The cheapest times to fly from IAD to ZRH are

  • January 8th to April 22nd (except the week of April 2nd)
  • May 7th to June 3rd (except the week of May 21st)
  • October 15th to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from IAD to ZRH is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $1409 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $482 for Monday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Zürich

Flying from Washington, DC (IAD) to Zurich (ZRH) will usually cost between $497 to $1082 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $548. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1217. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $670 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $705 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAD to ZRH flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the IAD to ZRH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

IAD to ZRH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAD to ZRH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $114 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $678. Return trip prices are from the ZRH to IAD flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from IAD to ZRH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 27 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking IAD to ZRH

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from IAD to ZRH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (IAD > LHR > ZRH)

  • Price for both tickets: $623
  • Average savings: $82 (11.64%)

See IAD to LHR flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (IAD > JFK > ZRH)

  • Price for both tickets: $643
  • Average savings: $62 (8.8%)

See IAD to JFK flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (IAD > BOS > ZRH)

  • Price for both tickets: $693
  • Average savings: $12 (1.7%)

See IAD to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from IAD to ZRH? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air Europa, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Wizz Air, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Zurich Airport to Washington Dulles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4146 miles or 6672 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from IAD to ZRH?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAD to ZRH flight is about 8 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Zurich?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from IAD to ZRH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IAD
Origination airport name Washington Dulles International Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77.5

Return Airport

Destination code ZRH
Destination airport name Zurich Airport
City Zurich
Country Switzerland
Latitude 47.5
Longitude 8.6


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