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Travel Information from London to Rome

distanceDistance888 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£38 - £635
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £38 • 2 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £38 • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Ryanair or Intercity Notte

Travel 888 miles by coach, flight or train between London and Rome. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are FlixBus, Ryanair or Intercity Notte among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from London to Rome.

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from London to Rome

How to get to Rome from London by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from London to Rome is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Wizz Air Malta
21:102h35
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
00:45Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
£1691One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
08:3034h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:00Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
£1461One-way
1 change
Fastest
easyJet
15:502h30
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
19:20Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
£1981One-way
0 changes
Other options
FlixBus
11:3031h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:00Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
£1481One-way
1 change
FlixBus
11:0032h00
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:00Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
£1481One-way
1 change
FlixBus
09:3033h30
London, Victoria Coach Station
20:00Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
£1481One-way
1 change
Wizz Air Malta
11:052h35
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
14:40Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
£1911One-way
0 changes
easyJet
17:252h35
London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
21:00Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
£2101One-way
0 changes
Air France
19:4512h10
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
08:55Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
£1871One-way
1 change

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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.

Those who are travelling to Rome from London will find many options of travel. These travel options include the use of flights, buses, and trains. The cheapest and quickest form of travel is by the use of flights, specifically ones which are direct. Flights can average in duration, depending on your airline and your departing airport. Otherwise, a train will take you 14h 54min and a bus will take 29h 49min. Options of travel like buses and trains will require a few changes along the journey.

Buses from London to Rome | Trains from London to Rome | Flights from London to Rome

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Rome?

The cheapest option of travel to Rome is by flight. Although there are both direct flights and connecting flights that run to Rome from London, you’ll commonly find that direct flights are actually cheaper in price. Airports like London Stansted Airport (STN) are commonly cheaper in price than other departing airports. Otherwise, there are money-saving tips that will help you save on your travel. Passengers should always book with appropriate time in advance to make sure that they don’t face last-minute price inflation. Alternatively, passengers should alter their dates of booking as sometimes certain days of the week or specific seasons can increase the cost of your booking. With these few simple tips, you can find the best prices for your booking.

What is the fastest way to travel from London to Rome?

The fastest and easiest way to travel from London to Rome is by the use of flights. There are both connecting and direct flights available but passengers will always find that direct flights are the quickest option of route. The average duration for a direct flight is 2h 30min but this varies depending on your departing airport. Popular departing airports include London Stansted Airport (STN), London City Airport (LCY), Luton Luton Airport (LTN), London Heathrow Airport (LHR), and London Gatwick Airport (LGW.)

Rome Coleseum. Source: Shutterstock

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Trains from London to Rome

Those who are seeking travel to Rome will find the sole options of trains otherwise, transport is available with other transport options like flights and buses. Passengers will not find a direct train to Rome but instead a train that requires multiple stopovers. Otherwise, trains will most commonly be used to and from airports or coach stations. If you are looking for travel to Rome that solely requires the use of trains will take approximately 14h 54min. Otherwise, transport that requires trains and a bus could take 34h 25min and travel that includes a flight will take 6h 43mins.

Train travel from London to Rome with Eurostar, Trenitalia Frecce, and TGV inOui

There are multiple train providers that travel to Rome for London. Passengers will find different train providers covering their journey to the city. On the first leg of your journey from London St Pancras Eurostar station, the Eurostar will take you to Paris Nord Station. The provider, Trenitalia Frecce will take you from stations like Paris Garde De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Station. From this station, you’ll then have the provider, TGV inOui, taking you to your final destination at Rome Termini Station. The overall duration for travel to Rome that solely requires the use of trains will take 14h 54min. This time is in accordance with 4 changes of trains.

Buses from London to Rome

If you are looking for travel to Rome with the use of buses, you will not be able to find a direct option of transport but instead travel with buses that require 2 stopovers. A journey with 2 stopovers will approximately take 29h 49min. Otherwise, a bus runs from a coach station in London to an appropriate train station where you’ll then take a train for the remainder of your journey. This option of travel instead takes 34h 25min. Expect your buses commonly to depart from London Victoria Coach Station. The arriving coach station in Rome is Rome Tiburtina Bus Station.

Travelling by bus from London to Rome with FlixBus, Union lvkoni & Traveleuro Tours & Travels

Passengers will find that there are a number of applicable providers that will take you from London to Rome, all of which will take you on different parts of your journey until you reach your final destination in Rome. Providers like Union lvkoni will take you from your departing destination in London to Muenchen Hackerbruecke Station where you’ll then need to take a train for the remainder of your journey. The duration of a bus is 20h 23min. Otherwise, if you want to take the sole option of buses then travel from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris Bercy Station will be with the provider, Traveleuro Tours & Travels. The remainder of your journey, until you reach Rome Tirburtina Bus Station, will be with FlixBus.

Rome Cycling. Source: Shutterstock

Flights from London to Rome

There are multiple flights running per day from London to Rome. Passengers can choose either direct flights or flights that require stopovers. London’s popular departing airports include London Luton Airport (LTN), London City Airport (LCY), London Stansted Airport (STN), London Heathrow Airport (LHR), and London Gatwick Airport (LGW.) Depending on which airport you choose to depart from, expect your duration of travel to differ and also expect the price of your flight to fluctuate. Flights are also the cheapest option out of all the possible travel to Rome.

Flying from London to Rome with Ryanair, British Airways, and easyJet

There are multiple airlines that offer travel to Rome and depart from a number of London’s airports. Whilst there are a number of applicable airlines that travel the route, the most popular airlines include British Airways, Ryanair, and easyJet.

Whilst travel is frequent from all of London’s airports, only Ryanair will be found departing from London Stansted Airport (STN.) With all airlines, direct flights and connecting flights are available. Connecting destinations include Eindhoven Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Milan Linate Airport, Frankfurt am Main Airport, Zurich Airport, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Ibiza Airport, and more.

To Rome by train/bus/flight – travel tips

If you are planning to visit Rome then you’ll find lots of exciting attractions to allow you to enjoy your time in its optimism. There are exciting attractions for men, women, and children alike. Passengers should consider visiting the top attractions like the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican Museums, Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Sistine Chapel, along with much more.

Otherwise, those who are visiting with friends and want to appreciate the top venues like the leading bars, clubs, and restaurants, can find themselves spoilt for choice. Just some of the top bars in Rome include Jerry Thomas Speakeasy, La Botticella of Poggi Giovanni, The Basement, Ristorante Bar del Fico, The Race Club, Club Derrière, The Highlander Pub, G BAR, Yellow Bar, Abbey Theatre Irish Pub, and more.

London to Rome Travel Comparison

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Travel Time

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buses

£78.99

32:20 h

1 Week Before

flight

£24.86

1:51 h

1 Month Before

flight

£25.66

2:25 h

2 Months Before



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Travel on Ryanair, Brussels Airlines and British Airways travel between London and Rome at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    KLM is the Netherlands' national carrier and offers two types of ticket for your travel to Rome from London: Economy and Business.

      FAQs: London to Rome

      FAQs: 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.
      FAQs

      You can get from London to Rome 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

      The cheapest way to travel to Rome from London is a flight with an average price of £38.

      This is compared to other travel options from London to Rome:

      Taking a flight costs £33 less than taking a coach, which average ticket prices of £72.

      Taking a flight costs £596 less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of £635.

      The fastest way from London to Rome is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 20 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Rome that take longer:

      Coach takes 31 h 6 min on average.

      Train takes 25 h 2 min on average.

      The London to Rome distance is approximately 888 miles.

      The average frequency per day from London to Rome is:

      • 1 coach a day.
      • Around 1 train per day.

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

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

      • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from London to Rome depart from London, Victoria Coach Station to Rome, Termini (G).
      • Most travellers take a flight from London Gatwick Airport to Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
      • Most travellers catch their train from London Waterloo and arrive in Rome Termini.

      The following travel companies offer services from London to Rome:

      • FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or STUDENT AGENCY k. S. Can take you to Rome by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for FlixBus from London to Rome for £72.
      • Ryanair, Vueling Airlines, Wizz Air, Malta Air, easyJet, British Airways, Alitalia, Eurowings, Lufthansa, Finnair, SAS, SWISS, KLM, Brussels Airlines, Air France, Aegean Airlines, Iberia, airmax, Air Europa, Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa Cityline (2) or LAER can get you to Rome by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Vueling Airlines from London to Rome for £38 on Omio.
      • Intercity Notte or Eurostar can take you to Rome by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Eurostar from London to Rome for £635.

      Yes, there are direct routes from London to Rome with the following travel companies:

      • You can take a direct coach with.
      • You can travel directly by plane with Vueling Airlines, easyJet, British Airways or Alitalia.
      • You can travel directly by train with.

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

      Looking to extend your trip from London to Rome? Many Omio customers who go from London to Rome usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Florence, Naples, Milan, Venice or Paris. If you're looking to explore Florence, Naples, Milan, Venice or Paris from Rome, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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