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You can’t visit Switzerland without being blown away by its natural beauty. Even its culture-filled cities are set against a magnificent backdrop of lakes, rivers and mountains, while its towns, dotted with turreted castles, evoke fairy-tale magic. With over two-thirds of the country covered by the towering Alps, Switzerland is the ultimate European destination for all things outdoors, from skiing to hiking and cold-water swimming.

Fly to Switzerland with British Airways and frolic in its hilly meadows. Visit Geneva for a culture-packed agenda and days spent in museums, galleries and botanical gardens. Or land in Basel for an art-filled adventure. Set along the banks of the Rhine, this city is home to some of the country’s best galleries, restaurants and avant-garde buildings. Zurich, meanwhile, is Switzerland’s hot spot for urban culture. From cool waterside bars to a quaint Old Town and summer techno parties, you can enjoy big city vibes in an easily walkable setting. Book your Switzerland holiday today.

Switzerland flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Switzerland?

A flight from London to Switzerland takes just under two hours.

Which airports does British Airways fly to Switzerland from?

We fly to Switzerland from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London City.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Switzerland?

Use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest time to visit Switzerland. Spring and summer are the most popular times of the year to visit Switzerland, so book flights in autumn or winter to pay less for your flights but still enjoy activities like skiing and autumnal hikes.

When’s the best time to visit Switzerland?

The best time to visit Switzerland depends on the reason for your visit. You can head out on hikes in the spring and summer, while adventure-seekers visit in the colder months to enjoy the wide variety of winter sports on offer, like skiing and glacier climbing. In the summer season you can tick off one of the country’s 1500 incredible lakes and enjoy water activities such as paddleboarding and water skiing.

Is Switzerland cheap to visit?

With a little forward planning, a trip to Switzerland can fit any budget. If you’re visiting to spend time in the great outdoors, the good news is that nature is free – the country’s outstanding hiking trails and lakes can be toured for no cost. You can also explore Switzerland’s cities by foot, with a lot of its attractions located in the city centres.

Local museums and galleries also offer free and cheap days to visit their collections. And if you’re feeling peckish, some restaurants offer fixed-price lunch specials. If your accommodation has a fridge, you can stock up on local groceries and picnic essentials. Most towns have fountains where you can fill up your water bottle with pure mountain water for free too.

Is it easy to get around Switzerland?

Switzerland has one of Europe’s most efficient and comprehensive public transport networks. From trains and buses running from the major cities to smaller towns and villages, you can navigate the country with ease. Beautiful scenery awaits if you travel on the Glacier Express. You can also book a hire car and drive between your destinations – and admire the beautiful routes as you do.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to get out of the city and see more of what Switzerland has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Why visit Switzerland?

Whether it’s the spectacular mountain scenery, the adrenaline-fuelled activities, the city culture or the delicious food, Switzerland has something to tempt all visitors. Blessed with many microclimates, you can ski in the Alps one day and enjoy palm-lined beaches the next. Don’t forget to fill your stomach – and your suitcase – with Swiss chocolate, which has a reputation as some of the best in Europe. The cheese lovers are in luck too, as there are over 400 cheeses made here.

Why fly British Airways?

With outstanding service starting the minute you book, you can choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price including a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. Onboard you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Sit back, relax and let us take care of you every step of the way.

Basel: Highlights

  • Stroll through the medieval Old Town around Marketplatz, which is home to a 16th century Town Hall and 12th century Gothic cathedral.
  • Visit one of its many museums, such as the Kunstmuseum, the first collection of art to be available to the public in 1661.
  • Take a trip to the impressive German Black Forest, which is less than an hour from the city by car.

Geneva: Highlights

  • Take a selfie with Jet d’Eau, Geneva’s enormous water fountain in Lake Geneva, which spouts 140m of water into the air.
  • Head to Plaine de Plainpalais on a Saturday to visit Switzerland’s biggest flea market. You’ll be sure to find some treasures among the hundreds of stalls.
  • Visit Carouge for Geneva’s Italian side. Developed by the Italians in the 18th century, you can enjoy the architecture, markets and bistros here.

Zurich: Highlights

  • Wonder at Grossmunster, Zurich’s twin-towered cathedral which was commissioned by Charlemagne in the 9th century.
  • Indulge your taste buds at one of Zurich’s many chocolate boutiques and stock up on beautifully packaged truffles and pralines.
  • Visit Schweizerisches Landesmuseum and browse the permanent collection which takes you on a trip through Swiss history.

Switzerland travel essentials

Flight time

1.5–2 hours

Time zone

GMT +1


Swiss Franc

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