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Glasgow to Zurich flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Glasgow and Zurich take, on average, 3 h and 10 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Glasgow with Zurich found by our customers in the last 72 hours
High seasonAccording to search data from our customers, July is the busiest time to fly from Glasgow to Zurich
Best time to bookAccording to real data September is the most popular time to book a flight to Zurich when departing from Glasgow

Cheap last minute flights to Zurich

Latest deals and top flight routes from Glasgow airports.

Departure Fri, 05 Nov Return Thu, 11 Nov
GLA Glasgow
ZRH Zurich
return from £117
Departure Thu, 18 Nov Return Wed, 24 Nov
GLA Glasgow
ZRH Zurich
return from £119
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.27 CHF
British Pound Sterling Swiss Franc
1 CHF = 0.8 GBP
Last checked on 27 October 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
27%

Trains are 27% more expensive in Zurich than in Glasgow.

Glasgow
£2.5
Zurich
£3.17
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
32%

The average meal is 32% more expensive in Zurich than in Glasgow.

Glasgow
£15
Zurich
£19.84
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
70%

Taxis are 70% more expensive in Zurich than in Glasgow.

Glasgow
£2.8
Zurich
£4.76
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
40%

Coffee is 40% more expensive in Zurich than in Glasgow.

Glasgow
£2.8
Zurich
£3.93
Glasgow airports
  • ( Turnhouse (EDI)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( Glasgow Scotland (GLA)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
  • ( Prestwick (PIK)
    How far from city centre: 29 miles
Zurich airports
  • ( Zurich (ZRH)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
  • ( Basel Euroairport (BSL)
    How far from city centre: 50 miles
  • ( Mulhouse Euroairport (MLH)
    How far from city centre: 50 miles
K Distance: 801 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Glasgow to Zurich

How long is the flight from Glasgow to Zurich?

The average journey time between Glasgow and Zurich largely depends on the airline and flight path you choose. All services require a connection, either in London or another major European city. The shortest travel time with a connection is around four hours.

What are the most common stopovers?

The most common stopovers on flights between Glasgow and Zurich are London's Heathrow Airport, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, and Düsseldorf International Airport.

What documentation do I need to fly to Zurich from Glasgow?

Passengers travelling to Switzerland are required to hold a valid passport for the duration of their trip. For those with a British passport, no additional travel documents are required.

Is there a time change from Glasgow to Zurich?

Switzerland operates on Central European Time, which is one hour ahead of the United Kingdom.

What are the most important things to pack in my suitcase when travelling to Zurich?

Pack comfortable walking shoes for exploring the city, and in winter be prepared for cold temperatures and frequent snowfall, with waterproof boots and a warm jacket.

Which airlines fly from Glasgow to Zurich

Several airlines operate services between Glasgow and Zurich:

  • KLM, the national airline of the Netherlands with its base in the capital Amsterdam.
  • British Airways, the official airline of the United Kingdom with bases across the country.
  • Eurowings, a German-based low-cost carrier with its base in Düsseldorf.
  • Air France, France's national airline operating numerous international and domestic flights.
  • Lufthansa, the national carrier of Germany with its base in Frankfurt.

How to find cheap flights from Glasgow to Zurich

Finding cheap flights between Glasgow and Zurich takes just moments with Opodo's online search engine. Use the simple filter function to find the cheapest flights on your required dates or select flights with your preferred airline or desired time of departure. The search engine will also offer flights from nearby airports if significant savings can be made by travelling from a nearby departure point.

When are the best times to fly from Glasgow to Zurich

  • In May, the cold winter months abate and a temperate spring climate prevails. May in Zurich is also cheaper as the peak travel season has yet to fully commence.
  • June is an excellent time to fly from Glasgow to Zurich if you're seeking a balance between mild weather and reasonable prices. There are also fewer crowds in June than later in the summer.
  • While August is one of the busier months for holidays in Zurich it is also the hottest month with temperatures regularly reaching 24°C. It's the best time to visit the sprawling Lake Zurich and the city's many outdoor spaces.
  • December might be chilly but the festive decorations and Christmas markets make it a magical time for a Zurich city break. It is also typically cheaper than visiting during the popular summer months.

Airports in Glasgow

Glasgow has one airport which is the second busiest in Scotland after Edinburgh.

Useful information about Glasgow Airport (GLA)

Glasgow Airport is located some 10 miles to the west of the city centre.

How to get to Glasgow Airport:

  • By bus — the number 500 bus operated by First Glasgow runs between the city centre and the airport 24 hours a day. The 757 bus from Paisley Railway Station also accepts National Rail tickets if you have travelled to Glasgow by train.
  • By road — the journey by road takes approximately 30 minutes via the M8 motorway. Always leave time for traffic.

Services: baby changing unit, smoking area, plane-spotting platform, bars and restaurants, prayer room, meeting rooms, mobile charging ports and Wi-Fi.

Airports in Zurich

Zurich is served by one airport which is known locally as Kloten Airport.

Useful information about Zurich Airport (ZRH)

The airport in Zurich is located eight miles to the north of the city.

How to get from Zurich airport to the city:

  • By train — the train station is located directly underneath the airport, with several train departures to Zurich's central station every hour. Journey time just 10 to 15 minutes.
  • By tram — a tram connects the airport to the city centre but takes significantly longer than the mainline rail service.
  • By road — taxis travel to the city using the A51 motorway with a journey time of around 15 minutes depending on the traffic.

Services: welcome desk, money exchange, travel agencies, internet access, lounges, smoking area, and extensive shops and restaurants.

What to do and visit in Zurich

  • Visit the majestic Lake Zurich and take a dip.
  • Explore the historic Fraumünster church with its famed stained glass windows.
  • Shop on the Bahnhofstrasse.
  • Learn about local history at the Swiss National Museum.
  • Enjoy cheese in many forms, from spätzle to fondue to raclette.
  • Buy excellent Swiss chocolate, to gift or keep.
  • Take in the views of the city from Uetliberg, a mountain close to the city.
  • Get a culture fix at the Kunsthaus Museum.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Glasgow to Zurich

😷 Is it safe to travel from Glasgow to Zurich during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Switzerland may apply when travelling from Glasgow. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Glasgow to Zurich at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Glasgow to Zurich is 117£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Zurich expensive to visit compared to Glasgow?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Zurich costs an average of 4.76 GBP, 70% more expensive than Glasgow, with a fare of 2.80 GBP, while train tickets costs 27% more in Zurich: 3.17 GBP against 2.50 GBP in Glasgow. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 19.84 GBP in Zurich, 32% more than the 15.00 GBP in Glasgow. The price of the coffee is around 40% more expensive in Zurich, with an average of 3.93 GBP , while in Glasgow the coffee costs 2.80 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Glasgow to Zurich?
The most popular months to book a trip from Glasgow to Zurich are September, May and June, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Glasgow to Zurich?
The best time of the year to go to Zurich when flying from Glasgow depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, July is the top 1º month to fly to Zurich from Glasgow in terms of searches from our customer, followed by June and October. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, November and February are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Glasgow -  Zurich.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Glasgow to Zurich?
The total flight time between Glasgow and Zurich is of around 03:10 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,363 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Zurich compared to Glasgow?
While in Glasgow the temperatures can reach an average of 23.23 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 3.0 mm ,Zurich's temperatures can go up to 31.95 ºC during the hot season, with 12.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -8.07 ºC in Zurich, compared to the -4.14 ºC average degrees reported in Glasgow. During the winter period, Glasgow can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Zurich have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
Airlines with indirect flights from Glasgow to Zurich are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Glasgow to Zurich are:
  • Lufthansa, stoping in Munich for 105 minutes minimun.
  • Lufthansa, with 110 minutes scale in Frankfurt.
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