While not known for being a budget-conscious vacation spot, Switzerland has a lot to offer travelers willing to make the trip. This small, European country is famous for its world-renowned skiing and snowboarding resorts, and the views of the mountain ranges that line the land are picture perfect, to say the least!
The Swiss are hands-down the best chocolate producers, and they are very friendly people who are always willing to warmly greet tourists and show them a good time. Bordered by France, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Liechtenstein; Switzerland has a temperate climate and is known best for both its neutral political stance and the Alps!
Flights to Switzerland
Zurich, Geneva Cointrin, and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg are Switzerland’s largest and busiest airports. Zurich is the country’s most populated city, and as such, it receives the greatest amount of annual flight traffic. A main hub for Swiss International Air Lines, Zurich Airport is located 9 miles north of the city center, and it transported nearly 25 million foreign and domestic passengers in 2013.
The airport offers direct flights to many international destinations, with London, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, and New York being its most popular routes. Geneva Cointrin is the country’s second largest airport, and too is a hub for many major commercial carriers, including Swiss European and Swiss International Air Lines.
A major construction effort that has been underway for the last eight years is nearing completion at the airport; this master plan focused its revitalization efforts by adding an additional pier (C), as well as a new check-in area, restaurant, and security checkpoint. Flights to Switzerland can be reserved through United, Delta, American Airlines, and Swiss. There is a long line of carriers that offer direct, international flights.
What to Do in Switzerland?
If you are visiting Switzerland, chances are you were drawn here by its legendary skiing scene. Hit the slopes at the Matterhorn for the outdoor adventure of a lifetime and breathe the freshest air on the planet. The Fasnacht Spring Carnival is an amazing, three-day festival that the folks in Basel put on every year. Everything in the town remains open during the carnival.
Take a cable car trip to the top of Mt. Pilatus, go on a picnic at Rhine Falls, and spend a day in Bern, the country’s historic capital city. Vacationers can save a lot of money by cooking their food instead of eating out; booking train rides early, and investing in a travel pass. The major cost-savings will come when you book flights to Switzerland with Skyscanner. Our unparalled airfare search engine makes finding discount prices a breeze! You can also use our hotel price comparison tool to get a terrific rate on hotel accommodations during your stay in Switzerland.
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