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Cheap Flights to Switzerland

Popular in December High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price C$ 1343 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from C$ 394 From Toronto to Zurich
One-way from C$ 298 One-way flight from Toronto to Zurich
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Switzerland flights by month

January
C$ 1113
February
C$ 1044
March
C$ 1121
April
C$ 1099
May
C$ 1131
June
C$ 1067
July
C$ 1377
August
C$ 1301
September
C$ 1169
October
C$ 1106
November
C$ 1039
December
C$ 1087
November is currently the cheapest month to fly to Switzerland. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Switzerland?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
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Price
C$ 1039 - C$ 1570
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Temperature
3 - 24 °C
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Rainfall
55 - 127 mm
Flying to Switzerland in November is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Switzerland, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being June.

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

The price you pay for your flight to Switzerland may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 59 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase in the final two weeks or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Switzerland?

The cheapest day to fly to Switzerland is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Switzerland?

At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your Switzerland trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

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.

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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.

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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.

  Air Road Rail
Basle 0.30 1.10 1.05
Bern 1.15 1.10
Geneva 0.40 2.45 2.55
Lugano 0.45 3.00 3.00

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