There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Genoa by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole Rv / ...

$55 - $84

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Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Genoa, Genoa N307 / ...

$15 - $45

6 alternative options

Bus Domo Reisen  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Flughafen to Genova - Stazione Marittima

$83 - $112

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Genoa 268 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Genoa  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Genoa (GOA) ZRH - GOA

$107 - $413

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole

$96 - $317

Fly to Lugano, train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole

$117 - $310

Fly to Nice, night bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE) ZRH - NCE
  2. Take the night bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Genoa, Genoa

$82 - $268

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Genoa, Genoa. Services depart three times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Genova Brignole via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 12 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Genoa is 331 km. The road distance is 428.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Genoa without a car is to train which takes 6 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Zürich to Genoa, including transfers.

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Zürich to Genoa bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich station.

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Zürich to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Genoa is to train which takes 6 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 34 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Genoa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Zürich to Genoa bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Genoa, Genoa station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 206.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Genoa, Italy?

You can take a train from Zürich to Genoa via Milano Centrale in around 6 h 12 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Genoa once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. RegioJet also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Zürich Flughafen to Genova - Stazione Marittima
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch

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Zürich to Genoa train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Genova Brignole station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Genoa is 429 km. It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to drive from Zürich to Genoa.

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Swiss, Eurowings, Alitalia and three other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Genoa Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Genoa train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Zürich to Genoa bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 1476+ hotels available in Genoa. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs .

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