• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 5 ways to get from Geneva to Zürich by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB 1 / ...

$85 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 10 min

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

$10 - $15

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Zurich 174.6 miles

$18 - $20

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Zürich 175 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  2 h 37 min

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

$71 - $168

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Zürich is to bus which costs SFr 10 - SFr 15 and takes 4 h 10 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Geneva to Zürich is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 170 and takes 2 h 37 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva - Bus station station and arriving at Zürich. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genève and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

More details

The distance between Geneva and Zürich is 224 km. The road distance is 280 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Geneva to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 150.

More details

The train from Genève to Zürich HB takes 2 h 46 min including transfers and departs hourly.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Geneva to Zürich is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs SFr 85 - SFr 150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 10 - SFr 15 and takes 4 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 170 and takes 2 h 37 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Geneva to Zürich.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 140.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Zürich hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Geneva to Zürich 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.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around Switzerland

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

Search flights

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

More details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Zürich is 280 km. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Geneva to Zürich.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

Book your Geneva to Zürich bus tickets online with Distribusion.

Search and book

There are 506+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

More details

Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Geneva and Zürich. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar

The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

More details