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There are 5 ways to get from Geneva to Zurich Airport (ZRH) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Geneva  •  2 h 2 min

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

$60 - $148

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 34 min

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

$21 - $35

3 alternative options

Train to Lyon, fly  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Zurich (ZRH) LYS - ZRH

$99 - $256

Train  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen 1

$85 - $160

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 176.4 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to bus which costs SFr 20 - SFr 35 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to fly which costs SFr 60 - SFr 150 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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

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The distance between Geneva and Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 230 km. The road distance is 282.2 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Zurich Airport (ZRH) without a car is to train which takes 3 h and costs SFr 85 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from Geneva to Zurich Airport (ZRH), including transfers.

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Geneva to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 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 Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to fly which takes 2 h 2 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 160 and takes 3 h, you could also bus, which costs SFr 20 - SFr 35 and takes 4 h 34 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 Zurich Airport (ZRH) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich Flughafen station.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Zurich Airport (ZRH).
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  • Distance: 143.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland?

Swiss and Royal Jordanian fly from Geneva to Zurich Airport (ZRH) every 4 hours. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Geneva to Zurich Airport (ZRH) every 2 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $160 and the journey takes 3 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
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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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 282 km. It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to drive from Geneva to Zurich Airport (ZRH).

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

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There are 467+ hotels available in Zurich Airport (ZRH). Prices start at $84 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 SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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