There are 6 ways to get from East London to Rome by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly East London to Rome  •  13h 34m

  1. Fly from East London (ELS) to Rome (FCO) ELS - FCO

386€ - 1845€

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Bus to Umtata, fly to Rome  •  19h 49m

  1. Take the bus from East London to Umtata Shell Ultra City
  2. Fly from Umtata (UTT) to Rome (FCO) UTT - FCO

358€ - 1022€

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Fly East London to Florence, train  •  18h 17m

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

442€ - 2087€

Fly East London to Naples, train  •  18h 31m

  1. Fly from East London (ELS) to Naples (NAP) ELS - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

450€ - 1377€

Fly East London to Rome Ciampino  •  19h 49m

  1. Fly from East London (ELS) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) ELS - CIA

500€ - 1314€

Drive  •  7 days 13h

  1. Drive from East London to Rome 13752.6 km

1800€ - 2700€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East London to Rome is to bus and fly which costs R 5 500 - R 17 000 and takes 19h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from East London to Rome is to fly which costs R 6 000 - R 30 000 and takes 13h 34m.

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The distance between East London and Rome is 8478 km. The road distance is 13752.6 km.

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It takes approximately 13h 34m to get from East London to Rome, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from East London Airport to Rome Airport. The quickest flight takes 16h 50m and has one stopover.

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Rome is 1h behind East London. It is currently 12:18 AM in East London and 11:18 PM in Rome.

Yes, the driving distance between East London to Rome is 13753 km. It takes approximately 7 days 13h to drive from East London to Rome.

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Safair, Alitalia, Swiss and five other airlines offer flights from East London Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 9121+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from East London to East London Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs R 130 - R 170.

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Map of how to get from East London to Rome.
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  • Distance: 8478 km
  • Duration: 13h 34m

What companies run services between East London, South Africa and Rome, Italy?

Safair, Alitalia and nine other airlines fly from East London to Rome hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from East London to Rome Ciampino via Johannesburg, Munich, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
800€ - 2700€
Flights from East London to Rome Ciampino via Johannesburg, Istanbul Ataturk, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
500€ - 1600€
Flights from East London to Rome Ciampino via Johannesburg, Istanbul Ataturk, Budapest
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 1600€
Flights from East London to Rome Ciampino via Johannesburg, Istanbul Ataturk, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 1600€
Flights from East London to Rome Ciampino via Johannesburg, Frankfurt, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
22h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850€ - 2800€
Flights from East London to Rome Ciampino via Johannesburg, Zurich, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
650€ - 2700€
Flights from East London to Rome Ciampino via Johannesburg, Istanbul Ataturk, Athens
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
550€ - 1600€
Flights from East London to Rome Ciampino via Johannesburg, Cairo, Athens
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
490€ - 1300€
Flights from East London to Rome Ciampino via Johannesburg, Tel Aviv, Athens
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
600€ - 4700€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from East London to Rome via Johannesburg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
600€ - 2900€
Flights from East London to Florence via Johannesburg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
19h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650€ - 3100€
Flights from East London to Florence via Johannesburg, Munich
Ave. Duration
25h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
650€ - 2200€
Flights from East London to Naples via Johannesburg, Munich
Ave. Duration
22h 22m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
650€ - 2200€
Flights from East London to Naples via Johannesburg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
23h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650€ - 2700€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from East London to Rome via Johannesburg, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
800€ - 3300€
Flights from East London to Florence via Johannesburg, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750€ - 3700€
Flights from East London to Naples via Johannesburg, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
19h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750€ - 3700€
Flights from East London to Naples via Johannesburg, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
850€ - 3500€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from East London to Rome via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
370€ - 1800€
Flights from East London to Florence via Johannesburg, Rome
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
420€ - 2000€
Flights from East London to Naples via Johannesburg, Rome
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
410€ - 2000€
Flights from East London to Naples via Johannesburg, Rome, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
440€ - 2000€
Flights from Umtata to Rome via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
300€ - 1500€
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from East London to Rome via Johannesburg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600€ - 2500€
Flights from East London to Rome via Johannesburg, Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600€ - 2000€
Flights from Umtata to Rome via Johannesburg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
500€ - 1700€
Flights from Umtata to Rome via Johannesburg, Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
500€ - 1700€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from East London to Rome via Johannesburg, Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
480€ - 2000€
Flights from East London to Florence via Johannesburg, Zurich
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
500€ - 2200€
Flights from East London to Naples via Johannesburg, Zurich
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
500€ - 2200€
Flights from Umtata to Rome via Johannesburg, Zurich
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
400€ - 1700€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from East London to Rome via Johannesburg, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
700€ - 3500€
Flights from East London to Florence via Johannesburg, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750€ - 3700€
Flights from East London to Naples via Johannesburg, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750€ - 3700€
Flights from Umtata to Rome via Johannesburg, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 2800€
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from East London to Naples via Johannesburg, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
430€ - 1300€
Flights from East London to Naples via Capetown, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
470€ - 1300€
Flights from Umtata to Rome via Johannesburg, Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
330€ - 950€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Umtata to Rome via Johannesburg, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
490€ - 1900€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
22€ - 30€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
19€ - 26€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Italo Treno
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Italo Treno
Trenitalia Intercity

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
2h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
11€ - 14€
Base 2nd Class
27€ - 33€
Base 1st Class
41€ - 45€
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
10€ - 13€
Base 2nd Class
23€ - 28€
Base 1st Class
36€ - 40€
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 30€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
27€ - 30€
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from East London to Umtata Shell Ultra City
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from East London Windmill to Mthatha
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from East London to Umtata
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 25€
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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