Zurich, in Switzerland a top choice for art, music and opera fans. Switzerland’s biggest city is not only a banking capital, though home to Schauspielhaus, one of the most important theatres in the German speaking world. There are plenty of outdoor activities and events throughout the year, so be sure to visit the enormous Lake Zürich or stop at one of the many Badi Bars (lidos) dotted along the River Limmat. As its close to the Alps, it makes it easy to spend a day skiing in winter or hiking in summer. The city has many cultural, dining and recreational options, so there is something to please everyone.
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Zurich (ZRH)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Zurich
When to visit
Zurich has a temperate climate zone and has four distinct seasons. In winter, temperatures occasionally drop below zero, while hot summer days can record temperatures of over 30° C. The best time to visit Zurich is in summer, from June to August to enjoy sunny days and swim in the outdoors pools in the river or lake. Temperatures range from 20°C to 30° C. Spring is a popular time to visit as the street blooms with magnificent flowers. Temperatures range from 10°C to 15°C. If you are keen to visit the Swiss Alps and the popular Christmas markets, visit in winter though be sure to pack a warm jacket, as the weather is cold.
What is the main airport called?
Zurich Airport (ZRH).Opens external site in a new window It is the largest international airport of Switzerland and serves Zurich. The airport is located 13 kilometres north of central Zurich.
Arriving in Zurich
The helpful staff at Zurich Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Zurich from Zurich Airport
With a range of transport options available at Zurich Airport, travelling into the city centre is easy. Choose from train, bus, tram, taxi, limousine, hotel shuttle, car hire or uber. By train, from Zurich Airport Railway Station, located near check-in 3, you can get to the main station in the city in about 10-15 minutes or onto other destinations. In front of the Airport Centre is the airport stop of the Stadtbahn Glattal, a light rail tram system and buses run connecting the airport to the city. A convenient way to travel is to take a taxi which operate from ranks in front of the arrivals area. Alternatively, you may wish to organise a chauffeur driven airport limousine, hotel shuttle or book an Uber.
Getting around Zurich
Getting around Zurich is simple, with an efficient range transport options to suit your needs. The city is compact, so often the fastest way to reach your destination is on foot or hiring a bicycle. By walking, you can discover places and enjoy being outside at the same time. Cycling is a popular way to explore the neighbourhoods, with bike hire stations located throughout the city. Zurich has a well-developed public transport network with trams, buses, trains and cruise boats to take you throughout the city and surrounding regions. It's best to get a Zurich card to travel on all public transport. It's possible to rent a car with parking stations in the city, alternatively you may wish to book an Uber to reach your destination quickly.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
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