Sleeping in Airports

Zurich Airport Hotels

  • Transit Hotel

    Transit Hotel

  • Airport Hotels

    Airport Hotel

  • Day Rooms

    Day Use Rooms

  • Hotel Shuttles

    Hotel Shuttles

  • Sleep Pods

    Sleep Pods

  • Rest Zones

    Rest Zones

Quick Facts

  • Free Rest Zones: No
  • Sleep Cabins & Pods: Yes
  • Day Rooms: Yes
  • Nearest Hotel: In-Terminal

When faced with an unexpected flight delay or long layover at the airport, many exhausted travelers resign themselves to sleeping slouched over in a chair or stretched out on the cold floor until boarding time. For travelers with the time or desire for real sleep, the good news is that there are many hotels near Zurich Airport, including one inside the terminal and another just a short walk away.

Whether you need a room for a few hours or overnight, the information we have compiled below can help you find nearby hotels that offer day rooms and free airport shuttle service.

Of course, if you prefer to sleep in the airport terminal, we’ve got you covered there as well! Visit our Zurich Airport Guide to find out how to survive a layover or night in the airport.

Hotels Inside the Terminal

Travellers can choose from an Airside transit hotel or a hotel just opposite from the terminal.

If you’re in transit and don’t want to leave the secure zone, you’re in luck — Zurich Airport runs a Transit Hotel, located in the transit area at Gates B/D. The hotel offers private rooms and a rest area. Private rooms are equipped with beds, television, sink, and showers with toiletries, towels, and hair dryers. Single room day rates: CHF 49 for 3 hours; CHF 59 for 6 hours; CHF 79 for more than 6 hours. Double room day rates: CHF 65 for 3 hours; CHF 79 for 6 hours; CHF 99 for more than 6 hours. Rates are available for triple rooms and overnight stays as well. The rest and relaxation area has 12 bed-style seats in private cubicles, with blankets and showers included in the cost of the sleep chair. Rest area rates: CHF 20 for 3 hours; CHF 25 for 6 hours; CHF 30 for more than 6 hours. To make a reservation, email [email protected] » Check Rates

If you’re in the public, pre-security area of the airport, head to the Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport, which is a 2-minute walk from the airport terminal across a pedestrian walkway. » Check Rates

Day Rooms Near Zurich Airport

Your closest day room options are the Airside transit hotel and the Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport, which is located opposite the airport terminal.

The following hotels in proximity to Zurich Airport also offer day rooms for travelers on a long delay or layover. Day rooms should be booked in person or by phone.

HotelDay-Use Room HoursShuttle
Transit HotelFlexibleNot necessary
Radisson Blu Hotel Airport Zurich9:00AM - 6:00PMNot necessary
Movenpick Hotel Zurich Airport9:00AM - 6:00PMYes - departs every 15 minutes
Hilton Zurich Airport9:00AM - 6:00PMYes - departs every 20-30 minutes
Radisson Hotel Zurich Airport10:00AM - 6:00PMYes - departs very 30 minutes

*Subject to availability and local taxes. Rates as of September 2019. Contact the hotel for current rates.

Hotels near Zurich Airport with Free Shuttles

Hotel shuttle buses depart from the curbside-lane shuttle stop on Arrival 2, between Terminals 1 and 2. Follow the signs for “Hotel Bus”. Hotel buses have dedicated holding bays.

The Holiday Inn Express Zurich Airport (5 minutes from airport) runs free shuttles between the airport and hotel from 5:00AM – 12:15AM. The hotel suggests reserving your seat. » Check Rates

Mövenpick Hotel Zürich-Airport (7 minutes from airport) operates a free roundtrip shuttle between 5:10AM to 11:45PM, departing every 15 to 30 minutes. » Check Rates

Radisson Hotel Zurich Airport (8 minutes from airport) provides free shuttle service from 5:00AM – 11:30PM daily. Seat reservations are suggested. Note: although the shuttle is free from the airport to the hotel, but there is a fee of 3CFH for the shuttle service from the hotel to the airport.  » Check Rates

B&B Hotel Zurich Airport (8 minutes from airport) provides free shuttle service 24 hours a day.  » Check Rates

Hotel Allegra (10 minutes from airport) operates a free airport shuttle from 5:00AM to 11:45PM daily, departing every 15-30 minutes depending on time of day. » Check Rates

Hotel Fly Away (10 minutes from airport) provides free shuttle service from 5:00AM to 11:45PM daily, departing every 15-30 minutes depending on time of day. » Check Rates

Welcome Inn (10 minutes from airport) runs free shuttles daily between 5:00AM and 11:45PM, departing every 15-30 minutes depending on time of day. » Check Rates

Hotels near Zurich Airport with Paid Shuttles

Ibis Zurich Messe Airport (10 minutes from airport) the shuttle service runs between the airport and the hotel from 5:10AM – 11:35PM. » Check Rates

To see more hotel options there is a list of hotels near Zurich Airport on TripAdvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  We are not representatives of the hotels listed on this page.  All information, including hotel amenities, shuttle availability and rates, are subject to change at any time without notice.   To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, click here.