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from Zurich to Geneva

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Travel Information between Zurich and Geneva

distanceDistance139 miles (224 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range$54 - $126
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $54 (€45) • 2 h 43 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $126 (€106) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSwiss or SBB

Take a flight or train to travel 139 miles (224 km) between Zurich and Geneva. 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 trip are Swiss or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Zurich to Geneva.

Travel from Zurich to Geneva: Journey Details

Public transportation between Zurich and Geneva is easily arranged and includes buses, rail journeys and air travel. There is a regular bus provided by the Eurolines service and numerous train journeys provided by SFF. You can also opt for the drive share service. Alternatively, you may wish to hire a rental car and collect it at Geneva Airport when you land. The city center is located close by and is easily accessible.

Return trips from Geneva to Zurich are also available.

How to get from Zürich to Geneva

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Zürich to Geneva, 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 Zürich to Geneva 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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Buses from Zurich to Geneva

There are regular buses available for visitors who want to travel from Zurich to Geneva. Buses from Zurich to Geneva are operated by Eurolines. Buses take approximately 7:43h to arrive in Geneva. Buses depart from Zurich Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai at 7:30 a.m and arrive at Geneva Annemasse Avenue Emile Zola at 3:13 p.m.

Trains from Zurich to Geneva

There are several regular trains from Zurich to Geneva departing every day. Trains depart from the Zurich Central Station and arrive at Geneva Cornavin. There are direct trains, 1-stop and 2-stop trains provided by rail services. Trains depart between 5:15 a.m. and 22:25 p.m. The train takes between 2:42h and 3:11h to travel between Zurich and Geneva. Train services are provided by SBB/CFF/FFS.

Flights from Zurich to Geneva

Various airlines offer regular flights from Zurich to Geneva including Swiss Air, Air France, Etihad Regional and Lufthansa. Flights depart from Zurich Airport and arrive at Geneva Airport. There are direct, 1 change and 2-change flights available for those wishing to visit Geneva. Non-stop flights from Zurich take approximately 2:38h to arrive in Geneva. Flights depart between 7:00 a.m and 22:45 p.m.

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FAQs

How do I reach Geneva from Zurich?

There are 2 ways to travel between Zurich and Geneva including taking a flight or train.

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

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

Taking a train is usually $73 (€61) less than taking a flight to Geneva, which costs on average $126 (€106) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Zurich to Geneva?

The quickest way to travel between Zurich and Geneva is by flight, which takes on average 45 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 43 min   on average.

How many miles from Zurich to Geneva would I travel?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Geneva is:

  • 12 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Zurich? Where do I arrive in Geneva?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Zurich Airport and arrive in Geneva International Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Zurich at Zürich HB and arrive in Geneva at Genève.

Which travel companies can take me from Zurich to Geneva?

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

  • You can travel by plane between Zurich and Geneva with Swiss, and you can find Swiss Zurich to Geneva tickets for $126 (€106) on Omio.
  • You can go to Geneva from Zurich by train with SBB. You'll see cheap train tickets for $54 (€45) with SBB from Zurich to Geneva on Omio.

Is it possible to travel directly to Geneva from Zurich?

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

  • You can find 12 direct trains per day to take to Geneva with SBB.

Direct services to Geneva 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 trip.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Zurich and Geneva ends?

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

How far in advance should I buy tickets between Zurich and Geneva online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $126 (€106) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $54 (€45) one way on average for this route.

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