If you are actually flying from Istanbul, Turkey to Zurich, Switzerland or if you are just curious to know the flight time between Istanbul and Zurich, this page will give you the information you are looking for.


Flight time from Istanbul to Zurich is 3 hours 5 minutes

Non-Stop flight duration from IST to ZRH is 3 hours 5 minutes (Operated by Turkish Airlines)

The nearest airport to Istanbul, is Ataturk Airport (IST) and the nearest airport to Zurich, is Zürich-Kloten Airport (ZRH)

Distance from Istanbul to Zurich is approximately 1760 kilometers.

Flights from Istanbul to Zurich • Airlines & Flight Duration

Flights operated by major airlines departing from Istanbul arrive at Zürich-Kloten Airport, the major airport in Zurich

Airline & JourneyDuration
Turkish Airlines
3 hrs 5 mins
Swiss International Air Lines
3 hrs 10 mins

3 hrs 20 mins

Flight time from Istanbul to Zurich via Vienna • SAW to ZRH via VIE

Flight duration from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Zürich-Kloten Airport via Schwechat International Airport, Austria on Turkish Airlines flight is 6 hours 15 minutes

SAW to VIE 2 hrs 20 mins
VIE Waiting Time 2 hrs 35 mins
VIE to ZRH 1 hr 20 mins
Total Duration: 6 hrs 15 mins

Flight time from Istanbul to Zurich via Rome • IST to ZRH via FCO

Flight duration from Ataturk Airport to Zürich-Kloten Airport via Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, Italy on Alitalia flight is 27 hours 30 minutes

IST to FCO 2 hrs 35 mins
FCO Waiting Time 23 hrs 15 mins
FCO to ZRH 1 hr 40 mins
Total Duration: 27 hrs 30 mins

How long does it take to fly from Istanbul to Zurich?

Non-stop flight time from Istanbul to Zurich is between 3 hrs to 3 hrs 30 mins depending on the aircraft's cruising speed, technical condition and weather/wind speed..

Fastest one-stop flight between Istanbul and Zurich takes close to 5 hours . However, some airlines could take as long as 28 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.

This is the average non-stop flight time from any of the two airports in Istanbul to Zurich.

Apparantly, connecting flights and direct flights with stopover take longer time than non-stop flights. In such cases, Istanbul - Zurich flight time depend on the layover destination specified by your airline or the one you choose while booking your ticket.

Waiting time at intermediate airports could be anywhere between 55 mins to 24 hrs .

Flight time from Istanbul, Turkey to airports near Zurich, Switzerland

Direct flight and one stop flight time from Ataturk Airport, Istanbul to airports nearest to Zurich is given in the table below

Journey ToStops & Duration
Geneva, Geneve-cointrin Airport
3 hrs 15 mins
Mulhouse/basel, Euroairport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg Airport
3 hrs

Airlines operating flights between Istanbul and Zurich

Istanbul time is 1 hour ahead of Zurich


Current time in Istanbul, Turkey : Thu, 18 Jul, 2019,
Istanbul Timezone: +03 (+03:00)

04:04 AM

Current time in Zurich, Switzerland :, Thu, 18 Jul, 2019,
Zurich Timezone: CEST (+02:00)

03:04 AM

IST to ZRH Flight - Istanbul Airport to Zurich Airport Flight Route Map

Location of Istanbul Airport & Zurich Airport is given below. Click the map to view Istanbul to Zurich flight path and travel direction.

Find flying time from Ataturk Airport or Istanbul or any other airport or city in Turkey to various other destinations around the world using this flight time calculator.

A list of major Cities/Airports around the world is given below. Click on any of the airport names given below to find the flight distance from Istanbul to those airports.