Top 3 Airports in Switzerland

Switzerland stays neutral when it comes to politics as well as travel. It’s conveniently located in the middle of Europe, making its airports some of the most sought after for travelers. Whether it’s the international Zurich Airport or the small, but specialized Sion Airport, Switzerland has you covered.

Zurich Airport

Zurich Airport, Switzerland
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Home to Swiss Airlines, Zurich Airport is the largest airport in Switzerland and one of the top 10 airports in the world. It’s located 8 miles north of the city of Zurich, a center for international business. While Zurich Airport sees thousands of business travelers daily, it’s slowly pulling in tourists with its medieval old town and Lakeside Promenade. Currently, it has scheduled flights to about 195 destinations in 62 different countries around the world.

Geneva Airport

Geneva Airport, Switzerland
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For those seeking a Swiss vacation and outdoor adventure, Geneva Airport is a great place to fly in and out of. The mountains are near moments from landing and most major tourist attractions are within a two-hour drive from the airport. Located 2.5 miles from the city of Geneva, Geneva Airport is growing every year. It currently serves Europe’s metropolitan areas as well as North America and the Middle East. It served 15 million people in 2014 and aims to increase airport capacity to 25 million by 2030.

Sion Airport

Sion Airport, Switzerland
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Known as one of the best airports for skiers, Sion Airport is located in the Rhone Valley. It’s located in the Valais region, a popular British tourists destination during the winter months. In the past, the Sion Airport has been hard to get to, but thanks to innovators (like Jet Class!) it’s gotten a lot easier. Landing in Sion involves a steep descent into a valley surrounded by beautiful snow capped mountains. Traveling through Sion is one of the most convenient ways to get to popular Swiss ski resorts like Saas-Fee and Crans-Montana.