How to get from London to Rome

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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 19 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:45London Stansted Airport2h20 19:05Rome Ciampino Airport
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09:20London Gatwick Airport2h35 12:55Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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06:40London Gatwick Airport2h35 10:15Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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08:40London Stansted Airport2h20 12:00Rome Ciampino Airport
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06:25London Stansted Airport2h20 09:45Rome Ciampino Airport
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Travel Information between London and Rome

distanceDistance888 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£2 - £87
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £2 • 23 h 34 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £58 • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Wizz Air

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 888 miles between London and Rome. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £2. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Wizz Air among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from London to Rome.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Travel Tips: Travel from London to Rome

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.

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

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Italy?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully 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:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 28/07/2022. 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 between London and Rome.

The restriction level for your return to London, United Kingdom from Italy is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to London from Rome restricted?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

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

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

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

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

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 08/08/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Rome closer to your date of departure here.

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

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Rome. Tickets for a train cost on average £2.

This is compared to other travel options to Rome:

A train is about £85 less than a coach, which costs on average £87 for this route.

A train journey is usually £56 less than a journey to Rome by plane, which costs on average £58 for the same trip.

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

There are alternative travel options to Rome that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 30 h 35 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 23 h 34 min   on average.

The distance between London and Rome is around 888 miles.

The average frequency per day from London to Rome is:

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

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Rome:

  • Flights from London to Rome most often leave from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from London Victoria and tend to arrive in Roma Termini.

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

  • You can travel between London and Rome by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £87 with Flixbus from London to Rome.
  • You can go to Rome from London by plane with Wizz Air. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £58 with Wizz Air from London to Rome on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available between London and Rome with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights with Vueling, easyJet, Ryanair, ITA or Air Afrique.

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 to Rome from London.

Omio customers who travel from London to Rome often also extend their holiday to go to Milan, Florence or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Rome and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £87 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost £58 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £2 one way.

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

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