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from London to Rome

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

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To get from London to Rome on 24 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:25London Stansted Airport2h20 09:45Rome Ciampino Airport
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06:25London Stansted Airport2h20 09:45Rome Ciampino Airport
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13:20London Stansted Airport2h20 16:40Rome Ciampino Airport
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09:45London Gatwick Airport12h50 23:35Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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20:05London Gatwick Airport14h25 11:30Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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How to Travel from London to Rome

Getting from Britain's capital to the "Eternal City" can be simple, and there are a number of options to choose from. The most popular and quickest method of getting to Rome from London is by plane, and departure points include Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton. In addition to flying, there are also good train connections via the Eurotunnel, and direct rail connections can be found - although expect a long journey. Coaches also have a longer journey time, and may be a great budget option.

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Cheapest way to travel from London to Rome

The cheapest way to travel from London to Rome is by flight. Direct flights are available from under £30 from a number of budget airlines including Ryanair, Vueling, easyJet and Norwegian. Most flights arrive at Rome Fiumicino, but some use the Ciampino Airport. Both are connected by bus to central Rome, with better train connections from Fiumicino.

Fastest way to travel from London to Rome

Flights are comfortably the quickest way to travel from London to Rome. Even accounting for airport transit at each end, the overall journey time is still usually around 6 hours, easily less than half the time it takes to travel from London to Rome by train.

Most popular way to travel from London to Rome

The most popular way to get from London to Rome is by flight. The combination of being both the cheapest option as well as the fastest make it the most appealing option for many people travelling on this route.

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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 London to Rome.
Is cross-border travel to Rome, Italy from London, United Kingdom currently allowed?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Rome, Italy is: Partially open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Italy?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

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

Conditions of entry into Italy:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 23/06/2021. 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 trip from London to Rome.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Rome, Italy?

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from Italy is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Rome, Italy?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Rome?

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 22/06/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Rome here.

How do you get from London to Rome?

Getting from London to Rome includes taking a flight.

How far is it from London to Rome?

You should expect to travel around 888 miles (1433 km) from London to Rome.

When going from London to Rome, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Rome?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Rome:

  • Most travellers who book a plane ticket from London to Rome depart from London Heathrow Airport to Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Rome?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Rome, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

    Can I travel directly to Rome from London?

    Yes, there is a direct route available to Rome from London:

    • You can book a direct flight with British Airways or Alitalia.

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

    Where else should I travel to after my journey to Rome from London ends?
    Many of our customers travelling from London to Rome don't make Rome their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Milan, Florence or Paris, either of which you could add to your London and Rome trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Rome to any of these top destinations today!
    How early should I purchase tickets from London to Rome online for the best deals?

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

    • The price of a plane ticket is £31 one way on average for this route.

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

    What is the fastest way to Rome from London?

    A flight is the fastest way to get from London to Rome with an average travel time for this route around 2 h 20 min.


    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    London Liverpool Street Stn

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
    This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
    London Bridge