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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 Jan 23 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:15AMGeneva2h41 10:56AMZürich HB
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$841One-way
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02:15PMGeneva2h41 04:56PMZürich HB
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$811One-way
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06:15PMGeneva2h41 08:56PMZürich HB
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$871One-way
08:15AMGeneva2h52 11:07AMZürich Stadelhofen
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03:15PMGeneva2h41 05:56PMZürich HB
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Sun
Jan 23
$81SBB
$258Swiss
Mon
Jan 24
$76SBB
$215Swiss
Tue
Jan 25
$70SBB
$215Swiss
Wed
Jan 26
$65SBB
$214Swiss
Thu
Jan 27
$65SBB
$215Swiss
Fri
Jan 28
$66SBB
$180Swiss
Sat
Jan 29
$66SBB
$180Swiss
Sun
Jan 30
$65SBB
$180Swiss
Mon
Jan 31
$65SBB
$180Swiss
Tue
Feb 1
$65SBB
$180Swiss
Wed
Feb 2
$64SBB
$179Swiss
Thu
Feb 3
$65SBB
$215Swiss
Fri
Feb 4
$65SBB
$180Swiss
Sat
Feb 5
$66SBB
$180Swiss
Sun
Feb 6
$65SBB
$154Swiss
Mon
Feb 7
$64SBB
$179Swiss
Tue
Feb 8
$64SBB
$127Swiss
Wed
Feb 9
$64SBB
$153Swiss
Thu
Feb 10
$64SBB
$214Swiss
Fri
Feb 11
$64SBB
$127Swiss

Travel Information to Zurich from Geneva

distanceDistance139 miles (224 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$54 - $114
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $54 (€45) • 2 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $114 (€94) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss or SBB

Travel 139 miles (224 km) by flight or train between Geneva and Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $54 (€45). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Swiss or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct 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

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

trains

€41

2:40 h

2 Weeks Ahead

flight

€74

0:45 h

2 Months Ahead



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

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FAQs

How do I get from Geneva to Zurich?

You can travel to Zurich from Geneva 2 different ways: flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Geneva to Zurich?

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Zurich is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $54 (€45) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

Taking a train is about $60 (€49) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $114 (€94) for this route.

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

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Geneva is by flight with an average travel time of 45 min.

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 41 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Geneva to Zurich would I travel?

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

How many services a day are there to Zurich from Geneva?

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Zurich is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Geneva and in Zurich?

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

  • 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.

Which travel operators can get me to Zurich from Geneva?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Geneva to Zurich, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Swiss for flights to Zurich. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Swiss Geneva to Zurich tickets on Omio for $114 (€94).
  • SBB can get you to Zurich by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SBB from Geneva to Zurich for $54 (€45) on Omio.

Is there a way to travel directly from Geneva to Zurich?

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Zurich with SBB with 25 direct trains per day.

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

Where should I go next after I travel to Zurich from Geneva?

Looking to extend your trip from Geneva to Zurich? Many Omio customers who go from Geneva to Zurich usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you're looking to explore Paris, Milan or Munich from Zurich, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When should I buy a ticket from Geneva to Zurich online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $114 (€94) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $54 (€45) one way for this route.

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.