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About the train journey from Winterthur to Geneva

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The train from Winterthur to Geneva usually takes 3 hours 32 minutes on average to travel 151 miles (243 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 3 hours 14 minutes. You can expect to find 50 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Geneva, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. SBB are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Geneva in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Winterthur to Geneva in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €46.65.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Geneva, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Winterthur to Geneva by train

It takes an average of 3h 32m to travel from Winterthur to Geneva by train, over a distance of around 151 miles (243 km). There are normally 50 trains per day travelling from Winterthur to Geneva and tickets for this journey start from €46.65 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 14m
PriceFrom €46.65
Distance151 miles (243 km)
Frequency50 trains per day
First train04:42
Last train23:31
Departure stationWinterthur
Arrival stationGeneva
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS

Winterthur to Geneva train times

Check out the next trains departing from Winterthur to Geneva for Tuesday 2nd November 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:54 14:18 3h 24m, direct
11:03 14:18 3h 15m, 1 change
11:33 14:47 3h 14m, 1 change
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
13:03 16:18 3h 15m, 1 change
13:33 16:47 3h 14m, direct
13:54 17:18 3h 24m, direct

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 32 minutes, with around 50 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 21 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 23:31. 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 11/02/2021. 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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