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Cheap Flights to Switzerland

Popular in April High demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price £83 Average for round-trip flights in ספטמבר 2020
Round-trip from £36 From London to Geneva
One-way from £35 One-way flight from London to Geneva
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Switzerland related to COVID-19?

There are current restrictions for travel to Switzerland at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Switzerland citizens and travellers alike and are as follows: Switzerland has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals or residents of Switzerland or Liechtenstein. Travelers transiting through Switzerland to another country they are permitted to enter, travelers who have the necessary visas and permits to enter, and authorized healthcare professionals may still enter the country. Additional exemptions exist for some categories of business travelers who have received advance permission. Special allowances also exist in some cases for travelers arriving from Germany or Austria. Starting from June 15, it is expected that borders between Switzerland, Germany, France and Austria will be opened. Until at least June 7, all travelers must land at Basel (BSL), Geneva (GVA), or Zurich (ZRH).. If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

Cheapest prices for Switzerland flights by month

January
£67
February
£94
March
£101
April
£85
May
£76
June
£97
July
£136
August
£131
September
£79
October
£73
November
£77
December
£91
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Switzerland is currently January; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Switzerland?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - GVA
Price
£67 - £204
GVA
Temperature
5 - 26 °C
GVA
Rainfall
59 - 108 mm

Peak season:

The peak season depends on what kind of thing you want to do. A big part of the tourism in Switzerland is the winter sports so you’ll find cheap flights to Switzerland harder to find around December to March. Spring, summer and autumn are very popular times for those who would rather enjoy pleasant weather and beautiful scenery. You’ll be able to find discounted flight tickets too if you book in advance. August 1st is also a big festival day in Switzerland so this will impact the price of your flight tickets too. The day itself can be magical and full of fireworks, partying and fun so if you are in Switzerland at the time you’re set for a brilliant day.

 

Off season:

There isn’t much of an off season due to the different activities that can take place dependent on the season however you’ll find the cheapest flights to Switzerland around November to the middle of December.

When is the best time to book a flight to Switzerland?

Regardless of when you want to visit Switzerland, you should aim to secure your flight tickets at least 1 month in advance. The earlier you can book your flights to Switzerland though the cheaper they will be. You’ll also find accommodation cheaper if you secure your flight tickets a few months in advance so it’s worth checking what deals you can find. If you can be flexible then you’ll have the best chances of finding the cheapest flights to Switzerland however if you are only visiting for skiing then you are best to book your flight tickets around late summer or early autumn to find the best deals.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Switzerland?

The cheapest flights to Switzerland are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Switzerland?

Switzerland flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to Switzerland?

Flights from London to Geneva, Switzerland: 1 hours 35 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Basel, Switzerland: 1 hours 45 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Geneva, Switzerland: 3 hours 30 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Basel, Switzerland: 3 hours 35 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Switzerland?

There are several airlines that provide cheap flights to Switzerland with the main ones being Ryanair, easyJet, British Airways and Swiss. Which one you decide to fly with depends entirely on your budget and your preference. You’ll generally find the cheapest flights to Switzerland with Ryanair and easyJet, however, you’ll have to sacrifice a bit of comfort for the cheaper flight tickets. British Airways offer complimentary food and drinks onboard although you’ll pay more for the flights to Switzerland and due to the relatively short flight time you might be better off to go with one of the budget airlines. Just be cautious if you are travelling during the peak seasons as Ryanair are known for increasing the prices of checked in baggage which can dent your wallet.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Geneva:

The airport is only 4km away from the city so finding a way to get there isn’t too difficult. One of the easiest options is to jump on a train directly from the airport. They run very regularly and go to the train station in the centre, taking approximately 6 minutes. Failing that there are many different bus services so once your flights to Switzerland have landed you can speak to one of the drivers or the information centre to find out which bus is best for you to get to where you want to be. You can also opt for a taxi however these are very expensive, especially when compared to the fare of a train or bus ticket. Taxis are convenient though if you have a lot of baggage with you and want to get dropped off directly outside of your hotel.

 

Basel:

The airport Basel is actually in France yet it is only 4km away from the city centre of Basel. The best way to get there would be to jump on the number 50 bus which stops practically right outside of the airport. It’s cheap and doesn’t take long to take you to the train station in Basel. From there you can walk into the centre or jump into a taxi. Taking a taxi from the airport will cost you an extortionate amount of money but if there are a few of you to split the fare it can be more manageable.

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