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San Francisco to Zurich flights

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Flight DurationFlights between San Francisco and Zurich take, on average, 14 h and 19 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between San Francisco with Zurich found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport San Francisco Intl Airport is the departure airport operating flights between San Francisco and Zurich
Arriving AirportFlights departing San Francisco with Zurich as destination arrives at Zurich

Cheap last minute flights to Zurich

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Departure Sun, 24 Oct Return Sun, 31 Oct
SFO San Francisco
ZRH Zurich
return from £273
Departure Thu, 04 Nov Return Thu, 11 Nov
SFO San Francisco
ZRH Zurich
return from £249
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.27 CHF
British Pound Sterling Swiss Franc
1 CHF = 0.8 GBP
Last checked on 15 October 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
44%

Trains are 44% more expensive in Zurich than in San Francisco.

San Francisco
£2.2
Zurich
£3.17
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
30%

The average meal is 30% more expensive in Zurich than in San Francisco.

San Francisco
£14.69
Zurich
£19.8
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
85%

Taxis are 85% more expensive in Zurich than in San Francisco.

San Francisco
£2.57
Zurich
£4.75
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
12%

Coffee is 12% more expensive in Zurich than in San Francisco.

San Francisco
£3.5
Zurich
£3.92
San Francisco airports
  • ( San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
  • ( San Jose Mnpl (SJC)
    How far from city centre: 40 miles
  • ( San Carlos (SQL)
    How far from city centre: 21 miles
  • ( Novato (NOT)
    How far from city centre: 24 miles
  • ( Sonoma County Airport (STS)
    How far from city centre: 55 miles
  • ( Embarkader (EMB)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
Zurich airports
  • ( Zurich (ZRH)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
  • ( Basel Euroairport (BSL)
    How far from city centre: 50 miles
  • ( Mulhouse Euroairport (MLH)
    How far from city centre: 50 miles
K Distance: 5823 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from San Francisco to Zurich

😷 Is it safe to travel from San Francisco to Zurich during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Switzerland may apply when travelling from San Francisco. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from San Francisco to Zurich at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from San Francisco to Zurich is 249£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Zurich expensive to visit compared to San Francisco?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Zurich costs an average of 4.75 GBP, 85% more expensive than San Francisco, with a fare of 2.57 GBP, while train tickets costs 44% more in Zurich: 3.17 GBP against 2.20 GBP in San Francisco. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 19.80 GBP in Zurich, 35% more than the 14.69 GBP in San Francisco. The price of the coffee is around 12% more expensive in Zurich, with an average of 3.92 GBP , while in San Francisco the coffee costs 3.50 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from San Francisco to Zurich?
The most popular months to book a trip from San Francisco to Zurich are December, August and September, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from San Francisco to Zurich?
The best time of the year to go to Zurich when flying from San Francisco depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, June is the top 1º month to fly to Zurich from San Francisco in terms of searches from our customer, followed by August and February. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, March, October and July are the months with less volume of searchs for the route San Francisco -  Zurich.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from San Francisco to Zurich?
The total flight time between San Francisco and Zurich is of around 14:19 hours on average, considering an average distance of 11,178 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Zurich compared to San Francisco?
While in San Francisco the temperatures can reach an average of 32.98 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 6.0 mm ,Zurich's temperatures can go up to 31.95 ºC during the hot season, with 12.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -8.07 ºC in Zurich, compared to the 2.36 ºC average degrees reported in San Francisco. During the winter period, San Francisco can register 12.0 mm precipitation, while Zurich have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between San Francisco and Zurich?
The main airport route flying between San Francisco and Zurich is: San Francisco Intl Airport (SFO) to Zurich (ZRH). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Swiss International Air Lines.
  • United Airlines.
Which are the airlines with flights from San Francisco to Zurich?
Airlines with direct flights departing from San Francisco to Zurich are:
  • Swiss International Air Lines.
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