The cheapest times to fly from IAH to ZRH are

  • January 8th to April 8th
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 IAH to ZRH is early December. Prices can be as high as $1553 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $619 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Zürich

Flying from Houston, TX (IAH) to Zurich (ZRH) will usually cost between $628 to $1239 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $642. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1394. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $753 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $718 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IAH to ZRH flight.

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

IAH to ZRH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IAH to ZRH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Houston. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $73 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $780. Return trip prices are from the ZRH to IAH 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 IAH to ZRH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 32 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from IAH to ZRH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Malpensa Airport (MXP) in Milan

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from ZRH
  • Usually 6.89% less expensive than ZRH
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAH to MXP flights

Destination alternative #2: Milano Linate Airport (LIN) in Milan

  • 144 miles (232 km) away from ZRH
  • Usually 3.55% less expensive than ZRH
  • 1-layover flights available

See IAH to LIN flights


Flight Hacking IAH 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 IAH to ZRH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Vienna (IAH > VIE > ZRH)

  • Price for both tickets: $710
  • Average savings: $8 (1.11%)

See IAH to VIE flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (IAH > BOS > ZRH)

  • Price for both tickets: $717
  • Average savings: $1 (0.14%)

See IAH to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Zurich Airport to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5308 miles or 8542 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IAH to ZRH flight is about 10 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Houston, TX and Zurich?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 85 available flights from IAH to ZRH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IAH
Origination airport name George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport
City Houston, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 30
Longitude -95.3

Return Airport

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


Other Resources

Please note that while we’ve worked hard to analyzed tens of millions of flights to get you this data, we do not calculate current live prices or guarantee pricing. Please see our partners using the links above for current offers.