Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Zurich (ZRH)

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The best prices from Chicago to Zurich are usually found in February or November, booked 24 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Sunday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Zurich (ZRH)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to ZRH flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Zurich flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Zurich.
CHI - ZRH
Price
$598 - $1,005
ZRH
Temperature
32 - 66.2 °F
ZRH
Precipitation
2.5 - 5 inches

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$598

From Chicago (CHI) to Zurich

One-way from

$327

One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Zurich

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Zurich (CHI - ZRH)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 22% on flights from Chicago to Zurich by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Zurich?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 24 days in advance, which can save you up to 33% on flights from Chicago to Zurich compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 24 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $753. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,034.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Zurich?

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 26%.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Zurich?

Flights from Chicago to Zurich lean towards being more expensive in July. Prices are generally better when you fly from Chicago to Zurich in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $464.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Zurich in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CHI to ZRH flights for January, February
30 Jan - 13 Feb
$417pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Feb - 6 Mar
$418pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 Jan - 2 Feb
$421pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Zurich 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Zurich from Chicago found for this year
8 Apr - 29 Apr
$412pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Sep - 28 Sep
$416pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Jan - 13 Feb
$417pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Zurich from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Zurich direct flight deals
22 Mar - 8 Apr
$528pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
SWISS
Non-Stop
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SWISS
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
15 Mar - 22 Mar
$529pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
SWISS
Non-Stop
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SWISS
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
15 Mar - 25 Mar
$530pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
SWISS
Non-Stop
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SWISS
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Zurich

Late deals on round-trip flights to Zurich from Chicago, departing today and this week
6 Feb - 16 Feb
$468pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Feb - 10 Feb
$473pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Feb - 9 Feb
$485pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Zurich from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Zurich
1:45 pm - 2:35 pm
Iberia
1 Stop
18h 50m
ORD - ZRH
Iberia
$327
SnapTravelAir
12:00 pm - 12:25 pm
SAS
2 Stops
17h 25m
ORD - ZRH
SAS
$383
Fareboom
2:05 am - 12:10 pm
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
27h 05m
ORD - ZRH
Multiple Airlines
$388
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Zurich

What airport do you fly into for flights to Zurich from Chicago?

If you book a flight to Zurich from Chicago, you will be flying to Zurich, which is the city’s only airport. Zurich (ZRH) is located 5.9 mi from the center of Zurich. There are 2 flights from Chicago to Zurich per day from 18 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Zurich have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

SWISS, Icelandair, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Zurich for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Zurich for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on TAP AIR PORTUGAL for just $412, but on average you can expect to pay $445.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Zurich for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Zurich under $600. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Zurich is less than $543.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Zurich for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Zurich within the next 7 days for less than $500.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Zurich round-trip?

Currently priced at $412, TAP AIR PORTUGAL will fly you from Chicago to Zurich and back. In addition to TAP AIR PORTUGAL, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from SAS and Turkish Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $452 and $473, respectively. TAP AIR PORTUGAL is currently priced 46% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Zurich?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Chicago to Zurich? While on average our users pay $1,390, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $171. The most popular route (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Zurich), is priced around $412.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Zurich?

Before booking your flight from Chicago to Zurich check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Air Canada.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Zurich, Switzerland

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Zurich from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Zurich

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Zurich.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Zurich.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Zurich.

Documents
Entry Form - Travelers, including those in transit, must fill up an entry form before entering Switzerland. The form can be completed 48 hours before entry at the earliest. Children can be included in the form of an adult traveling with them.

Health Pass For Public Activity - Travelers aged 16 years and older must have proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test for COVID-19 in order to enter events, festivals, bars, restaurants, museums, and other venues and activities in Switzerland.

If you have been vaccinated, you can either show a Swiss COVID Certificate, EU Digital COVID Certificate, or a certificate that is compatible with the EU Digital Covid Certificate. Travelers who have been vaccinated abroad with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and who are resident in or traveling to Switzerland are able to obtain a Swiss COVID certificate. This means that travelers who have been vaccinated abroad or have recovered abroad, such as tourists, can also participate in social activities in Switzerland. The documents can be submitted electronically.

You will be issued with the COVID certificate on the application on paper or as a PDF document with a QR code. With the COVID Certificate app, you can host your COVID certificate on your mobile device.

If you are unvaccinated, you must have a test, and if the result is negative you can then be issued with a COVID certificate. Your personal details on the COVID certificate should correspond with those in your passport or on your ID card.

Only travelers with a valid vaccination and recovery certificate are able to go inside restaurants, cultural, sporting, and leisure venues and attend indoor events (2G). To provide additional protection, masks must also be worn in these settings, and food and drink may only be consumed while seated.

In settings where masks cannot be worn, such as brass band practice, or where it is not possible to eat or drink while seated, such as at bars and discos, admission will be limited to vaccinated or recovered persons who also present a negative COVID-19 test result (2G+). People who within the last 4 months have been fully vaccinated received a booster, or recovered from COVID-19 do not have to take a further test.

Visitor Visa - To visit Switzerland for Business or Tourism, you require a visa.

A paper or embassy visa is the only type of visa available for visitors. Typically the visa is a stamp or sticker added to your passport. You must submit your application through the consulate or local visa center.




Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Zurich?

Returning to Chicago from Zurich

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Zurich must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Zurich are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Zurich

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Zurich

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Zurich.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = CHF 0.94
Average temperature for January in Zurich
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Zurich
2.2 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Zurich

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Zurich

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Zurich choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
$252 $606 No cancel fee 71%
Iberia
$261 $350 No cancel fee 77%
British Airways
$287 $573 No cancel fee 70%
SAS
$387 $820 No cancel fee 77%
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
$454 $620 No cancel fee N/A
Finnair
$461 $551 No cancel fee 76%
Delta
$465 $693 No cancel fee N/A
Icelandair
$487 $871 No cancel fee 76%
United Airlines
$495 $971 No cancel fee 69%
KLM
$496 $706 No cancel fee 75%

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Zurich

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Zurich.
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Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Zurich
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Zurich.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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