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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  •  4h 25m

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

SFr 65 - SFr 193

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Bus  •  14h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Milan, Milan 518 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Geneva 507 / ...

SFr 44 - SFr 59

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Train  •  8h 11m

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

SFr 119 - SFr 329

Train, night bus  •  9h 24m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa 9940 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Turin, Turin to Geneva N405

SFr 55 - SFr 131

Drive  •  8h 41m

  1. Drive from Rome to Geneva 887.8 km

SFr 120 - SFr 180

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Geneva is to bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 14h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Geneva is to fly which costs 60€ - 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, Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arriving at Geneva via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 20m.

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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 110€ - 310€.

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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, 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 60€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 310€ and takes 8h 11m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 14h 20m.

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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 and easyJet fly from Rome to Geneva every 4 hours. 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 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 470
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 180
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 180
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 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 130
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Base Standard
SFr 75 - SFr 110
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
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 70 - SFr 95
Train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 120
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Smart Low Cost
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Smart Flex
SFr 80 - SFr 120
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 85 - SFr 200
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 85 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 140 - SFr 200
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
Night bus from Turin, Turin to Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 22
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 Milan to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 40
Book at
eurolines.ch

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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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easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Rome Airport to Geneva Airport.

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Book your Rome to Geneva train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Rome to Geneva bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 560+ 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 14€.

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