Hiring a car from Zurich airport

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Hiring a car from Zurich airport

Pick up your hire car at Zurich airport - the gateway to the pristine slopes of the Alps and one of the cleanest cities in the world. Book car hire Zurich airport

Why hire a car at Zurich airport?

That all-important first mile: driving out of Zurich airport?

Zurich airport Q&A

Where are the car hire desks?

Car hire desks are located on Level 1, in the airport's shopping area.

What should I buy at duty free?

After loading your bags with Swiss chocolate, now's the time to consider treating yourself to that Swiss-made watch you'd previously only admired from afar. Not only do you save on tax, the airport offers a 'best price guarantee', meaning if you find your goods on sale for less while in the country, they'll refund double the difference.

Are there any cashpoints?

You'll have no trouble getting Swiss francs at Zurich airport - there are banks, ATMs and foreign exchange desks aplenty in the public and passenger areas. There is also a post office and an ATM in the airport shopping area.

Where's the best place to eat?

If you like good grub, you're in the right place. Zurich airport has won awards for its foodie offerings and restaurants. Among the favourites are Swiss-themed Chalet Edelwiis for its fondue and Nordsee, which serves delicious fish dishes in the food hall next to the shopping area.

The secret tip

Reduce your waiting time at the security gates: if you spend over ?150 in duty free, you are entitled to fast track your way through the queue. Simply ask the sales assistant to stamp your boarding card.

The big draw: Zurich airport

Distance: 40 miles

The snowy heights of the Alps are under an hour's drive from Zurich airport, making it a popular choice of entry into the country for skiers and snowboarders. Visitors flock to the celebrated resort of Oberiberg-Ybrig for its cross-country trails and great pistes, while the scenic mountains also offer superb walking routes for hiking enthusiasts.

The big draw: Zurich airport

Distance: 40 miles

The snowy heights of the Alps are under an hour's drive from Zurich airport, making it a popular choice of entry into the country for skiers and snowboarders. Visitors flock to the celebrated resort of Oberiberg-Ybrig for its cross-country trails and great pistes, while the scenic mountains also offer superb walking routes for hiking enthusiasts.