There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Rome by train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 42 min

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

$75 - $146

Cheapest option

Bus Calanda Viaggi  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich Zob Sihlquai to Rom Anagnina

$2

5 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Rome

$65 - $80

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Rome 519 / ...

$50 - $85

Drive  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Rome 537.8 miles

$120 - $190

Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 18 min

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

$59 - $326

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 28 min

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

$102 - $390

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Rome is to bus which costs SFr 2 and takes 13 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Rome is to fly which takes 4 h 18 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 330.

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The distance between Zürich and Rome is 683 km. The road distance is 861 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Zürich to Rome, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Rome. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Rome. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Roma Termini via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 42 min.

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Rome via Milano Centrale in around 6 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Rome twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $85 and the journey takes 12 h 40 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
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
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Calanda Viaggi
Bus from Zürich Zob Sihlquai to Rom Anagnina
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week

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