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  •  5 h 54 min

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

$60 - $91

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Bus Eurolines IT  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Genova Principe FS Acquaverde to Zurich Carparkplatz Sihlquai RegioJet / ...

$16 - $60

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Train via Genova Brignole  •  6 h 27 min

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

$56 - $88

Bus Domo Reisen  •  7 h 59 min

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

$79 - $105

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Genoa to Zürich 265.6 miles

$60 - $95

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  5 h 10 min

  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 - $337

Fly from Genoa  •  6 h 34 min

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

$107 - $414

Train, train to Lugano, fly  •  6 h 25 min

  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

$131 - $316

Bus to Nice, fly  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Genova Brignole Stazione FS to Nice Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur Gare Routière
  2. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zurich (ZRH) NCE - ZRH

$99 - $288

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The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Zürich is to bus which costs 14€ - 50€ and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Zürich is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Genova Principe FS Acquaverde and arriving at Zurich Carparkplatz Sihlquai. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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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 Zuerich Hb via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 54 min.

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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 5 h 54 min and costs 50€ - 80€.

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

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Genoa to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, depart from Genova Principe FS Acquaverde 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 5 h 54 min and costs 50€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 50€ and takes 7 h, you could also fly, which costs 90€ - 360€ and takes 6 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 206.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Genoa to Zürich via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 54 min. Alternatively, Eurolines IT operates a bus from Genoa to Zürich once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 7 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Genoa to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and 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
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $26
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
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Bus operators
Eurolines IT
Phone
+39 0861 199 1900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
eurolines.it
Bus from Genova Principe FS Acquaverde to Zurich Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.it
Bus from Genova Brignole Stazione FS to Nice Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur Gare Routière
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
eurolines.it
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Genoa, Piazza Vittoria to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $50
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
6 h 15 min
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 55 min.

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Genoa to Zürich bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, arrive at Zurich Carparkplatz Sihlquai 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 4 h 34 min 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 FlixBus.

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There are 504+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $92 USD 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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