There are 9 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rome Airport (FCO) by plane, train, night train, car, car train, bus, bus and ferry or car ferry

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 from London Gatwick  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Rome (FCO) LGW - FCO

$40 - $240

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Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  5 h 40 min

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

$110 - $399

Train to London Luton, fly  •  6 h 16 min

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

$79 - $308

Train  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

$312 - $548

Train, Thello  •  22 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Est to Dijon Ville Ic
  4. Take the Thello from Dijon Ville to Milano Centrale 221
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

$261 - $541

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  19 h 24 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova Fr / ...
  6. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Rome Airport (FCO)

$533 - $639

Bus, bus and ferry  •  30 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station 025
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris, Paris 800 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Rome

$160 - $280

Bus  •  34 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station 025
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Roma

$154 - $269

Drive, carferry  •  19 h 28 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the carferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Rome Airport (FCO)

$263 - $452

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rome Airport (FCO). However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Fiumicino Airport T3 bus platform 9 via London Victoria, Lille, Paris, Paris and Tiburtina Station bus platform 18. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rome Airport (FCO). However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Fiumicino Aeroporto via London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord RER, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa and Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 35 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Rome Airport (FCO) is 879 miles.

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rome Airport (FCO) without a car is to train which takes 16 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Rome (FCO), including transfers and time at the airport.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rome Airport (FCO) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rome Airport (FCO) train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rome Airport (FCO) is to fly which takes 2 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 16 h 35 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 34 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rome Airport (FCO) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rome Airport (FCO).
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  • Distance: 878.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Rome Airport (FCO), Italy?

Vueling Airlines, British Airways and two other airlines fly from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rome Airport (FCO) every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rome Airport (FCO) via London St Pancras International LL, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, and Roma Termini in around 16 h 35 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome via Basel
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from London Luton to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from London Luton to Rome via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from London Luton to Rome via Turin
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Rome via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
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 Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Est to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$75 - $120
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Dijon Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
thello.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Roma
Ave. Duration
21 h 21 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Rome
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$15
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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Rome Airport (FCO) is 1 h ahead of London Gatwick Airport (LGW). It is currently 6:38 AM in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and 7:38 AM in Rome Airport (FCO).

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Rome Airport (FCO) train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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British Airways, Norwegian Air International, Vueling Airlines and easyJet offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Rome Airport.

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There are 10677+ hotels available in Rome Airport (FCO). Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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