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  • Terminal connections
    Oct 6, 2015
    I fly to Zurich from Milan with Swiss INternational Airlines (operated by Swiss Global Airlines), arriving at 11.00 am, and fly out to Manchester at 11.55 am with Swiss International Airlines (operated by Helvetic Airways). This seems tight, and what happens if my first flight is delayed?


  • How long does it take to pick up luggage and re-enter security?
    Sep 29, 2015
    I arrive into Zurich at 9:55a on Delta (from JFK) and will need to pick up luggage and then check into a Swiss Air flight to Thessaloniki, Greece at 11:55, (on a Friday). I am concerned about a delay so I would like to know how long it takes to deplane, pick up luggage, check in, go through security. Also, what terminal does Delta arrive in and Swiss Air fly out of for these flights? From reading the posts, it sound like that is plenty of time assuming the first flight is not delayed, but I want to know how much "delay-time" I can build in. Thanks .


  • 50 min layover is it enough for international flight?
    Sep 11, 2015
    I am flying from Tirana albania with austriarlines arriving in viena and from viena to zurich with a layover in zurich 50 min to connect for toronto flight with air canada. is this enough time? how I can be efficient? please respond. thank you


    That should be enough time you just have to go from your arrival gate, through Schengen passport control, and to your departure gate. Zurich isn't a huge airport.


  • Tight Connection
    Sep 14, 2015
    Hi, we are flying from Norway and travelling to Geneva via Zurich and transition time is 40min in Zurich airport. Do we have sufficient time? Please advice.


    That should be enough time as all flights are within the Schengen Area.


    Thank you for the info. ZAP!


  • Tight connection
    Aug 10, 2015
    I'm flying JFK-ZRH-VLC with a 65 minute connection in Zurich. Is that enough time to make my VLC flight? Thanks!


    It's enough time if both tickets are on the same reservation but doesn't leave much time to spare if your flight from JFK is delayed.


    Thanks so very much!


  • Flight Connection TLS-ZRH-BKK 1hr20mins layover
    Aug 10, 2015
    HI, i am flying from Toulouse to Bangkok laying over at Zurich. My TLS-ZRH flight is with swiss air , while my ZRH to BKK flight is with Thai airways. I noticed that i have to changed terminals, can anyone advise if a layover of 1hour 20mins sufficient ?


    Terminal E is connected to the other terminals by a train. You should have enough time. You will have to go through schengen exit passport control.


    Hi ZAP, thanks for the prompt reply. How long does it take from Terminal E to Terminal A by train?


    Not very long, 5-10 minutes.


  • BCN- ZRH- ORD 1hr 15 min layover
    May 28, 2015
    HI, Flying from BCN to ORD with a layover in ZRH. All flights on Swiss Air. I am curious if anyone knows if 1 hour 15 minutes will be sufficient time for this connection. From reading the forum, I do not believe I will need to go through customs since both BCN and ZHR fall in Schengen zone? Can anyone confirm if 1 hour 15 minutes will give me enough time? Thank you in advance!


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will have to go through Schengen Exit passport control in Zurich but that is a short formality.


    Thanks! Looks like you responded to both my 55 minute Frankfort and the 1 hr 15 min Zurich inquiry. Do you think Zurich is the better choice given the extra 20 minutes? I've never been to either airport. ZRH connection would both be Swiss Air and FRA connection would both be Lufthansa. Appreciate your feedback!!


    Yes, More time and a simpler airport with Zurich. Zurich is also less out of your way than Frankfurt.


    THANK YOU!! That's the choice I made!


  • ...pick up luggage / pass security
    Feb 18, 2015
    I will be travelling from Genève to Montréal but with a connection in Zurich. both flights are with Air Canada both operated by Swiss. My question: will I have to pick up my luggage in Zurich, pass de security, ... thank you for helping me !


    No, you will not have to pick up your luggage but you will go through Schengen Exit passport control and security.


  • Sufficient time to transfer?
    Jan 17, 2015
    I am booked to fly LX179 from Singapore arriving 0610 then on to Valencia LX2140 departing 0700. Will I have enough time to transfer?


    You will have to hurry as you will have to clear Schengen Passport Control, but Zurich isn't a large airport so you should have enough time if your flight arrives on-time.


    Thank you ZAP for your quick response . Which gates does SWISS normally operate from A, B, D, or E?


    Your flights could be in B, D, or E.


  • Sioux Falls( FSD) -- Chicago (O'Hare) -- IAD airpt--- Zurich---Mumbai
    Dec 10, 2014
    Hi , My travel is from Sioux Falls( FSD ) ---> Chicago (O'Hare) ---> Washington IAD ---> Zurich (ZRH) --- > Mumbai (BOM) My connect time to board for Zurich from Washington IAD is 1 hour 30 minutes..Is that One Hour time is sufficient for changover of flight??? Again from Zurich to Mumbai connect time is 1 hr ...My query 1)Is that One Hour time is sufficient for changover of flight?? Does it require again security check at Zurich?Is it Available on same terminus? 2)Does arrival terminus and Departure terminus are on same concourse? From Zurich to Mumbai its is operated by Swiss International Airlines.. 3) Would there be a custom / immigration check at Zurich airport...I have a Indian Passport


    Hey! Did yo get any answers for your questions? I have similar queries. I'm also travelling via Zurich on Indian passport with one hour transfer time. Any suggestions? How it worked for you?


  • Transferring from E to D gates at ZRH
    Aug 5, 2014
    I am travelling from MAN to HKG this coming Xmas and will be coming back via ZRH on the LX139 from HKG before transferring to the LX390 to MAN. The connection time is only 55 minutes and I wonder if it is going to be tight. I've not transferred planes at ZRH before and would like to know what would be involved (e.g. distance between gates/terminals, time required, train journey, etc.) after leaving the LX139 before proceeding to the LX390. I am also concerned about the checked baggage (checked through to MAN) - how can they tell whether the passenger has made or missed the connection so that it goes on the same plane as the passenger? Is it possible that the passenger makes the connection but the checked baggage does not or vice versa?


  • Tight schedule for connecting flights
    Jun 23, 2014
    I'm flying from Rome to Zurich, then Zurich to San Francisco. The layover time in Zurich is 95 minutes. Both flights are Swiss Air. Is this doable?


    Yes, that is reasonable. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate and go through security as both Italy and Switzerland are within the Schengen area.


    Thank you for your information and quick response.


  • arrival &departur terminus
    Jun 10, 2014
    have booked two tickets from Kansa US to Mumbai. From Kansas to Zurich (via Newark) I am travelling by United Airlines Flight134.The Flight will reach by8.40 AM.The connecting flight is BY Swiss Airways Flight154 at 9.45 AM i.e.One Hour time for chang over. Now I repeat the Querry Those are 1))Does it require again security check at Zurich?Is it Available on same terminus? 2)Does arrival terminus and Departure terminus are on same concourse?


    Yes, you will have to go through security when you enter Terminal 1 after you clear Schengen Immigration. Yes, you should have enough time, but you don't have much spare time to waste or lose to delays.


  • newark to zurich to mumbai
    Jun 4, 2014
    siri am trvelling from Newark to Mumbai via Zurich inter national airport. have booked two tickets from Kansa US to Mumbai. From Kansas to Zurich (via Newark) I am travelling by United Airlines Flight134.The Flight will reach by8.40 AM.The connecting flight is BY Swiss Airways Flight154 at 9.45 AM i.e.One Hour time for chang over..Now my questions are as follows: 1)Will my baggage get automatically transferred to SWiss flight from United Airlines flight.?if not then whether i have to wait to collect it from belt and then carry to Swiss Airways counter? 2 Which is arrival terminus and which is Departur terminus for me.)Does this One Hour time is sufficient for changover of flight? 3)will i get Swiss Air connecting flight boarding passt at Kansas? only? 4)Does it require again check in at Zurich? 5)Swiss airways will wait for us till this procedure gets completed? / Waiting for ur urgent reply


    It depends, if you know you will miss your connection in Zurich before you leave Newark you can request to be rebooked to Mumbai through a different route, for example through Frankfurt or Munich or on the United non-stop flight that leaves at 8:30 PM. If you get to Zurich but find that you have missed your flight you will be rebooked on the next flight to Mumbai, which may be the next day. In both situations you need to proactively ask to be rebooked on the best possible itinerary.


  • Connections
    Apr 26, 2014
    I'm traveling from New York to Barcelona with only a 40 minute layover in flights at Zurich. I know this will be tight. Is it possible?


    That depends on which Concourse you arrive at & depart from; At Zurich Airport has connected Terminals 1 & 2 with Concourses & gates A, B/D & Satellite E - Concourse /Gates B/D are to the left, Concourse /Gates A are to the right, and distant Satellite Concourse /Gates E, reached by Skymetro. You also need to go (as a non-Schengen - foreign arrival) through passport control. 40 mins is tight.


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