The cheapest times to fly from SFO to ZRH are

  • January 1st to May 13th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • October 8th 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 SFO to ZRH is early November. Prices can be as high as $1420 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $443 for Monday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Zürich

Flying from San Francisco, CA (SFO) to Zurich (ZRH) will usually cost between $473 to $1086 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $488. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1265. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $777 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $623 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SFO to ZRH flight.

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

SFO to ZRH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SFO to ZRH flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from San Francisco. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ZRH, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into SFO. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Zürich, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Francisco. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $102 (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 $653. Return trip prices are from the ZRH to SFO 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 SFO to ZRH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 28 minutes may be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $526
  • Average savings: $97 (15.57%)

See SFO to LHR flights

Hack #2: London (SFO > LGW > ZRH)

  • Price for both tickets: $559
  • Average savings: $64 (10.27%)

See SFO to LGW flights

Hack #3: London (SFO > LCY > ZRH)

  • Price for both tickets: $613
  • Average savings: $10 (1.61%)

See SFO to LCY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 38 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, easyJet, Emirates, Eurowings, Finnair, French bee, Frontier, Hainan, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air UK, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Zurich Airport to San Francisco International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5825 miles or 9374 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SFO to ZRH flight is about 11 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between San Francisco, CA and Zurich?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 97 available flights from SFO to ZRH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SFO
Origination airport name San Francisco International Airport
City San Francisco, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 37.6
Longitude -122.4

Return Airport

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


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