Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland with a well established public transport system that includes a railway system, a diverse road network, as well as a dedicated air transport network. There are cheap flights to Zurich directly from Spain and numerous UK destinations, as well as further afield.
The solitary airport in the city is Zurich Airport which is approximately 6 miles from the city center. It handles all the freight cargo into the city and all international flights. Additionally, it is a hub for the country's national carrier, Swiss International Airlines. Most of the cheap flights to Zurich by small domestic planes land at an airfield in Dubendorf.
Some of the airlines that fly this route include British Airways and Swiss Airlines all of which make direct flights. Others such as Vueling, KLM Airlines, and Brussels Airlines also fly this route albeit on in-direct flights from Croatia, Italy, and Spain, with a single layover before touching down at Zurich Airport.
Traveling to Zurich by plane offers a host of advantages over trains, buses, and car hires. One thing is for sure, that Switzerland is a fairly mountainous country with numerous twists and turns that require careful maneuvering mostly while driving. This can be time-consuming, something that is not associated with air travel. There is less strenuous work on the passenger's part because all they need to do is buckle up and lay back. The flights are faster and more comfortable with an aircrew on board to cater to passenger needs.
Before touching down in Zurich, it is worth planning secondary transport to the place of accommodation. Luckily, this is less of a hassle considering there is an underground railway link to one of the airport's terminals that is fully functional 24 hours a day. It is the fastest way out of the airport into the city center. Exploring Zurich is a fun activity, with some of the city's marvels including sandy beaches by Lake Zurich which are always full, especially in the summer. There is the Fraumunster Cathedral with its splendid architectural design and during winter, the Flumsberg ski resort is a popular destination as well.