There are 5 ways to get from Italy to Switzerland by plane, train, bus and ferry, 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  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA

$35 - $197

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Train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini Station to Milano Centrale Station Rm-Mi / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$73 - $198

Bus and ferry  •  12 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome to Zurich

$75 - $97

Bus  •  13 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Zurich N524 / ...

$54 - $90

Drive  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Zürich 539.6 miles

$130 - $190

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No, there is no direct train from Italy station to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini Station and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Milano Centrale and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 6 min.

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The distance between Italy and Switzerland is 580 km. The road distance is 863.4 km.

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The best way to get from Italy to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 8 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Italy to Switzerland, including transfers.

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Italy to Switzerland train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Roma Termini Station.

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The best way to get from Italy to Switzerland is to fly which takes 2 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 6 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 13 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Italy to Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Italy to Switzerland is 863 km. It takes approximately 8 h 31 min to drive from Italy to Switzerland.

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FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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  • Distance: 362.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

What companies run services between Italy and Switzerland?

FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia fly from Milan to Geneva twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Zürich via Milano Centrale Station, Milano Centrale, and Zürich HB in around 8 h 6 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
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 Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$21 - $90
First
$55 - $140
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $80
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eurolines.ch
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 Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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