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from Zurich to Geneva

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

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To get from Zurich to Geneva on Jun 15 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:04AMZürich HB2h43 10:47AMGeneva
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$801One-way
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09:04AMZürich HB2h43 11:47AMGeneva
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$771One-way
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08:32AMZürich HB2h46 11:18AMGeneva
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$801One-way
06:32PMZürich HB2h46 09:18PMGeneva
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$801One-way
09:32AMZürich HB2h46 12:18PMGeneva
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$771One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
Jun 14
$110SBB
$292Swiss
Tue
Jun 15
$77SBB
$239Swiss
Wed
Jun 16
$77SBB
$239Swiss
Thu
Jun 17
$75SBB
$239Swiss
Fri
Jun 18
$55SBB
$195Swiss
Sat
Jun 19
$55SBB
$194Swiss
Sun
Jun 20
$55SBB
$195Swiss
Mon
Jun 21
$55SBB
$151Swiss
Tue
Jun 22
$55SBB
$151Swiss
Wed
Jun 23
$55SBB
$151Swiss
Thu
Jun 24
$47SBB
$151Swiss
Fri
Jun 25
$55SBB
$125Swiss
Sat
Jun 26
$55SBB
$151Swiss
Sun
Jun 27
$49SBB
$124Swiss
Mon
Jun 28
$55SBB
$125Swiss
Tue
Jun 29
$55SBB
$125Swiss
Wed
Jun 30
$55SBB
$125Swiss
Thu
Jul 1
$55SBB
$151Swiss
Fri
Jul 2
$37SBB
$124Swiss
Sat
Jul 3
$44SBB
$98Swiss
Sun
Jul 4
$44SBB
$125Swiss

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.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from Zurich to Geneva?

There are 3 ways to travel to Geneva from Zurich including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the distance from Zurich to Geneva?

You should expect to travel around 139 miles (224 km) between Zurich and Geneva.

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

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

  • Most travelers take a flight from Zurich Airport to Geneva International Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Zürich HB to Genève.
Which travel operators can get me to Geneva from Zurich?

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

  • You can travel between Zurich and Geneva by flight with Swiss. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $152 (€117) with Swiss from Zurich to Geneva.
  • You can take a train from Zurich to Geneva with SBB. Cheap tickets can be found for $54 (€42) with SBB from Zurich to Geneva.
Is it possible to travel directly to Geneva from Zurich?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with SBB.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Zurich to Geneva?
Many of our customers traveling from Zurich to Geneva don't make Geneva their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Geneva are Paris, Milan or Lyon, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Geneva to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book 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 for this trip is costing $152 (€117) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $54 (€42) one way on average for this trip.

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.

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

The cheapest way to go to Geneva from Zurich is by taking a train, which costs on average $54 (€42).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Geneva:

A train is $98 (€76) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Geneva costing on average $152 (€117).

What is the fastest way from Zurich to Geneva?

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

Other travel options to Geneva can usually take longer:

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Geneva
Zürich HB
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