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There are 8 ways to get from Geneva to Rome by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

€131 - €298

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Bus  •  14h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Milan 472 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Rome Tiburtina Bus station N524 / ...

€41 - €55

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Bus, train  •  9h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Turin 1725 / ...
  2. Take the train from Torino - Porta Susa to Roma Termini 9935 / ...

€51 - €129

Drive  •  8h 39m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Rome 898.3 km

€110 - €160

Fly Geneva to Rome  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Rome (FCO) GVA - FCO

€73 - €252

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Rome  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Gallarate
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO) MXP - FCO

€118 - €309

Fly Geneva to Naples, train  •  6h 18m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Naples (NAP) GVA - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

€71 - €244

Train to Lyon, fly to Rome  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Rome (FCO) LYS - FCO

€118 - €246

Geneva to Rome by train

The train journey time between Geneva and Rome is around 7h 50m and covers a distance of around 932 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 31m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Trenitalia Frecce and ItaloTreno, the Geneva to Rome train service departs from Geneve and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically 12 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 50m
Fastest train time:
7h 31m
Train distance:
932 km
Trains per week:
12
Cheapest price:
€141
Carbon emissions:
49 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:39
Last train departs at:
13:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Geneva to Rome train schedules

Switzerland → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rome is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Rome is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 14h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Rome is to fly which costs SFr 80 - SFr 280 and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Rome. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Roma Termini via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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It is 697 km from Geneva to Rome. It is approximately 898.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Rome without a car is to train which takes 7h 55m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 330.

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It takes approximately 7h 55m to get from Geneva to Rome, including transfers.

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Geneva to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Rome train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Rome is to train which takes 7h 55m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 14h 5m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 80 - SFr 280 and takes 4h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Rome.
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  • Distance: 697.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 55m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Rome, Italy?

You can take a train from Geneva to Rome via Milano Centrale in around 7h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Rome via Milan in around 14h 5m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Flights from Geneva to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from Geneva to Naples via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Geneva to Naples via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €270
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €220
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€18 - €220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Naples via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €320
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€100 - €180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €160
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€19 - €26
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Rome Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€65 - €90
Train from Torino - Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€35 - €55
Smart Low Cost
€35 - €55
Smart Flex
€75 - €110
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €28
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €25
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €21
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Turin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva to Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Geneva to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Geneva to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Rome is 898 km. It takes approximately 8h 39m to drive from Geneva to Rome.

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