There are 11 ways to get from Genoa to Zürich by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Lugano  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Genoa Marittima to Lugano Savona-Genua-Bern
  2. Take the bus from Lugano to Zurich 470 / ...

SFr 37 - SFr 58

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Bus  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Zurich 495 / ...

SFr 26 - SFr 35

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Train  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

SFr 64 - SFr 177

Train via Genova Brignole  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec

SFr 64 - SFr 177

Bus via Milan  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano Baltour / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lampugnano to Zurich

SFr 34 - SFr 65

Drive  •  4h 34m

  1. Drive from Genoa to Zürich 424.7 km

SFr 60 - SFr 95

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Genova P.Za 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

SFr 94 - SFr 353

Fly from Genoa  •  6h 34m

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

SFr 107 - SFr 403

Train, train to Lugano, fly  •  6h 30m

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

SFr 119 - SFr 360

Bus to Nice, fly  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Genova to Nice
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zurich (ZRH) NCE - ZRH

SFr 73 - SFr 242

Train to Florence, fly  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Firenze Rifredi
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Zurich (ZRH) FLR - ZRH

SFr 109 - SFr 446

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The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Zürich is to bus which costs 23€ - 29€ and takes 7h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Zürich is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genoa, Genoa and arriving at Zurich. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Genoa to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Genova P.Za Principe and arriving at Zuerich Hb via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 24m.

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The distance between Genoa and Zürich is 331 km. The road distance is 424.7 km.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Zürich without a car is to bus via Lugano which takes 5h 54m and costs 30€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 5h 54m to get from Genoa to Zürich, including transfers.

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Genoa to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Genoa, Genoa station.

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Genoa to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Genova P.Za Principe station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Zürich is to bus via Lugano which takes 5h 54m and costs 30€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 170€ and takes 6h 24m, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 370€ and takes 6h 34m.

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  • Distance: 330.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 54m

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

You can take a bus from Genoa to Zürich via Lugano in around 5h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Genoa to Zürich via Milano Centrale in around 6h 24m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 310
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 420
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 700
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 500
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 500
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 500
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 500
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Munich, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 500
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Munich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 500
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 310
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 600
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 250
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 320
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

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 P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
SFr 9 - SFr 11
Base 2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 23
Base 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 33
Train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Base 2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 23
Base 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 34
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 P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 21
Train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 22
Trenitalia Frecce

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 P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Train from Genova Brignole to Firenze Rifredi
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Base Standard
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Base Premium
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 27
Website
Thello
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 Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 16
Website
Malpensa Express
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Genoa Marittima to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 45
Website
ExpressBus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Lugano, Via Ciani to Zürich, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
RegioJet
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps to Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 12
Website
Baltour
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Genova, Piazza della Vittoria to Milano - Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Website
Eurolines FR
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Genova to Milano
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Bus from Genova to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Genova Piazza della Vittoria to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lampugnano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Book at
eurolines.ch

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

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Genoa to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Genoa to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zuerich 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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There are 626+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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

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