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

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Train  •  7h 29m

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

€93 - €230

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Bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Bus Station to Rome Tiburtina Bus station N524 / ...

€40 - €50

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Bus via Orte  •  14h 50m

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

€68 - €91

Drive  •  8h 21m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Rome 852.3 km

€100 - €160

Fly Zurich to Rome  •  4h 51m

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

€65 - €222

Fly Zurich to Florence, train  •  5h 46m

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

€71 - €214

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Rome  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Chiasso
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Rome (FCO) MXP - FCO

€103 - €284

Fly Zurich to Naples, train  •  6h 19m

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

€63 - €294

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Rome  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Rome (FCO) STR - FCO

€132 - €330

Zürich to Rome by train

The train journey time between Zürich and Rome is around 8h 26m and covers a distance of around 818 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 46m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Zürich to Rome train service departs from Zuerich Hb and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically 52 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 26m
Fastest train time:
6h 46m
Trains per week:
52
Cheapest price:
€102
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:33
Last train departs at:
21:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Zürich to Rome train schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1.5 metres.

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

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Rome is to bus which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 11h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Rome is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 250 and takes 4h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich Bus Station station and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 30m.

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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 Chiasso and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 29m.

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The distance between Zürich and Rome is 683 km. The road distance is 852.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Rome without a car is to train which takes 7h 29m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 260.

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It takes approximately 7h 29m to get from Zürich to Rome, including transfers.

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Zürich to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zurich Bus Station.

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Zürich to Rome train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Rome is to train which takes 7h 29m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 11h 30m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 70 - SFr 250 and takes 4h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Rome.
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  • Distance: 683.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 29m

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Rome via Chiasso and Milano Centrale in around 7h 29m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Bus Station to Rome Tiburtina Bus station twice daily. Tickets cost €40 - €50 and the journey takes 11h 30m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Flights from Zurich to Naples via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €460
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €1200
Flights from Zurich to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €280
Flights from Zurich to Naples via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €280
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €330
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Flights from Zurich to Naples
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €220
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €190
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €500
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zuerich Hb to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chiasso to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €23
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €110
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 Chiasso to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€4 - €6
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 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
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 Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€65 - €90
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Napoli Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €29
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€26 - €29
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
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
L'Aurora Viaggi
Phone
+39 0963 313116
Email
info@viaggiaurora.it
Website
viaggiaurora.it
Bus from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Orte A1
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €100
Website
L'Aurora Viaggi
Calanda Viaggi
Phone
0041 (0)81 284 62 32
Email
info@calandareisen.com
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Orte A1
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
Calanda Viaggi

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

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