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Journey Information

There are 7 intercity coaches per day from Zurich to Rome. Traveling by coach from Zurich to Rome usually takes around 14 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 11 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance425 mi (684 km)
Shortest duration11h 35m
Cheapest price£39.55
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines2

How much is a coach ticket from Zurich to Rome?

Typically £51.01 is the average price you should expect to pay for a coach ticket to Rome. Any tickets cheaper than £51.01 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a coach ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £53 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Zurich to Rome in October, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £98 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What coach companies travel from Zurich to Rome?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Zurich to Rome that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 6 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus614h 43m£60.81
Marino113h 10m£82.76
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 6 trips from Zurich to Rome, and usually makes the trip in about 14 hours and 43 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Marino

    Marino

    Marino buses travel across Italy to cities such as Naples, Padua, and Lecce, and into neighboring countries including France, Switzerland, and Germany. Their fleet features comfortable reclining seats, air conditioning, complimentary WiFi connectivity, a restroom, and even a minibar!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Zurich to Rome during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the coach or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride from Zurich to Rome?

The coach takes an average of 14 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 425 miles from Zurich to Rome. However, the fastest coach only takes 11 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Zurich?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 14:00. To see the times for all coaches from Zurich to Rome, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach trips to Rome are there per day?

There are 7 scheduled coaches that travel from Zurich to Rome every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

City Information

Zurich

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Located in the heart of Europe, the Swiss capital lies at the northwestern tip of the eponymous Lake Zurich. This cosmopolitan city is buzzing year-round with vibrant city life, while the relaxing and peaceful Alps are less than an hour away.

Lake Zurich provides an elegant focal point of the city, with daily cruises available to explore this vast lake. Many chic cafes and restaurants are dotted along the banks, epitomizing Zurich's urban and cosmopolitan vibe.

The Old Town, or Altstadt, is arguably one of the city's most beautiful areas, characterized by winding cobblestone streets and medieval-style architecture. Here, you'll discover some of Zurich's most iconic landmarks, such as St Peter's church with its impossibly large clock face, the largest clock in Europe.

If the weather isn't suited to wandering, there are over 50 museums within Zurich to explore. Go traditional with the Swiss National Museum, or opt for something a bit more exhilarating at the FIFA Museum.

Zurich's airport is the largest in Switzerland, and it is just 10 kilometres from the city centre. Several train carriers, including the German Deutsche Bahn network, operate routes to Zurich from across Europe. Long-distance coaches also make it easy to reach Zurich from cities like Bern, Stuttgart, Munich, and Milan.

Rome

Rome is a city rich in cultural heritage, as well as one of the most romantic destinations in Europe. To fully understand the city’s extraordinary history, visitors should take the time to visit the Capitoline Museums, where the collections include hundreds of sculptures as well as the Capitoline Wolf, the symbol of Rome itself. The famous Trevi’s Fountain is also on the must-see list of many travelers. Boasting an amazing baroque design with mythological motifs, the fountain is one of the most photogenic spots in the city, and it is located near the principal shopping area. If you wish to check out some of the city’s most iconic structures, head over to the Sistine Chapel, which houses the famous fresco by Michelangelo.

Rome is every foodie’s heaven. As you explore the city’s food scene, don’t hesitate to take the chance to try out a local specialty, artichokes. The best place to try these out is at Nonna Betta. For those who want to try the famous Roma coffee, Caffe Sant'Eustachio might be the right spot.

The principal train station in Rome is the Termini station. The main bus station is Roma Tiburtina. The city’s air services are fulfilled by three airports: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, Rome Ciampino Airport, and Roma-Urbe, of which the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is the largest.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Zurich?

Main departure station: Limmatstrasse 5

Zurich Central Bus Station is directly next to Zurich HB (the city's central train station), and buses operate here to various destinations across Europe. Although there are few amenities for the station, most people rely on the train station's extensive shopping facilities, including restaurants, grocery stores, cafes, and souvenir shops. There is also a large, multi-story parking garage and stops for different services, such as Flixbus and OneBus. Flixbus also has a ticket and information centre here, although they encourage passengers to buy tickets online in advance. Destinations include Paris, Nantes, Salzburg, Sofia, and Bucharest.

All coach stations in Zurich:

  • Limmatstrasse 5

Where does the coach arrive in Rome?

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Main arrival station: Largo Guido Mazzoni

Rome's main long-distance coach station, known as Autostazione Tiburtina, is located on Largo Guido Mazzoni in the northeast of the city. The modern, state-of-the-art facility has several small food outlets, restrooms, and left luggage facilities. Coach companies like FlixBus and RegioJet operate routes from Tiburtina to destinations including Venice and Prague. It can be accessed via the city's metro line B and is just a short walk to Roma Tiburtina railway station. Several hotels, bars, and restaurants line the nearby Via Tiburtina for the perfect welcome to the Eternal City.

Coach stations in Rome:

  • Largo Guido Mazzoni

  • Via Vincenzo Giudice

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