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

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The best prices from San Francisco to Zurich are usually found in February or November, booked 54 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Tuesday

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 2021: compare San Francisco to Zurich flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Zurich.
SFO - ZRH
Price
$660 - $1,188
ZRH
Temperature
37.4 - 75.2 °F
ZRH
Precipitation
2.2 - 5 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$660

From San Francisco to Zurich

One-way from

$456

One-way flight from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Zurich?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 38% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 51 days in advance to save up to 10% 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 51 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 $869, or $934 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to Zurich from San Francisco. Prices for February average $841 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $580. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July. Opting for a February flight can save you 28% on your journey compared to booking in February

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 38% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Zurich in July, August 2021

The best prices found for SFO to ZRH flights for July, August
15 Aug - 28 Aug
$541pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
20 Aug - 30 Sep
$549pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
19 Aug - 9 Sep
$554pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Zurich 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Zurich from San Francisco found for this year
17 Sep - 26 Sep
$299pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
29 Nov - 9 Dec
$485pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
2 Dec - 21 Feb
$524pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Zurich from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Zurich direct flight deals
9 Dec - 10 Jan
$765pp
SFO
San Francisco
SWISS
Non-Stop
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SWISS
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
29 Nov - 13 Dec
$776pp
SFO
San Francisco
SWISS
Non-Stop
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SWISS
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
9 Dec - 10 Jan
$780pp
SFO
San Francisco
SWISS
Non-Stop
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SWISS
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Zurich

Late deals on round-trip flights to Zurich from San Francisco, departing today and this week
8 Aug - 26 Aug
$712pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
8 Aug - 25 Aug
$718pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
8 Aug - 13 Sep
$720pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Zurich from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Zurich
4:20 pm - 11:10 am
Vueling
1 Stop
33h 50m
SFO - ZRH
Vueling
$456
Expedia
12:42 pm - 7:00 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
33h 18m
SFO - ZRH
Multiple Airlines
$486
Kiwi.com
2:20 pm - 5:55 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
30h 35m
SFO - ZRH
Turkish Airlines
$488
FareScan

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">San Francisco</span> to <span class="emphasized">Zurich</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Zurich

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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.

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

SWISS, United Airlines, 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 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 is 1 flight from San Francisco to Zurich per day from 20 airlines.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Zurich for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Zurich for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on TAP AIR PORTUGAL for just $299, but on average you can expect to pay $546.

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 $858.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Zurich for under $800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Zurich within the next 7 days for less than $800.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 32 users have taken a look at flights from San Francisco to Zurich.

Does it rain more in San Francisco or Zurich?

When traveling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in San Francisco is roughly less than Zurich. You can assume this to be the case over the next 2 days.

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Zurich?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 77 °F's in September, on average. The temperature in Zurich is generally colder than in San Francisco. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Zurich?

For as low as $553, TAP AIR PORTUGAL can have you in Zurich from San Francisco in 15h 55m.

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

According to our current data, TAP AIR PORTUGAL ($299), Lufthansa ($580), and British Airways ($590) offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Zurich. Users have found that TAP AIR PORTUGAL is 64% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Francisco to Zurich one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from San Francisco to Zurich are Vueling ($373), Turkish Airlines ($451), and SWISS ($483).

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Zurich, Switzerland

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Zurich from San Francisco?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Zurich

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

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

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

Do I need a test to fly back to San Francisco from Zurich?

Returning to San Francisco from Zurich

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

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

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Zurich, Switzerland

Alternative routes for San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Zurich.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = CHF 0.92
Average temperature for July in Zurich
75.2 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Zurich
5.0 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Zurich

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Iberia
$331 $445 No cancel fee 77%
Air France
$394 $629 No cancel fee 77%
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
$350 $706 No cancel fee N/A
Delta
$324 $717 No cancel fee N/A
Finnair
$322 $736 No cancel fee 76%
KLM
$405 $808 No cancel fee 75%
Austrian Airlines
$682 $1,003 No cancel fee 78%
Malta MedAir
$930 $1,173 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Malta MedAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

SAS
$486 $1,266 No cancel fee 77%
Turkish Airlines
$808 $1,357 No cancel fee 77%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Zurich

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Zurich.
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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.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
0 flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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