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There are 10 ways to get from Rome to Zürich by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Rome to Zurich

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

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Bus

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

Fly Rome to Basel, train

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

Train to Florence, fly to Zurich

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Zurich (ZRH)

Train to Naples, fly to Zurich

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale Station
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Zurich (ZRH)

Fly Rome to Milan Malpensa, train

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

Train via Lugano

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB

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 Termini to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Locarno
  3. Take the train from Locarno to Zürich HB

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Zürich

Rome to Zürich by train

164 Weekly Trains
7h 46m Average Duration
SFr 86 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Zürich is to bus which costs €40 - €50 and takes 12h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Zürich is to fly which costs €90 - €310 and takes 4h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station station and arriving at Zurich Bus Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 20m.

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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 Zürich HB via Milano Centrale and Lugano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 46m.

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The distance between Rome and Zürich is 683 km. The road distance is 853.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Zürich without a car is to train via Lugano which takes 7h 46m and costs €85 - €260.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Rome to Zürich, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Zürich is to fly which takes 4h 37m and costs €90 - €310. Alternatively, you can train via Lugano, which costs €85 - €260 and takes 7h 46m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €50 and takes 12h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 683.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 37m

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

Swiss, Alitalia and Lufthansa fly from Rome to Zürich every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Zürich via Milano Centrale and Lugano in around 7h 46m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Rome to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 400
Flights from Rome to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 400
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 700
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 700
Flights from Naples to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 600
Flights from Naples to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 450
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 450
Flights from Naples to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Flights from Naples to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 460
Flights from Naples to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 460
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 120
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 330
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 220
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 140
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
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)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 31 - SFr 36
1st Class
SFr 25 - SFr 30
SBB GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 915109
Email
info@sbb-deutschland.de
Website
sbb-deutschland.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
SBB GmbH
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 Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 22 - SFr 30
Base Standard
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Base Premium
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Smart Low Cost
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Smart Flex
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Smart Low Cost
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Smart Flex
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
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
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 S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 32 - SFr 35
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 17 - SFr 24
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
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
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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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Rome to Zürich train services, operated by Trenitalia EuroCity, arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Zürich is 854 km. It takes approximately 8h 22m to drive from Rome to Zürich.

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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 Omio and FlixBus.

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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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