Cheap Flights to Switzerland
A Central European country, Switzerland comprises breathtaking beauty encompassing lakes, rivers, waterfalls and high peaks with villages and old towns in its cities, home to medieval landmarks and is renowned for its delicious chocolate and Swiss watches. Cheap flights to Switzerland are totally dependent on the time of year although we do afford you the opportunity to get the best deals daily on flights to Switzerland.
The country comprises ten cities with Zürich, Geneva and Basal being the largest and the capital Bern, 4th largest with origins dating back to the 12th century and the old town home to preserved medieval architecture.
Zürich, the country’s global heart for banking and finance also reflects its pre-medieval history in the picturesque lanes of Altstadt, (old town) on both sides of the Limmat River while waterfront promenades, such as the Limmatquai, trail the river to the 17th century Rathaus (town hall).
Basal, located on the Rhine River near to the French and German borders, boasts the highest concentration of museums in the country including the largest site of Roman ruins. The 12th century Gothic cathedral holds the tomb of 16th century scholar Erasmus.
Cheapest One-Way Flights To Zurich, Switzerland
Cheapest Return Flights To Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich Airport, Switzerland
Zurich Airport (ZRH), 8058 Zürich-Flughafen, Switzerland
Bern Airport, Switzerland
Bern Airport, Flugplatzstrasse 31, 3123 Belp, Switzerland
Due to the country’s central location, the climate throughout the year is normally temperate with low humidity, especially on the central plateau but does vary in other territories dependent on altitude. Winters are typically mild but do fall below freezing with snow and rain is common during summer.
When to fly to Switzerland
Low season from October to March has resorts quiet or closed from April to June, October and November with sights and restaurants not opening daily and for shorter periods but offering prices up to 50% less on accommodation and cheap flights to Switzerland.
Shoulder season from April to June and September is where good deals can be found for ski resorts and hotspots with warm temperatures experienced during spring.
High season during July and August and from December to March has cyclists and walkers during July and August flocking to high-altitude trails while December and New Year there’s significant snow sports action on the slopes. From late December to early April ski resorts are in high season.
Getting around Switzerland
Because of the alpine terrain there aren’t many airports and to compensate this, Switzerland has one of the best railway systems connecting every major city. Bern in particular, relies virtually exclusively on rail travel to Zurich, Geneva and Basel, all with airport facilities to the rest of the world. Swiss Federal Railways is known for cleanliness and comfort and most electric trains offer 1st and 2nd class compartments. The majority of intercity trains offer the fastest connections with trains departing on the hour from Basel avoiding long waiting periods. Ideally purchasing a Swiss Pass/Swiss Flexipass affords unlimited travel on the total network of the Swiss Federal Railways including travel on lake steamers and many postal motor-coaches that link resorts and cities.
With over 100 Passenger boats during summer, travellers can sail on all major lakes and rivers and along parts of the Rhine and the Aare with the majority including dining facilities and evening trips comprising music and dancing. Old paddle-steamers that are pre-WWI provide romantic journeys on many lakes.
Travelling by car is a pleasure with excellent roads and super highways that are clearly marked with road signs. Drivers can cross Alpine passes except during snowstorms when they may be shut down but those wishing to transport their vehicles through alpine tunnels can make use of special railway facilities specifically provided for this purpose. For car hire, Budget is one of the most reliable and offers one-way rentals between any two of its 20 Swiss branches with no additional drop-off charge, alternatively hire a car from Avis, Hertz or the Kemwel Drive Group.
Travelling by bus is convenient for trips into the mountains or hop onto one of the well-liked yellow buses that affords safety and comfort while viewing the Alps.
Switzerland – insider information
- Bern offers St. Lambertus Church and the Castle Tower dating back to the 13th The Bern Historical Museum is the 2nd largest in the country that was built in 1894.
- When in Zurich take a relaxing boat trip on Lake Zürich that comprises two rivers with loads of green space and visit the Swiss National Museum, one of the most imperative museums of cultural history in Europe that opened in 1898. The 869m high Üetliberg Mountain, part of the Albis chain affords spectacular views of the city and Lake of Zürich.
- In Basal view the Roman ruins of Augusta Raurica, the Munster Cathedral and find tranquillity in the zoological gardens.
- Lauterbrunnens astounding beauty of valleys, alpine meadows, spectacular mountain peaks and 72 reverberating waterfalls also offers base jumping, hiking, skiing and parachuting.