There are 3 ways to get from Zürich to CERN by train, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 14 min

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

$88 - $154

Cheapest option

Fly  •  2 h 33 min

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

$57 - $155

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to CERN 175.7 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and CERN, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to CERN hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, Swiss and Royal Jordanian fly from Zürich to CERN every 4 hours.

Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and CERN is 228 km. The road distance is 281 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to CERN is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 2 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to CERN is to fly which takes 2 h 33 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 160.

It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Zürich to CERN, including transfers.