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Switzerland is a real paradise for nature lovers! As one of the most peaceful and prosperous countries in the world, Switzerland attracts many visitors all year long. It is particularly a favorite travel destination for ski lovers. The high quality of chocolate and cheese production in the country deserves lots of attention as well. The vast availability of cheap flight tickets to major Swiss cities makes the country more accessible than ever!
Travellers can fly to Zurich Airport, Basel Airport or Geneva Airport in Switzerland from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. After your flight to Switzerland to discover this wonderful country, you won’t have a hard time travelling around thanks to its transportation system. Switzerland has one of the most advanced transportation networks in Europe, enabling travellers to go from one city to another easily. Further, the inner-city transportation in the Swiss towns provides a seamless travel experience for all passengers.
Basel Airport is one of the most preferred airports in this region thanks to its convenient transportation options both from other Swiss cities and nearby German cities. Trains which the schedule can be found here, is one of the fastest options to reach to the airport. Also, buses that come with different alternatives such as Distribus and others are good options to travel between Basel Airport and Basel city centre as well as other nearby cities.
The transportation to/from Zurich Airport is provided with the SBB train lines, and the schedule and prices for the journey can be found here. Also, ZVV, the official bus operator of Switzerland, offers a line between the Zurich Airport and Zurich city centre.
The transportation to/from Geneva Airport is provided with the SBB train lines as well since this is the official train company of the country. Also, TPG urban buses operate between Geneva Airport and Geneva city centre. If you would like to learn more details about the schedule and prices, you can click here.
Switzerland has one of the most advanced transportation networks in the world with bus, train, cable car, boat, tram, and funicular line options. All passengers can use the SBB Mobile app, the official app for the train lines in Switzerland that enables buying tickets and checking train schedules. In addition to that, there are ZVV in Zurich, BVB and BLT in Basel, TPG in Geneva, TL and VBL in Lausanne, BERNMOBIL in Bern, and TPL in Lugano, which provide specific local transport options for each of these cantons.
In addition to train and bus options, there are funicular lines such as Stoosbahn in mountainous regions. Also, the Niesen Funicular and St. Moritz–Corviglia Funicular are some of the most popular funicular lines that connect the Alps and the villages in the valleys.
A special travel card for tourists in Switzerland called the Swiss Travel Pass gives you various advantages to using different public transport options. This Pass provides unlimited train, bus, and boat access as well as free admission to 500 museums, certain discounts for tours, and many other benefits. More information about the Swiss Travel Pass, which makes the journey more convenient, can be found here.
The transportation options for travelling between cities in Switzerland include trains and buses. InterRegio, RegioExpress, and S-Bahn trains cover the entire country. Further, PostBus, the bus company with the highest coverage in Switzerland, offers more than 800 routes to different cities, towns, and villages in Switzerland. All trains and buses are designed for accessibility, making transportation in Switzerland a comfortable and relaxing experience. You can take a train from Zurich to other European cities such as Paris. Also, after your flight to Basel Airport, you can take the train to reach Amsterdam, Lucerne or other cities.
Switzerland offers a great variety of accommodation options ranging from luxury hotel selections to economical alternatives, such as hostels, rental apartments or cottages. You can find a number of high-level hotels nearby Zurich city center, in quarters of Kurhausstraße, Old Town and Oberstrasse.
On the other hand, the city center of Geneva provides different lodging options around Paquis and Saint-Gervais/des Grottes. Clara, Vorstadte, Old Town Grossbasel and Old Town Kleinbasel are listed among the preferred neighbourhoods for accommodation in Basel. If you want to organize your trip with ease you can book your hotel through Pegasus Airlines.
There are numerous great things to do in Switzerland whether you would like to spend relaxing time in the nature, discover its historic gothic architecture or do winter sports!
You can also rent a car with Pegasus privileges if you want to consider a more comfortable option for city transportation when you arrive in Switzerland for business or leisure.
Pegasus Airlines provides flights to below listed airports in Switzerland:
Zurich Airport is the prominent transport hub of the country. It is located only about 13 km far from Zurich city center within easy reach. The airport currently consists of three terminals and three runways after successive expansion projects. Zürich Flughafen is the Airport’s railway station providing rapid access to the central train station. Light rail system is also available through tram lines 10 and 12. You can find a variety of buses departing at the airport center.
Geneva Airport ensures the passengers a comfortable journey through its highly developed facilities and services. It is among the most important airports in the country as it provides access to the second most populous city in Switzerland. Another feature that makes Geneva Airport quite significant is its location along the Swiss-French border. Basically, it can be reached from both countries. Moreover, it is situated only 4 km away from Geneva city center. You can use the light railway system or public buses for easy access.
Bus, taxi and car rental options are alternative ways to get the city center from Basel Mulhouse Airport. Bus number 50 at the arrivals terminal runs to the Bahnhof SBB central train station in only 20 minutes. There are also a number of other bus companies that provide access to the neighbouring cities in Germany and France since the airport is located nearby three countries. In geographical terms it is based in the territory of France’s Alsace region however, EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse is officially administered by a Franco-Swiss alliance.
Below, you can find a comprehensive list of practical information to help you organize your trip:
You can find below some important contact numbers that might be of use throughout your stay in Switzerland.
Country code: +41
Zurich area code: 43
Zurich Airport: +41 43 816 2211
Geneva area code: 22
Geneva Airport: +41 848 192 020
Basel area code: 61
EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg: +33 3 89 90 31 11
Police, Ambulance, Fire Service: 112
Switzerland has set certain conditions for entering and leaving the country. You can view the pandemic flight rules applied by Switzerland on this page.
Yes, Switzerland enforces quarantine for people who do not meet certain conditions. You can view the pandemic flight rules applied by Switzerland on the relevant page.
Switzerland is famous for its splendid natural landmarks, delicious cuisine, high safety conditions and many sports activities. Moreover, as Switzerland is situated nearby the borders of three popular European countries, Italy, Germany, France and Austria, many other touristic cities such as Milan, Munich or Lyon are within a short train ride away.
Switzerland can be visited throughout the year. But you can plan your trip depending on the main purpose of your vacation. Climate conditions vary greatly on each part of the country. Warmer months of July, August and September are ideal if you would like to spend lots of time in the amazing nature. But if you rather organize a ski holiday in the Alps, you may opt for the winter period.
Pegasus Airlines provides special fares to its passengers which gives the opportunity to fly with reduced prices throughout the year. Do not forget to follow up with the seasonal campaigns in order to benefit from cheap flight tickets.
Switzerland is included in the Central European Time (CET) or (GMT+1). As it’s the case for most European countries, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is applied during the summer period and the local time changes to 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+2 ).
Switzerland is not a member state of the European Union, however it has joined the common Schengen zone. Therefore, citizens of non-EU countries should comply with the Schengen visa rules and requirements to travel to Switzerland for visits shorter than three months. Please make sure to contact the local Swiss Embassy or Consulate authorized at your country of residence.
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