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San Francisco to Zurich Flights

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Selected fares from San Francisco to Zurich

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SFO ZRH Fri, Apr 17 - Wed, Apr 22 $1,002
SFO ZRH Fri, Jan 23 - Wed, Jan 28 $1,045
SFO ZRH Wed, Feb 18 - Sun, Mar 1 $1,087
SFO ZRH Thu, Feb 19 - Thu, Feb 26 $1,096
SFO ZRH Tue, Feb 3 - Tue, Feb 17 $1,180
SFO ZRH Tue, Feb 3 - Tue, Feb 17 $1,193
SFO ZRH Wed, Feb 18 - Sun, Mar 1 $1,225
SFO ZRH Wed, Feb 18 - Sun, Mar 1 $1,225
SFO ZRH Tue, Feb 3 - Tue, Feb 17 $1,236
SFO ZRH Wed, Feb 18 - Sun, Mar 1 $1,263
SFO ZRH Wed, Feb 18 - Sun, Mar 1 $1,265
SFO ZRH Wed, Feb 18 - Sun, Mar 1 $1,272
SFO ZRH Wed, Feb 18 - Sun, Mar 1 $1,277
SFO ZRH Fri, Jan 23 - Wed, Jan 28 $1,327
SFO ZRH Thu, Jan 15 - Mon, Jan 19 $1,348
SFO ZRH Wed, Feb 18 - Sun, Mar 1 $1,383
SFO ZRH Tue, May 5 - Fri, May 22 $1,412
SFO ZRH Fri, Jan 23 - Wed, Jan 28 $1,535
SFO ZRH Thu, Jan 15 - Mon, Jan 19 $1,541
SFO ZRH Tue, Feb 17 - Sat, Feb 28 $3,207
SFO ZRH Fri, Sep 4 - Sat, Sep 19 $5,417
SFO ZRH Tue, Sep 1 - Fri, Sep 18 $7,226
SFO ZRH Sat, Feb 21 - Sat, Feb 28 $7,281

San Francisco and Zurich airports and terminals

Airports in San Francisco CA, US
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    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from SFO to ZRH

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal I SWISS, United Airlines
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Airports in Zurich , CH
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    Zurich Airport (ZRH)

    Distance from City Center: 6.1 miles

    Carriers for flights from SFO to ZRH

    Carriers
    SWISS, United Airlines
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January

Cheapest weekend flights in January from San Francisco to Zurich

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jan 15 San Francisco (SFO) Zurich (ZRH) United Airlines $1,049
Earn $10.49
Return Mon, Jan 19 Zurich (ZRH) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from San Francisco to Zurich

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jan 23 San Francisco (SFO) Zurich (ZRH) United Airlines $1,045
Earn $10.45
Return Wed, Jan 28 Zurich (ZRH) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines

Best one-week trip in January from San Francisco to Zurich

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Jan 16 San Francisco (SFO) Zurich (ZRH) United Airlines $1,049
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Return Fri, Jan 23 Zurich (ZRH) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines
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February

Cheapest weekend flights in February from San Francisco to Zurich

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Feb 5 San Francisco (SFO) Zurich (ZRH) United Airlines $1,049
Earn $10.49
Return Sun, Feb 8 Zurich (ZRH) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from San Francisco to Zurich

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Feb 18 San Francisco (SFO) Zurich (ZRH) United Airlines $1,045
Earn $10.45
Return Sun, Mar 1 Zurich (ZRH) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines

Best one-week trip in February from San Francisco to Zurich

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Feb 20 San Francisco (SFO) Zurich (ZRH) United Airlines $1,049
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Return Fri, Feb 27 Zurich (ZRH) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines
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March

Lowest roundtrip airfare in March from San Francisco to Zurich

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sun, Mar 1 San Francisco (SFO) Zurich (ZRH) United Airlines $1,127
Earn $11.27
Return Tue, Mar 10 Zurich (ZRH) San Francisco (SFO) United Airlines
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Flights to Zurich

San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

Zurich Airport

Though Zurich is a popular destination, it has only one airport that services the city. You still have a choice of when you want to fly, and Orbitz.com can help you pick the best flights to Zurich. Located in the nearby city of Kloten, the airport is less than seven miles from Zurich's city limits and just a short drive from the downtown area. The airport underwent a major renovation in the early 2000s, which resulted in a new terminal, a parking area and a railway system that transports passengers to their airline gate through underground tunnels. Most major international airlines operate out of the airport, including Contact Air, Skyways, Hello, and Delta.

Transportation in Zurich

More than half of Zurich residents and those visiting the city rely on the public transportation system because it's a bargain compared to renting a car. Also known as the ZVV system, it consists of buses, trams, trains and electric-powered trolleys. The city clearly marks the public transit stops along the road, and you can also purchase a ZVV ticket at one of the central hubs. The ticket is your pass to ride any of the public transportation units in the city. You can find the clearly marked public transportation stops at the Zurich Airport, and the maps will show you which units go to your hotel. A ticket will cost less than $10.

Zurich Weather

Zurich is popular with skiers and outdoor lovers during the winter months because the area gets a high level of snow and temperatures drop below 40 degrees. The humidity and temperatures begin to climb during the spring, and by the time summer arrives, you typically see temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees.

Tourist Hot Spots

Travelers often enjoy the sites around the Main railway station, which includes some of the oldest buildings in the country. Other popular spots include the Zurich Museum of Art, the Zoological Garden, the Swiss National Museum and the Chinese Garden. With Orbitz.com, you can find flights to Zurich, reserve your hotel room, and purchase tickets to attractions that you want to visit in Zurich.

Interesting facts about flights from San Francisco to Zurich

    • 2 direct flights are operating from San Francisco to Zurich today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 11h 15m.
    • SWISS flight 39 (1:25 PM GMT, Airbus Industrie A340-300) is today's earliest available flight from San Francisco to Zurich.
    • SWISS flight 39 (1:25 PM GMT, Airbus Industrie A340-300) is today's latest available flight from San Francisco to Zurich.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from San Francisco to Zurich (SWISS flight 39, Airbus Industrie A340-300) takes 11h 15m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from San Francisco to Zurich (SWISS flight 39, Airbus Industrie A340-300) takes 11h 15m.
    • Flights from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Zurich Airport (ZRH) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from San Francisco to Zurich on Sun, Dec 28, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
El Al Israel Airlines/El Al Israel Airlines LY8019/LY8035 SFO 7:10 AM ZRH 6:55 AM 763/763 14hr 45min
American Airlines/US Airways AA24/US64 SFO 7:20 AM ZRH 7:55 AM 32B/763 15hr 35min
American Airlines/US Airways AA164/US64 SFO 8:50 AM ZRH 7:55 AM 32B/763 14hr 5min
American Airlines/American Airlines AA164/AA64 SFO 8:50 AM ZRH 7:55 AM 32B/763 14hr 5min
airberlin/airberlin AB4501/AB4713 SFO 7:20 AM ZRH 7:55 AM 32B/763 15hr 35min
jetBlue/US Airways B616/US64 SFO 6:55 AM ZRH 7:55 AM 32S/763 16hr 0min
United Airlines/US Airways UA758/US64 SFO 7:10 AM ZRH 7:55 AM 757/763 15hr 45min
US Airways/US Airways US24/US64 SFO 7:20 AM ZRH 7:55 AM 32B/763 15hr 35min
US Airways/American Airlines US24/AA64 SFO 7:20 AM ZRH 7:55 AM 32B/763 15hr 35min
US Airways/US Airways US164/US64 SFO 8:50 AM ZRH 7:55 AM 32B/763 14hr 5min
US Airways/American Airlines US164/AA64 SFO 8:50 AM ZRH 7:55 AM 32B/763 14hr 5min
American Airlines/SWISS AA24/LX17 SFO 7:20 AM ZRH 8:05 AM 32B/333 15hr 45min
American Airlines/United Airlines AA24/UA7671 SFO 7:20 AM ZRH 8:05 AM 32B/333 15hr 45min