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.

Recommended option

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 Bâle Centre > Zurich > Berne > Fribourg > Lausanne > Genève - Gare routière > Lyon - Gare routière Perrache > Saint-Etienne > Clermont-Ferrand > Brive-la-Gaillarde > Bordeaux Centre > Bayonne > Saint-Sébastien > Hernani / ...

$11 - $16

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

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 $11 - $16 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
$11 - $16
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
$29 - $35
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Zürich to Geneva?

The distance between Zürich and Geneva is 224 km. The road distance is 280 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Zürich to Geneva?

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Geneva is to bus which costs SFr 11 - SFr 16 and takes 4 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Zürich to Geneva?

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

Is there a direct train between Zürich and Geneva?

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.

Is there a direct bus between Zürich and Geneva?

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

How long does it take to get from Zürich to Geneva?

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