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The lakeside city of Zurich is its main draw, but the Canton of Zurich has much more to offer than just Switzerland’s financial capital. Venture from the old city to explore more of the area, with the Alps looming in the distance and medieval towns and mountaintop castles waiting to be explored.
The best time to visit Zurich is in the warmer summer months of July and August. The temperatures average 21˚C and you’ll be able to make the most of the long sunny days and refreshingly breezy evenings.
Spring and autumn are also good times to visit. It might be a little cooler but the main attractions are less busy and cheap flights are easier to come by.
The winter months are low season for the city itself, but flight prices are inflated by the number of skiers and snowboarders visiting the surrounding region.
Flights to Zurich are busy throughout the year because of its broad appeal in both the winter and summer seasons. But you can still find cheap flights to Zurich whenever you book – here’s how Expedia can help you hunt them out.
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There are numerous cheap flights to Zurich from London and other UK airports.
Zurich Airport is the largest international airport in Switzerland, with excellent transport links to the rest of the country and the city itself.
It’s located eight miles to the north of the centre with good bus and tram connections – tram route 10 will take you to the main train station, although the airport also has its own station connecting you to other destinations.
The airport can be accessed via the A51 motorway and there are parking spaces for more than 14,000 cars.
Direct flights to Zurich from UK airports are available carriers that include:
If you’re in the city, then using the tram is the preferred way of getting around for the locals. You can also walk and cycle, as the main central part of the city is fairly easy to navigate.
For travelling further outside the city, then the ZVV, which includes the S-Bahn, covers a lot of ground. And the national SBB trains also connect you to other major destinations in the region.
One of the most convenient ways of exploring the surrounding region is by hire car. With a choice of rental car agencies at the airport and in the city, you can book your vehicle with Expedia so that everything is arranged in advance of your arrival.
One of the wealthiest cities on the planet, Zurich has all the modern amenities and facilities you would expect. Visit the choice of excellent museums and restaurants, and then wander the streets of the charming Altstadt, before exploring the booming cultural quarter of Zurich West.
Leaving the city behind, and with the Alps in the distance, tackle the walking and mountain bike trails that traverse the region. Pay a visit to Rapperswil, a medieval town by the lake and visit the photography museum in Winterthur.
UK visitors won’t need a visa for travel to Switzerland and can stay for up to 90 days without any further action.
As one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it can be a little pricey. If you’re travelling on a budget you might need to use a little imagination and shop around to find cheaper ways to enjoy Zurich.