How to travel from Zurich to Rome

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from Zurich to Rome

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

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To get from Zurich to Rome on Dec 09 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:33AMZürich HB7h07 06:40PMRome Termini
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09:33AMZürich HB11h27 09:00PMRome Termini
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01:33PMZürich HB7h01 08:34PMRome Termini
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09:33AMZürich HB7h16 04:49PMRome Termini
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07:33AMZürich HB7h16 02:49PMRome Termini
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Travel Information from Zurich to Rome

distanceDistance423 miles (683 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$132 - $175
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $132 (€118) • 13 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $175 (€156) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMarino Autolinee, Vueling or Trenitalia

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 423 miles (683 km) from Zurich to Rome. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Marino Autolinee, Vueling or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Zurich to Rome.

How to get from Zürich to Rome

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Zürich to Rome, 52,94% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Zürich to Rome and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich to Rome

Travel Tips: Travel to Rome 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 Zurich to Rome.

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Rome, Italy is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Italy if coming from Switzerland?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Rome if traveling from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Rome, Italy due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Italy must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Rome from Zurich.

Return travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Italy is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Italy?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Italy?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Zurich from Rome.

You can travel between Zurich and Rome 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Rome from Zurich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $132 (€118).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Rome:

A bus is generally $43 (€38) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $175 (€156) from Zurich to Rome.

A bus is $19 (€17) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Zurich to Rome costing on average $151 (€135).

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

Other travel options to Rome can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 13 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 7 h 32 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Rome is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • Around 6 trains per day.

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

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

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

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

  • You can travel from Zurich to Rome by bus with Marino Autolinee. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $132 (€118) with Marino Autolinee from Zurich to Rome.
  • You can take a flight from Zurich to Rome with Vueling. Cheap tickets can be found for $175 (€156) with Vueling from Zurich to Rome.
  • You can travel to Rome from Zurich by train with Trenitalia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $151 (€135) with Trenitalia from Zurich to Rome.

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with ITA.
  • You can book a direct train with.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Rome often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Milan, Florence or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Rome itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Rome and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Zurich to Rome, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $132 (€118) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $175 (€156) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $151 (€135) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Rome tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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