There are 10 ways to get from Rome to Zürich by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry 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 Rome to Zurich  •  4 h 41 min

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

$68 - $326

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome to Zurich 519 / ...

$50 - $85

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Fly Rome to Basel, train  •  5 h 59 min

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

$100 - $391

Fly Rome to Milan Malpensa, bus, train  •  7 h 54 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

$132 - $394

Fly Rome to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 19 min

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

$123 - $342

Train to Florence, fly to Zurich  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Zurich (ZRH) FLR - ZRH

$106 - $421

Train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini Station to Milano Centrale Station Rm-Mi / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$114 - $223

Bus and ferry  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome to Zurich

$65 - $80

Bus Calanda Viaggi  •  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

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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 station to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini Station and arriving at Zürich HB via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 2 min.

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 8 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Rome to Zürich, including transfers.

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Rome to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome station.

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Rome to Zürich train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Roma Termini Station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Zürich is to fly which takes 4 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 2 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 12 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Rome to Zürich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zurich station.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 427 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

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

Alitalia, Swiss and two other airlines fly from Rome to Zürich every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Zürich via Milano Centrale Station and Milano Centrale in around 8 h 2 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 Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate via Alghero
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
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
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
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
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

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 Roma Termini to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
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
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
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
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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

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Rome to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Zürich is 862 km. It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to drive from Rome to Zürich.

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Vueling Airlines, Alitalia, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Rome Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Rome to Zürich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 501+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $89 USD 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 .

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