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

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Train  •  6 h 46 min

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

$76 - $152

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Bus  •  13 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Rome N524 / ...

$55 - $88

5 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Rome

$71 - $84

Drive  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Vatican City 540.2 miles

$130 - $190

Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 13 min

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

$56 - $323

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 27 min

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

$100 - $388

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  6 h 49 min

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

$95 - $271

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Vatican City is to bus and ferry which costs SFr 65 - SFr 85 and takes 11 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Vatican City is to fly which costs SFr 50 - SFr 310 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Vatican City. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli via Rome Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Vatican City. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Roma Termini via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 46 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Vatican City is 681 km. The road distance is 864.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Vatican City without a car is to train which takes 6 h 46 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to get from Zürich to Vatican City, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Vatican City is to train which takes 6 h 46 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 85 and takes 13 h 9 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 310 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Vatican City.
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  • Distance: 425.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 46 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Vatican City, Vatican?

You can take a train from Zürich to Vatican City via Milano Centrale in around 6 h 46 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Vatican City twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $90 and the journey takes 12 h 25 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
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
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
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
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 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
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $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 - $85
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
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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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 Vatican City bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Vatican City is 864 km. It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to drive from Zürich to Vatican City.

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

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There are 11880+ hotels available in Vatican City. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 19.

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