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Manchester to Zurich flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Manchester and Zurich take, on average, 2 h and 27 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
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Departing AirportThe airport Manchester International is the departure airport operating flights between Manchester and Zurich
Arriving AirportFlights departing Manchester with Zurich as destination arrives at Zurich

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Departure Sun, 30 Jan Return Wed, 09 Feb
MAN Manchester
ZRH Zurich
return from £88
Departure Tue, 15 Feb Return Thu, 17 Feb
MAN Manchester
ZRH Zurich
return from £89
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Find out further information on Manchester and Zurich to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.24 CHF
British Pound Sterling Swiss Franc
1 CHF = 0.81 GBP
Last checked on 23 January 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 8% more expensive in Zurich than in Manchester.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 35% more expensive in Zurich than in Manchester.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 111% more expensive in Zurich than in Manchester.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 37% more expensive in Zurich than in Manchester.

Manchester airports
  • ( Manchester International (MAN)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ( Birmingham Intl (BHX)
    How far from city centre: 74 miles
  • ( Liverpool John Lennon (LPL)
    How far from city centre: 27 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: 634 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Manchester to Zurich

How long is the flight from Manchester to Zurich?

The flight time between Manchester and Zurich is approximately one hour and 55 minutes. The flight path travels south over the UK and east across continental Europe before landing in Switzerland.

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

Passengers travelling on flights from Machester to airports in Switzerland must carry a passport which is valid for the duration of their trip.

Is there a time change from Manchester to Zurich?

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

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

Zurich can be significantly colder than the UK in the winter, and snowfall is common. Waterproof boots are advised as is a warm down feather coat between November and March. Summers are pleasant but showers are not uncommon and a light waterproof jacket or an umbrella is a Zurich essential.

Which airlines fly from Manchester to Zurich?

Multiple airlines operate flights between Manchester and Zurich. Both direct and connecting services are available.

  • Swiss International Airlines, also known simply Swiss Airlines, it is the national carrier of Switzerland
  • British Airways, the UK flagship carrier, with a hub at Machester airport among others
  • KLM, the largest and national carrier of the Netherlands based in Amsterdam
  • Eurowings, a German low-cost airline with its headquarters in the city of Düsseldorf
  • Air France, the flagship carrier and largest airline of France

How to find cheap flights from Manchester to Zurich

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When are the best times to fly from Manchester to Zurich

  • Zurich in June experiences largely clement weather with temperatures averaging 18°C. June is also quieter than the succeeding months when summer visitors flock to the city.
  • September sees the summer crowds depart but delightfully warm weather remain. Visitors can enjoy the city's attractions and make the most of the end of summer without paying premium peak travel time prices.
  • Zurich is transformed into a winter wonderland in December. This is an excellent time for a city break full of shopping and enjoying festive drinks in cafes and Christmas markets.

Airports in Manchester

Manchester has one airport located south of the city centre.

Useful information about Manchester International Airport (MAN)

The airport is located 7.5 miles from the centre of town and is well-connected to the city centre via a range of transport options.

How to get to the airport:

  • By car/taxi — the M56 motorway serves the airport and the drive from the centre of town takes between 20 and 30 minutes. Always leave time for traffic.
  • By train — the train from Picadilly Station to the airport's dedicated station takes just 15 minutes.
  • By tram — roughly one hour from the city centre and terminates at Manchester Airport. Trams can be taken from Victoria, St Peter's Gardens, and Deansgate stations, among others.

Services: free Wi-Fi, VAT refunds, lounges, ATMs, money exchange, shopping, bars, and restaurants.

Airports in Zurich

Zurich is served by one international airport, Zurich Airport, which is also known as Kloten Airport.

Useful information about Zurich Airport (ZRH)

The airport is situated eight miles north of the city.

How to get from Zurich Airport to the city:

  • By train — trains depart from the station located directly under the airport and take just 10 to 15 minutes to reach the city centre. Up to 15 trains an hour operate the route. There are also services connecting the airport to town and cities across Switzerland.
  • By tram — route 10 tram departs from outside the terminal building, serving the city's central station in about 35 minutes.
  • By car/taxi — journey by the A51 motorway takes around 30 minutes depending on the traffic.

Services: bars, restaurants, extensive shopping, free Wi-Fi, family services, showers, travel agencies, smoking lounges, and VIP areas.

What to do and visit in Zurich

  • Learn about the country's history at the National Museum of Switzerland.
  • Take a picture outside the historic Fraumünster Church.
  • Take a stroll under around the picturesque Old Town.
  • Visit a thermal spa for some rest and rehabilitation.
  • Explore the alternative Frau Gerolds Garten's summer and winter restaurants and terraces.
  • Sample the excellent beer and cuisine, like spätzle, raclette, and fondue, at local restaurants.
  • Catch a performance at the Zurich Opera House.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Manchester to Zurich

😷 Is it safe to travel from Manchester 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 Manchester. 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 Manchester to Zurich at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Manchester to Zurich is 88£. 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 Manchester?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Zurich costs an average of 4.85 GBP, 111% more expensive than Manchester, with a fare of 2.30 GBP, while train tickets costs 8% more in Zurich: 3.24 GBP against 3.00 GBP in Manchester. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 20.23 GBP in Zurich, 35% more than the 15.00 GBP in Manchester. The price of the coffee is around 37% more expensive in Zurich, with an average of 4.04 GBP , while in Manchester the coffee costs 2.94 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Manchester to Zurich?
The most popular months to book a trip from Manchester to Zurich are July, December and June, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Manchester to Zurich?
The best time of the year to go to Zurich when flying from Manchester depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to Zurich from Manchester in terms of searches from our customer, followed by July and December. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, March and November are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Manchester -  Zurich.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Manchester to Zurich?
The total flight time between Manchester and Zurich is of around 02:27 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,045 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 Manchester?
While in Manchester the temperatures can reach an average of 26.08 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 -2.77 ºC average degrees reported in Manchester. During the winter period, Manchester can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Zurich have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Manchester and Zurich?
The main airport route flying between Manchester and Zurich is: Manchester International (MAN) to Zurich (ZRH). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Swiss International Air Lines.
  • Helvetic Airways.
  • Edelweiss Air.
Airlines with indirect flights from Manchester to Zurich are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Manchester to Zurich are:
  • Brussels Airlines, stoping in Brussels for 80 minutes minimun.
  • Klm Royal Dutch Airlines, with 65 minutes scale in Amsterdam.
  • Klm Royal Dutch Airlines, with 65 minutes scale in Amsterdam.

Zurich - Latest customer reviews

5.0 /5
Reviews: 1
5.0 /5
Date 2019-02-06 Age 51-70 City Manchester UK

Large modern airport. I required assistance from check-in to the gate. The waiting areas for assistance are not that close to shops or restaurants so didn't get access to either.

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