Travel information

Switzerland is located in the heart of Europe. It is easy to travel to from anywhere in the world and is renowned for its excellent transport infrastructure. There are international airports in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Bern and Lugano. The local rail network is famous for its exceptional connections, punctuality, cleanliness and high level of comfort. Switzerland’s motorways, dual carriageways and country roads are likewise in excellent condition.


Hirslanden’s 16 hospitals are situated in attractive locations throughout the country. No matter whether you arrive by plane, train or car, you’re sure to enjoy a trouble-free journey to your chosen hospital.


Need help organising your trip? Contact us for advice on how to best plan your trip.


Travelling while pregnant

If you are planning to fly, you should aim to be in Switzerland by the time you reach the 36th week of pregnancy. For health reasons, some airlines do not allow pregnant women to fly after this time.



Please check in advance whether you require a visa to travel to Switzerland. Information regarding visa requirements is available on the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA website.


If you require a visa, Hirslanden International will issue a Medical Visa Invitation after the treatment has been scheduled and payment has been received in full. The invitation confirms that you are planning to have medical treatment at one of our hospitals and includes the designated time period. You can use this document to apply for a visa from your embassy. Please note that visa processing can take several weeks.


Hotels & apartments

We will gladly help you organise accommodation for your family or friends during your stay at the hospital. Thanks to our partnership with Premium Europe, we can offer you reduced rates for a variety of hotels and apartments.


If you prefer, you can even make an online booking at Premium Europe yourself:



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Airlines / Airports:

Swiss Airlines:

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Geneva Airport:

Basel Airport:

Bern Airport:

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