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There are 9 ways to get from Zwickau to Rome by train, plane, bus, night train or car

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Train to Leipzig, fly  •  7h 49m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Rome (FCO) LEJ - FCO

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Bus  •  25h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau central train station to Prague 321 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Rome Tiburtina RegioJet 31

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Train to Dresden, fly  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Rome (FCO) DRS - FCO

Train, bus to Prague, fly  •  9h 24m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Karlovy Vary Dolni Nadrazi
  2. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
  3. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Rome (FCO) PRG - FCO

Train, train to Berlin Brandenburg, fly  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
  3. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Rome (FCO) BER - FCO

Train  •  18h 8m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf S5x / ...
  2. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Fulda Bahnhof 50 / ...
  3. Take the train from Fulda Bahnhof to Basel SBB 20 / ...
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano Ec / ...
  5. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  6. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

Bus via Munich  •  18h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Zob 121
  2. Take the bus from Zob to Rome Tiburtina Bus station N531 / ...

Train, night train  •  21h 13m

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf Re3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini Nj

Drive  •  11h 31m

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Rome 1271 km

Zwickau to Rome by train

The train journey time between Zwickau and Rome is around 18h 8m and covers a distance of around 1678 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 16m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Zwickau to Rome train service departs from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically 85 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

85 Weekly Trains
18h 8m Average Duration
€270 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Zwickau to Rome is to bus, which costs €55 - €80 and takes 25h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Zwickau to Rome is to train and fly which costs €95 - €470 and takes 7h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zwickau to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Zob. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Rome. However, there are services departing from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Roma Termini via Leipzig Hbf, Fulda Bahnhof, Basel SBB, Lugano and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 8m.

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The distance between Zwickau and Rome is 981 km. The road distance is 1271 km.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Rome without a car is to train which takes 18h 8m and costs €270 - €550.

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It takes approximately 7h 49m to get from Zwickau to Rome, including transfers.

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Zwickau to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof station.

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Zwickau to Rome train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Rome is to train which takes 18h 8m and costs €270 - €550. Alternatively, you can bus via Munich, which costs €55 - €75 and takes 18h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Zwickau to Rome.
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  • Distance: 981.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 49m

What companies run services between Zwickau, Germany and Rome, Italy?

You can take a train from Zwickau to Rome via Leipzig Hbf, Fulda Bahnhof, Basel SBB, Lugano, and Milano Centrale in around 18h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zwickau to Rome via Zob in around 18h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Leipzig to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Leipzig to Rome via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Dresden to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Flights from Dresden to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Flights from Dresden to Rome via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €650
Flights from Prague to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Leipzig to Rome via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Flights from Prague to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €230
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dresden to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €700
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €410
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Leipzig to Rome via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€300 - €600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Prague to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €270
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Prague to Rome
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €460
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Rome via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Karlovy Vary Dolni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Hof Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
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 Leipzig Hbf to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Fulda Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Fulda Bahnhof to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€30 - €50
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
RegioJet
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
RegioJet
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Zob
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zob to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zwickau central train station to Prague
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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There is no direct flight from Leipzig Airport to Rome Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zwickau to Rome is 1271 km. It takes approximately 11h 31m to drive from Zwickau to Rome.

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