Are you efficient, Switzerland?
June 17, 2014 12:58 PM Subscribe
I have found an airfare deal that I am happy with that involves going through Zurich. Potentially short layover in Zurich. From what I can gather, the airport at Zurich is a breeze for short flight connections but the sources of that information are a little outdated. Will this be enough time?
posted by signondiego to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total)
I have a few different routes I could fly in order to get to my final destination in Europe, but traveling through Zurich makes the most sense as far as both price and convenient layovers go.
Flight #1 - USA-Zurich-Schengen destination: I would have 1h 15m to connect to my final destination, which is also in the Schengen Area. My only other option is having a 6h 25m layover.
Flight #2 - Schengen departure-Zurich-USA: I would have 2h 0m to connect from my arriving Schengen flight to my Zurich-USA departure. My only other option is having a 3h 55m layover.
It seems I should be OK on both ends, but while I have read nothing but praise for how easy it is to connect at Zurich Airport, I wanted to be sure as things can change at airports every few years. I also see that the city of Zurich is a quick train ride from the airport for exploration time, but I prefer efficiency of getting to my destination over that.
Where do I clear customs/passport control? Is making a connection at Zurich as easy as everyone says? Will this give me enough time, or should I go with the longer layovers?
Thanks in advance!