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Stunning, scenic Switzerland

Book flights to Switzerland and experience magnificent outdoor adventure, luxurious city living and some of the best skiing in the world on the snow-capped Alps.

Zurich and Geneva are two of Europe’s most refined and enjoyable cities, combining spellbinding architecture with luxury shopping and cultural attractions.

Switzerland is also home to incredible resorts – from Flumserberg to Chamonix – with opportunities to test your skiing or snowboarding skills in the shadow of iconic mountains, while enjoying a stay surrounded by stunning natural beauty.

World famous for its chocolate, Switzerland is the ideal destination to indulge your sweet tooth. Visit Zurich to sample local delicacies – Swiss cheese, rich chocolate and moreish raclettes.

Take a hike through the scenic Swiss Alps and visit charming towns such as Interlaken.

Flanked by spectacular mountains, Lake Geneva is an ideal location for boating, swimming or simply unwinding on its lush shores.

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What's the weather like in Switzerland?

Figures shown are for Zurich

Average TemperatureAverage Rainfall

Jan

2°C

6cm

Feb

1°C

4cm

Mar

4°C

6cm

Apr

7°C

7cm

May

12°C

12cm

Jun

16°C

14cm

Jul

19°C

14cm

Aug

18°C

12cm

Sep

16°C

9cm

Oct

12°C

8cm

Nov

5°C

7cm

Dec

3°C

9cm

Summer in Switzerland falls between May and August, while September and October are also relatively clear and pleasant. December to February sees temperatures plunge, but if you’re travelling to Switzerland to ski this is an ideal time to go.

The figures shown are for Zurich. The Swiss weather can vary from place to place – particularly between urban and mountainous areas – so just check the conditions in the area you’re travelling to before you fly to Switzerland.

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aerial view of zurich overlooking the limmat river with dramatic cloudscape

Zurich Airport (ZRH)

Located in the north of the country, Zurich Airport (ZRH) is the largest airport in Switzerland. It has excellent transport links to the surrounding areas and is located just six miles from the centre of the city – hop on a train and you’ll arrive in around 15 minutes.

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beautiful landscape of fort on lake geneva

Geneva Airport (GVA)

Fittingly, Geneva Airport (GVA) is the country’s second-largest airport, serving the country’s second-largest city. Geneva Airport railway station provides easy, affordable transport into the city and the journey takes less than 10 minutes. A bus service also operates from the airport and will have you in downtown Geneva within 30 minutes.

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Reasons to visit Switzerland

swiss mountain skier jumping off a rock in verbier switzerland

Skiing on Alpine slopes

Book your Switzerland flight tickets and soon you can be enjoying world-class winter sports in a nation that boasts some of the most incredible slopes in the world.

Ski against the backdrop of clear alpine skies at Flumserberg, or between the looming peaks at Hoch-Ybrig – both of which are only an hour or so away from Zurich. Chamonix, close to Geneva, is also extremely popular.

The ski season begins between November and December, typically ending in April, and there are options for any ability, from beginner slopes to more high-octane routes for experienced skiers and snowboarders.

 hiker in alps by illuminated glacier-capped peaks and lush green valleys switzerland

History and adventure in The Alps

Outdoor adventure is bountiful in the Swiss Alps, with endless idyllic woodland and awe-inspiring mountains to explore, along with challenging hiking trails. You will also find extraordinary places to visit.

Chur is said to be the oldest city in Switzerland and boasts beautiful white churches, pointed tower fortifications and medieval architecture – along with a host of museums exploring its rich heritage and past.

Spectacular views can also be found by taking a scenic train from Zurich through the mountains.

flowers mountains and jetty on swiss riviera of lake geneva switzerland

Lake Geneva

The largest lake in the country, Lake Geneva is a stunning natural attraction. Take a boat trip, swim in designated areas or explore further afield at the world-famous Lavaux vineyards, which arguably produce the nation’s finest wine.

Be sure you don’t miss the ornate Chillon Castle either. Set on an island, this medieval fortification dates back to the 13th century and is accessible via car, bus, rail and boat.

Things to know before you fly to Switzerland

meals Local cuisine

Switzerland is famous for its cheese fondue and rich chocolate, while French, Italian and German influences are all apparent in its cuisine. Zurich is renowned for bratwurst and veal with rosti.

currency Currency

The currency of Switzerland is the Swiss franc (CHF), although some places may accept euros. Card payments are widely accepted.

socket Plugs

The Swiss use two different plug outlets – Type C which feature two prongs and Type J which has three. 230V and 50Hz is typically standard.

bus Getting around

The Swiss transport system is renowned throughout Europe, and the rail service here is excellent. Consider a Swiss Travel Pass if you’re planning a long stay.

Flying to Switzerland: FAQs

What is the best airport to fly to in Switzerland?

Zurich International (ZRH) is the most popular airport in Switzerland, with good transport links to the country’s major attractions. If you’re travelling to ski, there are 12 resorts within a 90-minute drive of Geneva Airport (GVA), including Chamonix, Les Gets and Le Grand Bornand.

How long should I stay in Switzerland?

If you’re flying to Switzerland for a short break, you can see the main attractions in Zurich or Geneva in around three days or so. Ski trips can keep whole families entertained for a week or longer, while two weeks could see you tour the country using Switzerland’s excellent transport network.

Do they speak English in Switzerland?

French, German and Italian are the most commonly spoken languages in Switzerland. However, English is widely spoken in many cities, towns and resorts – especially in hotels, at visitor attractions, and for business purposes. In more rural areas, English may be less common.

Why we love Switzerland

“Zurich and Geneva are two of the most alluring cities in Europe. Visiting Switzerland during ski season is also a fantastic winter trip. The stunning landscape of mountains next to lush forests is unlike anywhere else in the world. In the summer, a hiking trip across the Alps is a great way to see the natural beauty Switzerland has.”

The best of Switzerland

Flights to Switzerland mark the start of an enticing adventure, one that can take you to mountain heights and luxurious retreats.

Shop for the latest fashion in Zurich and those famous watches in Geneva, strolling between historic retailers renowned the world over and boutiques that have sprung up in the cities’ hippest quarters.

Then head out skiing, hiking or e-biking into the stunning mountains, discovering the most scenic trails and remote hangouts, as well as delightful restaurants, hotels and health spas across an array of iconic resorts.

Read more about Switzerland, including where to go and what to see, on Atlas.

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