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Language: Italian | Currency: Euro (€) | Local time: (CET) | Average flight time: 2.5 hours
There are numerous direct flights to Rome from London in 2017 and you can be touching down in just short of two and a half hours.
British Airways and Alitalia fly to Fiumicino from Heathrow; British Airways, Norwegian, Vueling and easyJet have services from Gatwick; Monarch and easyJet depart from Luton; and Alitalia from London City.
Low-cost flights to Rome Ciampino Airport are available from London Stansted with Ryanair.
It is likely that Ciampino will welcome more London-Rome flights in 2017.
To land at Fiumicino, consider flights to Rome from Manchester with Jet2, which also flies to Fiumicino from Leeds, Glasgow and Newcastle. Monarch operates flights to Fiumicino from Birmingham, easyJet connects Bristol with the Eternal City and Vueling links Rome with Cardiff, Edinburgh and Manchester.
For even more cheap flights to Rome, fly into Ciampino Airport with Ryanair. The budget airline operates flights from East Midlands, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick airports.
Flights to Rome from Edinburgh take a little longer than those from London, with a flight time of just over three hours.
Compare Rome flight prices to both airports, and book the stand-out option. Ideally, try a few different dates to maximise your chance of unearthing a great deal.
Fiumicino has the superior transfer options, though Ciampino is closer to the city and therefore taxi fares are cheaper. You can find out more about transfers from the airport on our getting around Rome page.
Flights to Rome are the standard arrival mode, but alternatives do exist.
Some old-fashioned glamour is on offer to those taking the high-speed TGV train from Paris to Milan, and then connecting onto Rome aboard an equally fast Frecce train.
Alternatively, how about coming by sea? Plenty of cruise ships dock at Civitavecchia, which is about 80km (50 miles) north west of Rome. From the port’s Forte Michelangelo entrance, it’s a 10-minute downhill trot to the train station, where you can buy a BIRG one-day travel pass to cover your travel to Rome and back, and also bus/metro journeys within the city. The ride from Civitavecchia to Rome takes from 45 minutes.