Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Zurich (ZRH)

SFO — ZRH
Oct 4 — Oct 111

The best prices from San Francisco to Zurich are usually found in November or October, booked 58 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Friday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Zurich (ZRH)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to ZRH flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Zurich flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Zurich.

SFO - ZRH

Price

$510 - $1,393

ZRH

Temperature

32 - 66.2 °F

ZRH

Rainfall

2.5 - 5 inches

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 37% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 42% potential price drop
Round-trip from$510From San Francisco to Zurich
One-way from$402One-way flight from San Francisco to Zurich

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

Users have found that leaving on a Wednesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 12% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 59 days in advance to save up to 44% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 59 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from San Francisco to Zurich 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,307, or $1,576 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Zurich?

The best pricing can be found in the month of November. Prices to Zurich from San Francisco average $876. You can even find prices in November for less than $876, as users have found deals to Zurich from as low as $351. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Zurich from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 59%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Zurich (SFO - ZRH)?

When flying from San Francisco to Zurich, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 45% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Zurich in September, October 2022

The best prices found for SFO to ZRH flights for September, October
Oct 23 - Nov 3
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

35h 10m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 45m
$558

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Oct 26 - Nov 2
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

21h 15m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

29h 55m
$574

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Oct 26 - Nov 9
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

21h 15m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

29h 55m
$579

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

San Francisco to Zurich 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Zurich from San Francisco found for this year
Nov 23 - Dec 4
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

2 stops

24h 05m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

3 stops

34h 25m
$556

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Oct 23 - Nov 3
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

35h 10m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 45m
$558

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Nov 14 - Nov 20
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

15h 30m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

29h 55m
$561

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Cheap TAP AIR PORTUGAL flights from San Francisco to Zurich

Jan 28 - Feb 11
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

15h 30m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 45m
$557

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Jan 30 - Feb 13
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

15h 30m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 45m
$558

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Jan 26 - Feb 9
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

15h 30m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 45m
$560

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

  • One of the most popular airlines traveling from San Francisco to Zurich is TAP AIR PORTUGAL. Flights from TAP AIR PORTUGAL traveling this route typically cost $1,195.48 RT. This price is typically 47% more expensive than other airlines that offer San Francisco to Zurich flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $570. The most popular departure airport in San Francisco when flying to Zurich is San Francisco Airport. The most popular airport to fly into when visiting Zurich is Zurich Airport. When flying from San Francisco to Zurich, TAP AIR PORTUGAL flights are -1% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Scandinavian Airlines flights from San Francisco to Zurich

Jan 23 - Feb 6
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

2 stops

31h 00m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

16h 45m
$636

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Dec 8 - Dec 11
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

14h 35m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

30h 45m
$637

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Jan 23 - Feb 6
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

2 stops

31h 00m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

38h 05m
$639

Scandinavian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

  • If you’re traveling from San Francisco to Zurich, one of the more common airlines traveling that route is Scandinavian Airlines. Flights from Scandinavian Airlines traveling this route typically cost $1,245.77 RT. This price is typically 51% more expensive than other airlines that offer San Francisco to Zurich flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was $672. When traveling from San Francisco to Zurich on Scandinavian Airlines, the most popular airport to depart from is San Francisco Airport and the most popular airport to arrive at is Zurich Airport. When flying from San Francisco to Zurich, Scandinavian Airlines flights are -1% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Non-stop flights to Zurich from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Zurich direct flight deals
Dec 1 - Dec 15
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

Nonstop

10h 55m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

12h 00m
$783

SWISS

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Jan 24 - Feb 2
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

Nonstop

10h 55m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

12h 00m
$789

SWISS

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/26/22

Feb 2 - Feb 16
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

Nonstop

10h 55m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

12h 00m
$794

SWISS

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/29/22

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Zurich

Late deals on return flights to Zurich from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Oct 5 - Oct 12
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

35h 10m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 10m
$854

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/29/22

Oct 6 - Oct 10
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

2 stops

20h 25m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 55m
$862

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Oct 6 - Oct 10
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

2 stops

20h 25m
ZRH

Zurich

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 55m
$878

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

One-way flights to Zurich from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Zurich
Jan 26
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

2 stops

25h 05m
$260

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/29/22

Feb 28
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

2 stops

26h 40m
$290

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/27/22

Nov 7
SFO

San Francisco

ZRH

Zurich

2 stops

35h 10m
$304

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/28/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Zurich flights.

What airports do I use to fly from San Francisco to Zurich?

If you book a flight from San Francisco to Zurich, you will be flying from San Francisco to Zurich. Flights to Zurich (ZRH) from San Francisco (SFO) take 10h 50m for a nonstop flight. There are 4 flights from San Francisco to Zurich per day from 22 airlines.

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

SWISS, United Airlines, and Scandinavian 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 San Francisco to Zurich for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Zurich for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $555, but on average you can expect to pay $575.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Zurich under $800. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Zurich is less than $815.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Zurich for under $900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Zurich within the next 7 days for less than $900.

How popular is this San Francisco to Zurich flight route?

This flight path from San Francisco to Zurich was viewed by 82 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Flying on TAP AIR PORTUGAL is currently your cheapest option to Zurich, with prices starting at $557. Another option worth looking into is Scandinavian Airlines, starting at $636 round trip. TAP AIR PORTUGAL is currently priced 36% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The most popular airlines flying from San Francisco to Zurich are American Airlines, Air Canada and Air France. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from San Francisco to Zurich?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from San Francisco to Zurich are United Airlines (78%), SWISS (78%) and Air Canada (65%).

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Zurich?

On average you can expect to pay $3,550 for a flight from San Francisco to Zurich. The cheapest flight overall is $372 while the most popular route, (San Francisco - Zurich) is currently priced at $555.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Zurich

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

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Zurich

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Zurich choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$12Average$20FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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FinnairCheapest$322Average$736FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%COVID-19 safety
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TAP AIR PORTUGALCheapest$341Average$450FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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IcelandairCheapest$392Average$901FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%COVID-19 safety
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Scandinavian AirlinesCheapest$446Average$592FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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VuelingCheapest$460Average$845FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time88%COVID-19 safety
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SWISSCheapest$570Average$1,195FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time79%COVID-19 safety
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Turkish AirlinesCheapest$591Average$786FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$593Average$1,520FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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British AirwaysCheapest$605Average$1,067FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Zurich

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco to Zurich
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
0%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
77%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
22%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from San Francisco to Zurich

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Zurich
Sunday5daily flights
Monday3daily flights
Tuesday4daily flights
Wednesday5daily flights
Thursday5daily flights
Friday5daily flights
Saturday5daily flights