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

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Fly London Heathrow to Milan Linate  •  4h 43m

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

35€ - 160€

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Fly London City to Milan Linate  •  4h 45m

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

58€ - 409€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Florence  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Florence (FLR) LGW - FLR

48€ - 198€

Fly London Heathrow to Bologna  •  5h 2m

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

61€ - 213€

Train to London Luton, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LTN - MXP

47€ - 279€

Fly London Stansted to Milan Bergamo, bus  •  6h 1m

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

36€ - 203€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Milan Linate  •  5h 4m

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

62€ - 239€

Train  •  15h 3m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

281€ - 651€

Train via Milan  •  15h 43m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano P.Garibaldi Tgv
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

281€ - 648€

Bus  •  30h 8m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station N521

111€ - 132€

Bus and ferry, night train  •  34h 42m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to München
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini Nj

128€ - 185€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 28m

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

365€ - 470€

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

289€ - 470€

United Kingdom → Italy
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International entry into Italy from United Kingdom

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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), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy 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 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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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 metre.

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 United Kingdom from Italy.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from London to Italy is to fly and bus which costs £30 - £180 and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Italy is to fly which costs £30 - £140 and takes 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Italy. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at P.le Tiburtino via Paris and Staz.ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Italy. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Principe Eugenio/Manzoni via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Torino Porta Susa and Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 3m.

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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 15h 3m and costs £240 - £600.

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from London to Italy, including transfers.

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London to Italy bus services, operated by Traveleuro Tours & Travels, depart from London Victoria station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Italy is to fly which takes 4h 43m and costs £30 - £140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £240 - £600 and takes 15h 3m, you could also bus, which costs £95 - £120 and takes 30h 8m.

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Map of how to get from London to Italy.
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  • Distance: 1379.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 43m

What companies run services between London, England and Italy?

Alitalia, British Airways and two other airlines fly from London Paddington to Milan every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Rome via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, Roma Termini, and Termini in around 15h 3m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 330€
Flights from London Gatwick to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
35€ - 330€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 260€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 200€
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
11€ - 75€
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Bratislava
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
11€ - 75€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
15€ - 160€
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
8€ - 23€
Off-Peak Single
14€ - 20€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
19€ - 28€
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano P.Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 150€
1st Class
140€ - 170€
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 Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
50€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
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€
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
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 10€
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
46€
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to München
Ave. Duration
20h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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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 7:20 PM in London and 8:20 PM in Italy.

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

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Alitalia, KLM, British Airways and Air France offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 151+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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