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There are many reasons why Switzerland is such a great choice of destination. Whilst many people initially think of edelweiss, emmental, Toblerone, Swiss army knives and Heidi, there is plenty more to this landlocked country.

Why go?

Stunning scenery, wonderful clear air, high accommodation standards and great food make this an excellent destination for a short break or holiday...

Book yourself a cheap flight to Switzerland and you can enjoy ski resorts in the Alps such as St Moritz and Zermatt are popular with those looking for winter sports with mountains such as the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and Eiger giving a spectacular backdrop to activities.

There are, however, many great opportunities for walking and hiking holidays during the warmer months as well. Towns such as Interlaken, set in the midst of some the country's most beautiful lakes are a popular base, particularly with backpackers.

Switzerland is also a great destination for a city break. The mixture of French, German and Italian influences mean that there is an interesting and varied culture. The big hitters are Zurich and Geneva, but you should also consider cities such as Berne, Basel and Lausanne - each with their atmosphere and range of attractions, from museums to galleries, shopping to entertainment.

Cities like Lucerne and Neuchatel offer much in the way of heritage and museums, an excellent selection of high end shops and many high quality restaurants and bars, serving great wines and foods including traditional Rosti and diary dishes.

How to get there?

With multiple daily flights to the main Swiss gateways, it's easy to reach your chosen destination from airports across the UK...

There are a number of international airports that flights from the UK land at. These include Basle (BSL), Bern (BRN) Geneva (GVA) and Zurich (ZRH).

SWISS flies from Heathrow, Gatwick and City airports, in London, as well as from Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh to Zurich and Geneva. The airline also flies to Basel from London City.

easyJet operates to Geneva from 14 airports, making it the largest carrier from the UK. The airline also flies to Zurich from Luton and Gatwick.

British Airways operates from London's Heathrow and City airports to Zurich and Basel and flies to Geneva from Heathrow and Gatwick. Ryanair also has a Stansted service to Basel.

The big holiday companies also offer flights to Switzerland in the winter months to support the ski industry, with most flying into Geneva.

Once you have decided on your destination all you need to do is book. Find cheap flights to Switzerland by using TravelSupermarket`s price-comparison tool.

Getting to and from the airport

Switzerland is one of the best countries in the world for efficient public transport connections...

The country has a good transport network meaning that getting to your destination from the airport is straightforward. There are dense road and rail networks to be found here, particularly through the alpine routes.

A railway is located underneath Zurich Airport, offering trains to a number of Swiss destinations on S-Bahn, Glattalbahn and Intercity routes. Eurocity services also enable travel on to Munich.

There is also easy rail access at Geneva Airport with a direct rail route into the main Geneva-Cornavin station. A number of buses also operate from the airport including local routes and seasonal ski routes.

Basel Airport is owned jointly by the French and Swiss and situated on French soil. There is a bus connection that can take travellers to Basel's rail station for onward travel.

Two bus services operate from Bern Airport, one of which connects with Belp railway station with its frequent S-Bahn trains. The other provides a local route.

At Lugano Airport a shuttle service and taxis are available to take travellers into the city centre. Alternatively Agno rail station is approximately a 10 minute walk.

Where to stay

Choose from staying in cosmopolitan cities through to remote Alpine villages with awe-inspiring mountain views...

Switzerland offers a wide range of accommodation, from slick modern hotels through to more traditional chalet-style properties.

In the cities the choice ranges from business-oriented to more tourist-style hotels at every price level - from eye-wateringly high to budget hostel-style beds for the night. While the top end hotels are pricey compared with many other cities in the world, standards are high and the level of hospitality is renowned. All of the big hotel brands are represented in the country, with properties in the major cities.

Outside of the cities, many hotels cater for both winter sports enthusiasts and people on walking holidays and other summer breaks. Many rooms are sold on a half-board basis, which can provide excellent value as eating out in Switzerland is often expensive.

To keep a lid on food costs, you can also find self-catering properties in some of the mountain resorts and villages. There are fully catered chalets for people wanting to be completely cosseted on their skiing holiday.