Air access into Luzern and Central Switzerland


One of the many reasons Luzern enoys such a high quality of life — aside from the magical alpine surroundings and countless other attributes that make it one of the world`s most liveable & loveable cities — is it`s lack of a noisy airport.

There are quite a few small airfields scattered around Zentralschweiz, but they`re either military training installations off-limits to private air traffic or airstrips only capable of handling small planes or helicopters.

But this doesn`t mean it`s difficult to reach Lucerne or the Central Swiss ski areas surrounding the Vierwaldstättersee. There are five airports that can serve as entry points into this magnificent Swiss snowsports region.

Zurich Airport and Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg are excellent international air hubs, each with only 1-hour train/auto transfer times to Lucerne.

If you want to ride at Andermatt , Engelberg-Titlis or other Central Swiss ski areas, arriving by air into Zurich or Basel is your best bet.

But if you plan to spend most of your time skiing or snowboarding in the Jungfrau ski arena just across the border of Zentralschweiz in the Berner-Oberland (e.g. Grindelwald or Mürren), flying into Bern-Belp Airport is a closer option.

Geneva and Milan Malpensa are also flight entry options providing access into the Central Swiss Alps, both requiring less than 3 hours transit to reach Lucerne or ski areas around the Vierwaldstättersee.

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Posted on September 10, 2013 in Travel Tips