Cheap flights from South Africa to Switzerland

How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to Switzerland?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 20% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from South Africa to Switzerland 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R10 244, or R12 377 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Switzerland?

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Switzerland from South Africa. Users have commonly found prices around R9 898 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R8 282. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Switzerland (ZA - CH)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from South Africa to Switzerland as you normally would.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Switzerland in January, February 2022

The best prices found for South Africa to Switzerland flights in January, February
Feb 27 - Mar 22
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

24h 00m
ZRH

Zurich

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

22h 35m
R788

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/17/22

Feb 27 - Mar 25
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

24h 00m
ZRH

Zurich

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 40m
R803

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/17/22

Feb 28 - Mar 23
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

14h 50m
ZRH

Zurich

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

16h 45m
R834

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/17/22

South Africa to Switzerland 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Switzerland from South Africa found for this year
Feb 27 - Mar 22
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

24h 00m
ZRH

Zurich

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

22h 35m
R788

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/17/22

Mar 2 - Mar 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

18h 35m
ZRH

Zurich

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

18h 00m
R803

Emirates

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Deal found 1/17/22

Mar 2 - Mar 21
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

23h 30m
ZRH

Zurich

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

16h 45m
R819

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/17/22

Direct flights to Switzerland from South Africa

Save time with South Africa to Switzerland direct flight deals
May 2 - May 15
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ZRH

Zurich

Nonstop

10h 45m
ZRH

Zurich

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

10h 30m
R8 375

SWISS

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Deal found 1/19/22

Mar 2 - Mar 24
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ZRH

Zurich

Nonstop

10h 45m
ZRH

Zurich

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

10h 30m
R8 406

SWISS

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Deal found 1/17/22

May 27 - Jun 12
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ZRH

Zurich

Nonstop

10h 45m
ZRH

Zurich

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

10h 30m
R8 514

SWISS

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Deal found 1/18/22

Last-minute flights from South Africa to Switzerland

Late deals on return flights to Switzerland from South Africa, departing today and this week
Jan 25 - Feb 3
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

18h 30m
ZRH

Zurich

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

18h 20m
R6 706

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/19/22

Jan 24 - Jan 31
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

24h 00m
ZRH

Zurich

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

16h 45m
R6 984

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 29 - Mar 31
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

18h 30m
ZRH

Zurich

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

18h 20m
R7 757

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/19/22

One-way flights to Switzerland from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Switzerland
Jan 26
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

17h 50m
R4 187

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/17/22

Mar 18
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

16h 05m
R4 234

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/17/22

Jan 31
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ZRH

Zurich

1 stop

18h 30m
R4 388

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/19/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about South Africa to Switzerland flights.

Which airlines flying from South Africa to Switzerland have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like SWISS, Emirates, and Kenya Airways flying from South Africa to Switzerland have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from South Africa to Switzerland for under R800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Switzerland for under R800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R788, but on average you can expect to pay R4 079.

Are there direct flights from South Africa to Switzerland for under R8 400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from South Africa to Switzerland under R8 400. A good price for a direct flight from South Africa to Switzerland is less than R11 851.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to Switzerland for under R6 800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from South Africa to Switzerland within the next 7 days for less than R6 800.

What days are direct flights available from South Africa to Switzerland?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Friday.

How popular is this South Africa to Switzerland flight route?

This flight path from South Africa to Switzerland was viewed by 3 829 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from South Africa to Switzerland on average per day?

Per day, 1 flight departs from South Africa to Switzerland on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from South Africa to Switzerland?

There are many flights that can get you from South Africa to Switzerland in 14h 50m. Fly via Emirates, Qatar Airways, or British Airways to get the fastest option. South Africa and Switzerland are separated by a distance of 8465 km. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from South Africa to Switzerland one-way?

R4 187 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Qatar Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Egypt Air and Emirates, with prices starting from R4 404 and R4 775, respectively.

Can I fly to Switzerland from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Switzerland

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Switzerland.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Switzerland.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Switzerland.

Documents
Entry Form - Travelers, including those in transit, must fill up an entry form before entering Switzerland. The form can be completed 48 hours before entry at the earliest. Children can be included in the form of an adult traveling with them.

Health Pass For Public Activity - Travelers aged 16 years and older must have proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative test for COVID-19 in order to enter events, festivals, bars, restaurants, museums, and other venues and activities in Switzerland.

If you have been vaccinated, you can either show a Swiss COVID Certificate, EU Digital COVID Certificate, or a certificate that is compatible with the EU Digital Covid Certificate. Travelers who have been vaccinated abroad with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and who are resident in or traveling to Switzerland are able to obtain a Swiss COVID certificate. This means that travelers who have been vaccinated abroad or have recovered abroad, such as tourists, can also participate in social activities in Switzerland. The documents can be submitted electronically.

You will be issued with the COVID certificate on the application on paper or as a PDF document with a QR code. With the COVID Certificate app, you can host your COVID certificate on your mobile device.

If you are unvaccinated, you must have a test, and if the result is negative you can then be issued with a COVID certificate. Your personal details on the COVID certificate should correspond with those in your passport or on your ID card.

Only travelers with a valid vaccination and recovery certificate are able to go inside restaurants, cultural, sporting, and leisure venues and attend indoor events (2G). To provide additional protection, masks must also be worn in these settings, and food and drink may only be consumed while seated.

In settings where masks cannot be worn, such as brass band practice, or where it is not possible to eat or drink while seated, such as at bars and discos, admission will be limited to vaccinated or recovered persons who also present a negative COVID-19 test result (2G+). People who within the last 4 months have been fully vaccinated received a booster, or recovered from COVID-19 do not have to take a further test.

Visitor Visa - To visit Switzerland for Business or Tourism, you require a visa.

A paper or embassy visa is the only type of visa available for visitors. Typically the visa is a stamp or sticker added to your passport. You must submit your application through the consulate or local visa center.




Can I fly back to South Africa from Switzerland?

Returning to South Africa from Switzerland

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Switzerland must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Switzerland are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

Destination points for flights from South Africa to Switzerland

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Top 10 airlines flying from South Africa to Switzerland

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to Switzerland choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Kenya Airways
CheapestR5 748
AverageR8 971
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time82%
COVID-19 safety
Iberia
CheapestR6 698
AverageR7 931
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Turkish Airlines
CheapestR7 088
AverageR10 264
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
CheapestR7 089
AverageR10 073
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
British Airways
CheapestR7 136
AverageR10 357
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
CheapestR7 245
AverageR11 722
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
CheapestR7 826
AverageR11 322
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
SWISS
CheapestR7 882
AverageR12 543
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time79%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
CheapestR8 011
AverageR11 220
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
ITA Airways
CheapestR8 420
AverageR10 358
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from South Africa to Switzerland

See what time of day planes typically take off from South Africa to Switzerland
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11%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
0%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
88%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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