Traveller's guide

  • Check-in
  • Luggage & security
  • Customs & Immigration
  • Passengers with reduced mobility
  • Restaurant & shop

Check-in

Our check-in counters are located in the entrance hall of the main terminal building.
due to the compact nature of our airport, the check-in process has the advantage of being particularly efficient. however, in order to ensure your journey is stress-free, we ask you to leave sufficient time for check in and in particular to respect the latest check-in time, which is 45 minutes prior to departure.

Items allowed in hand luggage

Liquids may be carried in small quantities, only in containers holding no more than 100ml each. These should all be placed in a single, transparent, resealable (zip-lock) plastic bag (holding no more than 1 litre per passenger) See picture opposite.

All liquids in excess of 100ml must be transported in your checked luggage (prohibited in hand luggage).

The following are treated as liquids: water and other drinks; soups; syrups; perfumes; gels, including hair gels and shower gels; pastes, including toothpaste; mascara; creams; lotions and oils; sprays; the contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants; semi-liquid mixtures; other items of similar consistency. Medicines and products that are essential for your journey to meet special dietary requirements, including baby food, may be carried in the cabin. You may be asked to provide supporting documentation.

Liquids (drinks, perfumes, etc.) purchased in duty-free shops in the EU located in the area beyond boarding pass inspection points or on-board aircraft operated by an EU airline are still allowed. Do not open the special sealed plastic bag containing your purchases until you reach your final destination (in order to pass inspection points when in transit through one or more other EU airports). These liquids may be carried in addition to the quantities carried in the sealed plastic bags described above.

Please note that all liquids must be taken out of your hand baggage before PROCEEDING through security!

If you have any doubts, please enquire with your airline or travel agent prior to departure

Items forbidden in luggage

For security reasons, it is prohibited to transport any of the following articles in your baggage:

– Camping gas cylinders and soda cartridges
– Full diving cylinders and lamps
– Petrol and alcohol over 70°
– Paints and solvents
– Car batteries
– Fireworks
– Chemicals for household use and poisons of all kinds

The airlines, tour operators, travel agencies and the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) (OFAC) will be happy to provide further information upon request.

Proceeding through airport security

In order to ensure smooth passage through security at the airport, please present the following items separately:

– Any liquids you are carrying
– Your jacket and/or coat.
– Laptops and other electric/electronic devices (including cameras, mobile phones, tablets, etc.) removed from your hand luggage.

These items will be checked separately.

Customs & Immigration

Sion is an international airport where customs formalities can be carried out at any time. This means that you can arrive from or depart for another country located within or outside the Schengen Area.

We strongly recommend you obtain general guidelines about the passport, visa and animal health requirements you must comply with when entering your chosen destination country. For your own benefit, please ensure you find out about the existence and content of such requirements which could affect your trip at the time of booking. You are personally responsible for meeting any passport, visa and vaccination requirements as well as for carrying the necessary documents authorising your entry into your chosen country.

Useful telephone numbers for enquiries:

Sion Airport Police 
Tél. +41 27 606 56 20

Sion Airport Customs 
Tél. +41 27 322 26 85

Passengers with reduced mobility

LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE OF YOUR FLIGHT

Preparation for your journey can start even before you book your ticket. The information below will enable you to anticipate the questions you may be asked when booking.

In order to benefit from a quality service, ensure you inform the airline or your travel agent of your specific assistance needs when making your booking or at least 48 hours prior to departure for both outbound and return flights.

BE REALISTIC ABOUT YOUR NEEDS

– Are you sure you need assistance?
– What type of disability do you have?
– Do you need an assistance provider?
– Can you walk? If so, how far?
– Can you climb stairs? If so, how many?
– Can you go down stairs? If so, how many?
– Can you walk on the plane?
– Do you need a wheelchair or will you use your own wheelchair?
– If you are travelling with your own chair, do you need someone to push it?
– Are you travelling with your guide dog?
– What type of assistance do you need?
– Are you carrying any medical equipment?
– Have you checked if medical clearance is needed?
– Are you taking specific medication?

TRAVELLING WITH YOUR OWN WHEELCHAIR

If you are travelling with your own wheelchair, you should inform the airline specifying the dimensions (height, width and weight). In addition, we recommend travelling with the user manual. If you are travelling with an electric wheelchair, , you should also inform the airline and advise of the type of battery. In addition, we recommend travelling with the user manual.

TRAVELLING WITH A GUIDE DOG

You should inform the airline in advance if you have a guide dog. Guide dogs generally travel for free in the cabin. Please ensure you find out about the entry regulations for dogs in your destination country from your travel agency or from the embassy of the country in question.

For further information, please contact the Federal Veterinary Office: www.blv.admin.ch

On the day of your flight, ensure you carry all the necessary documents for your dog to travel.

The airport restaurant

The restaurant at Sion Airport is the perfect spot in which to grab a coffee and watch what’s going on on the runway. While waiting for your flight, your children can enjoy our specially designed play area. Our restaurant offers a diverse range of meals as well as snacks, while meeting and function rooms are also available for business events and family celebrations. Full details can be found on the website :
www.restaurant-aeroport.ch
Tel +41 27 322 00 71

The airport shop

Newspapers, magazines, aviation magazines, toys and model aircraft, cigarettes and sweets are available to purchase in our well-stocked shop..
Tel +41 27 323 66 77

Getting here

By car

Via public transport

Car park P1

Car park P2

Car park P3

BY CAR

FROM SIERRE

A9 HIGHWAY Exit 26 Sion Ouest (West) towards the Airport

FROM LAUSANNE

A9 HIGHWAY Exit Sion Ouest (West) towards Conthey/Ardon/Vétroz

VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Bus 01

Sion, Sédunois Bus Station Stop Sion, Airport

Car park P1

SHORT-STAY CAR PARK

There is a short-stay car park adjacent to the terminal building.

CAPACITY

140 SPACES

Cost

00:0002:00

0.20 CHF per hour

02:0020:00

0.50 CHF per hour

MAXIMUM STAY

20 days

Car park P2

MONTHLY PASS CAR PARK

We also have a long-stay car park: purchase discs and collect more information at the AIS / C office located in the main terminal building.

CAPACITY

120 spaces

PARKING DISC

1 day23 days

 

cost

1 TO 4 DAYS 10CHF

5 TO 9 DAYS 20CHF

10 TO 12 DAYS 30CHF

13 TO 16 DAYS 40CHF

17 TO 23 DAYS 60CHF

Car park P3

LONG-STAY CAR PARK

You can also obtain monthly passes for this 3rd car park. Please contact the AIS / C office to obtain a disc.

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