's day. Tourists on Zürich flights may wish to take a trip to see the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in Zürich

No trip to Zürich would be complete without a visit to one of the city's many markets. The FlohmarktBürkliplatz in the Bellevue area is a large yet surprisingly relaxed flea market hosting a range of interesting stalls. The FlohmarktKanzlei in Helvetiaplatz also must be visited. This flea market is often home to 400 stalls and tourists on cheap flights to Zürich are likely to find a bargain here. Ah-Hua serves up cheap yet delicious Thai dishes in the city while Gambrinus offers traditional Swiss cuisine. BlaueEnte serves up exquisite cuisine in a romantic setting. Bierhalle Wolf, a lively beer hall featuring live music, is the ideal setting for a laid back evening. The Hive Club is where Switzerland's greatest DJs can be found.

Flight stats for Zurich - did you know?
  • Zurich is 5 mi from Zurich Airport (Zurich, Switzerland).
  • Zurich Airport (Zurich, Switzerland)
    • Right now, 88 airlines operate out of Zurich Airport.
    • Zurich Airport offers nonstop flights to 126 cities.
    • Every week, at least 320 domestic flights and 4,635 international flights depart from Zurich Airport.

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