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Transfer at Zurich - flight to L.A.

Metkovic, Croatia
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Transfer at Zurich - flight to L.A.

Very soon I'm going to Los Angeles with Swiss airlines from Zagreb and I will be transfering at Zurich airport.

What I'm interested and what I would like to know is next:

Will I have to clear immigration/show my passport and If I do when will it be, at my arriving gate or at my departure gate? Same question for my hand baggage getting scanned/x-rayed? Also, can anyone tell me how to get from D to E and how long does it take to get from D to E?

Anyone who knows and has any experience please answer.


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1. Re: Transfer at Zurich - flight to L.A.

No you will not have to clear customs and immigration as you are neither entering nor leaving the Schengen Area.

There is a shuttle train to the E gates that takes a few minutes. You then go through security.

ZRH is one of the more pleasant and efficient airports for transitting.

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2. Re: Transfer at Zurich - flight to L.A.

All understood, thank you very much for your answer.

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3. Re: Transfer at Zurich - flight to L.A.

But you might face a police control when exiting the airplane (they do it randomly). And you'll have to go through security again.


4. Re: Transfer at Zurich - flight to L.A.

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