How to travel from Geneva to Zurich

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from Geneva to Zurich

You can get from Geneva to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Geneva to Zurich on Nov 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Geneva to Zurich

distanceDistance139 miles (224 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$103 - $706
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $103 (€93) • 2 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $706 (€640) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB, Lufthansa Cityline or SBB

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 139 miles (224 km) from Geneva to Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $103 (€93). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are SBB, Lufthansa Cityline or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Geneva to Zurich.

Travel from Geneva to Zurich

If you want to travel from Geneva to Zurich, flying or catching a train are all excellent options. There are direct, quick, and convenient trains and super-fast flights, and none of them will take much more than 3 hours to make the trip, putting the shops and culture of Zurich easily within reach. Flying is easily the quickest route, but trains offer a comfortable alternative and are usually be the cheapest way to travel.

Trains from Geneva to Zurich | Travel from Zurich to Geneva

Zurich to Geneva Travel Comparison

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What is the best way to travel from Geneva to Zurich?

Cheapest way to travel from Geneva to Zurich


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Taking the train is the cheapest way to travel from Geneva to Zurich. Trains traveling from Geneva to Zurich depart from Geneva's Cornavin station and take at least 2:41 h to arrive at Zurich Hauptbahnhof. Approximately 30 trains from Cornavin every day with the first bus departing Geneva at 4:17 a.m. Train offered from Geneva to Zurich are run by SBB. All trains traveling from Geneva to Zurich are direct.


Fastest way to travel from Geneva to Zurich


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Flying is the fastest way to travel from Geneva to Zurich. Taking a flight is still the fastest way to travel from Geneva to Zurich even when travel time to and from Geneva to Zurich's airports is taken into consideration. Taking a flight is 4 times hours faster than taking a high-speed SBB train. Flights traveling from Geneva to Zurich depart from Geneva's airport and arrive at Zurich's airport. Airlines that fly directly from Geneva to Zurich include Air France, SWISS, Eurowings, and Austrian Airlines.


Most popular way to travel from Geneva to Zurich


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Taking a flight is the most popular way to travel from Geneva to Zurich. Taking a flight is significantly faster than taking the train. Alternatively, while traveling from Geneva to Zurich car sharing such as Bla Bla Car cheaper than taking a flight on average, and can take almost as little 3 hours to arrive in Zurich. Approximately 10 direct flights travel from Geneva to Zurich per day. Some of the airline ticket cost can be offset by planning ahead and booking your Geneva to Zurichtravel as far ahead of time as possible.


How to get from Geneva to Zürich

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Geneva to Zürich, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Geneva to Zürich and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Geneva to Zurich

Travel Tips: Travel to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Geneva to Zurich.
FAQs

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Geneva and Zurich. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Geneva to Zurich is by taking a train with an average price of $103 (€93).

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

A train is generally $2 (€1) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $104 (€95) from Geneva to Zurich.

Taking a train is about $603 (€547) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $706 (€640) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Geneva is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 4 h 15 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 41 min.

Zurich is approximately 139 miles (224 km) away from Geneva.

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Zurich is:

  • 4 buses per day.
  • 32 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Geneva to Zurich as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Geneva to Zurich:

  • Buses most often depart from Geneva at Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Zurich at Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Flights from Geneva to Zurich most often leave from Geneva International Airport and arrive in Zurich Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Geneva at Genève and arrive in Zurich at Zürich HB.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Geneva to Zurich:

  • You can take a bus from Geneva to Zurich with SBB. Cheap tickets can be found for $104 (€95) with SBB from Geneva to Zurich.
  • You can take a flight from Geneva to Zurich with Lufthansa Cityline. Cheap tickets can be found for $706 (€640) with Lufthansa Cityline from Geneva to Zurich.
  • You can travel by train from Geneva to Zurich with SBB, and you can find SBB Geneva to Zurich tickets for $103 (€93) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Geneva to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with BlaBlaCar with 4 direct buses per day.
  • You can take a direct train with SBB with 31 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Zurich as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Zurich from Geneva.

Many of our customers traveling from Geneva to Zurich don't make Zurich their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Zurich are Paris, Milan or Munich, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Zurich to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Geneva to Zurich, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $104 (€95) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $706 (€640) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $103 (€93) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Geneva to Zurich tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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