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There are 13 ways to get from London to Italy by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly London City to Milan Linate  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Milan Linate (LIN) LCY - LIN

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LGW - MXP

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Fly London Heathrow to Milan Linate  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Linate (LIN) LHR - LIN

Fly London City to Florence  •  4h 51m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Florence (FLR) LCY - FLR

Fly London Heathrow to Bologna  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bologna (BLQ) LHR - BLQ

Fly London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LHR - MXP

Fly London Stansted to Bologna  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bologna (BLQ) STN - BLQ

Fly London Stansted to Milan Bergamo, bus  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) STN - BGY
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia

Train  •  13h 33m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale Fr
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...

Bus  •  30h 52m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris 700 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station N521

Bus via Frankfurt am Main  •  35h 52m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt N815
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Rome Tiburtina Bus station N77

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 38m

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

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 21m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Rome
United Kingdom → Italy
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International entry into Italy from United Kingdom

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Conditions of entry into Italy from United Kingdom

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

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

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Yes, entry into Italy is currently allowed from United Kingdom.

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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
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Italy is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Italy is 1.5 metres.

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

No, returning to United Kingdom from Italy is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from London to Italy is to bus which costs £70 - £110 and takes 30h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Italy is to fly which costs £65 - £420 and takes 4h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Italy. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Termini via Paris and Staz.Ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Italy. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Roma Termini via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 33m.

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The distance between London and Italy is 1379 km.

The best way to get from London to Italy without a car is to train which takes 13h 33m and costs £180 - £550.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from London to Italy, including transfers.

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London to Italy bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Italy train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Intl station.

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The best way to get from London to Italy is to fly which takes 4h 45m and costs £80 - £410. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £180 - £550 and takes 13h 33m, you could also bus, which costs £70 - £110 and takes 30h 52m.

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Map of how to get from London to Italy.
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  • Distance: 1379.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between London, England and Italy?

Alitalia, KLM and Lufthansa fly from London Bank DLR to Milan every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Rome via Paris Nord, Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Milano Centrale in around 13h 33m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €450
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €450
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €340
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€14 - €340
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€14 - €340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €850
Flights from London City to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €700
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €600
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €1100
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €850
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Flights from London City to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €1600
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €850
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €480
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €480
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €900
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €850
Flights from London City to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €900
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €800
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €850
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €550
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €950
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€26 - €280
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€200 - €750
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€100 - €115
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€30 - €50
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
TerraVision IT
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €31
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
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €150
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€94
Standard Car - Premium
€150

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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London to Italy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Italy is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 3:11 AM in London and 4:11 AM in Italy.

London to Italy train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Lufthansa, Alitalia and KLM offer flights from London City Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs £1 - £5.

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