Zurich Airport is the largest international airport in Switzerland and serves Zurich, the country’s largest city and a European economic powerhouse. The airport handles over 24 million passengers a year with over 170 airlines, and as the 14th busiest airport in Europe it is extremely popular for business travelers as it is situated close to the city center. The airport has also received the World Traveler Award for Best European Airport nine years in a row. HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for a Zurich Airport car hire so that wherever you decide to go, your stay in Switzerland is stress-free from day one. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
Though many flights out of the general area had been operating since 1921, the airport and terminal that was to be known as Zurich Airport was officially opened in 1953, but by then the number of passengers had already tripled to around 300,000. Various expansion and renovation measures were undertaken throughout the years which included new runways and a new terminal, which opened in 2011 and helps to separate Schengen and non-Schengen passengers.
Zurich Airport offers all of the amenities that you would expect of a modern international airport. These include a huge shopping center with a selection of more than 110 different shops in the air side and land side areas, with some extremely low duty-free prices for tobacco or alcohol. Hungry travelers with find a good selection of around 50 restaurants, bars and cafes, and you can also find medical and dental centers, prayer rooms, nurseries, a state-of-the-art observation deck and even a behind-the-scenes guided tour.
The outstanding location of the airport, located just 8 miles north of Zurich and the heart of Europe, means that you can immediately take advantage of the primary road network with a car rental Zurich Airport, through Switzerland, an independent and distinct European country with lots to offer. You can also easily access roads that lead into Europe and all the major cities in the area, such as Lyon, Milan and Munich, with a speed, convenience and personal freedom that public transportation just can’t beat. There is so much to see in this part of the world, and a car hire Zurich Airport can make this journey a reality.