There are 6 ways to get from Geneva to Rome 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Geneva  •  4 h 22 min

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

$58 - $235

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Rome N1729

$50 - $90

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Train to Lyon, fly  •  6 h 53 min

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

$96 - $364

Train  •  7 h 15 min

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

$133 - $237

Bus, train  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Torino
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Roma Termini To-Rm / ...

$78 - $118

Drive  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Rome 564.7 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Rome is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 85 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Rome is to fly which costs SFr 55 - SFr 230 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Geneva and arriving at Rome. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h.

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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 7 h 15 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Rome is 697 km. The road distance is 903.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Rome without a car is to train which takes 7 h 15 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min 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 fly which takes 4 h 22 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 230 and takes 7 h 15 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 85 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Rome.
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  • Distance: 435.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

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

Ethiopian Airlines, Alitalia and three other airlines fly from Geneva to Rome every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Geneva to Rome via Milano Centrale in around 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Rome via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
italotreno.it
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 Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Torino
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch

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