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    Car hire at Zurich Airport – Find your perfect rental

    Visit the charming cosmopolitan city of Zurich, which with just under 420,000 inhabitants is the largest city in Switzerland and one of the cities with the highest quality of life worldwide. Due to the large banks and insurance companies located here, Zurich is known as an international financial centre, but the city has a lot more to offer with its idyllic location on Lake Zurich, its well-preserved old town and diverse cultural offerings. During the day, the picturesque Niederdorf district with its many colourful houses with pretty bay windows invites you to stroll and shop in the small alleys - in the evening it turns into a popular nightlife district. The famous Blüemlihalle with the impressive frescoes by Augusto Giacometti, which is also the entrance hall of the Zurich City Police, is a special highlight in the city. You should also not miss the Fraumünster with the world-famous church windows by Marc Chagall. Enjoy the wonderful view over the Limmat River and the city of Zurich from the idyllic Lindenhof and then plunge into the lively hustle and bustle on Bahnhofstrasse, which is considered the most expensive shopping street in Europe.

    With over 60 years of experience, Auto Europe is a leading rental car broker, working with numerous international and regional car rental companies. We can guarantee the lowest prices on the market and offer you rental cars in over 180 countries around the world at over 24,000 pick-up stations. With Auto Europe you will quickly find a vehicle that perfectly suits your holiday needs! Book a car hire from Zurich Airport easily and conveniently online with our booking service and secure one of our attractive offers today! Do you have questions or do you prefer to book by phone? Then simply dial the number +44 123 3225 114 and speak to one of our friendly employees! For the latest opinions of our customers you are also welcome to visit our Zurich car hire reviews page to see what kind of an experience they had with their Auto Europe car rental in Switzerland.

    Airport Information

    Conveniently located just eight miles from Zurich, Zurich Airport is Switzerland's largest and busiest international airport and the primary hub of Swiss International Airline. There are more than 180 companies based at the airport, and more than 22 million passengers are served annually. The busiest routes to/from Zurich are London, Dubai, Berlin, New York and Amsterdam.

    Zurich Airport (ZRH)
    Address: Flughafen Zürich AG Postfach, CH-8058 Zürich-Flughafen, Switzerland
    Telephone: +41 438 162 211
    Airlines operating at Zurich Airport: Aer Lingus, British Airways, EasyJet and Swiss International Airlines from the major cities in the United Kingdom.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Zurich Airport

    To collect your car rental at Zurich Airport you must follow the signs Mietwagen/Rental car. All desks are located in the shopping area, in the rental car centre at the parking P3, level 1. The return is located at the same parking area and it is well-signed posted, keep in mind that you don't need a parking ticket to return the car. If you forgot to refuel your rental, there is a gas station at the airport available as well. For more information on the how the pick-up procedure works, please refer to our in-depth guide.

    Car hire operating hours

    Alamo Car Hire at Zurich Airport Alamo at Zurich Airport
    Car rental centre on the 1st floor of the Airport Shopping Flughafen Zürich AG Postfach,
    Zürich-Flughafen, Switzerland CH-8058

    +41 581 220 420
    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Sunday 6:30am - 11:30pm
    Enterprise Car Hire at Zurich Airport Enterprise at Zurich Airport
    Car rental centre on the 1st floor of the Airport Shopping Flughafen Zürich AG Postfach,
    Zürich-Flughafen, Switzerland CH-8058

    +41 581 220 420
    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Sunday 6am - 11:30pm
    Europcar Car Hire at Zurich Airport Europcar at Zurich Airport
    Car rental centre on the 1st floor of the Airport Shopping Flughafen Zürich AG Postfach,
    Zürich-Flughafen, Switzerland CH-8058

    +41 432 555 656
    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Sunday 8am - 9pm
    Unirent Car Hire at Zurich Airport Unirent at Zurich Airport
    Car rental centre on the 1st floor of the Airport Shopping Flughafen Zürich AG Postfach,
    Zürich-Flughafen, Switzerland CH-8058

    +41 432 555 656
    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Sunday 8am - 9pm


    Zurich Airport currently has three different Terminals - A, B/D and E, which are all connected via the Sky metro, an automated underground people mover. Terminal A hosts destinations within the Schengen area and domestic flights only, and is divided into three levels. On the ground level, you can find arrivals 1, arrivals 2 and an information centre. Level 1 is divided between the east area to the Airside Centre and the west area with restaurants. Level 2 has access to some gates and services like a playground. Terminal B/D handles both Schengen and non-Schengen flights, and is divided into three levels like terminal A. Terminal E is a single satellite terminal used for international and non-Schengen flights only.

    Airport Facilities

    As one might expect, Zurich Airport offers travellers an excellent shopping area with both retail and duty-free outlets from which to choose. The Airport Shopping Centre is located one level above Check-in 3. You will find a grocery store open from 6 am to 10 pm, newsstands and book shops, pharmacies, electronics, and of course fashion outlets. If you are interested, you will also find several duty-free shops, offering a huge variety of Swiss and international brands. The airport is also home to the largest food court in Switzerland and you will find bounteous options to satisfy every craving. Homesick travellers will find a traditional English pub located within the eating area as well.

    There are multiple information desks throughout the airport, designed to assist you with your travel needs. This includes free hotel booking services, the sale of the ZurichCard, a card that entitles visitors to great discounts on public transport and entrance fees to attractions, as well as offering general guidance and information about airport services. Information desks are found at the following locations: Arrivals 1 and 2, by Car Park 2, in Check-in 2, and the Airside Centre.

    If you are travelling with children who need to stretch their legs, Zurich Airport offers a play haven in departure areas A and E. Children's areas are lively and well-lit playrooms staffed by caring multilingual employees, who provide toys for children of all ages. If you are travelling with a baby, the airport offers baby changing facilities and rooms for sleeping and breastfeeding free of charge.

    How to get to and from Zurich Airport

    If you´ve opted against getting a car hire at Zurich Airport, there are multiple public transportation options to get to the city centre and beyond. The Zurich Airport Railway Station is located underneath the main passenger terminal and offers frequent S-Bahn train services on lines S2 and S16, in addition to long-distance services to Bern, Geneva, and Munich, among others. The station runs 10 trains per hour to destinations within Zurich, with a journey time of 10 to 15 minutes. Many regional destinations lie within a few hours by train.

    There are also bus, light rail, and tram services departing from the airport. There is a regional bus station in front of the terminal as well as the stop for the Stadtbahn Glattal, a light rail airport shuttle. The bus station and light rail stop provide services to destinations throughout the beautiful Glattal region surrounding the airport, with the light rail stop being served by Zurich tram routes 10 and 12. The route 10 tram runs directly to Zurich's main railway station, while route 12 runs to Stettbach station via Glattbrugg and Wallisellen station.

    Parking Tips

    You can choose between different parking options at Zurich Airport. If you just want to drop or pick someone up at the airport, the check-in 1 and check-in 2 stopping areas are available to you when you drop them off and are free for the first 5 minutes. The multi-storey car parks P1, P2, P3 and P6 are ideal as short-term parking spaces; with P6 being a slightly longer walk away, but it is a bit cheaper. If you want to leave your car at Zurich Airport for a longer period, then you should choose a long-term parking space in multi-storey car parks P16, P17 or P60, which can only be booked online.

    Parking is how one would expect it to be in any major urban area - limited and sometimes costly. On-street parking spaces in Zurich's city centre are mostly reserved for residents with permits, so parking in a car park is advisable if you’ve opted to rent a car from Zurich Airport. If you possess an international blue parking disc you may park for 1 to 1.5 hours for free in blue zones Monday to Saturday between 9 am and 6 pm. In white zones, parking is always unlimited and without charge. Zurich offers cheap parking with the Park and Ride system in operation near train and bus stations.

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    Zurich Airport Information