Flying to Switzerland

Flying to Switzerland.

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Find below information on all the main airports in Switzerland.

Geneva Airport

is located 4 Km northwest of the city centre and is accessible from both France and Switzerland. Regular flights are available to destinations throughout Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the eastern coast of the United States and Canada. The airport is well connected to motorways and to bus and train services.

The airport station directly accesses both check in and arrivals and trains take only six minutes to reach Geneva-Cornavin station in the city centre. Connections can be made from here to destinations throughout Europe. Buses are also available from outside the check in level with services every eight to fifteen minutes to the city centre and surrounding areas.

Tickets can be purchased from the Unireso (united network of public transport) information centre in the airport arrivals hall, at bus stops or the rail station. One ticket allows for boat, train, bus and tram transport in the France-Vaud-Geneva area. A free ticket for 80 minutes of travel on public transport is available from the Unireso machine in the baggage claims area of the arrivals hall.

Zürich Airport

is the largest international airport in Switzerland offering flights to destinations around the world. Trains, which run every ten minutes at peak times, connect the airport with the city centre. Tickets can be bought from machines in the baggage claims area or in the station. There is a bus terminal close to the main airport building which provides services into Zürich and to destinations in the surrounding area. The Glattalbahn number ten tram service offers a fast efficient service between the airport and central Zürich. Taxis are available from outside the arrivals hall.

Basel Airport

is in France and operated jointly by France and Switzerland. It is located 6 Km northwest of Basel and 22 Km southeast of the French city of Mulhouse. It has a Swiss customs area connected to Basel by a border road. Flights are available to destinations in Europe, North Africa and Canada. Buses are available at the airport with services running to Basel, Freiburg, Saint-Louis, Mulhouse, Strasbourg and Colmar. There is no railway station at the airport but buses connect with the train stations in Basel, Saint Louis and Freiburg, from where connections throughout Europe are available. Taxis are available in both the French and Swiss sections of the airport.

Bern Airport

is actually located in the town of Belp. Flights are available to destinations across Europe and in North Africa. The airport has bus services to central Bern and Belp, from where connections across Europe are possible. Tickets can be bought from the bus driver or at the airport.

Lugano Airport

is currently a small airport with flights mainly in Switzerland. There are plans to expand the airport. There is a regular shuttle bus service between the airport and the centre of Lugano. The train station in Agno is a ten minute walk and has regular services into Lugano. Taxis are also available.

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