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Flights to Switzerland in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceC$ 934Average for round-trip flights in November 2021
Round-trip fromC$ 506From Toronto to Zurich
One-way fromC$ 337One-way flight from Toronto to Switzerland

Cheap flights to Switzerland in November, December 2021

The best prices found for ZRH flights for November, December
29 Nov. - 6 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

2 stops

28h 30m
GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

12h 20m
C$ 710

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/11/21

29 Nov. - 6 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

3 stops

15h 10m
GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

12h 20m
C$ 726

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/11/21

29 Nov. - 6 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

1 stop

18h 10m
GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

12h 20m
C$ 760

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/11/21

Switzerland 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Switzerland found for this year
29 Nov. - 6 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

2 stops

28h 30m
GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

12h 20m
C$ 710

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23/11/21

29 Nov. - 6 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

3 stops

15h 10m
GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

12h 20m
C$ 726

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23/11/21

29 Nov. - 6 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

1 stop

18h 10m
GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

12h 20m
C$ 760

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23/11/21

Last minute flights to Switzerland

Late deals on round-trip flights to Switzerland, departing today and this week
29 Nov. - 6 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

2 stops

28h 30m
GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

12h 20m
C$ 710

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23/11/21

29 Nov. - 6 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

3 stops

15h 10m
GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

12h 20m
C$ 726

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23/11/21

29 Nov. - 6 Dec.
YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

1 stop

18h 10m
GVA

Geneva Geneve-Cointrin

YYZ

Toronto Pearson Intl

1 stop

12h 20m
C$ 760

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23/11/21

Can I fly to Switzerland from Canada right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Canada to Switzerland

Most visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Switzerland.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Switzerland.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Canada are not required to quarantine after entering Switzerland.

Documents
Travel Declaration Form - Travelers must fill up an entry form before entering Switzerland. The form can be completed 48 hours before entry at the earliest. Children can be included in the form of an adult traveling with them.

Health Pass For Public Activity - Travelers aged 16 years and older must have proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test for COVID-19 in order to enter events, festivals, bars, restaurants, museums, and other venues and activities in Switzerland.

If you have been vaccinated, you can either show a Swiss COVID Certificate, EU Digital COVID Certificate, or a certificate that is compatible with the EU Digital Covid Certificate.

Travelers who have been vaccinated abroad with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and who are resident in or traveling to Switzerland are able to obtain a Swiss COVID certificate. This means that travelers who have been vaccinated abroad or have recovered abroad, such as tourists, can also participate in social activities in Switzerland. The documents can be submitted electronically. Currently, only the certificates of countries using the EU Digital COVID Certificate are compatible with the Swiss system.

You will be issued with the COVID certificate on the application on paper or as a PDF document with a QR code. With the COVID Certificate app, you can host your COVID certificate on your mobile device.

If you are unvaccinated, you must have a test, and if the result is negative you can then be issued with a COVID certificate.




Can I fly back to Canada from Switzerland?

Returning to Canada from Switzerland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Switzerland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Canada.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Switzerland are not required to quarantine after entering Canada.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Switzerland?

The cheapest ticket to Switzerland found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

C$ 981

February

C$ 1,053

March

C$ 1,029

April

C$ 1,081

May

C$ 1,003

June

C$ 1,124

July

C$ 1,255

August

C$ 1,249

September

C$ 1,066

October

C$ 936

November

C$ 1,013

December

C$ 1,062

Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Switzerland. Flying to Switzerland in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Switzerland?

Average Switzerland flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

YTO - ZRH

Price

C$ 937 - C$ 1,428

ZRH

Temperature

0 - 19 °C

ZRH

Precipitation

63 - 128 mm

Flying to Switzerland in April is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. July tends to be the warmest period in Switzerland so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. June is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

It may be neutral, but when you book a flight to Switzerland, you’ll see that it’s far from sedentary. Switzerland has played it safe politically, but it’s the safety game that has helped the country become one of the top cultural, financial and safest destinations in the world. Need proof? There’s a reason people put their money in Swiss bank accounts. Cash in some of your wealth and book a flight to Switzerland for amazing sightseeing, chic shopping, authentic food and music and nightlife in the capital city of Berne that rivals some of Europe’s hottest city spots. 

The country’s landscape is one of the main reasons people book flights to Switzerland – alpine mountains and soothing spas excite even the weary traveller. Infused with a variety of cultures and speaking hundreds of different dialects, Switzerland is a melting pot of people. Switzerland has a strong history of arts and literature to be proud of, and of course, there’s the cuisine. A cheap flight to Switzerland lands travellers in a rich country of chocolate and cheeses. Savour the delicacies that make Switzerland one of the most toured countries in the world. If the mood strikes you, it’s not unheard of to engage in a little yodeling with friends.

Switzerland climate

The highest peaks in the Swiss Alps have snow all year round. It gets colder the higher you travel. When you’re not in mountains, the climate can be temperate and is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

When is the best time to fly to Switzerland?

Peak season:

Switzerland is a year-round destination. Spring, summer and autumn are all good times to fly to Switzerland as temperatures are comfortable. In June and July, the alpine wildflowers are in bloom. Skiers will enjoy the winter months. The downhill ski season runs from mid-December to late March. At higher altitudes, it can last beyond March. At Zermatt (the resort that sits in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn) and Saas Fee for example, there is year-round skiing on the glaciers.

If you want to travel to Switzerland for its celebrations, particularly Swiss National Day, book Switzerland flights for August 1. This is when people gather around bonfires to listen to speeches about the independence of Switzerland. There are also fireworks, parades, music (especially accordions) and at Neuhausen am Rheinfall in Schaffhouse, the Rhine waterfalls are illuminated.

Off season:

There is no bad time to travel to Switzerland but May is a good month to visit to escape most of the tourists. If you plan your Switzerland trip in advance, it’s likely you’ll find cheap flights to Switzerland and discounted hotel fares.

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Getting around Switzerland

Public transportation is excellent. Comprehensive and punctual, reasonably priced and clean, getting around by public transport is a tourist’s dream. Swiss Federal Railways operates rail services throughout Switzerland. Two of the largest Alpine lines are BLS, which runs the Bern–Lötschberg–Simplon route between the Swiss capital and Italy; and RhB, the Rhatische Bahn, which operates services within Canton Graubünden. Buses complement the train services and stations are generally found in the forecourts of train stations. Many cities also have trams.

There are ferry services operating on Switzerland’s largest lakes including Luzern’s Vierwaldstattersee, Lago di Lugano, Maggiore and Como. Ferry services are generally seasonal, between April and October.

The post bus is a novel way of getting to the remotest parts of Switzerland. The service has been operating for 100 years. One of the most scenic mountain/valley journeys runs from Meiringen over four alpine passes – Grimsel Pass, Nufenen Pass, Gotthard Pass and Susten Pass. There are 25 bridges and 23 tunnels along this route.

There are many ways of getting to the top of the mountains. These include funicular, cable-car, gondola, T-bar skilift or draglift.

SWISS, the flag carrier, flies domestically between Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lugano and Zurich.

The following chart gives approximate journey times from Zurich (in hours and minutes) to other major cities and towns in Switzerland.

 AirRoadRail
Basle0.301.101.05
Bern1.151.10
Geneva0.402.452.55
Lugano0.453.003.00

What is good to know if travelling to Switzerland?

  • The northeast of Switzerland (near Germany) is less well-known than the rest of the country. The city of St. Gallen, an old textile town, has a beautiful baroque cathedral and a well-preserved medieval town centre. The city is the gateway to Lake Constance and the mountainous Appenzell region.
  • It’s possible to trace the footsteps of Heidi, the heroine of Johanna Spyri’s classic book in Maienfeld, Eastern Switzerland. In Heidi’s Village there is Heidi’s house, which can be toured, a petting zoo, shop and post office. There is also a Heidi trail from the village to the mountain which takes about 90 minutes.
  • The Glacier Garden in Lucerne is a natural monument with glacial potholes and fossilized shells and palm leaves that date back 20 million years. There are several attractions here, the most famous of which is the Lion monument carved out of rock. It was carved out of the cliff in the 1800s to commemorate the deaths of 700 Swiss guards who were cut down by French revolutionaries storming the Tuilleries in Paris in 1792. There are also botanical gardens and a Hall of Mirrors.
  • While many travellers opt for Zurich hotels or hotels in Geneva, during their Switzerland travels, St. Moritz, Davos and Zermatt are the most famous ski resorts, and Zermatt hotels are packed with snowbirds each season. Other popular resorts include Verbier, Klosters, Gstaad, Wengen, Grindelwald, Arosa and Murren.
  • Rheinfalls is the largest waterfall in Europe. It is a 30-minute drive or hour train journey from Zurich. There is a platform that extends over the water so it’s possible to get very close to the falls. There are a couple of boat trips you can take too. One drops tourists in the middle of the falls and picks them up later, the other motors to the foot of the waterfalls, cuts its engines and the water pushes it away.
  • Free bicycle: leave a small deposit at the Velogate, and a bike is yours for six hours.
  • The Kunsthaus in Zurich boasts treasures of the art world such as Picasso, Munch, Monet and Chagall topping the bill.

How popular are flights to Switzerland this year?

Flights to Switzerland have seen a 100% increase in demand compared to the previous year.

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