There are 4 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Geneva by plane, 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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Fly  •  1 h 9 min

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

$63 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich, Zurich Airport to Geneva K388

$17 - $28

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Genève 1

$85 - $160

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Geneva 175.8 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Geneva is to bus which costs SFr 16 - SFr 28 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Geneva is to fly which costs SFr 60 - SFr 140 and takes 1 h 9 min.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Geneva is 230 km. The road distance is 281.3 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Geneva, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich, Zurich Airport and arriving at Geneva. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Genève. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 143.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 9 min

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Geneva, Switzerland?

Swiss and Royal Jordanian fly from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Geneva every 4 hours. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Geneva hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $160 and the journey takes 3 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
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 Flughafen to Genève
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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 Zurich, Zurich Airport to Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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