The cheapest trains from Zurich to Geneva

Showing times and prices for 27 Sep

Cheapest

£69

Average

£75

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 £ 75 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 69.

Cheapest
10:04Zürich HB2h43 12:47Geneva
0 changes
£691One-way
09:52Zürich Stadelhofen2h55 12:47Geneva
1 changes
£691One-way
09:22Zürich Stadelhofen2h56 12:18Geneva
1 changes
£771One-way
08:52Zürich Stadelhofen2h55 11:47Geneva
1 changes
£771One-way
08:32Zürich HB2h46 11:18Geneva
0 changes
£771One-way

Timetable Zurich to Geneva

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08:04Zürich HB2h43 10:47Geneva
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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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Sun
26 Sep
£69SBB
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Mon
27 Sep
£69SBB
£205Swiss
Tue
28 Sep
£52SBB
£168Swiss
Wed
29 Sep
£51SBB
£137Swiss
Thu
30 Sep
£46SBB
£137Swiss
Fri
1 Oct
£46SBB
£137Swiss
Sat
2 Oct
£64SBB
£137Swiss
Sun
3 Oct
£42SBB
£136Edelweiss Air
Mon
4 Oct
£77SBB
£136Swiss
Tue
5 Oct
£42SBB
£106Swiss
Wed
6 Oct
£41SBB
£106Swiss
Thu
7 Oct
£39SBB
£136Swiss
Fri
8 Oct
£45SBB
£106Swiss
Sat
9 Oct
£61SBB
£106Swiss
Sun
10 Oct
£39SBB
£88Edelweiss Air
Mon
11 Oct
£43SBB
£87Swiss
Tue
12 Oct
£40SBB
£88Swiss
Wed
13 Oct
£41SBB
£88Swiss
Thu
14 Oct
£31SBB
£88Swiss
Fri
15 Oct
£39SBB
£69Swiss
Sat
16 Oct
£53SBB
£69Swiss

The fastest trains from Zurich to Geneva

Showing times and prices for 27 Sep

Fastest Journey

2 h 43 m

Average

2 h 49 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 49 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
10:04Zürich HB2h43 12:47Geneva
0 changes
£691One-way
Fastest
08:04Zürich HB2h43 10:47Geneva
0 changes
£771One-way
Fastest
09:04Zürich HB2h43 11:47Geneva
0 changes
£771One-way
08:32Zürich HB2h46 11:18Geneva
0 changes
£771One-way
09:32Zürich HB2h46 12:18Geneva
0 changes
£771One-way

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Train Information to Geneva from Zurich

distanceDistance139 miles (224 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price£57 (€63)
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 trip 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 trip costs around £57, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £46. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Genève.

Train companies

SBB between Zurich and Geneva

Find the best trains from Zurich to Geneva with Omio's travel partners SBB from £46. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

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.

If you're looking for cheap SBB tickets from Zurich to Geneva, check out Omio! With one-way Zurich to Geneva train ticket prices starting as low as £46 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Geneva from Zurich by showing you the latest SBB offers, train timetables and tickets for this 139 miles (224 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with SBB. If you search for SBB tickets from Zurich to Geneva in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Zurich to Geneva on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with SBB so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by SBB when booking your train tickets between Zurich and Geneva due to the coronavirus:

    • 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 do cheap trains to Geneva from Zurich cost?
    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Zurich to Geneva for as little as £46  in the next 7 days.
    How much is a train ticket from Zurich to Geneva?
    If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Zurich to Geneva train to cost on average £57  one way.
    What is the distance from Zurich to Geneva via train?
    The train distance from Zurich to Geneva is around 139 miles (224 km).
    How long does it take from Zurich to Geneva by train?
    On average the train from Zurich to Geneva duration is 2 h 43 min  for the 139 miles (224 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    When travelling by train from Zurich to Geneva, which train station in Zurich do I depart from and which train station in Geneva do I arrive in?

    There are a few train stations in Zurich to start your route from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. In Geneva you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Genève and Geneva.

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

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

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Zürich HB and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Genève and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Geneva.

    What train providers offer a service from Zurich to Geneva?
    If you're looking for trains from Zurich to Geneva, you can rely on SBB to get you to Geneva. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Zurich to Geneva journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any direct trains to Geneva from Zurich?
    Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day between Zurich and Geneva. If you’re looking for a direct train from Zurich to Geneva, consider travelling with SBB. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    How many trains per day are there between Zurich and Geneva?
    The average number of trains departing Zurich for Geneva is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    What time is the earliest train from Zurich to Geneva? What time is the last train from Zurich to Geneva?
    The earliest train departing from Zurich to Geneva leaves at 06: 22. The last train departing from Zurich to Geneva leaves at 08: 22. You can find the latest Zurich to Geneva train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket between Zurich and Geneva to get the best deals?
    You can find a train from Zurich to Geneva to cost on average £57 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Zurich to Geneva train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Zurich
    Geneva
    Zürich HB
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