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There are 5 ways to get from Rome to Geneva by plane, train, bus, night train 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 Bettolle
  2. Take the bus from Ingresso Valdichiana to Geneve, Gare Routiere

Train

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

Train, night train

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Geneva

Rome to Geneva by train

The train journey time between Rome and Geneva is around 8h 11m and covers a distance of around 930 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno, Trenitalia EuroCity and others, the Rome to Geneva train service departs from Roma Termini and arrives in Geneve. Typically 40 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

40 Weekly Trains
8h 11m Average Duration
SFr 141 Cheapest Price
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Italy → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • There are no current restrictions
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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Switzerland is currently allowed from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
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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 subject to regional advice.

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

No, returning to Italy from Switzerland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 6 Nov 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Geneva is to fly which costs €50 - €220 and takes 4h 22m.

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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 Geneve, Gare Routiere via Ingresso Valdichiana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 5m.

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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 11m.

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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 11m and costs €140 - €330.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m 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 22m and costs €50 - €220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €140 - €330 and takes 8h 11m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €65 and takes 14h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 697.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 22m

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 11m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 360
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 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Base Standard
SFr 70 - SFr 95
Base Premium
SFr 80 - SFr 120
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Smart Low Cost
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Smart Flex
SFr 60 - SFr 90
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 180
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 75 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 130 - SFr 180
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 Milano Centrale to Genève
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Milano Centrale to Genève
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 200
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Bettolle
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
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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Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Ingresso Valdichiana to Geneve, Gare Routiere
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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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 Gruppo Di Maio, arrive at Geneve, Gare Routiere 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, easyJet, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Rome Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 177+ 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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