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There are 12 ways to get from Zürich to Rome by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus or car

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Fly Zurich to Rome  •  4h 25m

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

70€ - 413€

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Bus  •  11h 30m

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

40€ - 50€

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Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Rome  •  6h 48m

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

110€ - 305€

Train to Basel, fly to Rome  •  5h 45m

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

69€ - 484€

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Rome  •  7h 24m

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

120€ - 401€

Fly Zurich to Florence, train  •  5h 40m

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

71€ - 695€

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Rome  •  7h 19m

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

155€ - 755€

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly to Rome  •  7h 40m

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

116€ - 496€

Train  •  7h 51m

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

104€ - 251€

Bus and ferry  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Rome

45€ - 65€

Bus via Orte  •  14h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Orte A1 Schaffhausen - CHIARAVALLE C.LE 12:30 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Orte A1 to Tiburtina Station

69€ - 93€

Drive  •  8h 29m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Rome 861.4 km

110€ - 170€

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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 440 and takes 4h 25m.

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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 10h 50m.

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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 7h 51m.

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The distance between Zürich and Rome is 683 km. The road distance is 861.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Rome without a car is to train which takes 7h 51m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 270.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m 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 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 fly which takes 4h 25m and costs SFr 70 - SFr 440. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 270 and takes 7h 51m, you could also bus, which costs SFr 40 - SFr 55 and takes 11h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Rome.
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  • Distance: 683.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

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

Alitalia, Swiss and Lufthansa fly from Zürich to Rome every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Rome via Milano Centrale in around 7h 51m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 550€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 310€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Basel to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 850€
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 650€
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 1800€
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 1800€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 470€
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 220€
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 750€
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 230€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 240€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 390€
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h
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€
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 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Calanda Viaggi
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
4 times a week
Website
L'Aurora Viaggi

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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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 8h 29m to drive from Zürich to Rome.

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

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Book your Zürich to Rome train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Zürich to Rome bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 11002+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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