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Flights to Switzerland information

Popular destinations Geneva, Zurich, Basel
Flights depart from South Africa
Flight price R6 523
Distance 8 631 km
Avg. flight duration 11h 22m
Airlines Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines, SWISS, Emirates, Austrian Airlines

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How long is the flight to Switzerland?

The average direct flight from South Africa to Switzerland takes 17h 10m, covering a distance of 8783 km. The most popular route is Johannesburg - Zurich with an average flight time of 10h 45m.

What is the cheapest flight to Switzerland?

The cheapest ticket to Switzerland from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R7 600. The most popular route is Johannesburg to Zurich and the cheapest airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R7 600.

Which airlines fly to Switzerland?

SWISS, SAA & Edelweiss Air fly the most frequently from South Africa to Switzerland. The most popular route is Johannesburg to Zurich, and SWISS and SAA fly this route the most.

What are the most popular destinations in Switzerland?

Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Zurich (61% of total searches to Switzerland). The next most popular destinations are Geneva (28%) and Basel (12%).

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Airports
Origin
Cape Town
R9 475
only
R9 475
Johannesburg
R6 523
only
R6 523
Destination
Basel
R9 106
only
R9 106
Geneva
R6 523
only
R6 523
Zurich
R7 895
only
R7 895
Thu, Jan 9
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
GVA
Geneva Geneve-Cointrin
36h 30m
Tue, Jan 21
GVA
Geneva Geneve-Cointrin
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30h 20m
R6 523
Trip: 13 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 6 475 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
HYD
AUH
Good 6,0

Cons: aren't all the passengers on the flight same? how come economy passengers denied Biryani, while premium and Business class gets it?

MAN
AUH
Good 7,0

Pros: Reasonable comfortable

Cons: Wider seating would be great

JFK
AUH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Good trip

HKG
AUH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Luxury and spacious toilets

Cons: Amount of food was not enough from Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi.

IAD
AUH
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew was friendly and online entertainment system had a lot to offer. Online check-in does save time, it's a shorter queue & you just have to drop off your luggage.

Cons: Eithad charges for seat selection now! Not seats with extra legroom or any other perks. But any seat in Economy if you select it 24 hours before departure, anywhere from $25 to $45. Seat selection is free if flight departure is less than 24 hours away but available seats are all random.

Wed, Oct 23
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
23h 50m
Tue, Oct 29
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26h 40m
R7 895
Trip: 7 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 22 417 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
8,1
Food
8,0
SAW
AYT
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Short flight

Cons: Being on time

NAP
IST
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything was great one of the nicest airlines I've ever flown on

Cons: Nothing everything was great

IST
IAD
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Everything perfect although 757 planes seemed tired. Istanbul TA airport lounge is second only to Emerites.

ESB
VIE
Okay 4,0

Cons: Fewer fat peasants with too much hand luggage. Seriously, control the hand luggage before people bring it aboard.

SAW
MUC
Excellent 10,0

Pros: No issues

Cons: Everything is good

Thu, Nov 21
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
10h 50m
Sun, Dec 1
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15h 30m
R8 102
Trip: 11 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 15 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
NCE
ZRH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The service and food were good.

Cons: As a petite person I find the seats in economy class small and cramped. When passengers in front of you recline their seat backs, there is very little room to move, making it difficult to get up and out of your seat.

SJO
ZRH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: I upgraded to premium economy, worth every dollar. seats were comfortable and reclined quite far.

Cons: honestly nothing needed improving .

ZRH
LIS
Okay 5,6

Cons: crew at the gate.

BOS
ZRH
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Entertainment didn’t work, the crew did nothing to help. The plane was hot and stuffy. My luggage is lost.

ZRH
JFK
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The crew were very good. Seats were small.

Fri, Apr 3
CPT
Cape Town Intl
ZRH
Zurich
31h 15m
Wed, Apr 8
ZRH
Zurich
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25h 20m
R9 475
Trip: 6 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 14 674 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
HYD
DXB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Seating was comfortable and crew was amazing.

Cons: Food food food. Things have gotten from average to worse in recent times. Specially Travelling from United States out to Dubai.

MNL
DXB
Excellent 9,3

Pros: I love Emirates airlines and I only registered once for diabedics food I always get it ,the service always consistent but could be better ,aiming for excellence

Cons: I think staff could do better ,I think Emirates should aim for excellence I think they still need more efforts to reach excellence ,for me Emirates is number one airline world wide

CMN
DXB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Amazing crew so friendly and helpful

Cons: Also the price was high

BEY
DXB
Okay 4,0

Pros: Crew is good, attentive, embodies the middle eastern hospitality culture.

Cons: Connecting through Dubai was terrible, 1 hour delay before flight take-off was awful, food was less quality than previous flights, flight attendants congregated in front of my seat by the galley, parked all sorts of things there, could not sit comfortable the entire flight.

AMM
DXB
Good 6,0

Pros: The seats are very uncomfortable. impossible to be comfortable.

Tue, Dec 17
CPT
Cape Town Intl
ZRH
Zurich
22h 15m
Fri, Jan 24
ZRH
Zurich
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25h 50m
R9 740
Trip: 39 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 4 616 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,4
Entertainment
7,3
Food
7,5
VIE
LAX
Good 7,0

Pros: The cleanest of the airport and the airplane

Cons: The 15 hours layover

VIE
NCE
Mediocre 2,6

Pros: Nothing

Cons: The service with an awful crew !!! Just plain spiteful and arogant even if we flew in Business class

LWO
VIE
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Service was very good

VIE
VCE
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Friendly crew

Cons: We were delayed about 40 minutes due to air traffic. It appears they knew that, and we could have waited in the air conditioned terminal, rather than on the plane. And, I could have informed my Niece I would be arriving late, but I had no Wifi.

VIE
ORD
Okay 4,0

Pros: Crew wasn’t on the top of their game, food was ok, entertainment was bad, old movies, poor selection.

Cons: I expected more from airlines lake Austrian.

Sat, Feb 1
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
GVA
Geneva Geneve-Cointrin
17h 45m
Sun, Feb 9
GVA
Geneva Geneve-Cointrin
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15h 30m
R14 404
Trip: 9 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 1 170 reviews
Overall
7,2
Boarding
7,1
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,5
Entertainment
6,6
Food
6,7
LOS
NBO
Okay 5,6

Cons: Hostesses were kind of biased. Entertainment was not too fantastic, flight was excessively delayed

JFK
NBO
Okay 5,2

Cons: The food, horrible, I would like to describe but not going to do it. Rather get something at the airport before boarding, no space on the plane enought, the seat distance has been squeeze, I guest to accomodate more sheeps ( not seats) on the plane.

JFK
NBO
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: The issue was not the flight. It was the cancellation policy. I had a best friend suddenly die and I could not apply a credit to future travel on my 4000$ business class seat. It makes me not want to buy through kayak again.

NBO
LHR
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Good flight

LUN
NBO
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Yes

Tue, Nov 12
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
BSL
Basel EuroAirport Swiss
16h 20m
Sat, Nov 16
BSL
Basel EuroAirport Swiss
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22h 40m
R9 106
Trip: 5 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 22 417 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
8,1
Food
8,0
SJJ
IST
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything

NAP
IST
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything was great one of the nicest airlines I've ever flown on

Cons: Nothing everything was great

TBS
SAW
Mediocre 3,3

Pros: Nice seat I got.

Cons: I could not buy extra luggage at airport. They asked me for 470dollars as extra weight. Then my luggage has still not come in my hands :(

SAW
BJV
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Nothing your flight was cancelled I will put a claim to refund

Cons: Nothing your flight was cancelled I will put a claim to refund

JFK
IST
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Another fantastic trip with Turkish Airlines. Everything from their membership in Star Alliance, to their awesome customer service, to their fantastic tasting food.

Fri, Apr 3
CPT
Cape Town Intl
BSL
Basel EuroAirport Swiss
15h 30m
Wed, Apr 8
BSL
Basel EuroAirport Swiss
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20h 10m
R20 263
Trip: 6 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 22 133 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,6
Comfort
7,2
Crew
8,0
Entertainment
7,0
Food
6,8
VCE
LHR
Good 7,6

Cons: I badly needed more leg room.

MXP
LHR
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Crew was amazing.

Cons: First leg of our trip on British air on a smaller plane with lots of comfort and room. Our 2nd and long leg was on a larger and newer plane. Leg room and room for the tray table was so tight and uncomfortable for a long Flight. Paid extra for end seating and using British air for transfers through Heathrow as an American Air partner. Will try to avoid the extra cost in the future.

SIN
SYD
Okay 5,6

Pros: Gate was super close to the lounge.

Cons: The security check at the gate requires one to leave the comfort of the lounge early incase of queues and then wait in an over crowded lounge with the other passengers (so the fact you are business/first or have one world status does little to ease the burden of boarding. The lounge also did not offer red eye passengers a meal and the on board meal service is slow (so if you are hungry it eats into precious sleeping time). The breakfast wakeup was also disappointing. My meal of choice was not available and the whole process was rushed like a fast food restaurant. Overall I am disappointed by the club world offering on this route and would not pay for it again unless intended to get on and just sleep for the entire journey.

LHR
GOT
Okay 5,0

Cons: Punctuality. I landed over 2 hours late

LHR
DFW
Okay 4,0

Pros: The staff was amazing. Took care of the flight well.

Cons: The seats that I purchased were “premium economy” the only thing premium was the price I have flown premium with other airlines and there is a difference in leg room and seat size. There was none on this flight. The seats were the same size and room as regular economy. Not what I paid for. I will never fly BA again.

Mon, Feb 10
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
29h 45m
Mon, Feb 24
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29h 45m
R10 449
Trip: 15 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 6 475 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
DUB
AUH
Good 6,0

Pros: is nice flay

Cons: they are ok

AUH
AMM
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Every thing. Was good

Cons: The seat’s

AUH
ATH
Excellent 8,6

Cons: Average for business class. Didn't get value

AUH
DMM
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Overall satisfied.

AUH
NRT
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The flight was surprisingly empty compared to flying to Abu Dhabi. I had an entire row to myself. I was able to lay out and sleep peacefully without worrying about the traveler in front of me leaving their seat back. Highly recommend Etihad airways!

Sat, Dec 14
CPT
Cape Town Intl
ZRH
Zurich
11h 20m
Wed, Jan 8
ZRH
Zurich
CPT
Cape Town Intl
29h 30m
R11 157
Trip: 26 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
SJO
ZRH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: I upgraded to premium economy, worth every dollar. seats were comfortable and reclined quite far.

Cons: honestly nothing needed improving .

ZRH
YUL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Got an upgrade to business class

GVA
JFK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Good AC - very important, calm and nice atmosphere. Very friendly staff.

KRK
ZRH
Good 7,6

Pros: The crew was very professional and courteous.

ORD
ZRH
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Service was excellent

Cons: Carry on baggage size misleading

Fri, Dec 20
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
36h 25m
Fri, Jan 3
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
38h 05m
R11 437
Trip: 15 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 6 475 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
ORD
AUH
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Boarding was chaotic. In seat entertainment had great selection, but dated screens.

AUH
HKG
Excellent 8,6

Pros: yes to both.

Cons: Wine list was poor. Enough of a premium is built into the business class fare to get some decent wines onto the list. Coffee is not so good either.

ISB
AUH
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Next time give money back to people for cancelling or changing flights. Never flying with Kayak again

YYZ
AUH
Okay 4,0

Cons: Paid for extra leg room seats and didnt get them

AUH
MNL
Excellent 8,0

Pros: the staff was very helpful

Cons: the touchscreen didn’t always work

Fri, Jan 3
CPT
Cape Town Intl
ZRH
Zurich
11h 25m
Fri, Feb 28
ZRH
Zurich
CPT
Cape Town Intl
11h 20m
R18 802
Trip: 57 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
ZRH
BOS
Good 7,3

Cons: The TVs weren’t working on the seats for the duration of the 8 hour flight. Some of them were working for other customers and we pointed it out to some of the flight attendants but they took no action

NAP
ZRH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The plane was pretty cool. I like the fact that the overhead compartments had enough room. The staff was friendly, too. The piece of chocolate is very tasty.

Cons: Food on those airplanes is always bad. There were not enough chicken sandwiches and some passengers only were given cheese sandwiches.

JFK
ZRH
Good 7,3

Cons: The seats are small with very little leg room

ZRH
BRU
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Excellent

ZRH
CDG
Okay 4,4

Cons: My luggage is lost

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