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

17:15London Stansted Airport2h20 20:35Rome Ciampino Airport
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Travel Information to Rome from London

distanceDistance888 miles (1433 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £52 • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Take a flight to travel 888 miles (1433 km) from London to Rome. Ryanair is the main travel provider operating this journey. 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.

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

Find the best tickets from London to Rome and book with Omio

Booking your travel with Omio to Rome comes with lots of advantages. All at one glance, passengers can find a large selection of providers to choose from, the duration of travel, the cost of travel, what transport is required, along with much more. It’s common that during your travel you can be a customer to an e-ticket, also known as a mobile ticket. Omio makes it extremely easy to store your mobile tickets in your Omio account, making all future storing and filing of your tickets easy and convenient.

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.

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

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Rome, Italy is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Rome from London restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Rome, Italy?

The government of Italy has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 27/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between London and Rome closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back 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
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 26/09/2021. 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.

What are my London to Rome travel options?

Getting from London to Rome includes taking a flight.

What is the fastest way from London to Rome?

Travelling by flight is also the quickest way from London to Rome. It takes on average 2 h 20 min   to travel this journey.

How far is Rome from London?

Rome is approximately 888 miles (1433 km) away from London.

Where do I depart from London? Where do I arrive in Rome?

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

  • Most travellers take a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
Who can get me 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:

  • Ryanair can get you to Rome by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Ryanair from London to Rome for £52 on Omio.
Is there a direct service to Rome from London?

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

  • You can book a direct flight with Ryanair, British Airways or Malta Air.

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 should I go next after I travel from London to Rome?
Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Rome often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Milan, Florence or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Rome itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Rome and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy my London to Rome ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket is £52 one way on average for this trip.

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.