How to travel from Rome to Zurich

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from Rome to Zurich

You can get from Rome to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Rome to Zurich on Oct 01 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:35AMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h35 10:10AMZurich Airport
0 transfers
07:18AMRome Tiburtina13h09 08:27PMZürich HB
2 transfers
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09:25AMRome Termini7h02 04:27PMZürich HB
1 transfer
12:10PMRome Termini7h17 07:27PMZürich HB
1 transfer
07:20AMRome Termini7h07 02:27PMZürich HB
1 transfer

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Travel Information between Rome and Zurich

distanceDistance423 miles (683 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$90 - $444
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $90 (€85) • 12 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $444 (€420) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMarino Autolinee, ITA or Trenitalia

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 423 miles (683 km) to Zurich from Rome. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $90 (€85). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Marino Autolinee, ITA or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Rome to Zurich.

Travel Tips: Travel from Rome to Zurich

Travel Tips: Travel to Zurich easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Rome to Zurich.

Travel between Rome, Italy and Zurich, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Italy enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Zurich from Rome?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Zurich, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 9/26/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Rome to Zurich.

The restriction level for your return to Rome, Italy from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Rome from Zurich restricted?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Rome from Zurich?

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Rome, Italy?

You should observe these safety measures in Italy as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Italy was last checked on 9/26/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Rome from Zurich closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 travel options from Rome to Zurich: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Rome to Zurich is by taking a bus with an average price of $90 (€85).

This is compared to other travel options to Zurich:

Taking a bus is usually $354 (€335) less than taking a flight to Zurich, which costs on average $444 (€420) for the same trip.

A bus is $56 (€52) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Rome to Zurich costing on average $145 (€138).

The fastest way to get to Zurich from Rome is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 30 min.

Other travel options to Zurich can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Zurich by bus can take on average 12 h 15 min.

In comparison, getting to Zurich by train can take on average 7 h 7 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Rome to Zurich is:

  • 7 buses a day.
  • Around 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Zurich from Rome as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Rome to Zurich:

  • Buses mostly depart from Rome, Termini and arrive in Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai).
  • Flights most often depart from Rome at Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Zurich at Zurich Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Roma Termini and arrive in Zürich HB.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Rome to Zurich:

  • You can travel by bus from Rome to Zurich with Marino Autolinee, and you can find Marino Autolinee Rome to Zurich tickets for $90 (€85) on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane to Zurich from Rome with ITA, and you can find ITA Rome to Zurich tickets for $444 (€420) on Omio.
  • You can travel to Zurich from Rome by train with Trenitalia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $145 (€138) with Trenitalia from Rome to Zurich.

Yes, there are direct services available from Rome to Zurich with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with with 1 direct bus per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Zurich as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Rome to Zurich.

Your trip from Rome to Zurich doesn't have to end in Zurich. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan or Munich. If you’d like to add Paris, Milan or Munich to your Rome to Zurich tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Zurich today!

When planning your trip from Rome to Zurich, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $90 (€85) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $444 (€420) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $145 (€138) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Rome to Zurich online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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