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Geneva to Zürich by train

It takes an average of 3h 00m to travel from Geneva to Zürich by train, over a distance of around 139 miles (224 km). There are normally 38 trains per day travelling from Geneva to Zürich and tickets for this journey start from €75.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 41m
PriceFrom €75.20
Distance139 miles (224 km)
Frequency38 trains per day
Departure stationGeneva
Arrival stationZürich
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS, Flixbus

Geneva to Zürich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Geneva to Zürich for mardi 27 oct. 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:15 14:56 2h 41m, direct
12:42 15:28 2h 46m, direct
13:15 15:56 2h 41m, direct
13:42 16:28 2h 46m, direct
14:15 16:56 2h 41m, direct
14:42 17:28 2h 46m, direct
15:15 17:56 2h 41m, direct
15:42 18:28 2h 46m, direct
16:15 18:56 2h 41m, direct
16:42 19:28 2h 46m, direct

Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Zürich

Train tickets from Geneva to Zürich start at €75.20 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 €75.20.
lowest price found
from75.20
on the day
avg. single price75.20

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 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 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 to Zürich take?

The average journey time by train between Geneva and Zürich is 3 hours and 0 minutes, with around 38 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 Zürich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Geneva to Zürich is 2 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Geneva to Zürich cost?

Train tickets from Geneva to Zürich can start from as little as €75.20 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 Zürich?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Geneva to Zürich without having to change trains. There are 31 direct trains from Geneva to Zürich. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

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

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

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.

What's the distance between Geneva and Zürich by train?

Trains travelling from Geneva to Zürich cover a distance of around 139 miles (224 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Zürich to Geneva. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Geneva 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 to Zürich for a typical week day using timetable data for 27/10/2020. 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 22/01/2020 for travel on 23/01/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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