Glasgow to Zurich flights

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Departure Fri, 21 Aug Return Mon, 24 Aug
GLA Glasgow
ZRH Zurich
return from £136
Departure Wed, 02 Sep Return Sun, 06 Sep
GLA Glasgow
ZRH Zurich
return from £154
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Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.2 CHF
British Pound Sterling Swiss Franc
1 CHF = 0.84 GBP
Last checked on 09 August 2020
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 48% more expensive in Zurich than in Glasgow.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 75% more expensive in Zurich than in Glasgow.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 96% more expensive in Zurich than in Glasgow.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 49% more expensive in Zurich than in Glasgow.

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

How can I find cheap flights from Glasgow to Zurich at eDreams?
Our search engines have found flights from 136€ for the route Glasgow - Zurich. At eDreams we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest 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 5.91 GBP, 97% more expensive than Glasgow, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 48% more in Zurich: 3.71 GBP against 2.50 GBP in Glasgow. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 21.09 GBP in Zurich, 76% more than the 12.00 GBP in Glasgow. The price of the coffee is around 49% more expensive in Zurich, with an average of 4.26 GBP , while in Glasgow the coffee costs 2.85 GBP.
When is the best time to book a flight from Glasgow to Zurich?
According to real customer data from our website, the most popular months to book a trip from Glasgow to Zurich are September, May and June.
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 1 month to fly to  Zurich from Glasgow in terms of searches from our cutomer, 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.
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