How to travel 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 Dec 02 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:45AMLondon Gatwick Airport2h35 01:20PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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09:45AMLondon Gatwick Airport2h35 01:20PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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12:35PMLondon Gatwick Airport2h30 04:05PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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01:30PMLondon Stansted Airport2h20 04:50PMRome Ciampino Airport
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04:40PMLondon Gatwick Airport2h30 08:10PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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Travel Information between London and Rome

distanceDistance888 miles (1433 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $243
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $2 (€2) • 23 h 34 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $243 (€234) • 2 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or ITA

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 888 miles (1433 km) to Rome from London. 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 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or ITA among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from London to Rome.

How to Travel from London to Rome

It is feasible to travel to Rome from London by bus, train or plane. It is fastest to travel to Rome by plane, and low-cost flights are available for this journey. Bus travel for this route is the slowest option. Travel by bus or train is indirect, while flights are usually direct.

Buses from London to Rome | Flights from London to Rome | Return trips from Rome to London

London to Rome Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€112

32:20 h

1 Day Ahead

flight

€163

2:30 h

1 Day Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from London to Rome


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from London to Rome. Buses traveling from London to Rome depart from London's Victoria Coach station and take nearly 32½ hours to arrive at Rome's Autostazione Tiburtina. Approximately 3 buses travel from London to Rome every day with the first bus departing London at 5:48 a.m. Bus companies that travel from London to Rome include National Express and Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from London to Rome


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from London to Rome. Flights depart from one of London's 5 airports and arrive at either Rome's Ciampino or Fiumicino airport after 2½ hours of flight time. Even when travel time to and from London and Rome's airports is taken into consideration, taking a flight is significantly faster than traveling from London to Rome by bus. Airlines that travel directly from London to Rome include Ryanair, Vueling, EasyJet, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Monarch Airlines, and Iberia.


Most popular way to travel from London to Rome


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Taking a flight is by far the most popular way to travel from London to Rome. Taking a flight is almost 30 hours faster than taking the bus. Approximately 25 direct flights travel from London to Rome every day, which can be cheaper than buying a bus ticket, especially when purchased ahead of time. Traveling from London to Rome by train is also possible by taking a Eurostar train to Paris and then taking a high-speed Trenitalia train from Paris to Rome; however, there is only one Paris to Rome train per day. Traveling from London to Rome by train is also significantly more expensive than taking a flight.


How to get from London to Rome

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from London to Rome, 100,00% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from London to Rome, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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Travel Tips: Travel from London to Rome

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FAQs

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

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter Italy?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted 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: Recommended

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. 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 journey to Rome from London.

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

Is my journey back to London from Rome restricted?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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 11/6/22. 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.

There are 4 ways to travel to Rome from London including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Rome from London is by taking a train with an average price of $2 (€2).

This is compared to other travel options to Rome:

A train is $173 (€167) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from London to Rome costing on average $175 (€169).

A train is $241 (€232) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from London to Rome costing on average $243 (€234).

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

Other travel options to Rome can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 31 h 5 min   on average.

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

The distance is approximately 888 miles (1433 km) from London to Rome.

The average frequency per day from London to Rome is:

  • 1 train a day.

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

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

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

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 companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Rome by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from London to Rome for $175 (€169) on Omio.
  • ITA can get you to Rome by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with ITA from London to Rome for $243 (€234) on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with Vueling, Ryanair, British Airways, ITA or Wizz Air.

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 vacation to explore other popular destinations like Milan, Florence or Paris. If you're looking to explore Milan, Florence or Paris from Rome, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $175 (€169) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $243 (€234) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $2 (€2) one way on average.

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

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