How to get from Zürich to Vatican City

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Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Ec
  2. Fr / ...

$75 - $147

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 58 min

  1. N524 / ...

$54 - $87

4 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  11 h 21 min

$69 - $82

Drive  •  8 h 33 min

  1. 540.2 miles

$130 - $190

Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 12 min

  1. ZRH - FCO

$56 - $322

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 27 min

  1. BSL - FCO

$99 - $386

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 43 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Vatican City twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $85 and the journey takes 12 h 25 min.

Airlines
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
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
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
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
tgv.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
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
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 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zürich and Vatican City is 681 km. The road distance is 864 km.

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 21 min.

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Vatican City is to fly which takes 4 h 12 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 320.

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 43 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Vatican City. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Doria A./L.Go Trionfale via Crociate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 21 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from Zürich to Vatican City, including transfers.