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Travelling by train from Geneva to Zurich with SBB

Planning to travel from Geneva to Zurich by train? You’ve come to the right place!

On average, the train from Geneva to Zurich takes around 3 hours, although it can take just 2 hours and 41 minutes on the fastest services. This route is operated by SBB’s Intercity services, which come with at-seat power sockets, baby-changing tables, a wheelchair-accessible toilet, as well as a family and restaurant car and ample space for cycle, pram, and luggage storage. Fancy travelling in style? Upgrade to First Class and you’ll get to enjoy plenty of amenities on board, including at-seat catering service, business and quiet zones, and free WiFi.

As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as direct services are available from Geneva to Zurich.

Whether you’re heading to work or for a day out to Zurich from Geneva, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to book trains to Zurich and search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you book them in advance.

Ready to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from Geneva to Zurich in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for money-saving tips and FAQs.

Geneva to Zurich Hb by train

It takes an average of 3h 0m to travel from Geneva to Zurich Hb by train, over a distance of around 139 miles (224 km). There are normally 38 trains per day travelling from Geneva to Zurich Hb and tickets for this journey start from €23.17 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 41m
PriceFrom €23.17
Distance139 miles (224 km)
Frequency38 trains per day
First train04:49
Last train23:20
Departure stationGeneva
Arrival stationZurich Hb
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Geneva to Zurich Hb train times

Check out the next trains departing from Geneva to Zurich Hb for Tuesday 27th September 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:15 13:56 2h 41m, direct
11:42 14:28 2h 46m, direct
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

Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Zurich Hb

The price of train tickets from Geneva to Zurich Hb starts at €23.17 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 Hb 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Geneva and Zurich Hb 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 Zurich Hb by train?

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

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

Train ticket prices from Geneva to Zurich Hb can start from as little as €23.17 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 to Zurich Hb?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Geneva to Zurich Hb without having to change trains. There are 31 direct trains from Geneva to Zurich Hb 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 Hb leave?

The first train from Geneva to Zurich Hb leaves at 04:49. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Geneva to Zurich Hb 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 Hb by train?

Trains travelling from Geneva to Zurich Hb 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 Zurich Hb to Geneva. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Geneva to Zurich Hb.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Geneva to Zurich Hb for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/27/2022. 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 04/04/2019 for travel on 04/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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