Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Rome

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Cheapest

$164

Average

$192

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 $ 192 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 164.

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10:33AMZürich HB10h50 09:23PMRome Tiburtina
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$1641One-way
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09:33AMZürich HB11h50 09:23PMRome Tiburtina
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$1651One-way
05:33PMZürich HB13h02 06:35AMRome Termini
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$1731One-way
08:33AMZürich HB12h06 08:39PMRome Tiburtina
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$1841One-way
08:33AMZürich HB12h07 08:40PMRome Termini
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$1881One-way

Train schedule from Zurich to Rome

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06:33AMZürich HB7h16 01:49PMRome Termini
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07:33AMZürich HB7h07 02:40PMRome Tiburtina
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08:33AMZürich HB7h31 04:04PMRome Tiburtina
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08:33AMZürich HB12h06 08:39PMRome Tiburtina
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08:33AMZürich HB12h07 08:40PMRome Termini
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09:33AMZürich HB7h16 04:49PMRome Termini
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09:33AMZürich HB11h50 09:23PMRome Tiburtina
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10:33AMZürich HB7h37 06:10PMRome Termini
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10:33AMZürich HB10h50 09:23PMRome Tiburtina
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01:33PMZürich HB7h01 08:34PMRome Termini
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05:33PMZürich HB13h02 06:35AMRome Termini
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Fastest train times from Zurich to Rome

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Fastest Journey

7 h 1 m

Average

9 h 25 m

Trains per day

11

Distance

683 km

It's difficult to get from Zurich to Rome without transferring at least once.

Fastest
01:33PMZürich HB7h01 08:34PMRome Termini
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$2061One-way
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07:33AMZürich HB7h07 02:40PMRome Tiburtina
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$2061One-way
09:33AMZürich HB7h16 04:49PMRome Termini
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$2061One-way
06:33AMZürich HB7h16 01:49PMRome Termini
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$2061One-way
08:33AMZürich HB7h31 04:04PMRome Tiburtina
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$2071One-way

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Overview: Train from Zurich to Rome

distanceDistance423 miles (683 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 50 min
priceAverage train ticket price$123 (€103)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFrecciarossa or Trenitalia

Trains from Zurich to Rome cover the 423 miles (683 km) long route taking on average 10 h 50 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa or Trenitalia. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $101 (€84), but the average price of train tickets is $123 (€103). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Roma Termini.

Train companies: Frecciarossa and Trenitalia from Zurich to Rome trains

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Trenitalia
Frecciarossa

Trenitalia train tickets from Zurich to Rome are available on Omio for as little as $101 (€84). 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 route and book your cheap ticket on Omio today!

  • Average Price: $101

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Trenitalia when booking your train tickets to Rome from Zurich due to the coronavirus:

  • 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 Zurich to Rome

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.

 

Train Time for Zurich to Rome: Daily Schedule

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.

 

How long is the train trip from Zurich to Rome?

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 and Arrival Stations for Trains from Zurich to Rome

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.

 

Which train companies operate trains for Zurich to 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.

 

SBB CFF FFS Trains from Zurich to Rome

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 from Zurich to Rome

 

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.

 

Italo trains from Zurich to Rome

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.

    

Zurich to Rome by Train: Services on Board

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.

   

Tips for finding cheap train tickets from Zurich to Rome

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 Tips: Trains from Zurich to Rome

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FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains from Zurich to Rome?

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

What is the status of international entry into Italy from Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

When traveling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/21/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Zurich and Rome before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Switzerland from Rome, Italy?

Return travel from Italy to Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Zurich from Rome?

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

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

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

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

Last checked on 1/20/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Rome.

How much do cheap trains between Zurich and Rome cost?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Zurich to Rome for the next 7 days starting from $101 (€84)  one way.

How much does it cost to take a train from Zurich to Rome?

If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Zurich to Rome train to cost on average $123 (€103)  one way.

How far is Zurich to Rome by train?

The train distance from Zurich to Rome is around 423 miles (683 km).

How many hours is the train time between Zurich and Rome?

While the time it takes to travel 423 miles (683 km) from Zurich to Rome can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Zurich to Rome train journey time is on average 10 h 50 min.

Which train station from Zurich to Rome do I depart from? Which Rome train station from Zurich do I arrive in?

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.

Where is the train station in Zurich to go to Rome? Where is the train station in Rome located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich HB, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Roma Termini, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center.

What train companies offer a service from Zurich to Rome?

When taking a train from Zurich to Rome, you can count on Frecciarossa or Trenitalia for the best way to get you to Rome. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Rome from Zurich and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services per day are there to Rome from Zurich?

The average number of trains departing Zurich for Rome is 7 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from Zurich to Rome? What time is the last train from Zurich to Rome?

You can take the earliest train from Zurich to Rome at 7: 33 AM   or take the last train from Zurich to Rome leaving at 4: 33 PM. Look for the latest Zurich to Rome train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.

How early should I purchase train tickets between Zurich and Rome to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Zurich and Rome within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $123 (€103) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Zurich to Rome a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
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Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your trip to Rome.