Airports in Switzerland

Major airports in Switzerland

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What travellers and expats need to know about major airports in Switzerland from domestic to international airports in Switzerland and information about the busiest airports in Switzerland.

Switzerland is conveniently located in central Europe, making some airports in Switzerland popular launching points for travellers looking to travel within the European continent. There are seven major airports in Switzerland that serve domestic and international flights to Switzerland and flights from Switzerland.

Currently, the busiest airports in Switzerland are located in Zurich, Geneva and Basel. The Zurich Airport had the lion's share of passengers in 2015 with more than 26.2 million passengers flying from the airport throughout the year. Geneva comes second in terms of busiest airports in Switzerland with 15.7 million passengers in 2015.

Major airports in Switzerland, specifically the airports located in Zurich, Geneva, Basel and Bern, are popular with tourists looking for airports in Switzerlad near Interlaken – one of the top places to visit in the country.

Here is a list of the international airports in Switzerland, domestic airports in Switzerland and important information about travelling to Switzerland.

Travelling to Switzerland

Major airports in Switzerland

Though Switzerland is not part of the European Union, it became a member of the Schengen Area in 2008. Passport checks for travellers arriving at airports in Switzerland from Schengen member countries were lifted in 2009. These travellers can simply walk to the airport's baggage hall and claim while those coming from non-Schengen member countries will still have their passports checked.

Before moving or travelling to Switzerland, make sure that you have the appropriate visa or residence permit to avoid any complications. Read Expatica's extensive guide on Swiss visas and permits. According to Swiss law, all visitor travelling to Switzerland must also always carry their government-issued ID or a copy of their passport. 

International airports in Switzerland

Zurich International Airport (ZRH)

8058 Zürich-Flughafen, Switzerland
T: +41 (0)43 816 22 11

Genève Aéroport (GVA)

Route de l'Aéroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
T: +41 (0)22 717 71 11

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg International Airport (BSL)

68304 Saint-Louis, France
T: +33 (0)38 990 31 11

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Domestic airports in Switzerland

Bern Airport (BRN)

Flugplatzstrasse 31, 3123 Belp, Switzerland
T: +41 (0)31 960 21 11 

Lugano Airport (LUG)

Via Aeroporto, 6982 Agno, Switzerland
T: +41 (0)91 610 12 82

Sion Airport (SIR)

Route de l'Aéroport, 1950 Sion, Switzerland
T: +41 (0)27 329 06 00

St Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (ACH)

Flughafenstrasse 11, 9423 Thal, Switzerland
T: +41 (0)71 858 51 65

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Updated 2016.

Photo Credits: Carlos Delgado (Flughafen Zuerich), Aero Icarus (Swiss Airlines).


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