There are 4 ways to get from Zürich to Geneva by train, bus or car

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  •  2 h 46 min

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

$85 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  4 h 40 min

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

$10 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus Eurolines CH  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Annemasse

$32 - $39

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Geneva 174.9 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Geneva is to bus which costs SFr 10 - SFr 15 and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Geneva is to train which costs SFr 85 - SFr 150 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Geneva is 224 km. The road distance is 279.8 km.

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The train from Zürich HB to Genève takes 2 h 46 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Geneva - Bus station station. Services depart hourly, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Genève. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Geneva hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $160 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Zürich to Geneva hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to Annemasse
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Book at
eurolines.ch

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