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There are 9 ways to get from Rome to Switzerland 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.

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Fly to Geneva

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

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Fly to Basel

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Basel (BSL)

Fly to Zurich

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Zurich (ZRH)

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

Fly to Milan Linate, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Linate (LIN)
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

Train

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

Train via Locarno

  1. Take the train from Roma Tiburtina to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Locarno
  3. Take the train from Locarno to Zürich HB

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zurich Bus Station

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Zürich

Rome to Switzerland by train

The train journey time between Rome and Switzerland is around 8h 1m and covers a distance of around 819 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 2m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno, Trenitalia EuroCity and others, the Rome to Switzerland train service departs from Roma Termini and arrives in Zürich Stadelhofen. Typically 55 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

55 Weekly Trains
8h 1m Average Duration
SFr 96 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Switzerland is to bus which costs €45 - €65 and takes 12h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Switzerland is to fly which costs €45 - €200 and takes 4h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Switzerland. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Zürich Stadelhofen via Milano Centrale and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 1m.

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The distance between Rome and Switzerland is 641 km. The road distance is 853.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 8h 1m and costs €90 - €270.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Rome to Switzerland, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Switzerland is to fly which takes 4h 26m and costs €45 - €200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €90 - €270 and takes 8h 1m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 12h 31m.

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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 Switzerland train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Switzerland.
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  • Distance: 641.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 26m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Switzerland?

Alitalia, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Rome to Geneva every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Zürich via Milano Centrale and Zürich HB in around 8h 1m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 210
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 210
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 420
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 110
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 340
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 340
Flights from Rome to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 380
Flights from Rome to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 380
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 490
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 370
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 230
Flights from Rome to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 300
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 50
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 160
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 550
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 110
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 500 - SFr 950
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 170
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Locarno
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 25 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
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 70 - SFr 100
Base Premium
SFr 85 - 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
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 95
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Smart Low Cost
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Smart Flex
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Train from Roma Tiburtina to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Smart Low Cost
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Smart Flex
SFr 65 - SFr 90
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Locarno to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
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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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Switzerland is 854 km. It takes approximately 8h 22m to drive from Rome to Switzerland.

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

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