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There are 11 ways to get from Rome to Zermatt by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Station
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

SFr 100 - SFr 260

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Bus via Genoa  •  14h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Genoa Marittima to Visp Train Station Savona-Genua-Neuchatel

SFr 75 - SFr 127

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Bus  •  17h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Milan, Milan N1526 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lampugnano Milan to Pont-Saint-Martin 218

SFr 83 - SFr 116

Drive  •  8h 48m

  1. Drive from Rome to Zermatt 806.5 km

SFr 100 - SFr 160

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8h 42m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Linate (LIN) FCO - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

SFr 116 - SFr 317

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FCO - MXP
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Visp
  3. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

SFr 89 - SFr 247

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8h 52m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Geneva (GVA) FCO - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Visp

SFr 121 - SFr 271

Fly to Zurich, train  •  9h 4m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Zurich (ZRH) FCO - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp

SFr 146 - SFr 321

Fly to Verona, train  •  10h 35m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Verona (VRN) FCO - VRN
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Domodossola
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Brig
  4. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

SFr 158 - SFr 453

Fly to Turin, train  •  9h 54m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Turin (TRN) FCO - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino - Porta Susa to Rho Fiera Station
  3. Take the train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Visp
  4. Take the train from Visp to Zermatt

SFr 114 - SFr 389

Fly to Genoa, train  •  11h 7m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Genoa (GOA) FCO - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig
  4. Take the train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt

SFr 113 - SFr 364

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zermatt is 0041 58 463 00 00.

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The social distance requirement in Zermatt is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Zermatt is to bus which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 17h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Zermatt is to train which costs 90€ - 240€ and takes 7h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Zermatt. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Zermatt via Milano Centrale and Brig Bahnhofplatz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 6m.

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The distance between Rome and Zermatt is 595 km. The road distance is 806.5 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Zermatt without a car is to train which takes 7h 6m and costs 90€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 7h 6m to get from Rome to Zermatt, including transfers.

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Rome to Zermatt train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Zermatt is to train which takes 7h 6m and costs 90€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 17h 10m.

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

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Rome to Zermatt train services, operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, arrive at Zermatt station.

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  • Distance: 595.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 6m

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

You can take a train from Rome to Zermatt via Milano Centrale Station, Milano Centrale, Brig, and Brig Bahnhofplatz in around 7h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Zermatt via Lampugnano Milan, Pont-Saint-Martin, Pont-Saint-Martin Piazza IV Novembre, and Staffal in around 17h 10m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 190
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 500
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 220
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 220
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 370
Flights from Rome to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 150
Flights from Rome to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 340
Flights from Rome to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 200
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 280
Flights from Rome to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 360
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 220
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 270
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 430
Train operators
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
2h 10m
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 70 - SFr 95
Train from Torino - Porta Susa to Rho Fiera Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Smart Low Cost
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Smart Flex
SFr 30 - SFr 45
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 Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 60
1st Class
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Train from Gallarate to Visp
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 95
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 70 - SFr 95
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 160
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 160
Train from Domodossola to Brig
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 55
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 26
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Visp
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 60
1st Class
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Phone
+41 (0)848 642 442
Email
railcenter@mgbahn.ch
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Brig Bahnhofplatz to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 55
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
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Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 26 - SFr 31
1st Class Ticket
SFr 45 - SFr 55
Train from Visp to Zermatt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 45
Website
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
2nd Class Ticket
SFr 20 - SFr 25
1st Class Ticket
SFr 35 - SFr 45
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 Genève-Aéroport to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Domodossola to Brig
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Domodossola to Brig
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 11
Website
BLS AG
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Swiss Railways
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 10 - SFr 15
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 21
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 20
Website
Thello
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 30
Website
Baltour
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Genoa Marittima to Visp Train Station
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 80
Website
ExpressBus

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Zermatt is 806 km. It takes approximately 8h 48m to drive from Rome to Zermatt.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 753+ hotels available in Zermatt. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to bus which takes 45 min and costs 6€.

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