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Journey timeFrom 2h 41m
Price$26.75 - $110.68
Distance224km (139 miles)
Frequency32 trains per day
Departure stationGeneva
Arrival stationZürich
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS,

Geneva to Zürich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Geneva to Zürich for Tuesday 15th Oct 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
19:1521:562h 41m, directIntercity 537SBB
19:4222:322h 50m, directIntercity 735SBB
20:1522:562h 41m, directIntercity 539SBB
20:4223:312h 49m, directIntercity 737SBB
21:1200:012h 49m, 1 changeIntercity 541, Intercity 839SBB
21:1200:102h 58m, directIntercity 541SBB
21:3000:373h 07m, 1 changeInterRegio 1739, Intercity 739SBB
21:4901:043h 15m, 1 changeRegional-Express 18479, InterRegio 2541SBB
22:4905:276h 38m, 2 changesRegional-Express 18485, InterRegio 2543+1SBB
23:2206:287h 06m, 3 changesRegional-Express 18487, Intercity 30547+2SBB

SBB trains from Geneva to Zürich

You can travel from Geneva to Zürich 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).

Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Zürich

Train tickets from Geneva to Zürich start at €23.15 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 €75.56.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price58.66
on the day
avg. single price75.56

Ahorra comprando tus billetes con la mayor antelación posible

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.§

Descubre cómo encontrar billetes de tren más baratos

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.

Consulta (¡y obtén!) los descuentos y ofertas de tren del momento

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!

Utiliza tu tarjeta de descuento al comprar tus billetes de tren

Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe 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 5 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.

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 €23.15 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 32 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 04:51. 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 23:22. 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 224km 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 15/10/2019. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 05/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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