Zurich to U.S. early a.m. flight

I have a 6:55 a.m. flight from Zurich to the U.S. Since I should be at the airport at around 4:00 a.m., I'm thinking of a late train from Lucerne to the Zurich airport which means I'll be there at 00:30. Any suggestions for activities in and around the airport during those early hours? Larry

Posted by Jeff
Bend, OR, United States
1145 posts

If it were me, I would get a hotel near the airport rather than spend the night at the airport.

Posted by Larry
Elk Grove, CA, USA
6718 posts

As you have discovered, there is no early train from Lucerne to the Zurich Flughafen (airport stop) to you there in time to check in for your flight. A hotel near the airport with a shuttle is highly recommended for that early hour. If no other choice with to arrive the night before, check out www.sleepinginairports.com. This website has great information about sleeping in airports.

Posted by Lola
Seattle, WA
5444 posts

There is a Radisson Blu hotel IN the airport. Upscale and pricy, but when we were there they offered good deals on weekends.

Posted by Susan
Atlanta, Ga, USA
1463 posts

Using Priceline we got the Renaissance (a Marriott property) for $80 per night. We have stayed there several times-very nice with a pool and a 5 minute tram ride to the airport-tram stop in front of hotel.