Flights to Switzerland: practical information
Cheap airlines to Switzerland
Summer or winter, you can never go wrong with flights to Switzerland. Find the cheapest flights to Switzerland by flying into Zurich, Basel or Geneva. SWISS, the flag carrier airline flights from London and all over the UK. For the best flight fares, stick to low cost airlines.
When to book flights to Switzerland
Because of the Alps there really is no bad time to plan holidays in Switzerland. Warm weather is perfect for visiting the cities and hiking while winter brings masses for world-class skiing conditions.
- Peak season: Summer and winter.
- Low season: Spring and fall.
Direct flights to Switzerland take 1 hours 45 minutes from London.
Experience Switzerland: what to see, what to do
Switzerland is a country that is not limited by its size, there is so much to discover here from castles, abbeys, incredible lakes and waterfalls, not to mention the country's charming cities like Geneva and its modern ones too like Zurich.
Essentials in Switzerland
Top of Europe: If you want to visit the top of Europe, there's only one place to do that, at the Sphinx Observatory. There is a village there with a post office 3,500 metres above sea level. Nearby is Wengen, a car-free city accessible by train and the perfect jumping off point for hiking in summer.
Aletsch Glacier: Get your glacier on with a visit to Aletsh, the longest glacier in Europe. It's easy to reach if you have a Switzerland car hire and head to Bettmeralp.
Zurich: You could spend your entire Swiss holiday just exploring Zurich there is so much to see and do here. Start in the old town where you can visit Grossmunster, Fraumunster and the city museum, Landesmuseum. This is a city for clubbing. It has the most nightclubs per capita in Europe.
Find more information on My Switzerland.
Accommodations in Switzerland
There is no shortage of hotels in Switzerland's big cities and even up in the mountains and you'll find that hotel staff are generally accommodating and able to offer service in a number of languages. Be wary though, hotel room prices are much more expensive than in Europe, especially at ski resorts.