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 2022: 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
32 - 66.2 °F
ZRH
Precipitation
2.5 - 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

$341

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.
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.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 53 days in advance to save up to 38% 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 53 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 $1,018, or $1,217 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 February. Prices to Zurich from San Francisco average $832. You can even find prices in February for less than $832, as users have found deals to Zurich from as low as $545. The month of December 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 42%.

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

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 38% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Zurich in January, February 2022

The best prices found for SFO to ZRH flights for January, February
3 Feb - 19 Feb
$408pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
12 Feb - 26 Feb
$413pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
3 Feb - 20 Feb
$414pp
SFO
San Francisco
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Zurich 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Zurich from San Francisco found for this year
23 Apr - 4 May
$393pp
SFO
San Francisco
SAS
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SAS
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
23 Apr - 4 May
$395pp
SFO
San Francisco
SAS
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SAS
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
4 Apr - 11 Apr
$402pp
SFO
San Francisco
SAS
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SAS
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Zurich from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Zurich direct flight deals
16 Mar - 31 Mar
$716pp
SFO
San Francisco
SWISS
Non-Stop
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SWISS
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
17 Mar - 26 Mar
$756pp
SFO
San Francisco
SWISS
Non-Stop
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SWISS
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
24 Mar - 31 Mar
$766pp
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
21 Jan - 23 Jan
$569pp
SFO
San Francisco
SWISS
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SWISS
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
21 Jan - 23 Jan
$570pp
SFO
San Francisco
SWISS
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
SWISS
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
21 Jan - 23 Jan
$589pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
ZRH
Zurich
ZRH
Zurich
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Zurich from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Zurich
12:10 pm - 5:45 pm
SAS
1 Stop
20h 35m
SFO - ZRH
SAS
$341
KAYAK
6:15 am - 6:35 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
15h 20m
SFO - ZRH
Multiple Airlines
$405
Kiwi.com
4:10 pm - 5:05 am
Vueling
1 Stop
27h 55m
SFO - ZRH
Vueling
$407
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Zurich

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.

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.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Zurich for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Zurich for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SAS for just $393, but on average you can expect to pay $416.

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 $835.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Zurich for under $600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Zurich within the next 7 days for less than $600.

How popular is this San Francisco to Zurich flight route?

This flight path from San Francisco to Zurich was viewed by 32 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 SAS is currently your cheapest option to Zurich, with prices starting at $393. Another option worth looking into is TAP AIR PORTUGAL, starting at $408 round trip. SAS is currently priced 52% 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 Major Airline, American Airlines and Air Canada. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Zurich?

On average you can expect to pay $1,708 for a flight from San Francisco to Zurich. The cheapest flight overall is $301 while the most popular route, (San Francisco - Zurich) is currently priced at $393.

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 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Zurich.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco 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 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 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

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

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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 January in Zurich
37.4 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Zurich
2.2 ″

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
American Airlines
$294 $581 No cancel fee 71%
British Airways
$315 $603 No cancel fee 70%
Finnair
$322 $736 No cancel fee 76%
Delta
$324 $717 No cancel fee N/A
Iberia
$331 $445 No cancel fee 77%
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
$350 $706 No cancel fee N/A
Icelandair
$392 $901 No cancel fee 76%
Air France
$394 $629 No cancel fee 77%
KLM
$405 $808 No cancel fee 75%
SAS
$486 $1,266 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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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
0 flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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