Layover In Zurich Guide

If you are in Zurich for a layover, Zurich airport has a lot to do. However, if you have some time, the city is a great place to explore. Just leave a lot of time of security, immigration, and customs.

There are many things to do in the airport including going to lounges, getting VIP treatment, going to the nursery, as well as phone rentals. There are also more than 60 shops in the airport. Go to this page for more information.

Consider taking the guided tour of the airport. You can learn all about how it works. From the airport, it is also possible to get scenic flights in small planes or helicopters to view the Alps, glaciers, lakes, and rivers. Some of the highlights include Eiger, the Matterhorn, Altsch Glacier, and Jungfrau.

If getting in late, there are several places to stay nearby. For a full list, click here. It is possible to store your bags at the airport while exploring the city. To get to the city, you can take a taxi or the Swiss Federal Railways. Go online to get more information about the train. The train goes between the airport and the city every 10 mins. and takes about 10 mins.


Stuff To Do during a layover in Zurich:

City Tours

There is a lot to do in the Zurich. Consider taking walking or bus excursion, boat rides, Segway tours, biking tours, food tours, chocolate tours, day trips, nightlife tours, wine tours, as well as tons more!



Bahnhofstrasse is the place to go for high end shopping. It features many luxury brands such as Chanel, Cartier, and Armani. It is also a great place to go people watching and window shopping. Click here to get a map.


Lindt Chocolate

You can’t go to Switzerland without trying the chocolate. If there is time, go to Kitchberg to see the Lindt chocolate factory. There you can take a tour, visit the museum, and even try free samples of chocolate.


St Peter’s

The St Peter’s Church is famous for possessing the biggest clock in Europe. It is close to Fraumunster and is the most ancient church in the city. In addition, you can go here to view free classic music shows which are held regularly.

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