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Geneva Airport to Zürich by train

It takes an average of 3h 18m to travel from Geneva Airport to Zürich by train, over a distance of around 140 miles (225 km). There are normally 36 trains per day travelling from Geneva Airport to Zürich and tickets for this journey start from €24.42 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 51m
Price€24.42 - €82.96
Distance140 miles (225 km)
Frequency36 trains per day
Departure stationGeneva Airport
Arrival stationZürich
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Geneva Airport to Zürich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Geneva Airport to Zürich for Tuesday 1st Dec 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:32 14:28 2h 56m, direct
12:05 14:56 2h 51m, direct
12:32 15:28 2h 56m, direct
13:05 15:56 2h 51m, direct
13:32 16:28 2h 56m, direct
14:05 16:56 2h 51m, direct
14:32 17:28 2h 56m, direct
15:05 17:56 2h 51m, direct
15:32 18:28 2h 56m, direct
16:05 18:56 2h 51m, direct

Cheap train tickets from Geneva Airport to Zürich

Train tickets from Geneva Airport to Zürich start at €24.42 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €80.43.
lowest price found
from24.42
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price63.46
on the day
avg. single price80.43

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 Airport to Zürich 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Geneva Airport and Zürich is 3 hours and 18 minutes, with around 36 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 Airport and Zürich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Geneva Airport to Zürich is 2 hours and 51 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Geneva Airport to Zürich can start from as little as €24.42 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Geneva Airport to Zürich?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Geneva Airport to Zürich without having to change trains. There are 30 direct trains from Geneva Airport to Zürich each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Geneva Airport to Zürich leaves at 00:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Geneva Airport to Zürich leaves at 23:03. 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 Airport and Zürich by train?

Trains travelling from Geneva Airport to Zürich cover a distance of around 140 miles (225 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Geneva Airport to Zürich.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Geneva Airport to Zürich for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/12/2020. 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 08/04/2019 for travel on 10/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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