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Travelling from Winterthur to Geneva by train

Looking to travel from Winterthur to Geneva by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 3 hours 39 minutes to travel from Winterthur to Geneva by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 14 minutes though. You'll usually find 52 trains per day running along the 151 miles (243 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Geneva. You'll probably be hopping onto a SBB train to get to Geneva, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Winterthur to Geneva start from €46.65 when you book in advance, so use our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Geneva by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Winterthur to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 3h 39m to travel from Winterthur to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 151 miles (243 km). There are normally 52 trains per day travelling from Winterthur to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from €46.65 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 3h 14m


151 miles (243 km)


52 trains per day


Direct trains available


From €46.65

Train and bus operators


Winterthur to Geneva train times

Check out the next trains departing from Winterthur to Geneva for Tuesday 6th June 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:01 14:18 3h 17m, 1 change
11:33 14:47 3h 14m, direct
11:54 15:18 3h 24m, direct
12:01 15:18 3h 17m, 1 change
12:33 15:47 3h 14m, direct
12:54 16:18 3h 24m, direct
13:01 16:18 3h 17m, 1 change
13:33 16:47 3h 14m, direct
13:54 17:18 3h 24m, direct
14:01 17:18 3h 17m, 1 change

SBB trains from Winterthur to Geneva

You can travel from Winterthur to Geneva 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).

Intercity classes from Winterthur to Geneva

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity when travelling from Winterthur to Geneva.

Onboard services on Intercity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Winterthur to Geneva.


You can take as much luggage as you want on SBB Intercity trains, provided that it fits in the luggage racks provided.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Many SBB Intercity trains will have a restaurant or bistro carriage so you can buy food and drink throughout your journey. You may be able to sit at a table in the restaurant carriage or take your meal back to your seat.


There are plug sockets on SBB trains. You can also enjoy free WiFi on Intercity trains via the SBB FreeSurf portal.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

There is pushchair storage available on the train, as well as a baby changing toilet onboard. On Intercity trains, there is also a dedicated family carriage.


You can take your bicycle onboard SBB Intercity trains. Between 21st March and 31st October, it's compulsory to reserve a bike space on some Intercity trains. You must also buy a ticket for your bike at a ticket office, ticket machine or online.


Dogs under 30cm in height can travel for free if they're in a carrier and placed under your seat. Larger dogs can travel with you if you buy a Dog Day Pass for CHF 25, which can be purchased at a ticket office, at a ticket machine, online or on the SBB app. The pass is valid for a day on trains, ships, trams and buses in most Swiss cities.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

SBB Intercity trains have priority seats for passengers with reduced mobility, as well as a wheelchair-accessible toilet.


There is a Business Zone and a Quiet Zone in First Class on SBB Intercity trains.

Cheap train tickets from Winterthur to Geneva

The price of train tickets from Winterthur to Geneva starts at €46.65 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 Winterthur to Geneva 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 Winterthur to Geneva? 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 Winterthur to Geneva take?

The average journey time by train between Winterthur and Geneva is 3 hours and 39 minutes, with around 52 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 Winterthur and Geneva by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Winterthur to Geneva is 3 hours and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Winterthur to Geneva cost?

Train ticket prices from Winterthur to Geneva can start from as little as €46.65 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 Winterthur to Geneva?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Winterthur to Geneva without having to change trains. There are 23 direct trains from Winterthur to Geneva each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Winterthur to Geneva leaves at 04:42. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Winterthur to Geneva leaves at 23:39. 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 Winterthur and Geneva by train?

Trains travelling from Winterthur to Geneva cover a distance of around 151 miles (243 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Geneva to Winterthur.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Winterthur to Geneva for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/06/2023. 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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