Thinking about taking the train from Geneva to Zürich? We've got you covered.
It usually takes around 3 hours 10 minutes to travel the 224 km from Geneva to Zürich by train, although you can get there in as little as 2 hours 41 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 39 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel with SBB trains during your journey, as they are the main operator of services on this route.
Train tickets from Geneva to Zürich start from $89.37 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
Keen to book your train tickets to Zürich? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.
|Journey time||From 2h 41m|
|Distance||139 miles (224 km)|
|Frequency||39 trains per day|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
|Train and bus operators||SBB CFF FFS|
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 Zürich by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Geneva and Zürich is 3 hours and 10 minutes, with around 39 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Geneva to Zürich is 2 hours and 41 minutes.
Train tickets from Geneva to Zürich can start from as little as $89.37 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Geneva to Zürich without having to change trains. There are 31 direct trains from Geneva to Zürich each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Geneva to Zürich leaves at 04:49. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Geneva to Zürich leaves at 23:20. 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.
Trains travelling from Geneva to Zürich cover a distance of around 139 miles (224 km) during the journey.