"Flughafen Zürich" is the largest airport in Switzerland. Most intercontinental flights arrive here. It's located 12 km from downtown Zurich. The airports offers lots of services, including many shops, car rental options, taxi services, a convention center, hotels and a health care unit.
Transportation from the airport to Zurich
The train station is conveniently located at the airport. It can be found at the lowest level: "Level 02" right below the "Check-in 3" area at "Level 01". It is a 9-minute train ride to the Zurich main station "Zürich HB". There are direct trains to many Swiss towns from the airport. If there's no direct train, you usually change at the main station. The main station is in the town center, at walking distance from many hotels and highlights.
Another option is to book a private or shared transfer from the airport to Zurich. This is convenient if you have a lot of luggage.
Several offices for rental cars can be found at "Level 1".
Public transport in Zurich
All public transport is free with a Swiss Travel Pass and several other rail passes. More information about traveling in Zurich can be found here.
Hotels near Zurich airport
There are many hotels very close to the airport. They're ideal for a comfortable late arrival or early departure. Many of the airport hotels offer a free shuttle bus ride to and from the airport.
As the Zurich city center is very close, you can easily stay in one of the hotels there as well. Hotels in the center and near the main rail station can be found here.