Whether you’re a first-time flyer or a seasoned traveller, you’ll be delighted with flights from Zurich to Kathmandu with Qatar Airways. Our fleet of superb modern aircraft is, designed to provide you with ample legroom and a spacious, attractive and soothing in-flight environment. Our attentive crews serve up delicious in-flight cuisine and offer passengers a choice of award-winning services on their journey to the fabled capital of Nepal.
When you first step off your Qatar Airways flight, you’ll be struck by the sights, sounds, and smells of exotic spices that greet you in this riotous and dynamic city. One of the best ways to explore the twisting alleyways of the old quarter is in a rickshaw, and the backstreets with their temples and old courtyards are a real delight. Small workshops and mounds of rice and chillies drying in the sun greet you at every turn, but there are also modern restaurants and hotels in Kathmandu nowadays.
Switzerland is known for its clean cities, stunning Alpine scenery and friendly, welcoming people. Its international airport is no different, providing passengers flying from Zurich with Qatar Airways an excellent starting point for their travels.
The airport is just eight miles from the centre of Zurich, making it easily accessible from the city as well as other locations throughout the country.
The staff are welcoming and incredibly efficient, focused on providing a memorable passenger experience for travellers. The facilities are excellent, making Zurich one of the best airports in Europe to fly from.
Transportation and parking
Transport from central Zurich is quick and easy, with a Swiss Federal Railways station located right in the centre of the airport under the Gates B area. Journey time from the centre of the city is just 10 minutes. The bus terminal is located next to the P2 car park, with buses from the city and surrounding villages running regularly to the airport.
Taxis take just 20 minutes from the centre of the city, while a coach service connects the airport to major ski resorts and locations further afield. Three multistorey car parks (P1, P2 and P3) are directly connected to the terminal, while additional short-term parking (P5) is also available a little further away.
Car park P60 is an open-air, long-stay facility, located some distance away and linked to the terminals by a shuttle bus service. Valet parking is available.
Arriving in Zurich
Passengers flying from Zurich with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal E, which is purely for non-Schengen international flights. It is connected to the Airside Center by the Skymetro, an automated underground people mover.
As with all European airports, security is very strict, although the efficiency of the staff ensure that delays are kept to an absolute minimum. Allow between one and two hours before your flight is due to depart to check in and clear customs and security checks.
Facilities and amenities
A number of lounges are available for first and business-class passengers, as well as customers of particular airlines or for those with lounge-access cards. There are no business facilities at the airport, but limited amenities (including fax and photocopying) are available in the service centre on the first floor of the P2 car park.
Internet access is free for the first 60 minutes, and Wi-Fi hotspots are located throughout the terminal. The food court provides an excellent selection of snacks, pastries and coffee as well as a Swiss chalet-style restaurant, Italian and Indian restaurants and fast food outlets.
The Airport Shopping Centre is very well stocked, with outlets selling high-end luxury goods, particularly some very fine watches, as well as accessories, travel goods and Duty Free.
Nepal is, quite simply, breathtaking. One of the most mountainous regions in the world and home to the towering Mt. Everest, its capital is unlike any other.
Traditional structures and temples create a serene atmosphere that allows you to enjoy a slower, more relaxed pace of life.
Book a flight to Kathmandu with Qatar Airways and you are guaranteed a warm, friendly welcome in a country where traditional values are paramount.
The city is also the gateway to tourism in the country, with visitors from all over the globe drawn here for the incredible climbing and hiking opportunities.
The city of Kathmandu has a history spanning over 2,000 years, leading to an eclectic mix of ancient and modern attractions.
Because Kathmandu is a relatively compact city, it is easy to see much of it either on foot or by taking one of the many rickshaws that swarm the streets. This is also a good way to get a real feel for Kathmandu life.
To see a timeline history of the city, visit the Narayanhiti Palace Museum. Take a look up and you’ll see the resident giant fruit bats - a spectacular sight when they come in to roost at dusk.
The Garden of Dreams (Kaiser Mahal) is a serenely beautiful spot which captures the Nepalese love of nature and brings it to life in a stunning collection of rare flora.
Flights to Kathmandu with Qatar Airways land at Tribhuvan International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Kathmandu please check the visa and passport requirements.
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