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Tips to know when travelling to San Francisco

Travelers usually depart from Zürich Airport, Zürich Hauptbahnhof, Zurich Bus Station, or Zurich - Oerlikon Railway Station when they travel from Zürich to San Francisco. Book your trip to arrive at San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf. The distance between Zürich and San Francisco is 9386 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, American Airlines, and Iberia Airlines. Zürich and San Francisco have 246 direct flights per week. When you arrive at San Francisco, consider visiting Golden Gate Bridge, Big Sur, and Alcatraz.

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Number of flights52262952-3651
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Check-in for a flight from Zürich to San Francisco

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
LufthansaDLHLHYesNo
American AirlinesAALAAYesNo
Iberia AirlinesIBEIBYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Zürich to San Francisco?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Zürich and San Francisco takes around 12 hours.
What is the flight distance between Zürich and San Francisco?
The flight distance between Zürich and San Francisco is 9386 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Zürich and San Francisco?
Several carriers operate flights between Zürich and San Francisco. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Zürich?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Zürich and New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Barcelona, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Prague, Rome, Venice, Dublin, Denver, Lisbon, Oakland, Washington, D.C., Vienna, Madrid.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and Las Vegas, Denver, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, London, Paris, New York, Barcelona, Rome, Orlando, Mexico City, New Orleans, Amsterdam, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Houston, Dallas, Lisbon.
What airports are near Zürich?
The main airport in Zürich is Zürich Airport. It is also served by Zürich Airport, Milan–Malpensa, Milan Bergamo International Airport, Geneva, Stuttgart, Linate, Memmingen, EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Mulhouse/Basel EuroAirport French FR.
What airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Stockton Metropolitan, Monterey Regional, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What buses and trains depart from Zürich?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Zürich, including SBB.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Zürich and San Francisco?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Zürich and San Francisco thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Zürich and San Francisco can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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