Swiss Business Lounge Zurich Airport (Terminal E)

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The SWISS Business Class lounges at the Zurich airport are located throughout the buildings in almost all the Terminals. There is the Swiss Business Alpine Lounge in Terminal A, which has a great Alpine theme. There is also a nice Business Class lounge in Terminal D.

You can find all the lounges listed here.

We got the chance to use the Business Class Lounge in Terminal E before a flight to Singapore recently and were very impressed with what we found.


AccessSWISS Business Class, SWISS First Class, Star Alliance Business Class or above
Opening times6 am – 10 pm
LocationTerminal E (Google Maps)
Seating Capacity200
Food & DrinksBuffet, Limited Chef, Full-range drinks, coffee/tea & alcohol
Work Stations6 separate workstations
Details of the Swiss Business Lounge in Terminal E

Seating Area, Layout & Atmosphere

The Business Lounge from SWISS is a great place to relax, chat or work before or between flights in Zurich. I was there recently for a flight to Singapore and spend 1-2 hours eating, working and chatting with my partner and can only say good things about it.

They have a zone system in place, with different types of seating in each. Here are some of the areas you can find through the SWISS lounge:

  • Quiet Zones for work or relaxation
  • An area with reclining chairs for even deeper relaxation, or honestly, a nap
  • A dining area for sampling the buffet or drinks
  • A large outdoor terrace for when the weather is great. You can catch some fresh air or enjoy the aircraft views

And, of course, there is free high-speed Internet throughout the whole lounge.

Quiet Working Zone

Seating Area in Business Class Lounge
Seating Area in Business Class Lounge

We spent a lot of time working in the quiet zone and enjoying the breakfast on offer with unlimited coffee (lattes, cappuccinos or just black coffee). The seats were super comfy and there are power outlets available for your laptop or phone charger.

Relaxing Zone

Swiss Business Lounge Coffee Machines
Swiss Business Lounge Relaxation Area

I was really impressed with the resting areas with reclining chairs. They were all occupied, as there are only six, but if you need some serious rest between flights, it was very quiet and private in there.


Swiss Business Lounge Workstations
Swiss Business Lounge Workstations

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In between the open working area and the relaxing zone are walled-off cubicles (or phone booths if you prefer) for working and calling. This is a great idea to keep the rest the noise away from the rest of the Business class passengers and to also provide privacy for those wishing to work or call.

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Bathroom & Showers

Swiss Business Lounge Bathroom
Swiss Business Lounge Bathroom

SWISS has also made modern shower rooms available with a few shower stalls, all with the typical quality Swiss bathroom furniture and fittings.

Food & Drink

Swiss Business Lounge Drinks
Swiss Business Lounge Drinks

The buffet food provided by SWISS in the business lounge is decent and well-stocked. I was there early in the morning, so cannot attest to what every time of day is like. However, the range of food was good, There was also a chef present at a live cooking station who had a limited menu of fresh food that you could order.

In terms of drinks, there are plenty of coffee machines to make your own, and there are other drinks readily available. Here is a quick list of what I saw there:

  • Soft drinks on tap
  • Fruit Juice & water
  • Wine (red, white, sparkling)
  • Spirits (from Baileys to Campari)
  • Coffee & tea
Swiss Business Lounge Coffee Machines
Swiss Business Lounge Coffee Machines

Food is prepared before your eyes to delight the palate, and our chefs will prepare something for you at any time of the day. And if you only feel like a snack, you are welcome to help yourself from the cold buffet.

If you wish to work while you are in the SWISS Business Lounge, we offer separate working areas, all the necessary connections and free high-speed Internet.

You can admire the Swiss Alpine panorama from the terrace, and watch the aircraft movements right up close.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does SWISS Air have a lounge in Zurich?

There are nine separate SWISS lounges in the Zurich Airport. They are spread throughout the various areas including Terminals A, D, E and also in the arrival hall.

Who can use a SWISS lounge?

Holders of a boarding pass for a SWISS or Star Alliance business class flight or first class flight can access any SWISS Business Class Lounge. The SWISS Senator Lounge can be accessed if you have a Miles & More Senator, Star Alliance Gold membership. The First Class lounge is available to SWISS First, First Class Lufthansa, HON Circle members.

What is the difference between SWISS Business Lounge and Senator lounge?

The SWISS Business Class lounge has all the basics you need from a lounge including food, drinks, showers, workstations and a relaxation area. Whereas the Senator Lounge has a little more luxury with fewer people, more relaxation and quiet areas and its own dining area and whisky lounge.

Which lounge is better at Zurich Airport?

The best lounge at Zurich Airport is the SWISS First Class lounge. However, if you only have Business Class access, then any of the SWISS Business lounges in Terminals A, D, and E are top-quality.

Written by Ashley Faulkes
As a twenty-year resident of Switzerland, I am passionate about exploring every nook and cranny of this beautiful country, I spend my days deep in the great Swiss outdoors, and love to share these experiences and insights with fellow travel enthusiasts.

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