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There are 5 ways to get from Rome to Geneva by plane, train, night bus, bus or car

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Fly

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

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Bus

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

Train

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

Train, night bus

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Geneva

Rome to Geneva by train

The train journey time between Rome and Geneva is around 10h 3m and covers a distance of around 931 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 21m. The fastest train normally takes 7h 56m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno and Trenitalia EuroCity, the Rome to Geneva train service departs from Roma Termini and arrives in Geneve. Typically 28 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
7h 41m
Layover time:
2h 21m
Total time:
10h 3m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
7h 56m
Train distance:
931 km
Trains per week:
28
Cheapest price:
SFr 114
Carbon emissions:
49 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:20
Last train departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rome to Geneva train schedules

Italy → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Italy
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia, Panama, San Marino, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Italy.

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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
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Geneva is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

The social distance requirement in Geneva is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

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

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Last updated: 15 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Geneva is to bus which costs €40 - €65 and takes 14h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Geneva is to fly which costs €50 - €180 and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome station to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arriving at Geneva via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Geneve via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 41m.

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The distance between Rome and Geneva is 697 km. The road distance is 887.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 8h 41m and costs €100 - €300.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Rome to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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Rome to Geneva train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Geneva is to fly which takes 4h 25m and costs €50 - €180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €100 - €300 and takes 8h 41m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €65 and takes 14h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 697.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

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

Alitalia, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Rome to Geneva 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Geneva via Milano Centrale in around 8h 41m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 350
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 370
Train operators
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 Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Base Standard
SFr 75 - SFr 100
Base Premium
SFr 90 - SFr 130
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 Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 95
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Smart Low Cost
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Smart Flex
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Train from Roma Termini to Torino - Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 110
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Smart Low Cost
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Smart Flex
SFr 80 - SFr 110
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 Geneve
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 190
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 80 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 140 - SFr 190
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Turin to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus Station to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Website
Blablabus

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

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

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Rome to Geneva train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, arrive at Geneve station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Geneva is 888 km. It takes approximately 8h 41m to drive from Rome to Geneva.

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Alitalia, Lufthansa, easyJet and Swiss offer flights from Rome Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Rome to Geneva train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Rome to Geneva bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 182+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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