Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Geneva

Showing times and prices for 19 Jan

Cheapest

£65

Average

£67

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 Zurich to Geneva will cost around £ 67 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 65.

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09:04Zürich HB2h43 11:47Geneva
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£651One-way
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08:32Zürich HB2h46 11:18Geneva
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£651One-way
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10:04Zürich HB2h43 12:47Geneva
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£651One-way
08:52Zürich Stadelhofen2h55 11:47Geneva
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£661One-way
08:22Zürich Stadelhofen2h56 11:18Geneva
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£661One-way

Train schedule Zurich to Geneva

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08:22Zürich Stadelhofen2h56 11:18Geneva
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08:32Zürich HB2h46 11:18Geneva
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08:52Zürich Stadelhofen2h55 11:47Geneva
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09:04Zürich HB2h43 11:47Geneva
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09:22Zürich Stadelhofen2h56 12:18Geneva
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09:32Zürich HB2h46 12:18Geneva
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09:52Zürich Stadelhofen2h55 12:47Geneva
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10:04Zürich HB2h43 12:47Geneva
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10:22Zürich Stadelhofen2h56 13:18Geneva
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10:32Zürich HB2h46 13:18Geneva
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Wed
19 Jan
£63SBB
£217Swiss
Thu
20 Jan
£59SBB
£179Swiss
Fri
21 Jan
£51SBB
£179Swiss
Sat
22 Jan
£51SBB
£147Swiss
Sun
23 Jan
£47SBB
£147Swiss
Mon
24 Jan
£47SBB
£147Swiss
Tue
25 Jan
£47SBB
£147Swiss
Wed
26 Jan
£47SBB
£147Swiss
Thu
27 Jan
£47SBB
£147Swiss
Fri
28 Jan
£47SBB
£117Swiss
Sat
29 Jan
£47SBB
£117Swiss
Sun
30 Jan
£47SBB
£117Swiss
Mon
31 Jan
£46SBB
£98Swiss
Tue
1 Feb
£46SBB
£98Swiss
Wed
2 Feb
£46SBB
£98Swiss
Thu
3 Feb
£46SBB
£98Swiss
Fri
4 Feb
£46SBB
£98Swiss
Sat
5 Feb
£47SBB
£98Swiss
Sun
6 Feb
£47SBB
£98Swiss
Mon
7 Feb
£46SBB
£79Swiss

Fastest train times from Zurich to Geneva

Showing times and prices for 19 Jan

Fastest Journey

2 h 43 m

Average

2 h 50 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

224 km

Of the 10 trains that leave Zurich for Geneva 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 50 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 43 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 56 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
09:04Zürich HB2h43 11:47Geneva
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£651One-way
Fastest
10:04Zürich HB2h43 12:47Geneva
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£651One-way
10:32Zürich HB2h46 13:18Geneva
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£691One-way
09:32Zürich HB2h46 12:18Geneva
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£671One-way
08:32Zürich HB2h46 11:18Geneva
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£651One-way

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Overview: Train from Zurich to Geneva

distanceDistance139 miles (224 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price£56 (€65)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSBB

Trains from Zurich to Geneva cover the 139 miles (224 km) long route taking on average 2 h 43 min with our travel partners like SBB. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £56, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £47. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Genève.

Train providers: SBB trains Zurich to Geneva

Buy your official SBB train tickets from Zurich to Geneva from £47 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

SBB

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

Book your SBB Zurich to Geneva train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check SBB up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Zurich to Geneva routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable SBB train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Zurich and Geneva is 139 miles (224 km), and the best price for a one-way Zurich - Geneva SBB train ticket starts at £47 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your SBB ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with SBB!

  • Average Price: £47

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

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

Trains From Zurich To Geneva: Journey Details

Traveling the scenic route from Zurich to Geneva by train is fast and convenient with frequent departures operated by SBB-CFF-FFS (Swiss Federal Railways). InterCity trains from Zurich to Geneva run around the clock starting at 12.08 a.m. with the last service departing at 11.04 p.m. Most services are direct and take around 2 hours and 40 minutes. A few require a change of train at Biel/Bienne, or two changes at Basel SBB and Delemont.

Return trains from Geneva to Zurich are also available.

Taking the Train from Zurich

Trains to Geneva depart from Zurich Main Train Station (Zürich Hauptbahnhof) located on Bahnhofplatz 7 in the center of the city. The ticket office is open from 5:30 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. each day. Passengers can reach the station on local (S-Bahn) trains from anywhere in the city or from the airport. S-Bahn trains run from 5:30 a.m. until midnight. The station is also a major hub for the Zürich tramway network (Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ)) with many trams and trolleycoaches passing by.

Getting into Geneva by Train

Located just across the border from France, Geneva is Switzerland's most cosmopolitan city and one with something for everyone. The city's many high-end boutiques and emporia offer a fine shopping experience while the lake and the surrounding mountains are ideal for active pursuits such as boating, hiking, and skiing. Trains from Zurich arrive at the Genève-Cornavin railway station located in the centre of town. The station is open all year round until at least 9:00 p.m. Passengers can reach their destinations in and around the city via the coaches and trams operated by Transports Publics Genevois that stop directly outside the station. Tickets are available at machines next to the stops.

Travel Tips: Trains from Zurich to Geneva

Travel by train to Geneva easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Geneva.
FAQs

How much does a cheap train from Zurich to Geneva cost?

Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Zurich and Geneva for the next 7 days starting from £47  one way.

What is the average cost of a train from Zurich to Geneva?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Zurich and Geneva is £56  one way.

What is the distance to Geneva from Zurich via train?

The train distance from Zurich to Geneva is around 139 miles (224 km).

How long is the train from Zurich to Geneva?

The Zurich to Geneva train duration is on average 2 h 43 min, which is to be expected when travelling 139 miles (224 km) to Geneva from Zurich. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

Which train station in Zurich goes to Geneva? Which train station do I come into Geneva from Zurich?

Some of the Zurich train stations to Geneva you can start your journey from include Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Geneva include Genève and Geneva.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Zürich HB   and arriving in Genève.

Where is the train station in Zurich? Where is the train station in Geneva?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Zürich HB, located approximately 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city centre of Zurich. The most popular arrival train station in Geneva, called Genève, is located around 0.6 miles (950 m) away from its city centre.

What train providers go from Zurich to Geneva?

When taking a train from Zurich to Geneva, you can count on SBB for the best way to get you to Geneva. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Zurich to Geneva and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Are there any direct trains between Zurich and Geneva?

Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day between Zurich and Geneva, and you can find a direct train for this trip with SBB  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many trains are there between Zurich and Geneva a day?

On average, there are 12 trains a day from Zurich to Geneva. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Zurich to Geneva? When is the last train from Zurich to Geneva?

You can take the first train from Zurich to Geneva at 06: 22   or take the last train from Zurich to Geneva leaving at 09: 32. Look for the latest Zurich Geneva train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.

How far in advance should I book a train ticket between Zurich and Geneva to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Zurich to Geneva is on average £56 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Zurich and Geneva available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Geneva
Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your journey to Geneva.