Long layover at Zurich airport (ZRH) 

Sleeping at Zurich airport

If you have a connecting flight with a long wait at night or your departure flight is early in the morning, you can spend the night without problems inside Zurich airport. All terminals remain open the 24 hours

Where to rest: In case you don't have a connecting flight, you can check in to access to the boarding area, since there, you will find the most comfortable places. There are several benches where you can at least stretch your legs and also between 11 pm and 5 am it is usually very quiet. It is always advisable to have an eye mask and a blanket because normally it is very bright and cold.

Another option is to rent a sofa-bed in a private cabin located in the assigned resting area, inside the transit hotel between gates B and D. The same hotel offers more comfortable private rooms, by paying a little more. Both the sleeping area and the bedrooms have blankets, towels and bathrooms with showers. It can be requested for 3 or 6 hours.

Luggage: both baggage and lockers are available 24 hours a day, so you can rest and wait more comfortably and lightly.

Eating and drinking: unfortunately there are no 24 hour restaurants or cafes. So if you stay in the public area it is a good idea to bring your own food and drink. If you are already inside the security area, you must use the vending machines.

Restrooms with Showers: As previously stated at the Transit Hotel and in the public area in the multi-storey parking area car park 2, level 1. The rest of the bathrooms are available but no showers.

WI-FI: Zurich Airport offers 2-hour free internet access, but you will need to be registered by SMS. If you do not have a local SIM card, you can do so using your boarding pass ..

Duty Free and other stores are closed from 11 pm to 6 am, so bring something to read, in case you cannot get some sleep.


 Nearby Hotels


Next to gates B/D, on level 1, is found the Transit Hotel (Tel +41 438 162 108), while the Radisson Blu Hotel Zürich Airport (Tel +41 448 004 040) is connected to the terminal through a covered walkway. In the surroundings there are more alternatives, some of them with free shuttle services to and from the airport. Holiday Inn Express Zürich Airport (Tel +41 448 093 400), NH Zürich Airport (Tel +41 448 085 000), Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Airport (Tel +41 448 088 888), Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Zürich Airport (Tel +41 448 288 686), Apartments Swiss Star (Tel +41 432 555 757), Hotel Welcome Inn (Tel +41 448 047 575), Hotel Fly Away (Tel +41 448 044 455), Hotel Allegra (Tel +41 448 044 444).

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Latest updates: July, 05, 2017