The cheapest times to fly from ZRH to SFO are
- January 8th to March 25th
- April 23rd to June 24th
- October 29th 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 ZRH to SFO is early June. Prices can be as high as $1100 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $472 for Thursday flights around early June.
When to Fly to San Francisco
Flying from Zurich (ZRH) to San Francisco, CA (SFO) will usually cost between $507 to $844 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $507. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $935. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $428 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $595 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZRH to SFO flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ZRH to SFO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ZRH to SFO flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Zürich. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SFO, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ZRH. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to San Francisco, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Zürich. 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 Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $619. Return trip prices are from the SFO to ZRH 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 ZRH to SFO 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 ZRH to SFO
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 ZRH to SFO — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $503
- Average savings: $92 (15.39%)
- Price for both tickets: $521
- Average savings: $74 (12.45%)
- Price for both tickets: $527
- Average savings: $68 (11.44%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ZRH to SFO? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 39 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air Italy, Air New Zealand, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, easyJet, Eurowings, Finnair, French bee, Frontier, Hainan, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, 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 San Francisco International Airport to Zurich Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 5825 miles or 9374 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ZRH to SFO?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZRH to SFO flight is about 11 hour 28 minutes.
How many flights go between Zurich and San Francisco, CA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from ZRH to SFO.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Zurich Airport|
|Destination airport name||San Francisco International Airport|
|City||San Francisco, CA|
|Country||the United States|
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