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There are 12 ways to get from Charing Cross to Rome by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly London City to Rome  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rome (FCO) LCY - FCO

€85 - €364

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Fly London Stansted to Rome Ciampino  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) STN - CIA

€38 - €257

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Fly London Heathrow to Rome  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Rome (FCO) LHR - FCO

€60 - €218

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Rome  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Rome (FCO) LGW - FCO

€47 - €184

Fly London City to Florence, train  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Florence (FLR) LCY - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini

€86 - €636

Train to London Luton, fly to Rome  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the train from London Blackfriars to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Rome (FCO) LTN - FCO

€80 - €255

Train  •  16h 37m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini

€347 - €828

Train via Lagny-sur-Marne  •  17h 18m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  2. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

€297 - €662

Bus and ferry, bus  •  30h 24m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 802 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

€86 - €111

Bus and ferry, night train  •  35h 44m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to München
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini Nj

€128 - €184

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 28m

  1. Drive from Charing Cross to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Rome

€365 - €470

Drive, car ferry  •  18h 46m

  1. Drive from Charing Cross to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Rome

€235 - €350

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Charing Cross to Rome is to fly which costs £30 - £230 and takes 6h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Charing Cross to Rome is to fly which costs £70 - £320 and takes 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charing Cross to Rome station. However, there are services departing from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station via London, Lille and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Charing Cross station to Rome. However, there are services departing from Covent Garden station and arriving at Roma Termini via London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 37m.

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The distance between Charing Cross and Rome is 1434 km.

The best way to get from Charing Cross to Rome without a car is to train which takes 16h 37m and costs £290 - £750.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Charing Cross to Rome, including transfers.

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Charing Cross to Rome bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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Charing Cross to Rome train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from Charing Cross to Rome is to fly which takes 6h 10m and costs £70 - £320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £290 - £750 and takes 16h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Charing Cross to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1434.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between Charing Cross, Greater London, England and Rome, Italy?

British Airways, Alitalia and three other airlines fly from Charing Cross to Rome every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Charing Cross to Rome via King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv, and Torino Porta Susa in around 16h 37m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €220
Flights from London City to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €160
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Flights from London Luton to Rome via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Flights from London Luton to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Flights from London Luton to Rome via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Flights from London Luton to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €230
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from London City to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from London Luton to Rome via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €230
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €230
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€210 - €950
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €340
Flights from London City to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €2200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Flights from London Luton to Rome via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from London City to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€170 - €470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from London Luton to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €60
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€150 - €400
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from London Luton to Rome via Bacau
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €230
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

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Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€50 - €70
Base Standard
€85 - €120
Base Premium
€100 - €150
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€35 - €55
Smart Low Cost
€35 - €55
Smart Flex
€75 - €110
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to Luton
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €21
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€17 - €21
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €340
Standard
€85 - €110
Standard Premier
€130 - €170
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€120 - €150
Standard Premier
€170 - €220
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €120
1st Class
€110 - €140
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €65
1st Class
€55 - €65
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€75 - €95
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lille-Europe to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€170 - €310
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to München
Ave. Duration
20h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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