There are 10 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 Milan Malpensa, train  •  4h 28m

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

SFr 56 - SFr 247

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Fly to Basel  •  4h 34m

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

SFr 41 - SFr 302

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Fly to Geneva  •  4h 25m

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

SFr 63 - SFr 315

Fly to Zurich  •  4h 36m

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

SFr 79 - SFr 397

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  5h 21m

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

SFr 86 - SFr 258

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) FCO - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 77 - SFr 283

Train  •  7h 54m

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

SFr 102 - SFr 292

Bus  •  12h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zurich 519

SFr 52 - SFr 68

Bus via Orte  •  13h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Roma Tiburtina to Orte reggio Calabria
  2. Take the bus from Orte A1 to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai Fabrizia - Singen / ...

SFr 61 - SFr 83

Drive  •  8h 29m

  1. Drive from Rome to Zürich 862.1 km

SFr 120 - SFr 190

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Switzerland

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Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Switzerland. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Switzerland.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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Source Type: Government | Last updated: 5/16/2020

There are currently lockdown measures within Switzerland to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Domestic travel within Switzerland may be affected.

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International flights leaving Italy are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

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Questions & Answers

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 55€ - 300€ and takes 4h 25m.

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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 7h 54m.

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The distance between Rome and Switzerland is 641 km. The road distance is 862.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Switzerland without a car is to train which takes 7h 54m and costs 95€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 4h 28m 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 25m and costs 55€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95€ - 280€ and takes 7h 54m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 12h 31m.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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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 28m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Switzerland?

Alitalia, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Rome to Geneva every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Zürich via Milano Centrale and Zürich HB in around 7h 54m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 320
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 310
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 310
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 390
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 170
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 170
Flights from Rome to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 1300
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 1100
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 1100
Flights from Rome to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Flights from Rome to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 900
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 340
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 340
Flights from Rome to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 550
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 260
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 260
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 1400
Flights from Rome to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 700
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 690 - SFr 720
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rome to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 480
Train operators
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
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 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 150
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 150
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 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
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
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
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
L'Aurora Viaggi
Phone
+39 0963 313116
Email
info@viaggiaurora.it
Website
viaggiaurora.it
Bus from Orte A1 to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
L'Aurora Viaggi
Calanda Viaggi
Phone
0041 (0)81 284 62 32
Email
info@calandareisen.com
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Orte A1 to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 75
Website
Calanda Viaggi

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Switzerland is 862 km. It takes approximately 8h 29m to drive from Rome to Switzerland.

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Ethiopian Airlines, Neos, Meridiana and Alitalia offer flights from Rome Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 665+ hotels available in Switzerland. 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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