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There are 8 ways to get from Vatican City to Zurich Airport (ZRH) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Rome to Zurich  •  3h 57m

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

SFr 68 - SFr 200

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Bus  •  13h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zurich Bus Station 519

SFr 49 - SFr 76

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Train to Naples, fly to Zurich  •  6h 21m

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

SFr 68 - SFr 310

Fly Rome to Basel, train  •  6h 4m

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

SFr 71 - SFr 225

Fly Rome to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 11m

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

SFr 84 - SFr 260

Train  •  8h 10m

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

SFr 101 - SFr 312

Bus via Orte  •  15h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Tiburtina Station to Orte A1
  2. Take the bus from Orte A1 to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai Laureana - Singen Hohentwielstadion / ...

SFr 76 - SFr 112

Drive  •  8h 33m

  1. Drive from Vatican City to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 872.8 km

SFr 110 - SFr 180

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The cheapest way to get from Vatican City to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to bus which costs €40 - €70 and takes 13h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Vatican City to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to fly which costs €60 - €190 and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vatican City to Zurich Airport (ZRH). However, there are services departing from Cipro and arriving at Zürich Flughafen via Roma Termini, Milano Centrale, Chiasso and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 10m.

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The distance between Vatican City and Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 689 km. The road distance is 872.8 km.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Zurich Airport (ZRH) without a car is to train which takes 8h 10m and costs €90 - €290.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Vatican City to Zurich Airport (ZRH), including transfers.

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Vatican City to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is to fly which takes 3h 57m and costs €60 - €190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €90 - €290 and takes 8h 10m, you could also bus, which costs €40 - €70 and takes 13h 52m.

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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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Vatican City to Zurich Airport (ZRH) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zuerich Hb station.

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  • Distance: 689 km
  • Duration: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Vatican City, Vatican and Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland?

Swiss, Alitalia and Lufthansa fly from Vatican City to Zurich Airport (ZRH) 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vatican City to Zurich Airport (ZRH) via Termini, Roma Termini, Milano Centrale, Chiasso, and Zürich HB in around 8h 10m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 340
Flights from Naples to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 240
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 360
Flights from Naples to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 310
Flights from Naples to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 500
Flights from Naples to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 300
Flights from Naples to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 300
Flights from Rome to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 320
Flights from Rome to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 320
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 210
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 140
Flights from Rome to Basel via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 140
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 550
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Train operators
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 Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Base Standard
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Base Premium
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Base Standard
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Base Premium
SFr 95 - SFr 140
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 Napoli Centrale, Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Smart Low Cost
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Smart Flex
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 100
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Smart Low Cost
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Smart Flex
SFr 70 - SFr 100
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 Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 15 - SFr 22
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 Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 29 - SFr 32
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 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)
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
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
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 80
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 21 - SFr 29
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Train from Chiasso to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 90
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 55
1st Class
SFr 65 - SFr 90
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Zurich Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
L'Aurora Viaggi
Phone
+39 0963 313116
Email
info@viaggiaurora.it
Website
viaggiaurora.it
Bus from Orte A1 to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
L'Aurora Viaggi
Calanda Viaggi
Phone
0041 (0)81 284 62 32
Email
info@calandareisen.com
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Orte A1 to Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 75
Website
Calanda Viaggi

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Yes, the driving distance between Vatican City to Zurich Airport (ZRH) is 873 km. It takes approximately 8h 33m to drive from Vatican City to Zurich Airport (ZRH).

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Alitalia, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Rome Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 270+ hotels available in Zurich Airport (ZRH). Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Rome Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs €7 - €9.

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