There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Geneva 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 46 min

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

$85 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Geneva K388 / ...

$10 - $27

3 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

Fly  •  2 h 18 min

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

$63 - $167

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Geneva is to bus which costs SFr 10 - SFr 27 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Geneva is to fly which costs SFr 60 - SFr 170 and takes 2 h 18 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. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 35 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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Map of how to get from Zürich to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 140.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

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 - $150 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Geneva 3 times a week. Tickets cost $28 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min.

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)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus

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