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Zurich Airport, Zurich, Switzerland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$59.71 / per day
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Enterprise
$61.56 / per day
Compact
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$83.66 / per day
Intermediate
Peugeot 3008 or similar
Peugeot 3008
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$108.95 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Standard
VW Tiguan or similar
VW Tiguan
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$73.32 / per day
Compact Elite
Audi A1 Sportback or similar
Audi A1 Sportback
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$84.79 / per day
Full-size
Mercedes Benz C Class STW or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class STW
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$124.13 / per day
Minivan
Ford S-Max or similar
Ford S-Max
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$129.14 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel information

Language
German,
French
Currency
CHF
Country code
41
Average car rental length
7 days
Economy car rental price
$70.16 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Zurich Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Rent a car at Zürich Airport! Then drive your rental into the center to see churches like Fraumünster and Grossmünster and head to Zürich West to appreciate the beautiful contemporary buildings and check out the Viadukt food market. Be sure to visit museums too! Kunsthaus Zürich features works by many famous Western artists and Landesmuseum is a great place to learn about Switzerland’s history and different regions, while Rietberg houses a large collection of Asian, African, Oceanic, and American art. 

If you’re looking to do something more active, drive your rental to the Flumserberg ski resort. Impressive natural areas like Staubbach Falls and Aare Gorge are also easy to reach by car—together the journey’s about three hours round trip. Back in the city, climb Lindenhof Mountain to check out the beautiful views of Zürich or visit the Niederdorf area with its many bars, restaurants, and parks.

Zürich’s a great destination, but Switzerland has so much more to offer. With a longer term car rental deal you can visit Geneva in the French-speaking part of the country or beautiful Lugano and Ticino in the Italian-speaking part. France and Italy—Austria and Germany too—are easy to reach by car. You can even pick up your rental car at Zürich Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your adventure today!

Zurich Airport is also called Kloten Airport or Flughafen Zürich.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Berlin
  • Vienna
  • Düsseldorf
  • Amsterdam
  • Frankfurt

Main airlines

Swiss International Air Lines, Edelweiss Air, easyJet, Germania Flug, Lufthansa, and Vueling

Terminals

There are three passenger piers: A, B, and E, which are also referred to as gates, docks, or terminals. All three are linked to the Airport Center building. Gate A serves flights inside the Schengen Area, Gate B serves non-Schengen flights, and Gate E serves both Schengen and non-Schengen flights. The easiest way to move between Gates A and B is to walk, while the best way to get to and from Gate E is to take the free Skymetro train, which runs every three minutes.

Location

The airport is located 13 km (8 mi) north of Zurich city center. Motorway A1L and Wasserwerkstrasse are the main roads connecting Zurich Airport to the city.

Top car rental companies

Europcar, Alamo, SIXT, Enterprise, and RightCars

Car rental desks

You’ll find these in the car rental center, which is on level 1 of the Airport Center building.

Services and Facilities

You’ll find many cafés, bars, and dining establishments, including a local Swiss Chalet restaurant and an Italian restaurant, as well as lots of shops, some of them duty-free. Zurich Airport’s shopping center is located one level above check-in area 3. There are also many ATMs, currency exchanges, lounges, an on-site hotel, various family services, a medical center, three pharmacies, an observation deck, showers, a spa and beauty salon, and a chapel. Luggage storage is next to the service center in car park 2 on level 1 and is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. There are also coin-operated luggage lockers. The airport is fully equipped for travelers with reduced mobility. Special assistance is also provided. If you’d like this service, you need to request it at one of the special assistance desks no later than 90 minutes before your flight departs. You’ll find these desks in the departure halls. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

BP gas station, located at Flughafenstrasse 79, can be reached in less than two minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near the airport and in Zurich.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Munich (310 km / 192 mi)
  • Geneva (280 km / 174 mi)
  • Basel (90 km / 56 mi)
  • Frankfurt (411 km / 255 mi)
  • Milan (294 km / 183 mi)
  • Amsterdam (826 km / 513 mi)

Airport info

Rating
8.8
  • Getting to the airport 8.1
  • Departure and check-in 8.1
  • Terminal facilities 8.2
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.3
  • Lounge 6.4

Zurich Airport (ZRH)

  • IATA: ZRH
  • ICAO: LSZH
  • Airport name: Zurich Airport (ZRH)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 432 m / 1416 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 270,453
  • Passengers (per year): 29,396,094
  • Distance from City: 5.6 miles / 9 km N of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +41 43 816 22 11
  • Email: info@zurich-airport.com

Top 5 Locations near Zurich Airport

Car Rental at Sion Airport from $82.29 per day
4320.5 km / 2684.6 miles away
Car Rental at Geneva Airport from $48.74 per day
4327.3 km / 2688.8 miles away
Car Rental at Bern Airport from $68.57 per day
4397.3 km / 2732.3 miles away
4460.7 km / 2771.8 miles away
Car Rental at Basel Airport from $63.42 per day
4473.2 km / 2779.5 miles away

When are car rental prices cheapest at Zurich Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Zurich Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Zurich Airport
$78.72
January
$133.82
February
$83.90
March
$92.78
April
$74.67
May
$52.29
June
$91.12
July
$88.14
August
$47.04
September
$44.80
October
$112.26
November
$112.26
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Zurich Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $44.80. You can see that this is 47% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 67% cheaper than renting a car in February (when rental prices start at $133.82 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Zurich Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in April the average rental period is 8 days, while in September, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average Rental Length at Zurich Airport
7
January
7
February
7
March
8
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
6
September
6
October
7
November
7
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Zurich Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Zurich Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in September.
Zurich Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
119%
January
99%
February
94%
March
101%
April
108%
May
109%
June
133%
July
118%
August
71%
September
74%
October
81%
November
91%
December

Top 5 Suppliers for Zurich Airport in 2019

Europcar
Europcar
Exceptional 9.5
+41432555656
PARKING 3 G1
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2
0041 848 884 444
Parking 3, 8302 Zürich
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
410581220420
FLUGHAFEN ZURICH,
Alamo
Excellent 8.6
0041 0 581 220 420
Flughofstrasse 3, 8058 Kloten, Switzerland
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
0041 41 438 163 255
Airside Center, Flughafen, 8302 Zürich, Switzerland

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