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There are 8 ways to get from Rome to Zug by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  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 Zug(Ch)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Luzern

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Train via Roma Termini

  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 Zug(Ch)

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Milan San Donato
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Cadenazzo
  3. Take the train from Cadenazzo to Zug

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Zug

Fly to Zurich

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

Fly to Basel, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Basel (BSL)
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Zug(Ch)

Rome to Zug by train

The train journey time between Rome and Zug is around 6h 20m and covers a distance of around 788 km. This includes an average layover time of around 32 min. The fastest train normally takes 6h 20m. Operated by ItaloTreno, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Trenitalia EuroCity, the Rome to Zug train service departs from Roma Termini and arrives in Zug(Ch). Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
5h 48m
Layover time:
32 min
Total time:
6h 20m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
6h 20m
Train distance:
788 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
SFr 103
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
16:10
Last train departs at:
16:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rome to Zug train schedules

Italy → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Italy
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zug is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zug is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 23 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The most affordable way to get from Rome to Zug is to bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 14h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Zug is to fly which costs €75 - €320 and takes 5h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome station to Zug. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arriving at Zug via Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Zug. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Zug(Ch) via Milano Centrale and Lugano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 51m.

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The distance between Rome and Zug is 666 km. The road distance is 820.9 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Zug without a car is to train which takes 6h 51m and costs €80 - €220.

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It takes approximately 6h 51m to get from Rome to Zug, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Zug is to train which takes 6h 51m and costs €80 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 14h 20m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €320 and takes 5h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Zug.
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  • Distance: 665.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 51m

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

You can take a train from Rome to Zug via Milano Centrale and Lugano in around 6h 51m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Luzern 5 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 40 - SFr 55 and the journey takes 12h 50m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 650
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 650
Flights from Rome to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 380
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rome to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 550
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 130
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 390
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 180
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
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
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
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 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Zug(Ch)
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Cadenazzo
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
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 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 25 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Train from Lugano to Zug(Ch)
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 65
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 29 - SFr 40
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 65
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 40m
Frequency
Hourly
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
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Cadenazzo to Zug
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 32 - SFr 37
1st Class
SFr 26 - SFr 31
Sbb
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Milan San Donato
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 45
Website
Itabus
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Milan San Donato M3
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
Marino Autolinee
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Milan San Donato Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 45
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 Luzern
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
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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Rome to Zug bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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