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  • do i have enough time to transfer?
    Jun 7, 2016
    Arriving from Chicago on swiss air at 6:20 am and leaving on swiss air at 7:45am for Lyon. Do I have enough time and which terminal does each plane use?


    Zurich only has one terminal. You have enough time. You just have to go through Schengen passport control and to your departure gate.


    OK, so I read more, Zurich has 3 things that they call terminals but most other airports would call concourses. You will likely arrive in E and depart from A or B.


  • 40 min connection in ZRH from Canada to Spain
    Jun 2, 2016
    We have 40 mins connection in ZRH on YUL-ZRH-MAD in October, both legs are on the same reservation with Swiss. As they offer that route, it means that theoretically 40 mins are enough if the first flight is on time. Is there some tips you can offer, like go there and don't go there, so we don't lose precious minutes while connecting? I guess we have to go through passport control, and hopefully not through airport security again. Thanks !


  • 40 mins layover
    May 24, 2016
    i am travelling via Zurich with Lufthansa airlines from Belgrade to Bilbao. i have a layover of only 40mins.. is that enough? and do u think my checked in luggage will make it to the connecting flight too


  • 50-minute connection MUC-YYZ?
    May 9, 2016
    I'm looking at a booking that would leave MUC on Lufthansa, connecting through ZRH, to Toronto on Air Canada. I'll have a checked bag and will be traveling with a US passport. The layover is only 50 minutes. Will that be sufficient? It's a morning (8:45) arrival in Zurich if that makes any difference. Does the checked bag provide any additional complication, or is that just automatically transferred between the flights without any issue?


    The checked bag is automatically transferred. All you have to do in Zurich is go through Schengen exit passport control. You should have just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Layover 1 hr 10 min , Paris CdGaulle- Belgrade- Nikolas Tesla Swiss Ai
    May 3, 2016
    Hello , will have a 1hr 10 min layover in Zurich and going to Belgrade. Will my connection be in the same terminal ? Both flights are on the same reservation.


    Zurich only has one terminal. All you have to do in Zurich is go through Schengen Exit passport control and to your departure gate. You have enough time.


    Thank you very much for your response . I appreciate it !!


  • Only 1 hour to spare
    Apr 26, 2016
    We fly in from Singapore on Swiss airlines and fly out to Rome on Swiss airlines, with only 1 hour to spare. Is this enough time?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Transfer 45 minutes
    Jun 10, 2016
    We fly in from Warsaw at 16:35 (if on time) and depart to Newark at 17:20. Do we need to go to another set of gates (D or E?) and how much time would we need? If the first flight is delayed, will the Newark flight wait a few minutes?


    That should be just enough time. They will not hold your flight for you. It obviously leaves no time to spare if the flight from Warsaw is delayed.


    did you make your connecting flight? i have a similar connection from krakow to chicago


    did you make your connecting flight? i have a similar connection from krakow to chicago


    My flight is on 1806, so I don't know yet if I'll make it.


    I have noticed in the past 2 weeks that the Warsaw flight is almost every day 20 or more minutes late. I have asked Swiss to rebook me on an earlier flight, but their comment is that it should work, and if not, then we'll see. It seems they prefer to Rik having me stay overnight in Zurich instead of having me on an earlier flight. Is there any way to get around this strange behaviour?


  • Connection
    Apr 17, 2016
    Hi. Travelling from Malta on Swiss2597 to ZRH arriving 12:15, then on to LAX on Swiss40 at 1:15. do I have enought time to connect? Thank you


    Yes, that is enough time. You just have to go through Schengen Exit passport control and to your departure gate.


    Thank you so much. Appreciate your help. johnj


  • Swiss vs British Airways
    Apr 13, 2016
    I'm flying Chicago-Zurich on Swiss Air. A friend is flying London-Zurich on British Airways on the same day. Do these airlines arrive at gates close to each other? How do we find each other in the airport? Where is a good place to meet? Can I walk from Swiss Air gate to British Airways gate without going through customs first?


    You probably won't be able to meet your friend before going through passport control. I suggest meeting after baggage claim.


  • Connection
    Apr 13, 2016
    Traveling from Barcelona to Chicago connecting thru Zurich. Is a 90 minute layover enough time?


    Yes, you just have to go through schengen exit passport control and to your departure gate.


  • 1hr 40 mins layover from barcelona to go to new york
    Apr 10, 2016
    Hi, Would it be too short for a foreigner to go through the layover of 1 hr and 40 mins? both swiss air, coming from barcelona and then going to new york. Will need to do passport control. I'm not sure if checked bags are automatically going to the final destination (new york) or not...


    You will just go through Schengen exit passport control. You don't have to do anything with your bags if everything is on the same reservation. You should have enough time.


    thank you so much!


  • Short Layover in Zurich
    Apr 2, 2016
    Flying from Montreal to Budapest. Arriving 0615 AM. in Zurich. Transfer to Helvetic Air to Budapest at 0725 AM. Should 70 minute layover give us enough time?


    Are both flights on the same reservation? Do you have checked bags?


    All on the same reservation and yes we have checked bags. They should be checked all the way to Budapest


    We have bags checked through to Budapest. All flights are on the same reservation.


  • connecting
    Mar 30, 2016
    Flying from hong Kong to Valancia via Zurich. IS 50 minutes enough to connect flying both flights with Swiss?


    That should be just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Connecting
    Mar 30, 2016
    Can anyone tell me how to get from the domestic terminals to the international terminal? I'm arriving from Hamburg on Swiss and then departing to Nairobi, Kenya also on Swiss. It'll be my first time at Zurich airport so any assistance would be greatly appreciated!


    Zurich only has one terminal.


    Thanks for your reply. Will I have to catch a train to get to international departures? Or is it walking distance? I need assistance as will be on crutches!


    There's no train. You should request wheelchair service from your airline. Getting through an airport on crutches is awful.


    Thank you for your help


  • connecting time
    Mar 27, 2016
    I'm taking a flight from Belgrade arriving at 16:30 and taking another flight to newark nj at 17:20 both are with swiss. I have 50 minutes to connect, is there enough time?


    That should be enough time.


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