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 mountainous 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 23 minutes from Sion Airport, whilst the sunny slopes of Crans-Montana with its massive range of all-year round actvities (show jumping and world class golf are just two of the non-skiing activities the resort is famed for!) are only 30 minutes away. The superbly family-friendly and affordable resort of Anzère is a mere 29 minutes away and the high energy resort of Verbier, a firm favourite amongst royals and party animals alike, is just a 45-minute transfer ride from Sion. Even the world famous high-altitude terrain of Zermatt with its iconic Matterhorn is only 1 hour away.

Valais resorts such as Thyon (part of the huge 4 Vallées ski domain) and Lötschental are a popular choice for families and beginner skiers looking for gentle, progressive slopes on which to practice those first turns. Those looking for summer skiing opportunities will appreciate the glacial slopes of Saas-Fee and the endless powder fields only accessible by helicopter. And the huge Portes du Soleil region straddling both France and Switzerland and comprising resorts such as Les GetsMorzineAvoriazChampéry and Morgins is renowned not only for its massive connected skiable domain but also for offering some of the best mountain biking trails in the world. There are also no fewer than 11 Michelin-starred restaurants, proving that the ski resorts of the Valais really do have it all.

London City (2 x per day, 6 days per week)

Delivering you directly into the very heart of London’s financial district, London City Airport is just 22 minutes from Bank underground station in the City of London and an equally short distance from Canary Wharf. London City is also the closest airport to the tourist hot spots of central London, which can be accessed easily using the fast and efficient Docklands Light Railway (DLR) system.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Zurich (3 x daily, 7 days per week)

Located just 13km north of Switzerland’s largest city, Zürich Airport offers speedy connections in several directions. An efficient regional bus system offers departures from the airport every 10 minutes, while the Number 10 tram service connects the airport with central Zürich’s main railway station every seven minutes.
 
Zürich itself is a melting pot of culture, art and delicious food centred around cobbled streets and ancient architecture. You’ll find works by Picasso and Kandinsky in the city’s galleries and a fair few Michelin stars amongst the local restaurant scene. But Zürich has a laid back vibe too, particularly along the shores of Lake Zürich, from where the views of the mountains are spectacular.