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Search and book the cheapest flights to Zurich with Travelstart – South Africa’s number one resource for online international flight and travel bookings.

Zurich Airport ZRH

You may well know that Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city, but did you know that it’s also surprisingly hip and trendy? Forget the old clichés about it being a boring banking capital - this visually striking city has hundreds of clubs, bars and restaurants just waiting to be discovered. Zurich also plays host to one of Europe’s largest annual street parties with the stunning backdrop of the snow covered Alps. This, together with many cultural attractions, makes Zurich a truly fascinating and worthwhile travel destination.

With Travelstart you can book the Zurich flights that suit you, no matter where you are in South Africa. Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo Airport – JNB) is currently the only city offering direct flights to Zurich from South Africa. For flights from other cities simply edit the ‘From’ box on the booking engine and wait for Travelstart to show you the results and prices from all the airlines flying to Zurich.

Direct Flights to Zurich from Johannesburg

We’ve spoken about ‘Heidi’s national airline’ before and Swissair is currently the only airline offering direct flights to Zurich from South Africa (Johannesburg). Departing OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) on a daily basis, the SWISS flight schedule is as follows:

  • LX289 departs Johannesburg at 19:30pm and arrives Zurich at 6:10am
  • LX288 departs Zurich at 22:45pm and arrives Johannesburg at 9:10am

In some cases the Johannesburg – Zurich route is operated on a codeshare basis with SAA.

Did you know? Direct flights from Johannesburg to Zurich take approximately 10 hours, 40 minutes and cover a distance of 8380km.

If you’re looking for the cheapest possible flights to Zurich then it might be a better option to book on an airline that doesn’t fly direct to Switzerland’s largest city. Other airlines flying from South Africa to Zurich include:

  • Qatar Airways (flights via Doha)
  • Emirates (flights via Dubai)
  • Lufthansa (flights via Frankfurt)
  • Air France (flights via Paris)
  • KLM (flights via Amsterdam)
  • Turkish Airlines (flights via Istanbul)
  • British Airways (flights via London)
  • Virgin Atlantic (flights via London)
  • South African Airways (flights via Frankfurt)

Use the booking engine on this page to see the latest times and routing for Zurich flights from South Africa. With Travelstart it’s easy to see the number of stopovers, transfer times and fares from all the airlines offering flights to Zurich from South Africa.

Zurich Airport – ZRH

Zurich Airport (code ZRH) is the home of national airline Swiss Air and most likely where you’ll land on flights from Johannesburg, South Africa. Also known as Kloten Airport, ZRH is located 13km north of the city centre and transfers are made easy with the Zurich Airport railway station which is located underneath the terminal building

With facilities that include a Skymetro and supervised playrooms for young passengers it’s no wonder Zurich Airport is a multiple-time recipient of awards such as Europe’s Leading Airport, and Best Airport for food and drink. And if you’ve forgotten a gift for that special someone we’re quite sure you’ll be able to find the omnipresent Toblerone chocolates at one of Zurich Airport’s many duty-free outlets.

Travel Essentials

Time Zone Zurich operates on Daylight Savings Time. During the South African winter they’re in the same time zone as us and during our summer they’re 1 hour behind us.
Currency Swiss Franc
Visa South African passport holders will need a Schengen Visa to visit Zurich and Switzerland
Drives on the Right
Dialing Code +41


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