Zurich Airport (ZRH), which is located 13 km (8 miles) north of central Zurich, is the largest airport in Switzerland. It serves as a hub for Edelweiss Air, Swiss International Air Lines and Swiss European Air Lines. About 75 airlines fly to countless destinations across Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and South America.
EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg (BSL/MLH/EAP) is located 92 km (75 miles) from Zurich in Saint-Louis, France. The airport is jointly operated by France and Switzerland. Dozens of airlines fly from Basel to destinations in Europe, North America and Asia.
Several low-cost carriers operate from Zurich Airport. These include airBaltic (flights to Riga), EasyJet (flights to London), Germanwings (flights to Cologne and Hamburg), Pegasus Airlines (flights to Istanbul), Vueling (flights to Barcelona) and WOW Air (flights to Reykjavík).
Traveler looking for cheap flights should also consider EuroAirport Basel. Budget airlines flying from there include Air Arabia Maroc (flights to Casablanca), EasyJet (flights to Antalya, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Catania, Edinburgh, Krakow, Madrid, Manchester, London and Toulouse), EasyJet Switzerland (flights to cities including Amsterdam, Brussels, Rome and Tel Aviv), Germanwings (flights to Dusseldorf), Ryanair (flights to Dublin and London), TUIfly (flights to cities including Agadir, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria) and Wizz Air (flights to Belgrade, Skopje and Tuzla).
When searching for inexpensive airfares, start your search several months prior to your departure and be flexible about travel dates and times, if possible.
From Zurich, the busiest travel routes are on flights to London (Swiss, British Airways, EasyJet), Vienna (Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Niki), Berlin (Swiss and Air Berlin), Paris (Swiss and Air France) and Dusseldorf (Swiss, Air Berlin and Lufthansa).
Other popular destinations include Bangkok (Swiss and Thai Airways), New York City (Swiss, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines), Barcelona (Swiss and Vueling) and Miami (Swiss).