The cheapest times to fly from SJC to ZRH are
- January 1st to April 1st
- April 23rd to May 13th
- October 8th 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 SJC to ZRH is early November. Prices can be as high as $1697 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $362 for Monday flights around early November.
When to Fly to Zürich
Flying from San Jose, CA (SJC) to Zurich (ZRH) will usually cost between $506 to $1320 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 $513. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1359. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $846 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $786 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SJC to ZRH flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SJC to ZRH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the SJC to ZRH flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from San Jose. 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 fly to ZRH, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SJC. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Zürich, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to San Jose. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $135 (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 $730. Return trip prices are from the ZRH to SJC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from SJC 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 11 hour 28 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 SJC to ZRH while comparing.
- 127 miles (204 km) away from ZRH
- Usually 12.92% less expensive than ZRH
- 1-layover flights available
- 144 miles (232 km) away from ZRH
- Usually 11.97% less expensive than ZRH
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Hacking SJC 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 SJC to ZRH — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $536
- Average savings: $250 (31.76%)
- Price for both tickets: $558
- Average savings: $228 (29.03%)
- Price for both tickets: $619
- Average savings: $167 (21.2%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from SJC to ZRH? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Zurich Airport to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 5827 miles or 9378 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from SJC to ZRH?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop SJC to ZRH flight is about 11 hour 28 minutes.
How many flights go between San Jose, CA and Zurich?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 91 available flights from SJC to ZRH.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport|
|City||San Jose, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Zurich Airport|
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