Flights to Geneva: Flights from UK to Switzerland
Flights to Geneva from which airports in the UK?
Once largely the domain of the jet-set, the low-cost flights revolution has opened Geneva up to mass tourism, with the Swiss city well served by direct international flights from the UK.
Indeed, now a major flights hub, Geneva is one of the most easily reached of European cities, with those travellers looking to fly from London having the choice of departing from City, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton or Stanstead airport.
Likewise, those outside of the capital are also well-catered for, with regular flights to Geneva from Bristol, Birmingham, East Midlands, Doncaster-Sheffield, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool and Newcastle.
Outside of England, cheap flights are available from Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Belfast International and also Jersey and Guernsey, with the latter two routes aimed particularly at international bankers and financers.
Airlines flying to Geneva from the UK
Using Geneva as one of its main hubs, low-cost airline easyJet offers the greatest number of flight options from the UK, with services available from half a dozen cities, including Bristol and Newcastle.
In comparison, British Airways operates services from just London, as does Air France, through its City Jet arm.
Helping to keep airline ticket prices down through healthy competition, Aer Lingus, bmibaby, Jet2, Blue Islands, Thomson Fly and even Saudi Arabian Airlines all fly to Geneva.
Where is Geneva in Switzerland?
Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, to the very west of Switzerland, the city of Geneva is just a matter of minutes from the French border, and is therefore often used to fly into either country.
Where would you have to fly over?
Though the beautiful Alpine scenery can often seem a million miles away from some UK cities, Geneva is only around two hours from most airports, making it the ideal destination for a short break.
Flights from the UK head over the channel and across France before landing, with no stop overs currently available on direct services.
Some areas of interest in and around Geneva
Visitors to Geneva will find it easy to understand why it regularly tops charts showing the world's most livable cities.
Compact enough to navigate by foot, central Geneva is a treasure trove of historical and archaeological gems, many dating back to its time as a centre of European Christianity back in the 16th and 19th centuries.
While it lacks the nightlife and energy of some of its European counterparts, Geneva still boasts numerous laid-back and luxurious bars and hotels, many of which front onto the beautiful Lake Geneva and give patrons unforgettable views of its remarkable fountain-cum-sculpture.
From boating on the lake to hiking and skiing in the surrounding Alps, Geneva is also the perfect destination for those looking for something a little more strenuous from their holiday, with car hire the ideal means of escaping the city, while its boutiques and spas offer the perfect way to soothe tired muscles.