Views from Zurich Airport to the Swiss Alps

Zurich Airport Guide

25 Jun 2019

Recently while on an around the world trip I had a stopover at the Zurich Airport. I landed at the airport after a Helvetic Air flight from Frankfurt (read about our flight here) and was in was amazed to see how clean, modern and quiet the airport was.

Finding my way from the gates to the main part of the terminal was very easy with plenty of signage, and departure boards showing the upcoming flights, gates and terminals.

Arriving at Zurich Airport

It was here that I found myself surrounded by different shopping options including Duty-Free, bookshops, Swiss souvenir shops and of course chocolate shops!

Zurich Airport Shops

Duty-free at Zurich Airport

Zurich Airport Book Shops

Delicious Chocolate at the Zurich Airport

Further along the terminal were more dining options including bars, and cafes with some outdoor seating to enjoy the sunshine.

Dinning at Zurich Airport

Moving through the airport is very easy with easy to read signage throughout the airport. 

Transfer train

I had to transfer from terminal A to terminal E where I followed the signs to the Passport checkpoint and transfer train. The underground train takes you to the correct terminal, and you enter in the middle of the terminal. Compared to the shopping and cafe options in terminal A there is not much once you are past the passport checkpoint, other than a few cafes and smaller duty-free and book shops.

Smaller duty-free shops by the gates

What Terminal E did have was a rooftop deck, from here I had an amazing view of the Swiss Alps and planes landing and taking off. Also on the rooftop was some children’s play equipment and a few vending machines.

Views from Zurich Airport to the Swiss Alps

Overall Zurich Airport was very easy to navigate and had everything you could need before your flight, including your choice of places to eat and all of the chocolate you could need.

 

Other Airport Services 

Zurich Airport is set up to make sure you have the most comfortable time as possible which is why they have showers, family rooms and other amenities for you to enjoy while you are at the airport.

Showers can be booked on the Zurich Airport website and cost CHF 15 for a maximum of 30 minutes, and are located in gates D and E near the Transit hotel and the Family Services.

The family rooms are the perfect place to let your little ones use up some of their energy before their next flight. Family rooms are located in gates A and E and have a variety of entertainment for your children.

Zurich Airport has a variety of lounges including transit and day lounges that you can book in for when you need a refresh between flights, along with this there are also the following airline lounges –

SWISS Arrivals Lounge

SWISS Business Lounge

SWISS First Lounge

SWISS Senator Lounge

Emirates Lounge

Dnata Skyview Lounge