Airports in Switzerland │Some tips

May 17, 2018

Every time I search for a flight, I consider the departure airport very seriously not only because of the price difference but also because of the connections, stopovers and layovers. That's why I would like to share with you my impressions about the Swiss airports and some tips that I hope you will find helpful.

 

Three main international airports open the country to the world:

 

Flughafen Zurich (AKA Flughafen Kloten, Zurich Airport, ZRH), the biggest, most connected, and the hub for Swiss and its low-cost branch, Edelweiss. The airport has 3 terminals that serve direct flights to 185 destinations in 66 countries. It was ranked as "Best Airport in Europe" in the category "20-30 million passengers" by World Travel Award in 2017 for the 14th time in a row.

 

The leading airlines in Zurich Airport are, as said before, Swiss and Edelweiss, but also the low-cost companies Air Berlin, Eurowings and Easyjet. It handles 72 airlines offering many European and Non-European destinations. However, prices could be a little bit higher compared to Geneva Airport to the same destinations.

 

This airport is more interesting for long-haul flights and when travelling to/from the northern and central part of Switzerland.

 

The airport is easily accessible by public transportation, you can either take a tram, a bus or a train.

 

https://www.zurich-airport.com/

 

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Genève Aéroport (AKA Geneva Airport, GVA), smaller airport offering cheaper flights but less connections. The airport has 1 terminal that serves direct flights to 141 destinations offered by 58 airlines.

 

The main airlines in Geneva Airport are Swiss, British Airways, Air FranceLufthansa and the low-cost EasyJet, . Mostly connecting Europe, Middle East, North Africa, also some cities in USA, Canada and China.  

 

This airport is more interesting for European flights or short-haul flights, especially flying with a low-cost airline and when travelling to/from the western and southern part of Switzerland.

 

The airport is easily accessible by public transportation, you can either take a bus or a train.

 

http://www.gva.ch/en

 

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Basel-Mulhouse Airport (AKA Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport, BSL) very small airport with limited connections. This airport has 1 terminal for 25 airlines connecting 30 countries with 70-100 different destinations, depending on the season.

 

The main airlines in Basel-Mulhouse Airport are the low-cost EasyJet and Wizz Air, but also Lufthansa, TUIfly, Air France and British Airways. Mostly offering flights to Europe and North Africa.

 

As Geneva Airport, this airport is also interesting for European flights or short-haul flights, especially flying with a low-cost airline. However, its location makes it far from main Swiss cities. It could be interesting when travelling only to/from the northern part of Switzerland.

 

The bus departing from Basel Bahnhof train station is the only way to reach the airport.

 

https://www.euroairport.com/en/

 

Soon I’ll be posting an article with my tips for buying public transport tickets at the best prices.

 

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Other airports such as Bern and Lugano serve some international connections but flying to/from there is quite pricey compared to the three main airports. These airports are more common for private flights in small planes or national connections. Unless you want to come to Switzerland in your own jet, I wouldn’t recommend those airports 😅

 

As you can see, you have many options, but all depends of course on which country and city you’re travelling from, your budget and your preference between direct, stopover or layover flights.

 

Remember! A flight may be less expensive from one or other airport but keep in mind how much you will need to spend to get to the airport (your transport costs by car, taxi, train or bus). Sometimes is better to pay a flight a little bit more rather than paying the double price of the ticket in a train or a bus to get there. 

 

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