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There are 7 ways to get from Johannesburg 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Rome  •  17h 4m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Rome (FCO) JNB - FCO

€210 - €420

6 alternative options

Fly to Florence, train  •  18h 14m

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

€351 - €792

Fly to Naples, train  •  19h 39m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Naples (NAP) JNB - NAP
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini

€358 - €832

Fly to Bologna, train  •  19h 56m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Bologna (BLQ) JNB - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini

€317 - €817

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  19h 32m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) JNB - CIA

€275 - €1124

Fly to Pisa, bus, train  •  20h 35m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Pisa (PSA) JNB - PSA
  2. Take the bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini

Drive  •  6 days 22h

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Rome 12813.4 km

€1600 - €2400

Johannesburg (JNB) to Rome (FCO) flights

The flight time between Johannesburg (JNB) and Rome (FCO) is around 17h 31m and covers a distance of around 7730 km. The fastest flight normally takes 13h 25m. Services are operated by Swiss, Air France, Lufthansa and others. Typically 141 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
17h 31m
Fastest flight journey time:
13h 25m
Flight distance:
7730 km
Flights per week:
141
Cheapest price:
€246
Carbon emissions:
1567 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:40
Last flight departs at:
23:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Johannesburg (JNB) to Rome (FCO) flight schedules

South Africa → Italy
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International entry into Italy from South Africa

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of South Africa
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from South Africa

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from South Africa
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  • 5-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from South Africa

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Italy from South Africa is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rome is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to South Africa from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 31 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Rome is to fly which costs R 3 600 - R 7 500 and takes 17h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Rome is to fly which costs R 3 600 - R 7 500 and takes 17h 4m.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Rome is 7740 km. The road distance is 12813.4 km.

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It takes approximately 17h 4m to get from Johannesburg to Rome, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Johannesburg Airport to Rome Airport. The quickest flight takes 13h 25m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Rome is 12813 km. It takes approximately 6 days 22h to drive from Johannesburg to Rome.

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Swiss, Air France, Lufthansa and eight other airlines offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 4440+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at €87 per night.

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  • Distance: 7739.6 km
  • Duration: 17h 4m

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

Swiss, Air France and 13 other airlines fly from Johannesburg to Rome hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via Istanbul, Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€290 - €750
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via Frankfurt, Zagreb
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€350 - €850
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via Paris CDG, Zagreb
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€340 - €1200
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via London Heathrow, Marseille
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€330 - €1100
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via Frankfurt, Marseille
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€350 - €850
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via Paris CDG, Marseille
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€330 - €1200
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via Amsterdam Schiphol, Brussels
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€310 - €950
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via Addis Ababa, Athens
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€350 - €1100
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via Luanda, Lisbon
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€260 - €850
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via Amsterdam Schiphol, Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€320 - €1000
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via Paris CDG, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€340 - €1200
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via Amsterdam Schiphol, Cagliari
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€330 - €1000
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via London Heathrow, Brussels
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€330 - €1100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€290 - €1000
Flights from Johannesburg to Naples via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€360 - €1200
Flights from Johannesburg to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€300 - €1000
Flights from Johannesburg to Pisa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€340 - €1000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€400 - €700
Flights from Johannesburg to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€350 - €850
Flights from Johannesburg to Florence via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€350 - €850
Flights from Johannesburg to Naples via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€370 - €900
Flights from Johannesburg to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€300 - €750
Flights from Johannesburg to Pisa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€330 - €800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€340 - €450
Flights from Johannesburg to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€340 - €1200
Flights from Johannesburg to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€330 - €1000
Flights from Johannesburg to Naples via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€360 - €1300
Flights from Johannesburg to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€290 - €900
Flights from Johannesburg to Pisa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€310 - €950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€340 - €500
Flights from Johannesburg to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€340 - €1200
Flights from Johannesburg to Naples via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€360 - €1300
Flights from Johannesburg to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€300 - €1100
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€350 - €700
Flights from Johannesburg to Naples via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€310 - €800
Flights from Johannesburg to Bologna via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€270 - €700
Flights from Johannesburg to Pisa via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€290 - €750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€270 - €600
Flights from Johannesburg to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€320 - €700
Flights from Johannesburg to Naples via Zurich
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€330 - €750
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome via Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€370 - €600
Flights from Johannesburg to Pisa via Doha
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€320 - €900
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome via Dubai
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€340 - €750
Flights from Johannesburg to Naples via Dubai
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€400 - €900
Flights from Johannesburg to Bologna via Dubai
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€360 - €800
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€360 - €650
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome via Blantyre, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€360 - €650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via Istanbul, Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€300 - €800
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome Ciampino via Istanbul, Skopje
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€290 - €750
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome via Cairo
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €650
El Al
Website
elal.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Rome via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€280 - €650
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€19 - €26
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€27 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€27 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
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 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €28
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €25
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €65
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€25 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€22 - €35
Smart Flex
€45 - €65
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
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
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
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €21
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Pisa Airport to Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com

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