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San Francisco to Zurich Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 11h 25m
Flights Arrive in Zurich
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $514
Distance 5,826 miles
Airlines Finnair, British Airways, SWISS, Lufthansa

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Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
5%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
30%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$956
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$641
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Zurich

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $640 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Zurich was found 77 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 13% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Zurich Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Zurich take?
An average nonstop flight takes 10h 50m, covering a distance of 5826 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Zurich?
There are 35 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Zurich per week, averaging 5 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Zurich?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Finnair ($514), British Airways ($532) and SWISS ($536).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Zurich?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Zurich?
SWISS (2 times daily), United Airlines (2 times daily), Air Canada (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
Which airports will I be using when flying from San Francisco to Zurich?
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at Zurich, also known as Zurich Airport.
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Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Zurich (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$514
only
$514
Destination
Zurich
$514
only
$514
Mon, Dec 2
SFO
San Francisco
ZRH
Zurich
29h 35m
Mon, Dec 9
ZRH
Zurich
SFO
San Francisco
35h 04m
Trip: 8 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 3,485 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
HEL
TLV
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew is amazing

Cons: Nothing

YYZ
LHR
Mediocre 2.8

Pros: There wasn’t much to like. One of the crew members stood out by being helpful; his colleagues were bureaucratic and disengaged.

Cons: This was a BA flight. Food in T3 in toronto was a disgrace, and the whole lounge experience was poor. The sleeping arrangements in business class had no privacy; the food onboard was mediocre. The Air CANADA flight on the same route is far better in every respect.

HEL
DEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Crew was ok, But seats so tight, Economy size seats fitted in Business Class and so much wastage of space around seat, very little quantity and quality of food available.The flights to Delhi and Amritsar has more than 60 % Punjab Travelers and there is not even a single movie in Punjabi movie. Poor.

Cons: Economy size seats fitted in Business Class and so much wastage of space around seat, very little quantity and quality of food available.The flights to Delhi and Amritsar has more than 60 % Punjab Travelers and there is not even a single movie in Punjabi, Please learn from Qatar Airways.

EDI
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat was comfortable, food was surprisingly good.

Cons: Nothing

HEL
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Pros: everything was good

Cons: Needed a bit more food :)

Sat, Feb 1
SFO
San Francisco
ZRH
Zurich
14h 40m
Sat, Feb 8
ZRH
Zurich
SFO
San Francisco
16h 05m
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 21,777 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
GLA
LHR
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Better drink selection

FCO
LGW
Good 7.2

Pros: Food was unusually good for airplane food

Cons: Leg room

LHR
IAH
Good 7.3

Cons: Reduced quality in Cuisine, and problem exacerbated by industrial strike by BA Catering Services company on the day in question. I didn't get value for what I payed for.

LHR
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Pros: We had a long delay that the crew did their best to mitigate while still on the ground in Heathrow, and the Captain invited children to come up and tour the cockpit while we waited! Things like that alleviate any anger and frustration we may have had, and the flight was excellent overall.

HYD
LHR
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: The crew at HYD airport is good people.

Tue, Nov 12
SFO
San Francisco
ZRH
Zurich
10h 55m
Tue, Nov 19
ZRH
Zurich
SFO
San Francisco
12h 00m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 138 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.9
SFO
ZRH
Good 6.0

Cons: No plugs for USB chargers in economy. Entertainment units were broken.

SFO
ZRH
Good 6.6

Pros: Boarding and staff okay

Cons: Terrible plane ; no room , the most miserable flight we have ever been on

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Enjoyed the food. On demand entertainment. Beverage service.

Cons: Despite paying for extra leg room I somehow needed more. Not Swiss Airs fault, but I know better for next time.

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Entertainment was excellent and they made it a very comfortable flight.

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 8.0

Pros: 1. The crew was very friendly and polite. 2. The food was good. 3. Service was good.

Cons: The flight is long. It will be good to have an area in the plane for some physical exercises. Sitting motionless during long time is not healthy for everybody.

Tue, Dec 10
SFO
San Francisco
ZRH
Zurich
12h 55m
Thu, Dec 19
ZRH
Zurich
SFO
San Francisco
17h 35m
Trip: 10 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 26,427 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.6
FRA
JFK
Good 7.6

Cons: Mine crew 2 ladies

KWI
FRA
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

FRA
IAD
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Flight attendant served snacks and drinks in less than hour’s flight. Well done!

SFO
FRA
Good 6.6

Pros: Convenient seats in A-380

Cons: Drinks were good, but food was bad

FRA
LHR
Okay 5.0

Pros: The airplane crew were very reassuring

Cons: Gate was changed 3 times and flight was delayed 2 times too!

Wed, Nov 20
SFO
San Francisco
ZRH
Zurich
10h 55m
Tue, Nov 26
ZRH
Zurich
SFO
San Francisco
12h 00m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 138 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.9
SFO
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Clean. Elegant. Modern. Very friendly. Food above average.

Cons: It's always very hard to upgrade to business class. And the Swiss Miles & More website is not very user friendly to navigate

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I was gratified to see that the 777 Boeing aircraft have now replaced the older Airbus aircraft..... This is my sixth time traveling to Switzerland from San Francisco on Swiss....Their service in my opinion remains excellent......The cabin crew was cheerful friendly yet remained very efficient at the same time... The food was very good, , The two meals that comes with one's Ticket still also comes with complimentary beverage service .... and even a warm moist towel is offered towards the end of the flight ... not bad for a seat in coach ....

Cons: I had no complaints except that there was a 40+ minute delay in receiving our checked baggage..... this could have been a problem With the airport ground crew at Zurich airport .....

SFO
ZRH
Good 6.6

Pros: Boarding and staff okay

Cons: Terrible plane ; no room , the most miserable flight we have ever been on

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: Very good overall

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Could use some more seating space

Wed, Jan 15
SFO
San Francisco
ZRH
Zurich
10h 55m
Mon, Jan 20
ZRH
Zurich
SFO
San Francisco
12h 00m
Trip: 6 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 138 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.9
SFO
ZRH
Excellent 8.3

Pros: This was the most cheerful crew I've encountered in years. No sourpusses here. They worked together well, and helped each other as well as the passengers. They were friendly, and seemed to like their job. Made a very long flight more pleasant.

Cons: The seats were not comfortable.

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service was nice. Food was decent.

Cons: The flight attendants did not have much in the way of personalities. Efficient, but no sparkle.

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Clean. Elegant. Modern. Very friendly. Food above average.

Cons: It's always very hard to upgrade to business class. And the Swiss Miles & More website is not very user friendly to navigate

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Great organization, very efficient

Cons: Bag fees were not made clear on Kayak or Swiss website, seats on Edelweiss A320 we’re spaced too close together for my legs, though was not a problem on the 777.

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was very friendly. Seat a pretty comfortable.

Wed, Sep 18
SFO
San Francisco
ZRH
Zurich
14h 10m
Wed, Sep 25
ZRH
Zurich
SFO
San Francisco
15h 30m
Trip: 8 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 3,485 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
AMS
HEL
Good 7.3

Cons: Quite narrow seats and seat pitch in economy, but the price was right. Poor quality seatback screens but a good selection of films and tv

HEL
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Clean up the planes better

LED
HEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: everything

SFO
HEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Of all the flights I checked this was the most convenient in timely manner and comfortable.

Cons: Movie options.

LAX
HEL
Good 7.3

Cons: The flight was late to Helsinki and we missed our connecting flight to Barcelona that was also on Finnair. I was given a hotel voucher to a nice hotel with a complimentary dinner voucher. The dinner was a buffet that was limited and less than mediocre. A chicken option was not even provided, no soup

Mon, Sep 30
SFO
San Francisco
ZRH
Zurich
10h 50m
Mon, Oct 7
ZRH
Zurich
SFO
San Francisco
11h 50m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 138 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.9
SFO
ZRH
Okay 4.6

Pros: Staff were nice

Cons: Very old plane. Had a big metal box at my feet, could not stretch out. Tv screens old and hard to watch. Food was pretty bleak too. Very disappointed.

SFO
ZRH
Good 6.0

Pros: entertainment selection

Cons: upgrade entertainment system, needs touch screen and screen wouldn't turn off completely. leg room and space under seat

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Entertainment was excellent and they made it a very comfortable flight.

SFO
ZRH
Good 7.3

Pros: Flight attendants were cheerful and efficient.

Cons: I'm not a terribly large person, but there is zero room in economy. When the person in front of me put her seat back the screen was literally 6 inches from my face.

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Great organization, very efficient

Cons: Bag fees were not made clear on Kayak or Swiss website, seats on Edelweiss A320 we’re spaced too close together for my legs, though was not a problem on the 777.

Fri, Aug 30
SFO
San Francisco
ZRH
Zurich
10h 50m
Mon, Sep 9
ZRH
Zurich
SFO
San Francisco
23h 55m
Trip: 11 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 138 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.9
SFO
ZRH
Okay 5.6

Pros: seat too tight

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Entertainment was excellent and they made it a very comfortable flight.

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great friendly crew. Efficient systems.

Cons: Tight seats. Very little leg room.

SFO
ZRH
Good 7.6

Pros: Good service... Quick boarding

Cons: Older plane, seats too narrow and short for 11hr flight. Bathrooms are TINY even by airline standards. Entertainment system has lots of choices but screens are low quality.

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Did NOT know ticket was economy light!!!! I WAS UPSET WE HAD TO PAY BAGGAGE FEE!!!!

Sat, Aug 31
SFO
San Francisco
ZRH
Zurich
10h 50m
Mon, Sep 9
ZRH
Zurich
SFO
San Francisco
23h 55m
Trip: 10 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 138 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.9
SFO
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything!

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Enjoyed the service.

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Enjoyed the food. On demand entertainment. Beverage service.

Cons: Despite paying for extra leg room I somehow needed more. Not Swiss Airs fault, but I know better for next time.

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The flight from San Francisco to Zürich with Swiss was a very positive experience (better than last time!) The flight attendants were very responsive and friendly, the food was really good (for airline food!), the wine, too, and the entertainment selection was excellent (and everything worked.) I'll find out how the return flight compares at the end of February...Thank you, Swiss!

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: Very good overall

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