There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Rome by train, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 2 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

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Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 50 min

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

$50 - $85

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Bus and ferry  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Rome

$65 - $80

Bus Calanda Viaggi  •  13 h 50 min

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

$63 - $80

Drive  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Rome 537.8 miles

$120 - $190

Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 22 min

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

$67 - $326

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 43 min

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

$103 - $391

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  6 h 55 min

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

$97 - $274

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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 7 h 2 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Rome is 683 km. The road distance is 860.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Rome without a car is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Zürich to Rome, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Rome is to train which takes 7 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 50 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Zürich to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Rome.
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  • Distance: 427 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Rome via Milano Centrale in around 7 h 2 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Rome 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $85 and the journey takes 11 h 50 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
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
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Train operators
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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 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
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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

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.

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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
Calanda Viaggi
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Zürich Zob Sihlquai to Rom Anagnina
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
calandaviaggi.com

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

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

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

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Book your Zürich to Rome bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs .

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