Switzerland is one of the easiest countries to get around, from the clean and efficient trains to the famous Swiss postal buses that can get you to any little village or collection of houses. The ease of travel extends to air travel: Switzerland has 8 major airports commonly used by tourists, as shown on the map. Each airport is profiled below, with links to each airport site shown on the map and other travel planning information for nearby cities.
Geneva International Airport is located about 5km NW of Geneva. There is one terminal, divided into Swiss and French sectors. There is a train and bus station at the airport for transportation into Geneva. Long distance buses are available on the lower level; many destinations are seasonal. Hotel shuttles are also found on the lower level. All trains stop at Geneva-Cornavin station in the city center
This airport with many names is actually located in France. Buses (Linie 50: EuroAirport - Bahnhof SBB) take you to the Basel train station, as well as to Mulhouse, France and Freiburg, Germany. There is no train service.
- Map of Ski Resorts near Basel Airport
- Basel Travel Information
- Basel Airport Lodging
- Basel Travel Weather and Climate
Bern Airport (BRN)
The Bern airport, Flughafen Bern, is located 6km southeast of Bern.
Like Sion below, Bern Airport is a ski airport for the Jungfrau Ski Region. The White Airport bus shuttles you between the airport and the central train station of Bern.
Sion Airport (SIR) Aéroport de Sion
Sion Airport is located 2.5 km from Sion in the heart of the Valais Alps near many of Switzerland's best ski resorts, like Zermatt.
Bus #1 takes you to the bus station in Sion, which is near the train station. The Matterhorn, Zermatt and ski areas to the south are served by Matterhorn Gottard Bahn.
Zurich Airport offers both a train and bus service into the city center. Rail lines S2 and S16 trains take you to Zurich's main rail station in about 10 minutes. Special buses, some seasonal, take you to places around Zurich.
- Zurich Airport Map
- Map of Ski Resorts near Zurich Airport
- Zurich Travel Information
- Zurich Travel Weather and Climate
- Zurich Airport Lodging (Book Direct)
St. Gallen Airport is located near Lake Constance, near the intersection of Switzerland, Austria and Germany. The bus station is in front of the airport. Buses timed to the arrival of Austrian Air flights are available to Vienna. There is no railway station at the airport, but the railway stations of Rorschach and Rheineck are only 5 minutes from the airport.
If you are in St. Gallen, there are frequent trains (every thirty minutes) that run between St. Gallen and the much larger Zurich airport, taking 52 minutes.
Engadin airport is 5km from St.
Moritz. The Engadin Bus takes you all over the valley, including the towns of Samedan, St Moritz, Celerina, Bernina & Pontresina.
Shuttle buses stop just outside the terminal and run to the train station in Lugano. The FLP train Lugano-Ponte Tresa stops at Agno station which is 15 minutes walk to the airport.
Other Maps of Switzerland
See our Switzerland Map and Travel Essentials and get information on language, tipping, transportation, accommodations, and weather in Switzerland. For driving distances, see our Switzerland Driving Distances Map and Calculator.