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Find cheap flights from Cape Town to Zurich from R7 070

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Cheap flight deals from Cape Town to Zurich (CPT-ZRH)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Cape Town to Zurich that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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13:05 - 13:20CPT-ZRH
24h 15m1 stop
21:50 - 11:40ZRH-CPT
36h 50m1 stop
R12 578Emirates
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Tue, Oct 8 - Tue, Nov 12
18:10 - 6:30CPT-ZRH
37h 20m2 stops
10:20 - 8:30ZRH-CPT
45h 10m2 stops
R12 793
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Tue, Dec 24 - Thu, Jan 9
13:00 - 22:30CPT-ZRH
33h 30m2 stops
8:40 - 16:55ZRH-CPT
31h 15m1 stop
R12 811Qatar Airways
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Tue, Oct 8 - Tue, Nov 12
19:25 - 7:25CPT-ZRH
36h 00m2 stops
10:20 - 12:40ZRH-CPT
25h 20m2 stops
R12 937
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Tue, Oct 8 - Tue, Nov 12
13:50 - 7:30CPT-ZRH
18h 40m2 stops
20:30 - 14:30ZRH-CPT
17h 00m2 stops
R14 426Ethiopian Air
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Sun, Dec 22 - Wed, Feb 5
13:50 - 7:30CPT-ZRH
18h 40m2 stops
19:25 - 13:00ZRH-CPT
16h 35m2 stops
R15 054Ethiopian Air
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Thu, Dec 19 - Mon, Dec 30
17:15 - 13:55CPT-ZRH
21h 40m1 stop
6:45 - 12:00ZRH-CPT
28h 15m1 stop
R15 718Turkish Airlines
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Fri, Dec 20 - Wed, Feb 5
8:40 - 20:05CPT-ZRH
11h 25mdirect
22:40 - 14:30ZRH-CPT
15h 50m1 stop
R18 984SWISS
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Mon, Sep 30 - Mon, Oct 7
9:00 - 19:30CPT-ZRH
11h 30mdirect
22:30 - 16:35ZRH-CPT
17h 05m1 stop
R20 760SWISS
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Sun, Dec 22 - Wed, Feb 5
15:20 - 7:55CPT-ZRH
40h 35m2 stops
21:20 - 10:50ZRH-CPT
61h 30m2 stops
R23 954Qatar Airways
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Sat, Aug 10 - Sat, Aug 17

Flights from Cape Town to Zurich - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Cape Town to Zurich to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cape Town to Zurich?

The average price of all flights from Cape Town to Zurich clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Cape Town to Zurich, you should consider leaving on a Tuesday and avoid Fridays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Cape Town, you’ll find the best rates on Tuesdays and the most expensive ones on Fridays.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Zurich?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Zurich, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Cape Town to Zurich is November, where tickets cost R12 381 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are June and December, where the average cost of tickets is R14 875 and R14 588 respectively.

Can I save money by flying with a stopover from Cape Town to Zurich?

The average price for all direct flights, flights with one stopover, and flights with two stopovers for the route found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
Yes, flying with a stopover may cost you more time, but you can also save money on the route, with a 1 stop stopover the cheapest option at R25 750 on average

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to Zurich?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Zurich, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Cape Town to Zurich, you should book around 4 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 12 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Zurich?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 3 days, Turkish Airlines offered the best one-way deal for that route, at R7 070. KAYAK users also found Cape Town to Zurich return flights on Emirates from R12 578 and on Qatar Airways from R12 811.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Cape Town and Zurich?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 2 cabin class options for the route. These are Business and Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Cape Town to Zurich take?

Flying to Zurich from Cape Town requires at least one stopover, as there are no direct flights for this route. The shortest flight duration is 11h 30m.

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Low season

November

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R7 070
Best time to beat the crowds (10% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (6% more expensive on average)
Flight from Cape Town to Zurich

When to book flights from Cape Town to Zurich

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Cape Town to Zurich based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Cape Town to Zurich

  • What is the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Zurich?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Cape Town to Zurich was R394 for a one-way ticket and R701 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Cape Town to Zurich?

    Cape Town and Zurich are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Cape Town from Cape Town Intl and will be arriving at Zurich.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from Cape Town to Zurich?

    KLM, and Lufthansa offer inflight Wi-Fi service on the Cape Town to Zurich flight route.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Cape Town to Zurich?

    The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Cape Town to Zurich flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Cape Town to Zurich?

    Star Alliance, oneworld, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Cape Town and Zurich, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Cape Town to Zurich, Emirates or SWISS?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Cape Town to Zurich are Emirates and SWISS. With an average price for the route of R13 520 and an overall rating of 8,1, Emirates is the most popular choice. SWISS is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R16 256 and an overall rating of 7,7.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Cape Town to Zurich?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Cape Town to Zurich.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Cape Town to Zurich?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Zurich from Cape Town is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Cape Town to Zurich?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Zurich with an airline and back to Cape Town with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Cape Town to Zurich?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Zurich from Cape Town up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Cape Town to Zurich

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R8 573 or less one-way and R10 568 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Cape Town Intl to Zurich?

Find which airlines fly direct from Cape Town Intl to Zurich, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Cape Town Intl to Zurich

Monday

Edelweiss Air, SWISS

Edelweiss Air, SWISS

Thursday

Edelweiss Air, SWISS

Edelweiss Air, SWISS

Sunday

Edelweiss Air, SWISS

Edelweiss Air, SWISS

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Direct returns

Zurich to Cape Town Intl

Wednesday

Edelweiss Air, SWISS

Edelweiss Air, SWISS

Sunday

Edelweiss Air, SWISS

Edelweiss Air, SWISS

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Top 5 airlines serving from Cape Town to Zurich

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Cape Town to Zurich. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Cape Town to Zurich? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8,1
EmiratesOverall score based on 3788 reviews
8,3Crew
8,0Comfort
8,3Entertainment
7,9Food
8,1Boarding
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The experience of the flight. The food options have definitely gone down

10,0 ExcellentSarat, Jul 2024MCO - DXB
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The experience of the flight. The food options have definitely gone down

Food service must be faster and make vegetarian food in good quality

The internet connection did was not functioning as per normal.

Always my favourite airline. On time, lovely staff, clean comfortable seats. Well done

I liked everything accept the delay try to improve in that area

Flight never took off. Boarded after multiple 30 minutes interval delays for hours.. then after an hour onboard, captain announce cancellation and back on the bus to the terminal with no information and everyone to fend for self.. Emirates did absolutely nothing to communicate either electronically or announcement. It’s unprecedented I know with the flood but lack of communication creates anxiety and extra pain for staff. Emirates should do better.. no supervisors monitoring floor and passengers abusing them which isn’t right but should Have had supervisors monitoring

On the Dubai-Gatwick flight the only meal options were Beef or Chicken. No vegetarian option. This was a surprise. I would usually order in advance but did not this time. Would have been good to know that a vegetarian meal is not available as a standard meal. Thankfully it was just me travelling, but if I’d had my kids with me that would have been a big problem for us.

Didn’t like it at all. Cabin crew unfriendly. Very bad experience.

The experience was not as pleasant returning as leaving. Went through clearance twice, crew was not as customer focused.

Good but needs to improve cleanliness Coffee serve cold Needs to raise standard serving food Otherwise good

I paid extra for more leg room and I was put in a regular seat. I couldn't change it and I didn't get a refund. SUPER LAME

In row with endlessly screaming toddler and should have been reseated as there were open options

Everything was good. Although I was certain that I paid for checked bag for my husband and checked bag for myself at the time of booking. And I was told I did not pay. Therefore I had to pay at check in. ☹️

Everything was fine except for very old audio video equipment. I couldn’t use my own headphones because there’s two-port audio plug and the headphones provided are useless. The displays are really old as well. Definitely need to be updated.

The only problem is, we arrived in Miami with no luggage. We waited an hour and 20 minutes at the carousel. There was no one to tell us that all the luggage had come out. There were many people in the same disposition. They say 20% of the luggage never arrived in Miami.

No fault of the crew, but the the rear lavatories were closed the entire flight. The front lavatories were blocked off for the first part of the flight by the food cart. Then some minor turbulence occurred so the fasten seatbelt sign came on for the second part of the flight. Heroic containment engaged! It was not fun.

Delayed two times Parked far Bad communication All connections list

Plane was late so luggage never made it to connecting flight. I’ve been home 2 days and still do not have my luggage.

Wonderful experience! The crew was outstanding and amazing from check in to gate to flight crew! Amazing. Thank you!

I don't think I will fly Swiss again. I had issues with carry on luggage, connections were really tight, food was average, I paid extra for an aisle seat, then it was changed at check-in, the app/website don't allow you to add extra baggage if needed, and it was the first long-haul flight that didn't provide alcohol (glass of wine with dinner).

Do I need to repeat my complaints about my lost carry on bag?

As gold member there is no priority checkin. Meaning you either have to board with your zone or last with business class pax. As economy pax all the baggage bays are filled by the time you arrive

Operated by American Airlines. Very chaotic and the crew was bit rough responding any enquiries. Restricted leg space.. Qatar would have been better

For a short flight, Qatar Airways offers very good onboard service.

The made us waiting and held our passports and boarding pass making us miss our flights

Not impressed. Only allowed one carry on on such a long flight.

I staff or crew they were very friendly and humbly, they done theirs service very well, I appreciate them and thank you to the company or Qatar 🇶🇦 Government for providing as good service in their flight ,once again, thank you 😊 🙏 😀 😉 👍

This is my first and last flight with Qatar because when we go for boarding pass in Delhi airport the team asked for money charging me for hand baggage which is technically including with my ticket so also we get one our temple pics I ask them to checking in but they tell me I have to pay $500 dollars for that additional which is not make sense than I diseased to throw away because I can’t take with us . For carry in beg also I pay some Indian n currency for the guy who help I already pay 6 passengers ticket cost me $8000 so really I’m not happy . PLUS MY 6 checked baggage was damaged I already claim for four beg at airport but now I’m worried about my stuff inside maybe broken too which is more expensive stuff me really bad experience

The staff at the check in lied. I requested aisle seats he said he gave me aisle seats. In actuality he only gave me aisle seat for 2 hour Karachi to Doha flight. From Doha to Dallas flight he gave me middle seat .

No separate queue for business class/platinum passengers. I had to stay in the long queue to board. I requested breakfast before landing, but the crew didn't offer, except a coffee with milk. No tea with milk was available. Had asked for cookies, but didn't receive them. The crew in the business class was not good in terms of service..

My originating flight by Turkish Airlines was late, so I missed my connecting flight to Dallas I was supposed to pick up a rental car on my arrival and because it was a no show case for this car rental company they cancelled my bookings and charged 368 USD. So because of Turkish Airlines I lost 368 US dollars. Will never fly again with this company.

I took a nine-hour flight in economy class, and the seats were quite comfortable. I even managed to take a long nap, which rarely happens. There was a good selection of movies, and the complimentary kit included socks, ear plugs, a sleep mask, lip balm, and a toothbrush with toothpaste.

I was in business class, without the business class amenities. Large seat with lots of legroom, but no TV or bed. Food was okay, but I did enjoy the Turkish red wine.

Friendly cabin crew and the flight was on time. Would recommend toanyone

Great ground-check in crew. Pleasant flight attendant crew. Very short flight

Just on time arrival and departure would make it great

Multiple errors by Turkish airlines and Istanbul Airport kept us from making flight. Stuck in Istanbul!

The flight departed on time and the staff was professional.

A good airline, but at checking in, they allocated seats for my wife, and I far away from each other, and to change them, they wanted a payment, such a bad policy, it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth All was good on the plane, good food, but the air hostess was abrupt and a bit rough dealing with the passengers, but one has to find excuses for staff working under pressure

I’m unclear why I had to pay extra for assigned seats as Turkish airlines did not honor the seating. We were placed across the aisle from each other on TK 34, and were seated behind one another on TK 694. Because my name was misspelled on e-ticket (Klawiter, instead of Klawitter) I could not log onto website to get the connection gate number in Istanbul. The monitors in the airport were a jumbled mess 1/2 Arabic and 1/2 English.

Business and economy lines were common for most of the journey including check in and security control in Addis Abbeba. Food choice was fine, however there was a hair in my rice

The cabin crew members were so exceptionally good. They were always respectful to us the passengers and were professional. I also enjoyed the meals.

Bathrooms were absolutely atrocious. Absolutely third world. Unusable. From non-flushing toilets to poor maintenance - missing toilet paper, dirty with mess, etc. Horrifying. Does Ethiopian Airways expect customers to clean the bathroom before use. For sure inconsiderate passengers don't do anything to clear/clean after use.

Boarding was mayhem. Entertainment system wasn't operational. Food was poor. It was like flying in the 1990's. For the price of the ticket, this was not value for money. It felt much more like an extreme discount airline.

It might have nothing to do with the airline but the only problem was the long waiting for baggage claim at Entebbe

My entertainment screen wasn't working and they couldn't fix it.

Choice of Vegetarian Food in Economy class needs overhaul improvement

The food could be better, the beef was quite tough. The crew were friendly and helpful on this flight, which has not being my experience on other Ethiopian flights.

The crew were extremely unfriendly. The plane was dirty and the entertainment system did not work, so they did not even give out earphones to anyone.

It is just ok, the sits are very uncomfortable, the temperature too low and there weren’t blankets. The food is mediocre and there are no screens to watch movies.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Cape Town to Zurich found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
14/10Mon
1 stopTurkish Airlines
17h 20mCPT-ZRH
R7 070
19/12Thu
1 stop
15h 05mCPT-ZRH
R7 249
20/10Sun
1 stopEmirates
24h 15mCPT-ZRH
R8 236
17/10Thu
1 stopQatar Airways
25h 00mCPT-ZRH
R8 954
17/12Tue
2 stopsEthiopian Air
17h 10mCPT-ZRH
R9 510
15/10Tue
2 stopsQatar Airways
23h 00mCPT-ZRH
R9 689
15/12Sun
2 stopsEthiopian Air
18h 40mCPT-ZRH
R10 012
6/1Mon
2 stopsEmirates
35h 30mCPT-ZRH
R10 317
14/10Mon
directSWISS
11h 25mCPT-ZRH
R14 641
17/12Tue
directSWISS
11h 30mCPT-ZRH
R15 664

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Last minute flights from Cape Town to Zurich

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Cape Town to Zurich that are departing in the next 10 days.
18/7Thu
multi-stop
25h 20mCPT-ZRH
25/7Thu
multi-stop
25h 25mZRH-CPT
R15 628
18/7Thu
multi-stop
24h 15mCPT-ZRH
25/7Thu
multi-stop
34h 00mZRH-CPT
R18 410
18/7Thu
multi-stop
25h 20mCPT-ZRH
25/7Thu
multi-stop
30h 05mZRH-CPT
R20 491
18/7Thu
multi-stop
26h 05mCPT-ZRH
25/7Thu
multi-stop
26h 20mZRH-CPT
R21 890
18/7Thu
multi-stopEmirates
26h 00mCPT-ZRH
25/7Thu
multi-stopEmirates
20h 10mZRH-CPT
R23 452

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Cape Town - Zurich Flights

Departure:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

Destination:

Zurich (ZRH)Switzerland

Return flight deals:

Zurich - Cape Town

Cabin classes:

R135 183
R44 355
R68 722
R8 272

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