The flight time from California (CA) to Switzerland is:

12 hours, 13 minutes

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Flying time from California to Switzerland

The total flight duration from California to Switzerland is 12 hours, 13 minutes.

This assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. It also adds an extra 30 minutes for take-off and landing. Your exact time may vary depending on wind speeds.

If you're planning a trip, remember to add more time for the plane to taxi between the gate and the airport runway. This measurement is only for the actual flying time. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between California and Switzerland.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from California to Switzerland ("as the crow flies"), which is about 5,858 miles or 9 427 kilometers.

Your trip begins in the state of California.
It ends in Switzerland.

Your flight direction from California to Switzerland is Northeast (33 degrees from North).

The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.

California (CA)

State: California
Country: United States
Category: states


Country: Switzerland
Continent: Europe
Category: countries

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