There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Genoa 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 29 min

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

$55 - $85

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Janov, Piazza Vittoria Rj / ...

$14 - $40

7 alternative options

Train via Genova Brignole  •  6 h 15 min

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

$55 - $84

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Zug 5
  2. Take the train from Zug(CH) to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole Rv / ...

$89 - $167

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Genoa 268 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Genoa  •  6 h 26 min

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

$99 - $413

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$88 - $334

Fly to Lugano, train  •  6 h 21 min

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

$109 - $327

Fly to Nice, bus  •  6 h 49 min

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

$74 - $268

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Genoa is to bus which costs SFr 14 - SFr 40 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Genoa is to drive which costs SFr 60 - SFr 95 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Genoa is 331 km. The road distance is 428.8 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Zürich to Genoa, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai and arriving at Janov, Piazza Vittoria. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Genoa. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Genova Piazza Principe via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 9 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 19.

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

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Genoa.
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  • Distance: 206.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Genoa via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 29 min. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Zürich to Genoa once a week. Tickets cost $14 - $19 and the journey takes 6 h. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,100
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Genoa via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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 Milano Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $20
Train from Milano Centrale to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Zug
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zug(CH) to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Curych, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Janov, Piazza Vittoria
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice, Nice to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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