Plan Your Trip from Paris to Zurich
Airports in Paris
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Parking at the Airports
Charles de Gaulle Airport has three terminals, and each terminal has its own parking area. When you drive into the airport, look for signs for P1, P2, or P3. These signs indicate the parking areas, and each sign matches the terminal of the same number. Parking costs around $9 for each hour or $40 for the entire day. Long-term parking is also available for a set price of around $30 per day. Paris-Orly Airport has seven designated parking areas, and you will pay around $30 per day for long-term parking or around $35 per day for short-term parking.
Transportation to the Airports
Paris has its own light-rail system, which you can take to either airport if you do not want to drive. The system drops you off near the main entrance to both airports. Charles de Gaulle Airport also has its own shuttle system that takes you to the air ticket counter and around the airport.
Charles de Gaulle Airport has several restaurants where you can get a meal or a cup of coffee while waiting for your flight, including McDonald's, France Cafe Express, and Columbus Cafe. The Destination Cafe, La Brasserie, and Paul offer drinks, snacks, and meals at Paris-Orly. When you use Orbitz.com to find deals and cheap flights from Paris, you might find that one airport is more convenient than the other.
Though Zurich is a popular destination, it has only one airport that services the city. You still have a choice of when you want to fly, and Orbitz.com can help you pick the best flights to Zurich. Located in the nearby city of Kloten, the airport is less than seven miles from Zurich's city limits and just a short drive from the downtown area. The airport underwent a major renovation in the early 2000s, which resulted in a new terminal, a parking area and a railway system that transports passengers to their airline gate through underground tunnels. Most major international airlines operate out of the airport, including Contact Air, Skyways, Hello, and Delta.
Transportation in Zurich
More than half of Zurich residents and those visiting the city rely on the public transportation system because it's a bargain compared to renting a car. Also known as the ZVV system, it consists of buses, trams, trains and electric-powered trolleys. The city clearly marks the public transit stops along the road, and you can also purchase a ZVV ticket at one of the central hubs. The ticket is your pass to ride any of the public transportation units in the city. You can find the clearly marked public transportation stops at the Zurich Airport, and the maps will show you which units go to your hotel. A ticket will cost less than $10.
Zurich is popular with skiers and outdoor lovers during the winter months because the area gets a high level of snow and temperatures drop below 40 degrees. The humidity and temperatures begin to climb during the spring, and by the time summer arrives, you typically see temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees.
Tourist Hot Spots
Travelers often enjoy the sites around the Main railway station, which includes some of the oldest buildings in the country. Other popular spots include the Zurich Museum of Art, the Zoological Garden, the Swiss National Museum and the Chinese Garden. With Orbitz.com, you can find flights to Zurich, reserve your hotel room, and purchase tickets to attractions that you want to visit in Zurich.
Holiday Inn Express Zurich AirportHofwisenstrasse 30, Ruemlang 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Kart-Bahn Zurich Ruemlang and within 6 mi (10 km) of Shopping Center Glatt and Rope and Adventure ...
Park Inn by Radisson Zürich AirportFlughofstrasse 75, Ruemlang 4.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Kart-Bahn Zurich Ruemlang and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Rope and Adventure Park Zurich. Hallenstadion ...
Hotel Welcome Inn Zurich AirportHolbergstrasse 1, Kloten 3.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Kloten, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Rope and Adventure Park Zurich and within 6 mi (10 km) of Shopping Center Glatt and Zurich ...
Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich AirportZurich Airport, Kloten 4.5 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Rope and Adventure Park Zurich and within 6 mi (10 km) of Shopping Center Glatt and Zurich ...
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