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Origin Airport IATA CodeSJC
Destination Airport IATA CodeZRH
Number Of Flight Options1
Average Flight Time10 hours 50 mins

Helpful San Francisco to Zürich (SJC - ZRH) Flight Information

Traveling From San Francisco
Origin Airport IATA Code SJC
Traveling To Zürich
Destination Airport IATA Code ZRH
Number of Airlines Serving 2
Available Airlines
Distance 9378 km
Direct Flight Time 28 50
Flight Price

FAQs about flights from San Francisco to Zürich

Is it possible to fly from San Francisco to Zürich right now?

Stay informed about current flying restrictions and health guidelines by checking the Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page is kept up-to-date with all the latest requirements for your San Francisco to Zürich flight.

Is there a direct flight between San Francisco and Zürich?

Hankering to escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life for a while? Or perhaps take off on a romantic rendezvous? Whatever your reason for jetting off to Zürich, SWISS can get you there with direct flights from San Francisco Airport to Zurich Airport (ZRH).

How long is a direct flight from San Francisco to Zürich?

It takes roughly 10 hours and 50 minutes, but times can vary depending on type of aircraft used, wind and any delays. The total travel distance between San Francisco and Zürich is 5,841 miles.

Can I cancel my flight booking to Zürich due to COVID-19?

As an Ebookers customer, you may be eligible for a no-change-fee cancellation for your Zürich booking and a credit that you can use for another flight. Your account is the place to go to see if your reservation has this flexibility. If you have any more questions, our Customer Service Portal is here to help.

What are the best airports for San Francisco to Zürich flights?

Want to hear a little more information about your journey from San Francisco to Zürich — like where you'll be flying in and out of? There's every chance you'll be taking off from SFO and landing at Zurich Airport (ZRH).

What are some of the most popular airlines flying from San Francisco to Zürich?

Friendly service, food quality and reliability are some factors that set apart one airline from another. While you'll find numerous airlines offering flights from San Francisco to Zürich, here are a few of the best:

  • United Airlines with 221 flights every month.
  • Lufthansa with 52 flights every month.
  • Singapore Airlines with 30 flights every month.
  • Aer Lingus with 30 flights every month.
  • SAS with 30 flights every month.
  • Qatar Airways with 21 flights every month.
How many flights are there from San Francisco to Zürich?

There are around 17 flights which operate each day from San Francisco to Zürich. You might like to remember this the next time you're day dreaming about a holiday.

Is it possible to fly on an airline that employs social distancing and other COVID-19 measures?

Getting to your destination comfortably and confidently is as important as having a great holiday once you get there. Take the stress out of flying by choosing SWISS, Lufthansa or Vueling. They all employ social distancing rules and have COVID-19 measures in place, which may be capped capacity flights and keeping the middle seat empty.

What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

This is one is easy to remember: Flight Fridays. We found that tickets booked on a Friday resulted in the best deal on average in 2020. However, Wednesdays can be the worst days to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2020.

What are the cheapest days to fly?

When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2020, Monday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly. That's definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Weekends may seem like the most logical time to start your holiday, but airline tickets were on average more expensive for flights departing on Saturdays, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.

*According to flight demand on ebookers.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Zürich 

Our advanced search tools and comprehensive filters help you find a flight that fits your budget. To search for cheap flights, just enter your travel dates and sort your results by price. With all available tickets listed lowest price first, it’s easy to select the one that’s easiest on your wallet.  

To find the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Zürich, you can also travel outside peak season. The more flexible you can be on travel dates, the easier it is to find those cheap flight tickets. We know, for example, that the cheapest time to travel between San Francisco to Zürich is . In the current list of deals available, prices start at and can rise to for return flights.  

Find the best flight from San Francisco to Zürich  

Every day between San Francisco and Zürich, 2 flights from 2 airlines jet back and forth. And with ebookers, you can book tickets for any one of those flights. If you book a direct flight with United Airlines, SWISS, you’ll arrive safely in your destination in around 28hours. If you can think of a quicker way to cover the 9378 km between null and null, let us know! 

Flights from San Francisco to Zürich — a great choice on great deals 

We only need a little information to give you a lot of choice. Just tell us when you’re planning your family holiday, long weekend, luxury getaway or quick business trip, and we’ll do the rest. And to keep your choice-making easy, we’ve given you plenty of ways to narrow down your search. Choose one-way, roundtrip or multi city flights, select your preferred airline, your time of arrival and departure and cabin class using the filters.  

Once you’ve told us what you want, we’ll show you what’s on offer. All you need to do is take your pick and start packing.  

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We want the experience of booking your flight from San Francisco to Zürich to be as simple as possible. That’s why we designed our search and filter options to make your life easy. Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure, ebookers has you covered. 

When you’re ready to book, our service is always fast and transparent. We know plans change, so we have a range of flexible booking options. Choose between refundable bookings and flights with no charges should you need to rearrange and travel stress-free. 

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Place to stay after flight from San Francisco to Zürich

Bristol Hotel

Bristol Hotel

3 out of 5
Stampfenbachstrasse 34, Zürich, ZH
The price is £111 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Located in Unterstrass, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Swiss National Museum and ETH Zurich. Bahnhofstrasse and Kunsthaus Zurich are also within 15 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (19 reviews)
"Clean, big triple room, great blackout shutters, friendly staff, good breakfast, comfy beds. Great location, easy to find."

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2019

Bristol Hotel
Zurich Marriott Hotel

Zurich Marriott Hotel

5 out of 5
Neumuehlequai 42, Zürich, ZH
The price is £195 per night from 6 Aug to 6 Aug
Located in Zürich Center, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Swiss National Museum and Bahnhofstrasse. Beckenhof Tram Stop and Stampfenbachplatz ...
4.1/5Very Good! (15 reviews)
"Great hotel, close to city centre with secure parking."

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2018

Zurich Marriott Hotel
Hotel Adler Zürich

Hotel Adler Zürich

3 out of 5
Rosengasse 10, Zürich
The price is £145 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Located in Old Town Zürich, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Predigerkirche, Bahnhofstrasse and ETH Zurich. Kunsthaus Zurich and Swiss National Museum ...
4.2/5Excellent! (25 reviews)
"Great location. My single room was a nice size and very comfortable. The breakfast was ample (continental plus boiled and scrambled eggs with the option to pay a little extra for cooked to order items). The staff were lovely. Highly recommended."

Reviewed on 8 May 2019

Hotel Adler Zürich

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Hotel Scheuble

Hotel Scheuble

3 out of 5
Muehlegasse 17, Zürich, ZH
The price is £152 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Located in Old Town Zürich, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Central Library Zurich, Bahnhofstrasse and ETH Zurich. Kunsthaus Zurich and Swiss National ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)
"I like everything but I was surprise that the hotel doesn't have a restaurant."

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2020

Hotel Scheuble
Baur au Lac

Baur au Lac

5 out of 5
Talstrasse 1, Zürich
The price is £628 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Located in Old Town Zürich, this luxury hotel is steps away from Buerkliplatz and Bahnhofstrasse. Zürich Opera House and Kunsthaus Zurich are also within 15 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Top eu gostei muito"

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2021

Baur au Lac
Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich

Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich

4 out of 5
Bahnhofplatz 7, Zürich, ZH
The price is £299 per night from 28 Aug to 28 Aug
This family-friendly Zürich hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 5-minute walk of Swiss National Museum and Bahnhofstrasse. ETH Zurich and Kunsthaus Zurich ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)
"Hotel was really clean and up to date. Staff was really nice. Had issues with the room itself. A/C was not working properly, and lights kept turning on in the middle of the night for some reason (eventually I got the lights to stay off)."

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2019

Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich
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*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on ebookers.com from January 2017 to December 2017, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

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Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a £25.00 / 45.00 Euro service fee charged by ebookers, plus any airline fare and tax increase that may be applicable.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.