There are 9 ways to get from Rome to Zürich by train, bus and ferry, bus, night bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  7 h 25 min

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

$75 - $143

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Night bus  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the night bus from Rome to Zurich N524

$50 - $85

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Bus and ferry  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome to Zurich

$65 - $80

Bus  •  14 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Rom Anagnina to Zürich Zob Sihlquai

$62 - $82

Drive  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Zürich 538.7 miles

$130 - $190

Fly to Zurich  •  4 h 41 min

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

$68 - $327

Fly to Basel, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Basel (BSL) FCO - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB

$100 - $392

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 42 min

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

$98 - $278

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FCO - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB

$128 - $395

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Zürich is to bus which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 14 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Zürich is to fly which costs 55€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The distance between Rome and Zürich is 683 km. The road distance is 862 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Rome to Zürich, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome and arriving at Zurich. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Zuerich Hb via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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

You can take a train from Rome to Zürich via Milano Centrale in around 7 h 25 min. Alternatively, Calanda Viaggi operates a bus from Rome to Zürich 4 times a week. Tickets cost $60 - $80 and the journey takes 12 h 45 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Rome to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Rome to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Book at
eurolines.ch
Calanda Viaggi
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Rom Anagnina to Zürich Zob Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
calandaviaggi.com
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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