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There are 9 ways to get from Schmerikon to Rome by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Lugano  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Schmerikon to Arth-Goldau Ir
  2. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

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Train, bus  •  13h 38m

  1. Take the train from Rapperswil to Zürich HB S15 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Rome Tiburtina Bus station N524 / ...

59€ - 88€

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Train  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the train from Schmerikon to Arth-Goldau Ir
  2. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

Bus  •  13h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Schmerikon Train Station to Orte A1 Schaffhausen - CHIARAVALLE C.LE 11:30
  2. Take the bus from Orte A1 to Tiburtina Station

65€ - 88€

Drive  •  8h 26m

  1. Drive from Schmerikon to Rome 848.4 km

100€ - 160€

Train to Zurich, fly to Rome  •  6h 2m

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

87€ - 236€

Train, train to Milan Linate, fly to Rome  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Schmerikon to Arth-Goldau
  2. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  4. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Rome (FCO) LIN - FCO

Train, bus to Milan Malpensa, fly to Rome  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Schmerikon to Arth-Goldau
  2. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
  3. Take the bus from Lugano Piazzale Besso to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1
  4. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO) MXP - FCO

Train to Zurich, fly to Florence, train  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Pfäffikon SZ to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini

101€ - 709€

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The most affordable way to get from Schmerikon to Rome is to bus, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 100 and takes 13h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Schmerikon to Rome is to train and fly which costs SFr 95 - SFr 260 and takes 6h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Schmerikon station to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Schmerikon Train Station and arriving at Tiburtina Station via Orte A1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schmerikon to Rome. However, there are services departing from Schmerikon and arriving at Roma Termini via Arth-Goldau, Lugano and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 25m.

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The distance between Schmerikon and Rome is 656 km. The road distance is 848.4 km.

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The best way to get from Schmerikon to Rome without a car is to train via Lugano which takes 8h 25m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 25m to get from Schmerikon to Rome, including transfers.

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Schmerikon to Rome bus services, operated by Calanda Viaggi, depart from Schmerikon Train Station.

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Schmerikon to Rome train services, operated by Südostbahn, depart from Schmerikon station.

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The best way to get from Schmerikon to Rome is to train via Lugano which takes 8h 25m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 100 and takes 13h 50m.

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  • Distance: 655.6 km
  • Duration: 8h 25m

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

You can take a train from Schmerikon to Rome via Arth-Goldau, Lugano, and Milano Centrale in around 8h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Schmerikon to Rome via Orte A1 in around 13h 50m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 220€
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 140€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 800€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 230€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 490€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
12€ - 180€
Train operators
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Schmerikon to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Arth-Goldau to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Rapperswil to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Pfäffikon SZ to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 29€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
32€ - 35€
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
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 Zurich Bus Station to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Calanda Viaggi
Phone
0041 (0)81 284 62 32
Email
info@calandareisen.com
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Schmerikon Train Station to Orte A1
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Calanda Viaggi
Giosy Tours
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Website
giosytours.ch
Bus from Lugano Piazzale Besso to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
Giosy Tours

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Schmerikon to Rome bus services, operated by Consorzio Autolinee S.r.l., arrive at Tiburtina Station.

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Schmerikon to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Schmerikon to Rome is 848 km. It takes approximately 8h 26m to drive from Schmerikon to Rome.

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