Zurich Airport or Kloten Airport as it is sometimes known, is the portal to the Alps and handles over 22 million passengers per year. With car hire from Zurich Airport, the city is a 20 minute drive away taking route 17 for 12 km. Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and known to have the highest standards of living in the world.
Zurich Airport is a hub for Swiss International Airlines, who operate flights worldwide. There is a main terminal building and a terminal E which are connected by the Skymetro service. The airport has a number of facilities for travellers including the use of day rooms, showers and lounges for the weary traveller. There are also VIP lounges with business services for a fee or free for business class ticket holders. Wi-Fi is available for a charge and there are 4 banks with ATMs for all your currency needs. There are airport information desks, should you require assistance and tourist information desks to help you make the most of your stay in Zurich. The Airport Centre has over 80 outlets for shopping and dining. Here you can buy everything from your duty free bargains to luxury goods and watches or confectionary. At the Airport Centre, you can choose to eat traditional Swiss fare and fast food or grab a sandwich and a coffee and pastry. The airport has a number of hotels onsite, including the Holiday Inn Express and the Hilton Zurich Airport.
Zurich is a city of culture and pride as well as modernity and efficiency. To see the best of the city explore the alleys of the old town and discover unique restaurants and shops. Here you will also find the magnificent Fraumunster, a gothic church with painted windows by Chagall and the Grossmunster, a Romanesque church, where you can climb to the tower for great views of the city. Take a stroll along the Lake Promenade and enjoy a relaxing steamship trip on Zurich See. For some culture, visit the Kunsthaus for impressive artworks and the Landesmuseum, the museum of Swiss history. Take the funicular up the hill to see panoramic landscapes and after dark head for Zurich West for the thriving nightlife scene. Out and about with car hire in Zurich, visit the beautiful Rhine Falls and drive out to the pretty alpine towns of Rapperswill and Schaffhausen or visit the town of museums, Winterthur.