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There are 9 ways to get from Genoa to Zürich by train, bus, 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.

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Train  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$90 - $150

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Bus RegioJet  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Genoa, Piazza Vittoria to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai RegioJet / ...

$14 - $40

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Train via Genova Brignole  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$81 - $153

Bus Domo Reisen  •  8h 11m

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

$78 - $107

Drive  •  4h 34m

  1. Drive from Genoa to Zürich 265.6 miles

$60 - $95

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  5h 9m

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

$116 - $335

Fly from Genoa  •  6h 24m

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

$107 - $413

Train, train to Lugano, fly  •  6h 36m

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

$130 - $312

Train, train to Nice, fly  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Ventimiglia
  2. Take the train from Gare de Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de St-Laurent-du-Var
  3. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zurich (ZRH) NCE - ZRH

$95 - $299

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Zürich is to bus which costs 12€ - 35€ and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Zürich is to drive which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 4h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genoa, Piazza Vittoria and arriving at Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai. Services depart four times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Genoa to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Genova Piazza Principe and arriving at Zürich HB via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 8m.

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The distance between Genoa and Zürich is 331 km. The road distance is 425 km.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 6h 8m and costs 75€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Genoa to Zürich, including transfers.

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Genoa to Zürich bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Genoa, Piazza Vittoria station.

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Genoa to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Genova Piazza Principe station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Zürich is to train which takes 6h 8m and costs 75€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 35€ and takes 6h 10m, you could also fly, which costs 90€ - 360€ and takes 6h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 206.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 8m

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

You can take a train from Genoa to Zürich via Milano Centrale in around 6h 8m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Genoa to Zürich once a week. Tickets cost $14 - $18 and the journey takes 6h 10m. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
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 Genova Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Train from Ventimiglia to St-Laurent-du-Var
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
thello.com
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 Ventimiglia-Stazione to Gare de St-Laurent-du-Var
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$16 - $26
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Genoa, Piazza Vittoria to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
regiojet.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Genova - Stazione Marittima to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55m.

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Genoa to Zürich bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai station.

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Genoa to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Genoa to Zürich is 425 km. It takes approximately 4h 34m to drive from Genoa to Zürich.

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Swiss offers flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Zurich Airport.

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

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There are 522+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Genoa Airport is to train which takes 21m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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