Flying from Zürich
All flights from Zürich depart from Zürich Airport (ZRH). Winner of the World Travel Award and the Business Traveler Award, Zürich Airport is a world-class facility, and is conveniently located about 11 kilometers from the city center.
Zürich Airport Information
Zürich Airport provides its visitors with every modern amenity and service. Should your vacation extend beyond Zürich, you can use the travel agencies located at the airport to plan the next leg of your journey. A variety of shops and restaurants are available to help you pass the time until your departure.
Getting to the Airport in Zürich
Several bus lines run between the airport and different points in the city. If you wish to catch a bus to Zürich Airport, first check with your hotel to see if they offer a complimentary shuttle. A taxi to Zürich Airport will take approximately 20 minutes depending on traffic. Ask at your hotel’s front desk for a reliable company, or contact the airport for information on their fleet of taxis. If you wish to take the train to Zürich Airport, the Swiss Federal Railways trains leave from the city center and take only 10-15 minutes.
Arriving in Cologne
The beautiful city of Cologne holds the proud claim to being the oldest city in Germany, as well one of its most beautiful. With flight deals to Cologne readily available, you can visit the city any time of year, whether you are looking for a fun metropolitan holiday or are traveling on business.
First Time in Cologne
Cologne is a very easy city to traverse, due to its integrated bus, tram, and subway system. Be sure to travel to Cologne’s most popular attractions, including the cathedral and the largest pop art museum outside of America. Many of these are located on the banks of the Rhine, so this would be a good area to start off your exploration.
If you are visiting as a family, don't miss the Chocolate Museum, which is an interesting place to go with children. For music lovers, tickets to Cologne's Kölner Philharmonie are a must.
Making the Most of Your Cologne Holiday
Amazingly for such a popular city, you can find cheap hotels in Cologne at any time of year, even during any of the major festivals throughout the year. airberlin offers free soft drinks and snacks on flights to Cologne.