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Train Information between Rome and Zurich

distanceDistance423 miles (683 km)
durationAverage train duration12 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price$151 (€126)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesFrecciarossa or Trenitalia

Trains from Rome to Zurich cover the 423 miles (683 km) long trip taking on average 12 h 32 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa or Trenitalia. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $120 (€100), but the average price of train tickets is $151 (€126). Travelers depart most frequently from Roma Termini and arrive in Zürich HB.

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Trenitalia and Frecciarossa Rome – Zurich

You can travel by train from Rome to Zurich with Trenitalia and Frecciarossa for as low as $120 (€100). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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Find the perfect train from Rome to Zurich with Trenitalia. Trenitalia offers different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. You can also apply Trenitalia discount cards on Omio at the time of purchase. The distance from Rome to Zurich by train is 423 miles (683 km) and the cheapest price for a one-way ticket is $120 (€100). Check out Trenitalia’s train schedule between Rome and Zurich, compare the best prices for the journey and book your cheap train ticket on Omio today!

Trenitalia is the main provider of train services in Italy, with a huge fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca. Trenitalia also operates trains such as the Eurocity (EC), Euronotte (EN), InterCity (IC), InterCitynotte (ICN), as well as the Regionale Veloce (RV), Regionale (R), Suburbano (S) and Metropolitano (M). Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access.

  • Average Price: $120

Trenitalia has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Trenitalia tickets to Zurich from Rome and when traveling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here: https://reclami-e-suggerimenti.trenitalia.com/rimborsi/en/Anagrafica.aspx
  • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here: https://www.trenitalia.com/content/dam/tcom/allegati/trenitalia/in_regione/Modulo_Indennit%C3%A0_Rimborsi_Coronavirus_posta_mail.pdf.
  • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/info_contacts/refund-for-journey-cancellation.html Or in Italian here: https://www.trenitalia.com/it/informazioni/rimborso-per-rinuncia-al-viaggio-febbraio-2020.html

Trains from Rome to Zurich

Rome is the capital of Italy. It has a rich history and is one of the largest cities in the entire world. Rome has a population of 2.87 million people and is considered a cultural hub of Italy. Zurich is the capital of Switzerland, one of its biggest cities, and has a population of 402,000 people. There are only about 3 trains per day between Rome and Zurich as many people prefer to fly this length. This means there are only about 20 trains per week. You will not find a train every 1h so you will have to warp your timeline to fit the trains that are available to you. You will not be able to choose a direct train as there is not one available, so your only options are between a train with one transfer or a train with two transfers. The distance between Rome and Zurich is 530 miles (853 km).

Rome to Zurich Train Time: Daily Departures

There are not many trains to choose from between these two cities, being an international train journey as well as most people preferring air travel over train travel. On some days, you will have that there is only one option, but on others, you can find up to 4 options. Depending on the day, the train can be offered in the morning, in the afternoon, or at night.

How long is the journey by train from Rome to Zurich?

The length of journey for this train will depend on how many transfers you have, how many stops the train is having, as well as extraneous circumstances like the weather. There are only a few options available when it comes to trains from Rome to Zurich, and the average time it will take is about 10h 15min.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Rome to Zurich?

Departure train station: Rome is one of the largest cities in the world, and not surprisingly, also has one of the largest railway stations in the world. The Rome railway station is called Rome Termini or Stazione Termini. It gets its name from the ancient Baths of Diocletian which is across the street from the entrance. The reach Stazione Termini, you can take Public Bus 105, 490, 590, 64, 90, and 910. There is also Train FL4, FL5, and RV that you have the option of taking, as well. Stazione Termini is a very large railway station and has many amenities that you can use. Of those amenities, they will have public restrooms, free Wi-Fi and food stalls to purchase refreshments.

Arrival train stations: Zurich is the capital and the largest city in Switzerland. It has one of the largest railway stations in Italy as Zurich is in the center of many of the nations in Europe. The station is called Zurich Hauptbahnhof or Zurich HB, for short. It offers the same amenities as other large railway station, which are public restrooms, Wi-Fi and refreshments.

Which train companies travel from Rome to Zurich?

To travel from Rto Zurich, you must use Trenitalia. It is one of the largest travel companies in Europe and especially Italy. It started in the early 2000s as a highspeed rail company and has since grown to encompass all of the demand in Italy’s ground travel industry. The company you choose for this journey will determine which train you decide to take, the number of transfers you will have and the number of stops you will have, as well. It will also determine the price, which is important.

Trenitalia trains from Rome to Zurich

With Trenitalia, you will be offered the very best. They meet the demands of their passengers and they offer similar amenities as all of their competitors. When traveling from R to Zurich, you will notice that most of the trains offered are offered by Trenitalia. This is the case and this is why you will need to stop at least once for a transfer. You can transfer at Milano Rogoredo, Pisa Centrale, or Milano Centrale. The average time for this journey is 10h 15min and will vary based on the train that you choose to take.

 

Trains Rome to Zurich: Services on Board

All the trains from Rome to Zurich will offer top-of-the-line services onboard their train. Some of these services are a recliner chair that turns into a sleeper on overnight journeys. You will also have an outlet in your chair so that you may charge your electronics. Furthermore, you will be offered Wi-Fi onboard this train where you can browse the web or chat with your friends. As for luggage, you can take two pieces of large luggage as well as one carry-on. This means that you will not have access to your large luggage while onboard the train and it would be prudent to keep the necessary belongings that you would always need on the train with you. You may be able to bring a small companion on board, about the size of a small dog or cat, but it must be kept in its pet carrier at all times. If you have a disability, then the company will be happy to accommodate, as well. Please let the train company know beforehand that you plan to book a train and they will send an employee to assist you with your every need.

How to find cheap train tickets from Rome to Zurich?

The best way to find cheap tickets from Rome to Zurich is to book your ticket early. The earlier you book it, the less demand that exists for the train, so you will be able to beat the crowd and get it. There are also two types of tickets which are Economy and Base. Economy is cheaper than Base but does not give you the option to have a refund. Base does this, so it is important to know that you definitely will not need a refund, then you can save money with the Economy type. Another way to save is not to book a high-class seat. There are type class options which are Standard and Premium. The difference between the two is negligible since you will be offered the basic necessities in both of these classes. If you would like to forego Premium and go with Standard then you may save some capital there. Finally, trains that have transfers are usually more economical than those that are direct, so this is another way that you may be able to save some money.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Rome, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland allowed?

Travel between Rome, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland from Italy?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Rome?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 11/29/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Rome and Zurich as this information can change.

Are there restrictions on returning to Italy from Switzerland by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Zurich to Rome is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Italy from Switzerland?

Reentry to Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Zurich?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Rome, Italy?

The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 12/2/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Rome from Zurich here.

How much do cheap train tickets between Rome and Zurich cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Rome to Zurich trains for as little as $120 (€100)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train between Rome and Zurich?
The Rome to Zurich train ticket price is on average $151 (€126)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
How far is Zurich from Rome by train?
The Rome to Zurich train distance is approximately 423 miles (683 km).
How long is a train to Zurich from Rome on average?
On average the Rome to Zurich train travel time is 12 h 32 min  for the 423 miles (683 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Rome to Zurich depart from? Which Zurich train station do I come into from Rome?

When taking a train from Rome, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina and Roma Ostiense. When you arrive in Zurich, your train can arrive in train stations including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Roma Termini   to Zürich HB.

Where is the Rome train station located? Where is the Zurich train station located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Roma Termini and travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Zürich HB and need to travel approximately 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the train station to the city center in Zurich.

Which train providers can get me from Rome to Zurich?
For the best Rome to Zurich train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Frecciarossa or Trenitalia. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Rome to Zurich to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there between Rome and Zurich a day?
On average, there are 10 trains a day from Rome to Zurich. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Rome to Zurich? When is the last train from Rome to Zurich?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Rome at 5: 09 AM. The last train leaves from Rome at 11: 17 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Rome to Zurich and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book Rome to Zurich train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains from Rome to Zurich to cost on average $151 (€126) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Rome to Zurich train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rome
Zurich
Roma Termini is the most popular Rome railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Rome for your trip to Zurich.
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Roma Termini
Metro lines: A (red), B (blue)
Bus lines: 5, H, 38, 40 Express, 50 Express, 64, 66, 70, 75, 82, 90 Express, 92, 105, 150F, 223, 310, 590, 714, 910, C2, C3
Tram lines: 5, 14
Train lines: Italo, FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, EN, CNL, R, Leonardo Express
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Bus lines: 62, 71, 111, 111F, 120F, 135, 163, 168, 211, 309, 409, n409, n041, C2, C3, Airport Shuttle
Train lines: FR, FA, IC, REG, FL1, FL2, FL3