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Low Season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1574
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$897
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Zurich Intl to San Francisco

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $896 or less.
The cheapest flight from Zurich Intl to San Francisco was found 71 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 6 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is May.
Morning departure is around 60% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Zurich Intl to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Zurich Intl to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 13h 45m, covering a distance of 5827 miles.
How many flights are there between Zurich Intl and San Francisco?
There are 14 (nonstop) flights between Zurich Intl and San Francisco per week, averaging 2 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Zurich Intl to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on KLM ($539), Turkish Airlines ($556) and Multiple Airlines ($611).
Do I need a passport to fly between Zurich Intl and San Francisco?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Zurich Intl and San Francisco?
SWISS (1 times daily), United (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Zurich Intl to San Francisco?
For Zurich Intl to San Francisco, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Zurich Intl, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Friday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Zurich Intl to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Zurich
$539
only
$539
Destination
San Francisco
$539
only
$539
Mon, May 28
ZRH
SFO
27h 10m
Mon, Jun 18
SFO
ZRH
15h 15m
Trip: 22 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1649 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

The flight was great.

MAN
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

Ground staff at Manchester very helpful

Information on KLM website and flight status said 50 minutes delay and was never updated with the true status. 3 hours before we took off. KLM blamed the fog at Manchester but to be honest most other flights seemed unaffected. Put up in an IBIS hotel and fed substandard food and shitty hotel room with an Aircon unit that clunks into action every 30 seconds keeping me awake. It's external so I can't switch it off. Being given a 10 Euro voucher for food at the airport when most food and a drink will cost you 12 to 15 euros.

ATL
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Got to Amsterdam on time and everything was great including the staff

ATL
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Cabin Crew was awesome.

Entertainment System was not working and no Non-veg food option in flight.

SFO
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

Service from airline host Poorly maintained plane Bad food Old entertainment

Fri, Mar 23
ZRH
SFO
18h 05m
Sat, Apr 7
SFO
ZRH
19h 00m
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17521 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.9
IST
TLV
Excellent 9.3

the food is a bit tastless

LAX
IST
Mediocre 2.0

They lost my check in bag and are offering no compensation whatsoever. I have to buy malaria medication and clothes

IST
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Transfer desk in Istanbul is terrible. Poor customer service. It took 6 hours to get transferred from the airport to the hotel.

ORD
IST
Excellent 10.0

every think

LAX
IST
Excellent 8.3

Asian Vegetarian meal was good.

Seats with less leg room . No WIfi facility at the gate .

Wed, Mar 14
ZRH
SFO
30h 20m
Tue, Mar 20
SFO
ZRH
14h 15m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 9
ZRH
SFO
31h 10m
Sun, May 20
SFO
ZRH
14h 05m
Trip: 12 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 2863 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
HEL
FCO
Excellent 10.0

Loved it

LHR
HEL
Good 7.3

Beautiful new modern aircraft & plenty of spare seats on the flight. Paid for Economy comfort & it was worth it.

Did not like that you had to pay for drinks & snacks. For someone of Finnair’s standing, you would think they would include it.

HEL
MIA
Okay 4.0

Missed my connecting flight from Helsinki to Miami because the flight from New Delhi, India was delayed by more than 4 hours.

BKK
HEL
Excellent 9.3

Plane was late taking off and almost missed my next connection. Due to landing late my luggage did not make it on make it on my flight. However the airline delivered to my place the following morning. It was not an inconvenience to me as the baggage was delivered in a timely fashion. Thank you Finnair!

KAO
HEL
Excellent 8.3

We where really late and they where very helpfull.

Tue, Jun 12
ZRH
SFO
13h 45m
Tue, Jun 26
SFO
ZRH
14h 40m
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1649 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
ATL
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Cabin Crew was awesome.

Entertainment System was not working and no Non-veg food option in flight.

EZE
AMS
Good 6.0

una valija se perdió. Eso desató el descontrol que tiene KLM para seguir el equipaje. No hay como hacer tracking. No hay un teléfono a donde hablar, la web está desactualizada y con información equivocada. Direccionan a usar canales de twitter y facebook que no responden. Primer experiencia en KLM y no pienso nunca más usar esta aerolínea. Llevar el equipaje o resolver un problema sobre valijas es de lo más básico de una aerolínea y no lo hacen.

AMS
JNB
Excellent 8.0

The flight was very good, specially considering it was a daylight one. Staff was friendly and servicial. Tue food was above the industry's average.

AMS
ATL
Excellent 9.3

Entertainment was good, and crew was very nice and accommodating. Flight was very comfortable and smooth.

The food was okay, not that great.

MAN
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

Ground staff at Manchester very helpful

Information on KLM website and flight status said 50 minutes delay and was never updated with the true status. 3 hours before we took off. KLM blamed the fog at Manchester but to be honest most other flights seemed unaffected. Put up in an IBIS hotel and fed substandard food and shitty hotel room with an Aircon unit that clunks into action every 30 seconds keeping me awake. It's external so I can't switch it off. Being given a 10 Euro voucher for food at the airport when most food and a drink will cost you 12 to 15 euros.

Thu, May 17
ZRH
SFO
13h 45m
Wed, May 23
SFO
ZRH
14h 40m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, May 10
ZRH
SFO
15h 25m
Sun, May 20
SFO
ZRH
14h 05m
Trip: 11 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 2863 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
DEL
HEL
Okay 4.0

The flight from India was delayed and as a consequence I missed my connecting flight to Miami. I had to put up in a Hotel at Helsinki and take a flight to Miami the next day via London.

JFK
HEL
Excellent 10.0

calming environment, finnish style

on the flight to new york i got a game sandwich. i like that. brining finnish culture to us. but on the way from new york to helsinki i got a boring bagel.

LHR
HEL
Good 7.3

Beautiful new modern aircraft & plenty of spare seats on the flight. Paid for Economy comfort & it was worth it.

Did not like that you had to pay for drinks & snacks. For someone of Finnair’s standing, you would think they would include it.

BKK
HEL
Excellent 9.3

Plane was late taking off and almost missed my next connection. Due to landing late my luggage did not make it on make it on my flight. However the airline delivered to my place the following morning. It was not an inconvenience to me as the baggage was delivered in a timely fashion. Thank you Finnair!

JFK
HEL
Mediocre 3.0

The plane landed much later than expected, and I missed my connecting flight to Moscow. While I was given another boarding pass, I had to have another layover in St. Petersburg, and fly to Moscow from there. The flight turned out to be much longer, and much more exhausting. My overall experience was unpleasant.

Wed, May 9
ZRH
SFO
13h 45m
Wed, May 30
SFO
ZRH
14h 45m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 16
ZRH
SFO
13h 45m
Wed, May 30
SFO
ZRH
15h 15m
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1649 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
ATL
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Got to Amsterdam on time and everything was great including the staff

AMS
ACC
Okay 4.0

Flight was delayed for three hours and was a very stressful flight

Flight was not on time and got to destination very very late pier management of aircrafts

EZE
AMS
Good 6.0

una valija se perdió. Eso desató el descontrol que tiene KLM para seguir el equipaje. No hay como hacer tracking. No hay un teléfono a donde hablar, la web está desactualizada y con información equivocada. Direccionan a usar canales de twitter y facebook que no responden. Primer experiencia en KLM y no pienso nunca más usar esta aerolínea. Llevar el equipaje o resolver un problema sobre valijas es de lo más básico de una aerolínea y no lo hacen.

JFK
AMS
Good 7.0

Crew was courteous and polite! Entertainment system had some great movies at no additional cost.

Poor communication between delta, KLM and Air France meant that I couldn’t check in online and get a digital boarding pass. Furthermore I couldn’t use the check-in kiosks because my name was listed as Reidmr instead of Reid, which meant that my boarding pass did not match my passport. Overall this caused unnecessary delays that were compounded by the fact that I couldn’t use my TSA precheck. My main problem on the plane was that I had to struggle to get water served to me. It’s always so dry on planes and I would have liked to be able to get more than one tiny glass of water at a time. Also, would have loved a window at my window seat. Plus no WIFI!?

ATL
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Cabin Crew was awesome.

Entertainment System was not working and no Non-veg food option in flight.

Tue, Feb 13
ZRH
SFO
35h 20m
Wed, Feb 21
SFO
ZRH
27h 10m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, May 24
ZRH
SFO
13h 45m
Tue, Jun 12
SFO
ZRH
14h 40m
Trip: 20 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1649 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
JFK
AMS
Good 7.0

Crew was courteous and polite! Entertainment system had some great movies at no additional cost.

Poor communication between delta, KLM and Air France meant that I couldn’t check in online and get a digital boarding pass. Furthermore I couldn’t use the check-in kiosks because my name was listed as Reidmr instead of Reid, which meant that my boarding pass did not match my passport. Overall this caused unnecessary delays that were compounded by the fact that I couldn’t use my TSA precheck. My main problem on the plane was that I had to struggle to get water served to me. It’s always so dry on planes and I would have liked to be able to get more than one tiny glass of water at a time. Also, would have loved a window at my window seat. Plus no WIFI!?

AMS
MAN
Good 7.0

The flight attendants could not do enough for you.

Business class was pretty empty but again I was not allowed to change my seat selection online. Pathetic check-in.

AMS
JNB
Excellent 8.0

The flight was very good, specially considering it was a daylight one. Staff was friendly and servicial. Tue food was above the industry's average.

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

The flight was great.

EZE
AMS
Good 6.0

una valija se perdió. Eso desató el descontrol que tiene KLM para seguir el equipaje. No hay como hacer tracking. No hay un teléfono a donde hablar, la web está desactualizada y con información equivocada. Direccionan a usar canales de twitter y facebook que no responden. Primer experiencia en KLM y no pienso nunca más usar esta aerolínea. Llevar el equipaje o resolver un problema sobre valijas es de lo más básico de una aerolínea y no lo hacen.

Wed, Feb 14
ZRH
SFO
20h 15m
Wed, Feb 21
SFO
ZRH
27h 10m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jun 13
ZRH
SFO
13h 45m
Tue, Jun 26
SFO
ZRH
23h 30m
Trip: 14 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1649 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

The flight was great.

EZE
AMS
Good 6.0

una valija se perdió. Eso desató el descontrol que tiene KLM para seguir el equipaje. No hay como hacer tracking. No hay un teléfono a donde hablar, la web está desactualizada y con información equivocada. Direccionan a usar canales de twitter y facebook que no responden. Primer experiencia en KLM y no pienso nunca más usar esta aerolínea. Llevar el equipaje o resolver un problema sobre valijas es de lo más básico de una aerolínea y no lo hacen.

AMS
ATL
Excellent 9.3

Entertainment was good, and crew was very nice and accommodating. Flight was very comfortable and smooth.

The food was okay, not that great.

JFK
AMS
Good 7.0

Crew was courteous and polite! Entertainment system had some great movies at no additional cost.

Poor communication between delta, KLM and Air France meant that I couldn’t check in online and get a digital boarding pass. Furthermore I couldn’t use the check-in kiosks because my name was listed as Reidmr instead of Reid, which meant that my boarding pass did not match my passport. Overall this caused unnecessary delays that were compounded by the fact that I couldn’t use my TSA precheck. My main problem on the plane was that I had to struggle to get water served to me. It’s always so dry on planes and I would have liked to be able to get more than one tiny glass of water at a time. Also, would have loved a window at my window seat. Plus no WIFI!?

AMS
JNB
Excellent 8.0

The flight was very good, specially considering it was a daylight one. Staff was friendly and servicial. Tue food was above the industry's average.

Tue, Feb 13
ZRH
SFO
35h 20m
Thu, Feb 22
SFO
ZRH
20h 00m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jun 4
ZRH
SFO
25h 20m
Sun, Jun 24
SFO
ZRH
14h 40m
Trip: 21 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1649 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
SFO
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

Service from airline host Poorly maintained plane Bad food Old entertainment

PIT
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time and quick and comfortable

AMS
MAN
Good 7.0

The flight attendants could not do enough for you.

Business class was pretty empty but again I was not allowed to change my seat selection online. Pathetic check-in.

ATL
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Got to Amsterdam on time and everything was great including the staff

SFO
AMS
Excellent 10.0

The flight was great.

Wed, Feb 14
ZRH
SFO
20h 15m
Thu, Feb 22
SFO
ZRH
20h 00m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Apr 21
ZRH
SFO
27h 10m
Wed, May 9
SFO
ZRH
14h 40m
Trip: 19 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1649 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
AMS
MAN
Good 7.0

The flight attendants could not do enough for you.

Business class was pretty empty but again I was not allowed to change my seat selection online. Pathetic check-in.

ATL
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Got to Amsterdam on time and everything was great including the staff

MAN
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

Ground staff at Manchester very helpful

Information on KLM website and flight status said 50 minutes delay and was never updated with the true status. 3 hours before we took off. KLM blamed the fog at Manchester but to be honest most other flights seemed unaffected. Put up in an IBIS hotel and fed substandard food and shitty hotel room with an Aircon unit that clunks into action every 30 seconds keeping me awake. It's external so I can't switch it off. Being given a 10 Euro voucher for food at the airport when most food and a drink will cost you 12 to 15 euros.

AMS
ACC
Okay 4.0

Flight was delayed for three hours and was a very stressful flight

Flight was not on time and got to destination very very late pier management of aircrafts

AMS
JNB
Excellent 8.0

The flight was very good, specially considering it was a daylight one. Staff was friendly and servicial. Tue food was above the industry's average.

Wed, Feb 28
ZRH
SFO
20h 15m
Fri, Mar 16
SFO
ZRH
26h 50m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, May 8
ZRH
SFO
13h 45m
Thu, May 31
SFO
ZRH
17h 50m
Trip: 24 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1649 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.1
Food
7.4
AMS
MAN
Good 7.0

The flight attendants could not do enough for you.

Business class was pretty empty but again I was not allowed to change my seat selection online. Pathetic check-in.

EZE
AMS
Good 6.0

una valija se perdió. Eso desató el descontrol que tiene KLM para seguir el equipaje. No hay como hacer tracking. No hay un teléfono a donde hablar, la web está desactualizada y con información equivocada. Direccionan a usar canales de twitter y facebook que no responden. Primer experiencia en KLM y no pienso nunca más usar esta aerolínea. Llevar el equipaje o resolver un problema sobre valijas es de lo más básico de una aerolínea y no lo hacen.

MAN
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

Ground staff at Manchester very helpful

Information on KLM website and flight status said 50 minutes delay and was never updated with the true status. 3 hours before we took off. KLM blamed the fog at Manchester but to be honest most other flights seemed unaffected. Put up in an IBIS hotel and fed substandard food and shitty hotel room with an Aircon unit that clunks into action every 30 seconds keeping me awake. It's external so I can't switch it off. Being given a 10 Euro voucher for food at the airport when most food and a drink will cost you 12 to 15 euros.

JFK
AMS
Good 7.0

Crew was courteous and polite! Entertainment system had some great movies at no additional cost.

Poor communication between delta, KLM and Air France meant that I couldn’t check in online and get a digital boarding pass. Furthermore I couldn’t use the check-in kiosks because my name was listed as Reidmr instead of Reid, which meant that my boarding pass did not match my passport. Overall this caused unnecessary delays that were compounded by the fact that I couldn’t use my TSA precheck. My main problem on the plane was that I had to struggle to get water served to me. It’s always so dry on planes and I would have liked to be able to get more than one tiny glass of water at a time. Also, would have loved a window at my window seat. Plus no WIFI!?

SFO
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

Service from airline host Poorly maintained plane Bad food Old entertainment

Fri, Apr 13
ZRH
SFO
14h 10m
Wed, May 2
SFO
ZRH
17h 40m
Trip: 20 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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Zurich Intl to San Francisco Flight Information

Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Zurich Intl
Flight Price $539
Distance 5827 miles
Airlines KLM, Turkish Airlines, Finnair