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Take the train from Geneva to St-Gallen in 10 hours 21 minutes

If you want to travel from Geneva to St-Gallen by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Geneva to St-Gallen by train to take around 15 hours 16 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 10 hours 21 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 18 trains per day running on this route, which spans 280 km. You'll have to make 2 changes along the way on your journey to St-Gallen. SBB trains are the main operator of services on this route, so you're likely to travel with them for all or at least part of your journey to St-Gallen.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we'll show you how much you can save on train tickets from Geneva to St-Gallen if you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Geneva to St-Gallen by train

First train

7:31 am

Last train

9:15 pm

Departure station

Geneva

Arrival station

St-Gallen

Journey time

From 10h 21m

Distance

174 miles (280 km)

Frequency

18 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Train and bus operators

SBB CFF FFS

SBB trains from Geneva to St-Gallen

You can travel from Geneva to St-Gallen on SBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Intercity classes from Geneva to St-Gallen

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity when traveling from Geneva to St-Gallen.

Onboard services on Intercity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Geneva to St-Gallen.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

You can take as much baggage as you want on SBB Intercity trains, provided that it fits in the baggage racks provided.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Many SBB Intercity trains will have a restaurant or bistro car so you can buy food and drink throughout your journey. You may be able to sit at a table in the restaurant carriage or take your meal back to your seat.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

There are power outlets on SBB trains. You can also enjoy free WiFi on Intercity trains via the SBB FreeSurf portal.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

There is stroller storage available on the train, as well as a baby changing toilet onboard. On Intercity trains, there is also a dedicated family car.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can take your bicycle on board SBB Intercity trains. Between 21st March and 31st October, it's compulsory to reserve a bike space on some Intercity trains. You must also buy a ticket for your bike at a ticket office, ticket machine or online.

PetPetPets

Dogs under 30cm in height can travel for free if they're in a carrier and placed under your seat. Larger dogs can travel with you if you buy a Dog Day Pass for CHF 25, which can be purchased at a ticket office, at a ticket machine, online or on the SBB app. The pass is valid for a day on trains, ships, trams and buses in most Swiss cities.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

SBB Intercity trains have priority seats for passengers with reduced mobility, as well as a wheelchair-accessible toilet.

InfoInfoOther

There is a Business Zone and a Quiet Zone in First Class on SBB Intercity trains.

Cheap train tickets from Geneva to St-Gallen

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Geneva to St-Gallen by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

FAQs for Geneva to St-Gallen

Want to know more about your journey from Geneva to St-Gallen? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Geneva to St-Gallen take?

The average journey time by train between Geneva and St-Gallen is 15 hours and 16 minutes, with around 18 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Geneva and St-Gallen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Geneva to St-Gallen is 10 hours and 21 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Geneva to St-Gallen?

No, there are no direct train services from Geneva to St-Gallen. Travelling from Geneva to St-Gallen by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Geneva to St-Gallen leave?

The first train from Geneva to St-Gallen leaves at 07:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Geneva to St-Gallen leave?

The last train from Geneva to St-Gallen leaves at 21:15. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Geneva and St-Gallen by train?

Trains travelling from Geneva to St-Gallen cover a distance of around 174 miles (280 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from St-Gallen to Geneva.


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