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 2021: compare Chicago to Zurich flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Zurich.
CHI - ZRH
Price
$598 - $1,005
ZRH
Temperature
37.4 - 75.2 °F
ZRH
Rainfall
2.2 - 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 to Zurich

One-way from

$383

One-way flight from Chicago to Zurich

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Zurich?

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 26% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 10% by booking at least 51 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Chicago to Zurich within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $869.

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

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Zurich from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $841 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $580. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Zurich (CHI - ZRH)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Chicago to Zurich in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 22% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Zurich in May, June 2021

The best prices found for CHI to ZRH flights for May, June
2 Jun - 14 Jun
$558pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Jun - 14 Jun
$577pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
1 Jun - 9 Jun
$582pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Zurich 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Zurich from Chicago found for this year
26 Sep - 19 Oct
$412pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
SAS
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SAS
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
24 Aug - 7 Sep
$419pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
SAS
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SAS
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Nov - 23 Nov
$422pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
SAS
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SAS
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Zurich from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Zurich direct flight deals
1 Jun - 27 Jul
$750pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Jul - 12 Jul
$805pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
SWISS
Non-Stop
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SWISS
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Oct - 6 Nov
$900pp
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
12 May - 16 Jun
$630pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 May - 20 May
$632pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
11 May - 17 May
$636pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Zurich from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Zurich
2:35 pm - 6:55 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
33h 20m
ORD - ZRH
Multiple Airlines
$383
Gotogate
2:35 pm - 4:05 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
30h 30m
ORD - ZRH
Multiple Airlines
$388
Gotogate
3:45 am - 6:55 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
20h 10m
ORD - ZRH
Multiple Airlines
$389
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Zurich

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Zurich due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Zurich for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Chicago to Zurich to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Chicago to Zurich are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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.

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 is 1 flight from Chicago to Zurich per day from 18 different airlines.

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 SAS for just $412, but on average you can expect to pay $431.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Zurich for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Zurich under $800. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Zurich is less than $967.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Zurich for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Zurich within the next 7 days for less than $700.

Is Chicago weather warmer or cooler than Zurich?

Expect the weather to be around 84 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Zurich is generally colder than in Chicago.

How long is the flight from Chicago to Zurich?

SAS and Delta can get you from Chicago to Zurich in just under 11h 25m. Your travel time can differ by up to 1h 54m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Currently priced at $412, SAS will fly you from Chicago to Zurich and back. In addition to SAS, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. SAS is currently priced 46% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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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 0.92
Average temperature for May in Zurich
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Zurich
4.8 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

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
Iberia
$261 $350 No cancel fee 77%
Finnair
$461 $551 No cancel fee 76%
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
$454 $620 No cancel fee N/A
Delta
$465 $693 No cancel fee N/A
KLM
$496 $706 No cancel fee 75%
Turkish Airlines
$581 $748 No cancel fee 77%
Aer Lingus
$532 $774 No cancel fee N/A
SAS
$387 $820 No cancel fee 77%
Lufthansa
$642 $881 No cancel fee 76%
Austrian Airlines
$610 $936 No cancel fee 78%

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
0 flights
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
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Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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