Swiss airports – Geneva, Zurich, Basel, Lausanne and Lugano

The big international airports are Geneva and Zurich, Geneva-Cointrin and Zurich-Kloten of which Zurich is the most sophisticated.

From Zurich you can catch a fast and inexpensive train (about CHF 6) to the central railway station which takes about 10 minutes.

Geneva airport similarly has a fast train service to the main railway station or you can take a bus which costs about CHF 3 unless you want a day pass which will cost about CHF 10. Taxis are much more expensive at about CHF 35 to the town centre. Geneva airport has an information desk open until midnight offering free maps and hotel booking

Both Geneva and Zurich have shopping facilities which are open for long hours 8am to 8 pm for 7 days per week.

All major Swiss airports have wheelchairs and ambulance staff to help disabled travellers.

Lausanne, Lugano, Bern and Sion also have good airports which may be suitable, depending on where you want to get to.

Outside the big international Swiss airports it is possible to arrive in Milan Malpensa Airport in Italy only 25km from the Swiss border and a short bus ride from Switzerland. Alternatively you can fly to Basel Airport which is located just over the border in France and has a quick link to Switzerland free of French immigration control.

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