Ski Resorts near Zurich Airport

Zurich is located in Central Switzerland and is a good location for many Swiss ski resorts as well as resorts in parts of Austria and Italy. Transfer options are also good with plenty of private transfer companies to choose from alongside a well integrated public transport system. Use our widget to find ski resorts close to Zurich airport now.

Why Choose Zurich Airport?

If you're skiing in Switzerland, ski resorts that are near Zurich airport include Flumserberg, Davos and Klosters for starters. Klosters is around 150km away and Davos can be reached in 3 hours if using public transport. Wengen, an Austrian resort, can be reached by road in around 2 hours and St Anton is also around 2 hours away, although you will need to double this if using rail and bus links.

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich really lies in the heart of Europe, in the centre of Switzerland and sits on the northern shores of lake Zurich. It has great links by air, train and bus. Its main railway station for example is very much a major European rail hub.

What's in Zurich?

If shopping floats your boat then you will love it here. The Bahnhofstrasse offers international shopping labels and of course the world famous watches. This is also the city of nightclubs, in fact Zurich has the highest density of clubs in Switzerland, including the famous Kaufleuten, the Mascotte and the Labor Bar. There are no official closing times here so it really is party city.

If you are looking for some quiet time before you head for the slopes then check out the amazing number of museums and art galleries. In fact Zurich has 50 museums of which 14 are art galleries. A real highlight is the Swiss National Museum near Zurichs main station which has the look of a castle about it. But you may just want to wander around the city and take in the old guild houses and guild halls which date back to the 14th century.

Accessing the Alps

But if its skiing and boarding that is your passion, after you have indulged in the clubs, museums and history of Zurich, how do you get from here to the slopes?

Flights

You can fly to Zurich from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester and London City, Gatwick and Heathrow. Airlines include Easyjet and British Airways. The airport is relatively small by European standards but it is often voted one of the best in the world and skiers will find it very efficient.

You can choose from a number of different private airport transfer companies that will get you quickly to your resort. If you are travelling in a group this can work out very cost effective. Do be aware that you may also need to pay additional charges for the Mont Blanc tunnel or Brenner pass depending on your ski resort destination.

Trains

The SBB train station is situated right in the centre of Zurich airport which is situated 8km from Zurich itself. There are trains to many parts of Switzerland with frequent services to Bern, Basel and Lucerne. The best resorts to consider getting the train to include Davos which will take you about 2.5 hours. Klosters by train is a 2 hour journey.

Roads

There are a good number of ski resorts that you can drive to from Zurich. If you want a car in resort ot want to travel to other resorts then a car could be very useful. It is relatively easy to get to Flumserberg in about 1 hour drive and Klosters/Davos should take you about 1.75 hours. You may also want to look at the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski area which is now easier thanks to a cable car connetion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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