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Cheap flights to Zurich, Switzerland

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Zurich Airport is the busiest and largest airport in Switzerland. It is situated 12 minutes from central Zurich when travelling by train. A wide range of airlines fly into Zurich Airport, meaning that flights to Zurich are readily available. The low-cost airline EasyJet offers cheap flights to Zurich for those travelling on a budget. Once you have arrived on your Zurich flights and need to reach your accommodations, you will find car rental companies and taxis at the airport. Also take advantages of the Zurich Airport railway station located underneath the terminal. There are trains to many different parts of Switzerland.

Getting Around Zurich

Zurich is known for its efficient, reliable public transportation system which is made up of trams, buses, cable cars, and suburban trains. The tram and bus systems are extremely punctual and provide tourists with a great way to get around. The S-Bahn is Zurich's suburban railway system, and tourists will find this system to be both fast and expansive. Once you have reached the city centre, you can easily explore Zurich on foot. The more active tourist may wish to rent a bike for free from the central train station in Zurich.

Attractions in Zurich

The Zoo in Zurich is a must-see for tourists with families, as is the Lake Promenade. If you enjoy art, you may wish to pay a visit to the Rietberg Museum, home to magnificent Asian art. Those interested in the evolution of coffee may find the Jacob Coffee Museum an intriguing attraction. Tourists fascinated by the history of Switzerland will enjoy Landesmuseum. If you are willing to take a 45-minute train ride from Zurich's central station, you will discover the beauty of the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe. If you have an hour or two to spare, consider catching an opera at the Opernhaus.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife in Zurich

Now that you've saved money on your cheap airfare to Zurich, you might want to do some shopping. You can find luxury stores on the upscale Bahnhofstrasse. Zurich-West is also home to a range of high-end shops. Travellers on flights to Zurich may wish to visit Baba's take-away for delicious freshly grilled meats. For Thai cuisine on a budget, a trip to Ah-Hua is a must. You can enjoy fine dining at Zunfthaus Zur Waag. Zurich is home to many bars, pubs and clubs. Hive Club features top DJs from around the world, and New Velvet bar provides a cool Brazilian atmosphere.

Major airlines flying into main airports serving Zurich Airport

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Flight information for Zurich, Switzerland and Key facts for your journey:
The Airlines...
  • From London 14 major airlines serve the Zurich area
  • From Madrid 5 major airlines serve the Zurich area
  • From Rome 8 major airlines serve the Zurich area
The Journey...
  • The flying time from London to Zurich is typically 2 hours and most direct flights leave around 1:05p local time.
  • London is 493 mi from Zurich
  • The flying time from Madrid to Zurich is typically 2 hours and most direct flights leave around 2:00a local time.
  • Madrid is 767 mi from Zurich
  • The flying time from Rome to Zurich is typically 2 hours and most direct flights leave around 6:40a local time.
  • Rome is 426 mi from Zurich
On Arrival...
  • Zurich is 5 mi from Zurich Airport (Zurich, Switzerland).
  • Zurich Airport (Zurich, Switzerland)
    • Right now, 91 airlines operate out of Zurich Airport.
    • Zurich Airport offers nonstop flights to 173 cities.
    • Every week, at least 448 domestic flights and 6,678 international flights depart from Zurich Airport.
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