Airlines, Europe

Discover the SWISS First Lounge at Zurich Airport

August 4, 2021

At the SWISS First Lounge E at Zurich Aiport, the Champagne Bar, flanked by a restaurant and a lounge area, is an excellent first stop. Here you can enjoy a glass or two of bubbles and decide on your next move. Dine à la carte, relax or work, check in to one of the hotel-style rooms, freshen up before your flight, or admire the view from the expansive outdoor terrace. This new SWISS First Lounge is a lot different from the previous SWISS lounge

Champagne Bar SWISS First Lounge E Zurich

Champagne Bar

With natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows flooding the space, extensive use of wood, and an overall minimalist design, every inch of the Champagne Bar feels first class, including the French Champagne.


If you prefer wine, the SWISS First Lounge has an impressive wine humidor with over 1000 bottles of wine from all over the world. Santé!


Guests – no one feels like a passenger in this lounge – can dine à la carte in the dining area, lounge area, or on the outdoor terrace. I’m not sure if it is possible to request room service from one of the hotel rooms, but given the attentive staff in the SWISS First Lounge, I doubt anyone would refuse.

Lounge or Work

The private living room-like areas in the Swiss First Lounge are fabulous. The comfort factor, privacy, interesting reading material, and state-of-the-art TV’s score Swiss a five out of five on this well-designed space.


If work is calling, there are mini-suites with seating for up to six as well as a conference room.

Boardroom Swiss First Lounge Zurich

Hotel Rooms

There are two hotel-style rooms with double beds, en-suite bathrooms, and gorgeous views of the Alps available for use while in the SWISS First Lounge.

SWISS First Lounge E – Outdoor Terrace

Visit the beautiful outdoor terrace for a meal, snack, or drink. If you enjoy plane spotting or want a closer look at the Alps, help yourself to the Leica binoculars. During the winter months, raclette and fondue are served on the outdoor terrace.

Plane spotting SWISS First Lounge E Zurich

Travel Tips

  • There are two SWISS First Lounges at the Zurich Airport (ZRH) – one in Terminal A and the newest in Terminal E. Read about my visit to the SWISS First Lounge in Terminal A here.
  • It is always an excellent idea to arrive at the airport well in advance of your flight. If you have access to the SWISS First Lounge E in Zurich, arrive as early as possible.
  • Be sure to request a hotel room when you reach the lounge – the rooms can’t be reserved in advance.
  • SWISS First, Lufthansa First Class, HON Circle, Miles & More Senator, SWISS/Lufthansa Business Class, and Miles & More Frequent Travellers can access the SWISS Arrivals Lounge at Zurich Airport. Read more about the SWISS Arrivals Lounge here.

You might be interested in reading about flying SWISS First Class and flying SWISS Business Class.

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  • Reply Alexa August 7, 2016 at 4:37 am

    How luxurious! I’m not a brand loyal flyer, so don’t usually get the perk of an airline lounge. This makes me reconsider that choice!

  • Reply Janice August 13, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Wow, how perfectly decadent! I would love to spend a few hours there. Smooth flying after that visit❤️

  • Reply marie August 21, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Airport lounges just get better and better don’t they? Some of the Middle Eastern lounges are hard to beat but this looks very luxurious. I look forward to going one day.

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