The cheapest times to fly from JFK to ZRH are

  • January 8th to May 13th
  • October 15th to December 9th

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 JFK to ZRH is mid January. Prices can be as high as $908 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $351 for Monday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Zürich

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Zurich (ZRH) will usually cost between $356 to $739 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $366. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $753. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $387 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $482 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to ZRH flight.

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

JFK to ZRH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to ZRH flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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. Fridays 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 $70 (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 $448. Return trip prices are from the ZRH to JFK 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 JFK 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 2 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from JFK to ZRH while comparing.

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

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from ZRH
  • Usually 1.56% less expensive than ZRH
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to MXP flights


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

Hack #1: Madrid (JFK > MAD > ZRH)

  • Price for both tickets: $420
  • Average savings: $63 (12.97%)

See JFK to MAD flights

Hack #2: Barcelona (JFK > BCN > ZRH)

  • Price for both tickets: $456
  • Average savings: $27 (5.5%)

See JFK to BCN flights

Hack #3: London (JFK > LHR > ZRH)

  • Price for both tickets: $468
  • Average savings: $14 (2.9%)

See JFK to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 37 major airlines flying this route most often: Adria, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Europa, Air France, Air Serbia, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Emirates, Eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International, United, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Zurich Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3920 miles or 6309 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to ZRH flight is about 8 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Zurich?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

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


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