Airports

Discover your local airport!

We have carefully selected our airport destinations based on feedback from where you told us you'd like to fly from and because each of the following airports offer great connectivity into the regions - if you haven't yet discovered what a joy it can be flying from your local regional airport then we urge you to give it a go!

Equally, each of our airports serve some really great destinations worth visiting in their own right...so if you're a Valais resident keen to explore further afield, here's a quick overview of what each of the destinations has to offer. 

Sion & The Valais

Sion, in the Valais region of Switzerland, is your gateway to some of the very best ski resorts that Europe has to offer. With a short flight time from our European hubs, you’ll be on the slopes in no time.

Switzerland is known for its chic, world-class ski resorts and the Valais is home to 36 different ski areas, offering over 2000km of pristine pistes. The charming resort of Nendaz is just 25 minutes from Sion Airport, whilst the sunny slopes of Crans-Montana are only 30 minutes away. Verbier, a firm favourite amongst royals, is just a 45-minute transfer ride from Sion, whilst the challenging, high-altitude terrain of Zermatt is only 1 hour away.

Valais resorts such as Lötschental and Aletsch Arena are a popular choice for families and beginner skiers looking for gentle, progressive slopes on which to practice those first turns. Those looking for more adrenalin-fuelled fun will appreciate the glacial slopes of Saas-Fee and the endless powder fields only accessible by helicopter. There are also no fewer than 11 Michelin-starred restaurants, proving that the ski resorts of the Valais really do have it all.

London Luton

London Luton Airport is growing quickly and it’s easy to see why. Your onward journey into the centre of the UK’s capital city is easy, with fast, reliable rail and coach links into the centre of London. Luton Airport Parkway station, just a 10 minute shuttle ride from the airport, connects you with St Pancras International station in as little as 24 minutes.

London Luton Airport is well placed to explore the charming English counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Hampshire. St Albans Cathedral is a popular tourist hot spot, while Wrest Park with its beautiful Versailles-inspired gardens is another fun day out for adults and children alike. North-west of Luton you’ll find The Chilterns, an quintessentially English area of outstanding natural beauty and the city boasts its fair share of shopping areas, all centred around The Mall.

Luton has a thriving local economy and is the base for many global companies such as Arriva, Vauxhall and VolkerFitzpatrick.

Edinburgh

Your descent into the Scottish capital over the Firth of Forth can be as dramatic as the city’s architecture, while the locals are undeniably warm, friendly and helpful. Edinburgh is where Scotland meets the world and directly outside the terminal you’ll find a frequent, reliable tram service linking Edinburgh Airport with the city centre in a matter of minutes.

Edinburgh city centre offers up a charming mix of medieval buildings and Georgian architecture and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Once you’ve finished wandering the cobbled streets and taken in views of the castle from all angles, there are many hidden gems to discover. Stylish boutiques and independent retailers are tucked away throughout the city and culinary delights can be found at almost every turn. Edinburgh is a truly cosmopolitan city, fiercely proud of its heritage but evolving at a rapid pace. You’ll be planning your next visit before you leave.

Edinburgh is a key financial centre, with banks such as Lloyds, Tesco Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland based in the city.

Hamburg

Germany’s second largest city is a medieval masterpiece set on the banks of the River Elbe. Hamburg Airport is located on the outskirts of the city and is easily accessible using the city’s metro rail network. The journey takes just 25 minutes and trains operate every 10 minutes.

Maritime heritage is a big deal in Hamburg and a tour of the harbor should be your first port of call. The Speicherstadt is also a key tourist spot; recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site, these seven-story redbrick warehouses are the largest continuous complex in the world and are home to many shops, cafes and small museums. Miniatur Wunderland is sure to keep any little ones in your group happy. It’s the largest model railway in the world and even includes a fully functioning model of Hamburg Airport, complete with aircraft!

Bristol

Located in one of the most beautiful parts of England, popular with holidaymakers from around the world, Bristol Airport offers quick and easy access to all the area has to offer and the frequent Airport Flyer bus service connects the airport with Bristol city centre every 10 minutes. Use the 30-minute journey to take in the beautiful landscape. You’ll also find fast and frequent rail connections from Bristol Temple Meads railway station, which is just 8 miles from the airport.

Bristol, also known as ‘Banksy’s town’, is a city known for its cutting-edge music, huge arts scene, hectic street festivals and food events. Consequently, there’s no shortage of things to do during a weekend trip and you’ll find culture and creativity at every turn. Further afield, the stunning coastlines of Cornwall are enough to tempt you to explore, while much fun awaits in the charming Victorian seaside towns of Somerset. No trip to this corner of the British Isles is complete without a trip through the Cotswolds, taking in those yellow-stone hamlets straight from a chocolate box.

Many international companies call Bristol home, including Airbus UK, Astra Zenica, DHL and GKN Aerospace.

Manchester

Manchester Airport has its very own train station on-site, giving easy access to Manchester Piccadilly, at the heart of this fabulous city, in just 20 minutes. You can also use this route to travel on to some of the UK’s top northern cities, such as Newcastle, Leeds and Liverpool with relative ease.

Although the city is globally famous for its two huge football teams, there’s a lot more to Manchester than sport. Regeneration projects over the last 10 years mean there’s no shortage of areas, districts and quarters to explore, from shopping to arts and culture. Manchester also has a very vibrant nightlife with well established, high profile clubs and live music venues across the city. There’s always something going on in the uncrowned capital city of the North!

Several global businesses have their UK base in Greater Manchester, including Adidas, the BBC, Deloitte, Kellogg’s and LateRooms.com.

Southampton

Served by a dedicated mainline railway station, Southampton Airport is your gateway to the South East of England. The main line to London Waterloo takes just 66 minutes, whilst the historic city of Winchester is just 15 minutes away. Southampton Airport Parkway station is just a 60 second walk from the terminal, from where reliable, frequent trains whisk you into the centre of Southampton in a mere seven minutes.

The coastal city of Southampton is often referred to as the ‘cruise capital’ of the world, playing host to over four million visitors per year. The city centre itself includes an impressive cultural offering, from museums, music venues and art galleries to award winning parks and the general hustle and bustle of a diverse city with fantastic shopping facilities. Maritime history is a big deal in Southampton and no visit is complete without a visit to the SeaCity Museum. Here you’ll find an interactive model of the Titanic, which departed from the city in 1912. Nearby the Solent Sky Museum features vintage aircraft such as the iconic Spitfite.

Southampton’s biggest employers are unsurprisingly of the transport and cargo variety and include Cunard, P&O and Garmin.

London Southend

Award-winning London Southend Airport offers quick and hassle-free access to central London via a modern, purpose-built train station, which you’ll find just a two-minute walk from the terminal. From here there are eight trains each hour during peak times, offering easy connections to London’s tube network. The journey time to London Liverpool Street is just 53 minutes, while Stratford Station is just 44 minutes away.

Southend itself is a seaside town to the north of the Thames Estuary. Once a charming Victorian seaside resort, the city reinvented itself in the 1960s and has become a hub for both commerce and retail. Several family-orientated activities still centre around the seaside however, with adventure golf, the Sea-Life Centre and seafront arcades always popular with little ones.

Antwerp

Just a 10 minute bus journey from Antwerp Airport is Antwerpen-Berchem station, offering national train connections across Belgium. Connections into the city centre are fast, reliable and hassle-free.

Antwerp is a pocket-sized medieval metropolis, offering something for every kind of traveller along every cobbled street. Impressive architecture can be found at every turn, whilst cultural events and installations are common too. This is without a doubt Belgium’s capital of cool, with fashion moguls, club queens, art lovers and diamond dealers all calling the city home. Expect to be confronted by a vibrant entertainment scene alongside visits to historical buildings, trendy restaurants and galleries too.