There are 9 ways to get from Switzerland to Rome by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus 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 from Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO) MXP - FCO

$75 - $288

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Fly from Geneva  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Rome (FCO) GVA - FCO

$50 - $222

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Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  4 h 45 min

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

$75 - $253

Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 27 min

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

$67 - $327

Fly from Basel  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Rome (FCO) BSL - FCO

$69 - $331

Train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$83 - $165

Bus and ferry  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Rome

$73 - $95

Bus  •  13 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Rome N524 / ...

$54 - $90

Drive  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Rome 537.8 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Rome. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at Roma Termini via Zuerich Hb and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 41 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Rome is 641 km. The road distance is 860.5 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Rome without a car is to train which takes 7 h 41 min and costs .

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

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Switzerland to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Rome is to fly which takes 4 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 41 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 13 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Rome is 861 km. It takes approximately 8 h 31 min to drive from Switzerland to Rome.

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Blue Panorama Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Meridiana and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Rome Airport.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Rome.
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  • Distance: 400.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Rome, Italy?

Alitalia, Meridiana and two other airlines fly from Lugano to Rome every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Rome via Zürich HB, Zuerich Hb, and Milano Centrale in around 7 h 41 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Naples
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Basel to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Basel to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $550
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $80
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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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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