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Flights to switzerland

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Flights to switzerland

Hi is there anyone thet can give me some advice on flying to switzerland. Im hiring a car which ever airport I fly into but as its my first trip I would like to know which would be my best bet if im staying in Grindelwald ?Cheers cal

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1. Re: Flights to switzerland

I've always had the best luck flying into Zurich. But I come from the US and there are lots more flights to Zurich than anywhere else. In the travel sites I have seen flights from the UK to Basil which would put you slightly closer to the OB. Like most major airports Zurich has rental car counters right in the terminal and if you have booked ahead of time you can get in and out quite quickly. It's a little over two hours drive to Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen. I've never drivven from Basil so I don't know the drive time.

Not sure of the details of your trip but it may serve you better to get a pass and take the trains instead of hiring the car. The trains go almost everywhere and there are several must see places that you can't get to by car.

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2. Re: Flights to switzerland

Be sure to check renting a car once you get to Grindelwald as there are extra fees for renting at the airport - you may find the train fare is less than the fees! Additionally, you might find you don't need a car but a few days instead of the entire time you are there.

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3. Re: Flights to switzerland

I have flown many times from London Heathrow to Zurich. I would forget the car hire and let the train take the strain. At Zurich airport you just need to go down the escalator and your'e on the station platform, where you can get a comfortable express train to Interlaken Ost via Bern. At Interlaken you change trains to Grindlewald.

If you are driving, you will miss out on some spectacular scenery as all your concentration will be on driving on the right hand side of the road.

Whatever your decision, have a great trip.



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