There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Winterthur by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Winterthur 1

$95 - $170

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zürich Ouibus

$12 - $18

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Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Winterthur 187.7 miles

$35 - $60

Fly  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH

$64 - $173

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva station to Winterthur. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Winterthur via Zürich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genève and arriving at Winterthur. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Winterthur is 244 km. The road distance is 300.3 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Winterthur without a car is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs .

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The train from Genève to Winterthur takes 3 h 15 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Geneva to Winterthur bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Geneva - Bus station.

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Geneva to Winterthur train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Winterthur is to train which takes 3 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Geneva to Winterthur bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Zürich station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Winterthur.
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  • Distance: 152.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Winterthur, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Winterthur every 2 hours. Tickets cost $95 - $170 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Geneva to Winterthur 3 times a week. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
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.

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Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Winterthur
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Zürich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus

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Geneva to Winterthur train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Winterthur station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Winterthur is 300 km. It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to drive from Geneva to Winterthur.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Geneva to Winterthur bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 474+ hotels available in Winterthur. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs .

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