Flights from London to Rome
Flight information London to Rome
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Average flight time, total distance 1439 kilometres
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Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampino
This information is correct as of May 2016
Airlines that fly from London to Rome
Currently Norwegian Air, Vueling, Easyjet, British Airways, Alitalia and Ryanair offer flights from London to Rome
Terminal Information – Departing
Londonis served by five major airports: London Heathrow, London Stansted, London Gatwick, London Luton and London City
Heathrow Airport is 15 miles from the centre of London, has five terminals and excellent transport links into London. It is linked to the Underground's Piccadilly Line into central London with trains running every 4 to 9 minutes. The average journey time is 45 to 65 minutes. The Heathrow Express is the fastest train service running from Heathrow Airport into central London operating 7 days a week and taking just 15 minutes. Prices start from £20* for a single. Taxis and car hire are also available.
Stansted Airport is 38 miles from the centre of London and has excellent transport links to the city. It can be reached by car in just over an hour. The Stansted Express is the fastest train service running from Stansted Airport into central London running 7 days a week into Liverpool Street train and Tube station taking around 47 minutes. Tickets cost from £23.40* for a single. Taxis and car hire are also available.
Gatwick Airport is 28 miles from London and can be reached by car in just over an hour. The Gatwick Express is the fastest train service running from Gatwick Airport into central London. It operates 7 days a week into London Victoria train and Tube station taking around 30 minutes. Taxis and car hire also available.
Luton Airport is 32 miles from central London and can be reached by car in just over an hour. First Capital Connect operates the fastest train service running from Luton Airport Parkway into five central London stations - St Pancras International, Farringdon, Blackfriars, City Thameslink and London Bridge. The airport runs a free shuttle bus service between the terminal and Luton Airport Parkway station. The journey time is 30 to 60 minutes. The Luton and District 757 Greenline coach runs a regular express service from Luton Airport into central London taking 90 minutes. Taxis and car hire are also available.
London City Airport is just 10 miles from central London and can be reached by car in 30 to 40 minutes. The Docklands Light Railway directly connects the London City Airport with Stratford International (for the Olympic site) and Bank Tube station (for central London) where you can change on to Waterloo and City, Northern, Central, District and Circle lines on the Underground. The DLR station is 50 metres from the main terminal and is clearly signposted. The journey time is around 20 to 30 minutes. Taxis and car hire are also available.
A Congestion Charge applies to all cars entering central London from Monday to Friday 7am-6.30pm.
All of London’s airports provide a huge range of facilities including many eating, drinking and shopping places, from designer shops to champagne and sushi bars as well as essential services like kid’s play areas and on-site hotels, free Wi-Fi and baby changing facilities.
Terminal Information – Arriving
Rome is served by two airports; Rome Fiumicino Airport and Rome Ciampino Airport.
Officially named Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Fiumicino is situated 32km from the city. It takes around 45 minutes to reach by car. The best way to get to the city is via the Express train to Rome's main railway station, Stazione Termini. Tickets cost €11* one-way only. The service runs every 30 minutes, between 6.30am and 11.30pm. Taxis and car hire are also available.
Ciampino Airport is much smaller without much in the way of services. It is 14 km from the centre of Rome and can be reached by car in 40 minutes. The Terravision coach service runs from the terminal to Central Train Station, taking just 40 minutes. The price of a ticket is €4* for an adult single and €8* for an adult return.
You need your passport with you when you’re flying out with the UK. There are printers in the check-in area of London’sAirports, so there is no need to panic if you forget to print your boarding pass. If you have a smartphone you can store your boarding card electronically on your phone. Security can scan the e-barcode so you don’t need to worry about paper at all.
We recommend leaving plenty of time at the airport, so try not to arrive any later than one hour before your flight is due to depart. Queues at security are longer at weekends and during school holidays, so it’s worth giving yourself extra time.
What to expect in Rome
Rome is a giant open air museum dedicated to the beauty, creativity and ingenuity of the Roman Empire. It is simply stuffed full of historical treasures, stunning architecture and even more breath-taking art. It also happens to be a foodie’s heaven, serving up some of the most mouth-watering food in the world. There are some must-see sights when you reach the Eternal City from Michelangelo’s ceiling in the enchanting Sistine Chapel in the Vatican and the colossal Colosseum where gladiators fought to the death, to the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and the beautiful Piazza Venezia. Roman gems can be found on almost every street corner, from Renaissance art and sculpture to exquisite chapels and majestic fountains like the famous Trevi. Modern Rome is a vibrant and frenetic melting pot of scooters and contemporary cuisine, the hip bars and clubs of Trastevere and elegant pavement cafes where you can watch the fast-paced life of Rome play out before your eyes. Markets overflow with the freshest and most delicious produce while streets heave with designer labels from Valentino to Prada. Poets, painters and film makers were right when they said that Rome is where to live ‘La Dolce Vita’.
Rome is a pleasantly affordable city to visit with entry to attractions reasonably priced. The most expensive is the Colosseum and the Vatican which cost from £10-15*. Budget breakfasts can be found for as little as £3* and dinner for two from £15*. Rome is a huge bustling city with a fantastic array of foodie delights where even fast food like pizza is some of the best in the world. In Rome you can eat like a king on a pauper’s budget! Wine and beer are cheaper than in the UK while accommodation ranges from budget hostels to five star hotels, family pensions and self catering apartments. Summers are long and hot but can be stifling in the heart of the city. Avoid August if you don’t like the heat. Winters are mild but rainy. Spring is warm and generally quieter than the summer months. There is a one hour time difference between the UK and Italy.
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