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  • EWR > ZRH > CDG
    Sep 26, 2016
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    We are flying from EWR (Newark, NJ, USA) to ZRH via United. We have a 55 minute layover between ZRH and our Swiss flight to CDG. Is this enough time? What all do we need to do once in ZRH before we can make it to our connecting flight to CDG? Should we only bring carry ons or could we check bags?

     

    Yes, that is just enough time. All you have to do in Zurich is go through Schengen passport control and to your departure gate. Checked bags won't change the process.

     

  • Transit
    Sep 19, 2016
    1
    Hello, I am flying from New York to Istanbul and I'm transferring in Zurich. Both flights are SWISS so do I need to re-check in in Zurich or pass through customs/passport control? Do I need a schengen visa for that?(turkish passport)

     

    All you have to do in Zurich is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Turkish citizens do not need a transit visa for such a transit.

     

  • gva-zrh-bos
    Sep 13, 2016
    2
    Hi all IFly members and specialists We have a flight from Geneva to Zurich which arrives at 12pm. The connecting flight at Zurich to Boston is at 13h00 but boarding time is 12h00. Both flights are with SWISS airlines on a single ticket. We have no idea about at which terminals the flight from Geneva lands in Zurich and from which terminal from Zurich the flight depart to Boston. Is it enough time to take the connecting flight. Please tell us whether we need to pass the security once again and passport control and the terminals. Await your valuable answers. Best regards IFlyer

     

    Zurich only has one Terminal. You will just go through Schengen Exit Passport Control on the way to your departure gate. You have enough time.

     

    Thank you very much ZAP for your reply. I appreciate it a lot

     

  • Short Layover
    Sep 13, 2016
    3
    Hi I have a flight in November with a 1 hour 25 minute connection. I am flying into Zurich on United and Flying to Cairo On Swiss. What is the procedure to get between flights? Am I able to check a back or should I do carry on?

     

    All you have to do in Zurich is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. You have enough time. You can check a bag if you want.

     

    Thanks! but since the US and Cairo aren't Schengen don't I have to go through passport control? I'm American.

     

    Yes, that is correct - you won't technically even enter the Schengen Area.

     

  • Connection at ZRH
    Sep 13, 2016
    4
    Hi All, My friends and I have booked our flights on SWISS from Miami to Dubai via Zurich in Business Class. We are scheduled to land in ZRH at 11AM and our DXB flight doesnt leave until 12:25PM giving us a 1:25 hours connection. I am aware that both our flights operate to and from Terminal E, do you guys think we will be able to make it?

     

    Yes, that is plenty of time. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

    Thanks a lot ZAP! Do I have to reclear security?

     

    And in the case, we do get delayed from MIA, how much time does this connection need to be made?

     

    You could probably make it in 30-40 minutes in a pinch.

     

  • Transfer time between flights
    Aug 29, 2016
    2
    Hi We are arriving into Zurich from Australia ivia Hong Kong aboard Swiss lx139 at 6:10am and departing to Copenhagen Swiss LX1266 at 7:10 when booking we were told this was enough time. Wondering where arrivals 2 is as this seems to be the area that LX139 arrives at. with departing plane looking to leave from A gates. We generally use Zurich for arrival and departure from Europe the last time in 2013 so know the airport but not the terminology for arrivals. ANyone help

     

    That should be enough time.

     

    Thank you for that.

     

  • Transfer to Geneva flight
    Aug 29, 2016
    1
    I have 40 min to make a Geneva flight, same airline i. e, Swiss, is that enough time

     

    Where are you flying into Zurich from?

     

  • RS Traveler
    Aug 23, 2016
    1
    Connection Time Question: In a few weeks, wife and I are arriving in ZUR at 10:30 a.m. on a Delta flight from US and hope to catch a 12:20 p.m. flight to BCN. Will the two hour window be enough time to make our connection or should we book a later flight to BCN 'to be sure'? We hope to only have carry on luggage but not sure if even our small bags (under 35 lbs) will be allowed on the Delta flight from the US. THANKS!

     

    With carry-ons only this would be just enough time. It would not be enough time with checked bags.

     

  • Will I have enough time for a transfer?
    Aug 21, 2016
    1
    I am arriving into Zurich on Swiss Air at 8:25am from Amsterdam. I have a departing flight on American Airlines at 10:35am to NYC, so I will need to collect my luggage, check it in, and make it through security and passport control. Will that leave me enough time?

     

    That's barely enough time if everything goes smoothly.

     

  • Tight transfer in ZRH
    Aug 21, 2016
    1
    I am flying MIA-ZRH-MUC with a 1 hr 10 min transfer in ZRH. Is that enough time to get through passport control? Also, do I have to claim my bag prior to passport control and then recheck it?

     

    Yes, that is enough time. You don't have to do anything with your bag in Zurich.

     

  • Is 50 minutes enough time for connection/changing planes at ZRH
    Aug 18, 2016
    3
    Hi, I am flying in few weeks time form Mallorca to London via Zurich with two different airlines, but ony have 50 minutes in between to change planes. Will that be enogh and what sings or terminals I should be looking for? I wll have only hand luggage with me. Thank you

     

    If you have the boarding pass for your second flight follow signs to your departure gate - you will have to go through Schengen exit passport control on the way. If you don't have the second boarding pass you will have to go to that airline's transfer desk.

     

    Thank you for responce. Will 50 minutes be enough?

     

    It will be really difficult, especially if you can't get your second boarding pass before you leave Mallorca

     

  • Washington DC to St Petersburg with Zurich transfer
    Aug 13, 2016
    1
    We are transferring in Zurich coming from Washington DC to St Petersburg and have 1 hour 10 minutes. Will we make it? Do we go through customs and/or passport control? Any tips?

     

    Yes, that is enough time if everything is on the same reservation. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.

     

  • 50 minutes to connect from Nice going to Boston?
    Aug 9, 2016
    2
    My mother and my 6-year-old daughter are flying Swiss from Nice and have 50 minutes to connect to their Boston Swiss flight. Will they have to go through security or just passport control? Should I tell them to run? :-)

     

    They just have to go through Schengen exit passport control. They should have enough time, but moving quickly never hurts.

     

    Thanks, ZAP!

     

  • Time to go through security
    Aug 7, 2016
    1
    Hi! We have an 11 h layover in Zurich before continuing to Vancouver YVR. We plan to visit the city of Zurich in this time and I am wondering how much time we should plan to get back in time for boarding. Our flight (LX8010) departs at 17:15 (Sept. 6) and our luggage will likely be checked through so we'll probably just have to go through security and then to the right gate. How much time would you guys plan for that to be on the safe side and at the same time get the most out of our time in Zurich? Thanks!

     

    Get back by at least 13:15.

     

  • Connection Anxiety
    Aug 3, 2016
    1
    We are flying Swiss Air (codeshare with Air Canada) on August 9th from Berlin to Montreal Arrival in Zurich from Berlin on AC 6821 at 1220 Departing Zurich to Montreal on AC 6797 at 1300 - a 40 minute window if the flight is on schedule! This flight was booked in Canada by a professional travel agent. The anxiety provoked by this short connection is immeasureable. We are in our 60's and want a safe, enjoyable trip home.

     

    It's not impossible, Zurich is a relatively small airport by European hub airport standards.

     

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