The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Zurich to Rome will cost around $ 193 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 154.
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|Distance||423 miles (683 km)|
|Average train duration||9 h 22 min|
|Average train ticket price||$156 (€125)|
|Train companies||Frecciarossa or Trenitalia|
Trains from Zurich to Rome cover the 423 miles (683 km) long journey taking on average 9 h 22 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa or Trenitalia. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $110 (€89), but the average price of train tickets is $156 (€125). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Roma Termini.
Travel from Zurich to Rome from $110 (€89) with Omio’s train partners Frecciarossa and Trenitalia! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.
Trenitalia train tickets between Zurich and Rome are available on Omio for as little as $110 (€89). Trenitalia is Italy’s national train company 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.
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 schedules and tickets for the Zurich to Rome journey and book your cheap ticket on Omio today!
Trenitalia has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Trenitalia tickets between Zurich and Rome and when traveling by train:
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: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 9/20/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Rome from Zurich before traveling.
The restriction level for your return train to Zurich, Switzerland from Rome is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/13/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Rome closer to your date of departure here here.
There are a few train stations in Zurich to start your journey from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. In Rome you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina and Roma Ostiense.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Roma Termini.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Zürich HB and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Roma Termini and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city center in Rome.
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