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There are 7 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Rome by plane, train, night train, bus, car, car train 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 to Rome  •  3h 12m

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

62€ - 457€

6 alternative options

Fly to Perugia, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Perugia (PEG) LHR - PEG
  2. Take the train from Foligno to Roma Termini

140€ - 261€

Train, night train  •  22h 7m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Dijon Ville Ter
  3. Take the night train from Dijon Ville to Milano Centrale En
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

212€ - 600€

Bus  •  32h 25m

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine London - Victoria Coach Station > Coquelles - UK > Coquelles - France > Lille > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station N521

86€ - 115€

Train, bus  •  32h 55m

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal Eil
  2. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Verona 890 / ...
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini Fa / ...

205€ - 573€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 49m

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Rome

373€ - 481€

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 7m

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Rome

223€ - 388€

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The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Rome is to bus which costs £75 - £110 and takes 32h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Rome is to fly which costs £55 - £420 and takes 3h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Rome station. However, there are services departing from HEATHROW Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station via London - Victoria Coach Station and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) station to Rome. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station and arriving at Roma Termini via London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris l'Est, Dijon Ville and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 7m.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Rome is 1448 km.

The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Rome without a car is to train and night train which takes 22h 7m and costs £190 - £550.

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It takes approximately 3h 12m to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Rome, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Rome bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from London - Victoria Coach Station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Rome train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Rome is to fly which takes 3h 12m and costs £55 - £420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £75 - £110 and takes 32h 25m.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1447.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 12m

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Rome, Italy?

Alitalia, British Airways and nine other airlines fly from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Rome hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Rome via LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station, London - Victoria Coach Station, and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine in around 32h 25m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 440€
Flights from London Heathrow to Perugia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 550€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
90€ - 850€
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
90€ - 850€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 310€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 800€
Train operators
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 Foligno to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
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 Foligno to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 50€
Base Standard
60€ - 85€
Base Premium
70€ - 110€
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 Foligno to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
110€ - 140€
Standard Premier
160€ - 210€
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
120€ - 160€
Standard Premier
170€ - 220€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris l'Est to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 85€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
40€ - 65€
Rail 1st Class
60€ - 85€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Dijon Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Thello
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 Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
65€ - 90€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 80€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
29€ - 45€
Smart Low Cost
27€ - 40€
Smart Flex
55€ - 80€
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
146€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Rotterdam to Verona
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Eurolines FR
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 50€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
27€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
5€
2-bed inside cabin
35€ - 50€

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

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome is 1h ahead of London Heathrow Airport (LHR). It is currently 2:59 AM in London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and 3:59 AM in Rome.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Air France, Swiss, KLM and five other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Rome Airport.

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