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

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Train via Zürich HB  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich HB Ic1 / ...

SFr 100 - SFr 178

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Bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Zurich Bus Station N1157 / ...

SFr 17 - SFr 22

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Luzern Ir15

SFr 91 - SFr 161

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Zug 290.4 km

SFr 30 - SFr 50

Fly  •  3h 8m

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

SFr 118 - SFr 243

Geneva → Zug
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The social distance requirement in Zug is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Zug is to bus which costs SFr 17 - SFr 22 and takes 5h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Geneva to Zug is to drive. Taking this option will cost SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Zug. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Zug via Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Zug. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Zug via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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The distance between Geneva and Zug is 211 km. The road distance is 290.4 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Zug without a car is to train via Zürich HB which takes 3h 13m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 3h 13m to get from Geneva to Zug, including transfers.

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Geneva to Zug bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Zug 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 Zug is to train via Zürich HB which takes 3h 13m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 17 - SFr 22 and takes 5h 35m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 250 and takes 3h 8m.

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  • Distance: 210.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 13m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Genève to Zürich HB hourly. Tickets cost SFr 85 - SFr 150 and the journey takes 2h 46m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Zurich Bus Station 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 17 - SFr 22 and the journey takes 4h 5m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 260
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 230
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Geneva to Zug bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Zug is 290 km. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Geneva to Zug.

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Swiss and Tunisair offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 313+ hotels available in Zug. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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

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