The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Zurich to Rome is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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|Distance||423 miles (683 km)|
|Average train duration||11 h 27 min|
|Train frequency||6 a day|
|Train providers||Frecciarossa, Intercity Notte or Trenitalia|
Trains from Zurich to Rome cover the 423 miles (683 km) long trip taking on average 11 h 27 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa, Intercity Notte or Trenitalia. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Roma Termini.
Travel between Zurich and Rome on Frecciarossa and Trenitalia trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.
Enjoy the train ride from Zurich to Rome with Trenitalia, Italy’s main provider of train services throughout the country with an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca that can travel at speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh). Trenitalia also operates intercity, regional and night trains. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In many cases, Trenitalia trains also provide barrier-free access.
Trenitalia tickets between Zurich and Rome are available on Omio, and you can find the best deals for them in just a few steps. Trenitalia offers three different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. Trenitalia also has discount and loyalty cards for qualified travelers, which you can use on Omio. When traveling on a Trenitalia train between Zurich and Rome, you can expect to travel 423 miles (683 km). Check Trenitalia’s train times and tickets for the Zurich to Rome journey and buy your cheap ticket on Omio today!
Looking for a smooth and easy way to travel from Zurich to Rome? Book your Trenitalia Frecciarossa train between Zurich and Rome with Omio today! Trenitalia is Italy’s national train company that offers a wide variety of connections throughout the country, including the Zurich to Rome trip. Omio shows you current Frecciarossa schedules and tickets to cover the 423 miles (683 km) distance. You can choose from fares like Super Economy, Economy, and Base for the best deals on this route. Trenitalia discount cards can also be applied when purchasing your Frecciarossa ticket on Omio.
All Frecciarossa classes provide free WiFi access, power outlets, air conditioning, bathrooms, luggage storage, onboard entertainment, and restaurant and bar services to passengers. Frecciarossa covers long distances and connects major cities in Italy in just a few hours thanks to its high speed. These trains are renowned for their comfort, speed and reduced environmental impact and can reach speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh). Frecciarossa offers all travelers ultimate comfort, flexibility and convenience, and you can book Frecciarossa tickets with us in a few steps!
Each day, about 5 trains from Zurich to Rome make their way south through Switzerland then down through Italy, arriving in Rome at its busiest station, Rome Termini in the city center. Zurich to Rome trains require passengers to switch trains 2, 3, or 4 times, in cities such as Arth-Goldau, Lugano, and Chiasso in Switzerland, and Milan in Italy. Different legs of the journey can be on intercity, regional, or high-speed trains. Once in Rome, you can visit world-famous sites including the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, and the Forum.
Zurich to Rome trains tend to depart 5 times each day, for a total of about 35 trains per week. Generally, the trains depart Zurich in the morning, with the earliest train leaving around 08:05 a.m. and the last train of the day departing a mere 2h later around 10:05 a.m. The trip is 529 miles (852 km) long and entails 2, 3, or 4 train changes, in places such as the Swiss cities Arth-Goldau, Lugano, and Chiasso and the Italian city Milan.
Every day, about 5 cheap trains from Zurich to Rome make the 529-mile (852 km) journey. The fastest this southbound trip takes is approximately 8h 41min and the slowest journey lasts about 9h 14min. Generally, passengers have to change trains 2, 3, or 4 times. On the Swiss side of the border, they might change trains in cities such as Arth-Goldau, Lugano, and Chiasso. Once the train crosses into Italy, passengers might have to switch trains in cities such as Milan. The earliest train of the day departs around 08:05 a.m. and the latest train of the day also departs in the morning, usually around 10:05 a.m.
Departure Train Station: When traveling from Zurich to Rome by train, you will depart from Zurich’s main railway station, Zurich HB. The station is in the city center and a hub for public transportation, so you can take a tram or trolleybus to the station from locations throughout Zurich. In Zurich HB, passengers will find may useful and convenient services such as Western Union, free Wi-Fi, luggage lockers, gift shops, a post office, restrooms, and a chapel. A mall is also inside the station, featuring over 190 shops and places to eat. The mall is open 365 days a year, including Sundays, when many other retailers throughout Zurich are closed. Travelers with limited mobility should contact SBB before their journey to ensure that the Swiss station and trains have assistance ready and waiting.
Arrivals Train Station: Most trains from Zurich to Rome arrive at Termini railway station, Rome’s busiest station. At Termini, passengers can take advantage of restrooms, free Wi-Fi, a currency exchange, a post office, a grocery store, and luggage lockers. VIP lounges, places to eat, and shops are also available. Termini offers assistance for passengers with limited mobility. Since Termini is in the city center, travelers can take the metro, trains, buses, and taxis to various locations throughout the iconic city of Rome.
Trains from Zurich to Rome usually require 2 different tickets, 1 for the Swiss leg or legs of the journey, and 1 for the Italian leg or legs of the journey. The Swiss Federal Railways, or SBB CFF FFS, operates the trains leaving Zurich. Trenitalia, Italy’s national railway company, and Italo operate the trains in Italy. Traveling from Zurich to Rome can require 2, 3, or 4 changes, and these different legs will be run by different companies and most likely be aboard different types of trains, such as intercity, regional, or high-speed trains.
On Zurich to Rome trains, the Swiss train company SBB CFF FFS generally operates the trains that travel from Zurich to the train change in Chiasso, Switzerland. There might also be changes between Zurich and Chiasso, at Swiss cities such as Arth-Goldau and Lugano. The Swiss legs of the trip might be aboard Intercity or aboard double-decker Interregional trains.
Trenitalia trains on the Italian leg or legs of Zurich to Rome are usually regional trains, a slower type of train than high-speed ones and it take about 4h to reach your transfer point. As mentioned above, with Trenitalia there is no direct train for this route.
On Zurich to Rome trains, 1 leg of the Italian part of the journey is often on an Italo train, which is usually a high-speed train. Since Italo trains are high-speed the second leg of the journey from Zurich to Rome is shorter than with the Trenitalia one.
You can carry your luggage on board your trains with you and stow it at no charge in designated luggage spaces overhead or at the ends of train cars. SBB trains usually offer a service that will check your luggage for you. The rules and restrictions regarding pets and bikes differ among train companies and trains, so you should double-check the rules before deciding to travel with a bicycle or animal. Usually, smaller animals in carriers travel with you on board at no charge and larger dogs usually travel for a fee. Larger dogs usually need to be on a leash and muzzled to board a train with you. Animals are sometimes prohibited from traveling in upper class cars or boarding trains that depart at rush hour. Guide dogs usually travel free and with no restrictions. Because Zurich to Rome trains cross a border, your animals will most likely need the proper identification and vaccination documentation. Traveling with a traditional bike often depends on whether the train had facilities or available space for storing it. There may or may not be a charge. Folding or disassembled bikes can usually be packed and travel as luggage, sometimes for no charge but sometimes for a fee.
Finding cheap trains from Zurich to Rome on Omio is a great way to save money when you are traveling on a budget. To save even more money, you can opt to buy a ticket that does not allow refunds or exchanges, as these tickets are usually less expensive. Booking your tickets in advance and being flexible about your travel schedule can also help get you the best ticket price.
Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Rome, Italy by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Zurich to Rome as this information can change.
Return travel from Italy to Switzerland is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/6/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Rome.
When departing from Zurich, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich Oerlikon. When arriving in Rome, you can end your trip in train stations like Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina and Roma Ostiense.
Omio customers book a train from Zürich HB to Roma Termini most frequently for this route.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Zürich HB, located approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center of Zurich. The most popular arrival train station in Rome, called Roma Termini, is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from its city center.
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