Cheap train tickets from Geneva to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 3 Dec

Cheapest

£56

Average

£59

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Geneva to Zurich will cost around £ 59 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 56.

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09:42Geneva2h46 12:28Zürich HB
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£561One-way
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09:15Geneva2h41 11:56Zürich HB
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£561One-way
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08:42Geneva2h46 11:28Zürich HB
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£561One-way
08:42Geneva2h59 11:41Zürich Stadelhofen
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£561One-way
09:42Geneva2h59 12:41Zürich Stadelhofen
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£561One-way

Train schedule from Geneva to Zurich

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08:15Geneva2h52 11:07Zürich Stadelhofen
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08:15Geneva2h41 10:56Zürich HB
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08:42Geneva2h59 11:41Zürich Stadelhofen
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08:42Geneva2h46 11:28Zürich HB
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09:15Geneva2h41 11:56Zürich HB
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09:15Geneva2h52 12:07Zürich Stadelhofen
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09:42Geneva2h46 12:28Zürich HB
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09:42Geneva2h59 12:41Zürich Stadelhofen
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10:15Geneva2h52 13:07Zürich Stadelhofen
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10:15Geneva2h41 12:56Zürich HB
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Thu
2 Dec
£60SBB
£195Swiss
Fri
3 Dec
£60SBB
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Sat
4 Dec
£58SBB
£162Swiss
Sun
5 Dec
£50SBB
£164Edelweiss Air
Mon
6 Dec
£48SBB
£162Swiss
Tue
7 Dec
£48SBB
£138Swiss
Wed
8 Dec
£48SBB
£165Swiss
Thu
9 Dec
£48SBB
£165Swiss
Fri
10 Dec
£48SBB
£164Swiss
Sat
11 Dec
£51SBB
£165Swiss
Sun
12 Dec
£48SBB
£138Edelweiss Air
Mon
13 Dec
£40SBB
£161Swiss
Tue
14 Dec
£48SBB
£136Swiss
Wed
15 Dec
£40SBB
£135Swiss
Thu
16 Dec
£40SBB
£162Swiss
Fri
17 Dec
£41SBB
£137Swiss
Sat
18 Dec
£45SBB
£118Swiss
Sun
19 Dec
£40SBB
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Mon
20 Dec
£42SBB
£138Swiss
Tue
21 Dec
£40SBB
£98Swiss
Wed
22 Dec
£40SBB
£138Swiss

Fastest train times from Geneva to Zurich

Showing times and prices for 3 Dec

Fastest Journey

2 h 41 m

Average

2 h 48 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

224 km

Of the 10 trains that leave Geneva for Zurich every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 224 km distance in an average of 2 h 48 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 41 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 59 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:15Geneva2h41 12:56Zürich HB
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£591One-way
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09:15Geneva2h41 11:56Zürich HB
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£561One-way
Fastest
08:15Geneva2h41 10:56Zürich HB
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£691One-way
09:42Geneva2h46 12:28Zürich HB
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£561One-way
08:42Geneva2h46 11:28Zürich HB
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£561One-way

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Train Information from Geneva to Zurich

distanceDistance139 miles (224 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price£53 (€59)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSBB

Trains from Geneva to Zurich cover the 139 miles (224 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 41 min with our travel partners like SBB. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £53, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £48. Travellers depart most frequently from Genève and arrive in Zürich HB.

Train providers

SBB trains between Geneva and Zurich

Find the best trains between Geneva and Zurich with Omio's travel partners SBB from £48. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

SBB

SBB is Switzerland's main train company and for your next train trip to Zurich from Geneva, SBB offers these ticket types: Round-trip Standard Ticket or First Class.

It’s easy to book your SBB train ticket between Geneva and Zurich online with Omio! Simply check the current SBB train timetables for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Geneva and Zurich as well as relevant travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap SBB train tickets online. Prices for SBB trains between Geneva and Zurich start at £48 one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 139 miles (224 km). If you search for SBB trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the SBB tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when travelling by train to Zurich from Geneva. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Geneva to Zurich SBB train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

  • Average Price: £48

SBB 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train to Zurich from Geneva are the following:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Geneva to Zurich

There is a frequent daily train service from Geneva to Zurich with up to two departures an hour from the early hours of the morning. Trains continue to depart until early evening after which there is a less frequent service until late evening. The route is direct and takes just over 2.5 hours.

Which train companies travel from Geneva to Zurich?

Trains from Geneva to Zurich are provided by SBB-CFF-FFS, short for Swiss Federal Railways. This operator is ranked very highly among European operators for both its safety record and the quality of its service. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, bistro catering, business and quiet zones, wifi, luggage space and power outlets.

How long is the train from Geneva to Zurich?

Trains to Zurich from Geneva are all direct and have a journey time of just over 2.5 hours. From Zurich HB, passengers can take a connecting train to Zurich Oerlikon Station if required. This journey takes just a few minutes.

How many trains are there from Geneva to Zurich?

There are over three dozen departures a day on routes from Geneva to Zurich with the same service operating seven days a week. The first train departs in the early hours of the morning and then there are two departures an hour until around 06:00 p.m. A less frequent service continues to operates until late evening.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Geneva to Zurich?

Departure station:All departures on routes from Geneva to Zurich depart from Geneva Cornavin Station. This is located to the north-west of the city and within five minutes walk of Geneva's historic heart. The station is a busy public transport hub served by trams, taxis and local buses. A direct train also connects it to Geneva Airport. Station facilities include left luggage storage, ATMs, wifi, shops and restaurants.

Arrival station:All trains to Zurich from Geneva arrive at Zurich HB, Zurich's main terminus and the largest station in Switzerland. The station is conveniently located for the city centre and has transport links that include buses, trams and taxis. The station has car parking, left luggage storage, wifi, ATMs, shops and restaurants.

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FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains between Geneva and Zurich?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Geneva to Zurich for as low as £48  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Geneva to Zurich?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Geneva to Zurich train to cost on average £53  one way.
What is the distance to Zurich from Geneva by train?
The distance between Geneva and Zurich by train is approximately 139 miles (224 km).
How long does it take from Geneva to Zurich by train?
While the time it takes to travel 139 miles (224 km) between Geneva and Zurich can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Geneva to Zurich is on average 2 h 41 min.
What is the departure train station in Geneva and arrival train station in Zurich?

When taking the train to Zurich from Geneva, you can choose to depart from train stations like Genève and Geneva. Your trip can end in train stations such as Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Genève   and arrive in Zürich HB.

Where is the departure train station in Geneva located? Where is the arrival train station in Zurich located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Genève and travel around 0.6 miles (950 m) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Zürich HB and need to travel approximately 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the train station to the city centre in Zurich.

What train companies go from Geneva to Zurich?
If you're looking for trains from Geneva to Zurich, you can rely on SBB to get you to Zurich. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Geneva to Zurich route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train to Zurich from Geneva?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Geneva to Zurich with SBB, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
How many train services per day are there between Geneva and Zurich?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Geneva to Zurich. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Geneva to Zurich?
The first Geneva to Zurich train departs at 07: 15   and the last train from Geneva to Zurich leaves at 19: 15. Check out the most up-to-date Geneva to Zurich train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket between Geneva and Zurich to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets between Geneva and Zurich within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £53 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Geneva to Zurich a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Geneva
Zurich
Genève is the most popular Geneva railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Geneva for your journey to Zurich.