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Geneva to Zurich Airport by train

It takes an average of 3h 18m to travel from Geneva to Zurich Airport by train, over a distance of around 143 miles (230 km). There are normally 50 trains per day travelling from Geneva to Zurich Airport and tickets for this journey start from $29.94 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 57m
PriceFrom $29.94
Distance143 miles (230 km)
Frequency50 trains per day
First train04:48
Last train23:20
Departure stationGeneva
Arrival stationZurich Airport
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Geneva to Zurich Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from Geneva to Zurich Airport for Tuesday Sep 28th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:42 13:51 3h 9m, direct
11:15 14:12 2h 57m, direct
11:42 14:42 3h 0m, 1 change
11:42 14:51 3h 9m, direct
12:15 15:12 2h 57m, direct
12:42 15:42 3h 0m, 1 change
12:42 15:51 3h 9m, direct
13:15 16:12 2h 57m, 1 change
13:42 16:42 3h 0m, 1 change
13:42 16:51 3h 9m, direct

Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Zurich Airport

The price of train tickets from Geneva to Zurich Airport starts at $29.94 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Zurich Airport 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.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Geneva to Zurich Airport

Want to know more about your journey from Geneva to Zurich Airport? 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 Zurich Airport take?

The average journey time by train between Geneva and Zurich Airport is 3 hours and 18 minutes, with around 50 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 Zurich Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Geneva to Zurich Airport is 2 hours and 57 minutes.

How much does the train from Geneva to Zurich Airport cost?

Train tickets from Geneva to Zurich Airport can start from as little as $29.94 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.

Is there a direct train from Geneva to Zurich Airport?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Geneva to Zurich Airport without having to change trains. There are 21 direct trains from Geneva to Zurich Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Geneva to Zurich Airport leave?

The first train from Geneva to Zurich Airport leaves at 04:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Geneva to Zurich Airport leave?

The last train from Geneva to Zurich Airport 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.

What's the distance between Geneva and Zurich Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Geneva to Zurich Airport cover a distance of around 143 miles (230 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zurich Airport to Geneva.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Geneva to Zurich Airport for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/28/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/12/2019 for travel on 04/12/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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