Zurich is ranked among the cities with the highest quality of life in the world – but, sadly, if you’re stuck in traffic your quality of life will be pretty low!
So, if you need to get from Zurich Hb to Zurich Airport, why not forego the stress of driving and take the train instead? It’ll only take you ten minutes with a direct SBB train to get to your destination. The gate is just a few minutes’ walk away too – the train station is just below Terminal B, putting the entire airport within easy reach.
Ready to book? Check train times, ticket prices, some useful FAQs and buy your train tickets from Zurich Hb to Zurich Airport with us.
It takes an average of 10m to travel from Zurich Hb to Zurich Airport by train, over a distance of around 5 miles (8 km). There are normally 189 trains per day traveling from Zurich Hb to Zurich Airport and tickets for this journey start from $10.02 when you book in advance.
5 miles (8 km)
189 trains per day
Direct trains available
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The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Zurich Hb to Zurich Airport by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Zurich Hb and Zurich Airport is 10 minutes, with around 189 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Zurich Hb to Zurich Airport is 9 minutes.
Train tickets from Zurich Hb to Zurich Airport can start from as little as $10.02 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Zurich Hb to Zurich Airport without having to change trains. There are 189 direct trains from Zurich Hb to Zurich Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Zurich Hb to Zurich Airport leaves at 00:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Zurich Hb to Zurich Airport leaves at 23:46. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Zurich Hb to Zurich Airport cover a distance of around 5 miles (8 km) during the journey.