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There are 8 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.

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Train  •  7h

  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  •  11h 50m

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

$50 - $85

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Bus and ferry  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Rome

$65 - $80

Bus Calanda Viaggi  •  14h 45m

  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 to Roma Tiburtina

$71 - $90

Drive  •  8h 31m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Rome 537.8 miles

$120 - $190

Fly Zurich to Rome  •  4h 20m

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

$67 - $326

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Rome  •  7h 9m

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

$98 - $272

Fly Zurich to Florence, train  •  5h 39m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Florence (FLR) ZRH - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini Station

$106 - $411

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Rome is to bus and ferry which costs SFr 65 - SFr 80 and takes 10h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Rome is to fly which costs SFr 65 - SFr 330 and takes 4h 20m.

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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.

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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 7h and costs SFr 75 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 7h 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 7h and costs SFr 75 - SFr 150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 85 and takes 11h 50m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 330 and takes 4h 20m.

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

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

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

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Milan Linate to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
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
3h 25m
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
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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.Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
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
$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, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
Calanda Viaggi
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Orte to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com

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

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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 31m to drive from Zürich to Rome.

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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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There are 12050+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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