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Flights to Zurich – jet into the largest city in Switzerland

With almost half a million inhabitants, Zurich is not only the largest city in Switzerland, but also the centre of its business activity and cultural events. In addition to picturesque architecture and the historic old town district, this city offers a busy calendar of cultural events, with other permanent attractions such as the city zoo and Uetilberg plateau continuing to prove most popular with visitors from all over the world. The city is also within close proximity to Lake Zurich and the forested surroundings that encompass the metropolis itself. In warmer months, these areas are packed with sun seekers, picnickers and those looking to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re eyeing a winter break, expect colder winters, with a higher incidence of snow. It’s easy to get into the heart of the city via rail transfer from Zurich Airport (ZRH). SunExpress is the perfect choice when booking tickets to Zurich online.

If you’re after total independence, however, your best bet is to arrange a car rental pick-up once you make it to arrivals. Once you have access to your own set of wheels, you can be in the heart of Zurich from the departure gate in as little as 15 minutes. Take advantage of fantastic rates on flights to Zurich when you book online with SunExpress.

Short facts

Local time 19:25
Country: Switzerland
Language: German
Currency: Swiss Franc

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Zurich Airport (ZRH)

Located just 13 kilometres from the heart of the city itself, Zurich Airport (ZRH) is incredibly well positioned to provide quick and reliable transfers for visitors looking to explore the heart of the town. This international airport is one of the busiest of its kind in Europe, with more than 36 million passengers annually. There are also plenty of far-flung destinations served by outgoing flights, making it easy to catch a connection to other countries further afield. Designed with accessibility and comfort in mind, Zurich Airport is above and beyond the usual. Every traveller can seek comfort in the many lounges of the airport, or kill time looking for a bargain at the stores.

Places to see and things to do in Zurich

Once you’ve landed in Zurich, one of the first things you should do is take a stroll through the Old Town district of the city. This area extends both sides of the Limmat and remains incredibly well preserved, unlike many capitals on the continent. Among the most iconic of its historic buildings is the old town hall, built in a classic Renaissance style. Other attractions include traditional guild houses, the Gothic Preacher’s Church, the Church of St. Peter, and much more besides. This is a city designed for those who want to experience the most out of their surroundings. Expect plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs to stay open well into the early hours.

Enjoy Zurich with the family

Travelling with the whole brood? At SunExpress, we make it easier than ever for whole families to book cheap trips to the heart of Switzerland. For youngsters, one of the most exciting destinations has to be the city zoo. Home to some 400 species of animals from across the globe, the impressive exhibits at this popular zoo give little ones a real insight into the world around them. The zoological museum within the University of Zurich is equally fascinating, with more than 1,200 animal species preserved and exhibited. If you’re after something simple, why not take a stroll in the surrounding green areas of the city. Enjoy a simple stroll or reach for your hiking boots to scope out a first-rate view of Lake Zurich and the Alps.

Business flights to Zurich

As an important economic centre, Zurich is frequented by thousands of corporate personnel daily and remains one of the most popular places in Europe to hold international business meetings. Cheaper flights to Zurich allow every businessman to stay connected to this important city. Zurich Airport itself will accommodate the needs of any traveller, with free internet access for 2 hours while waiting within the airport, and complementary access to the airport app – perfect for first-time flyers in need of some extra guidance, or the business traveller looking to keep on top of flight times and delays. Once activated, the app keeps passengers fully updated on airport services and news. The journey to Zurich Airport from the city centre is a simple one. There are several public transport options available, with the long-distance rail network serving the region. The S-Bahn S2, S16 and S24 also serve the airport from the main station. An extensive rail network is supported by a reliable bus service across the city and its surrounding regions.

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