There are 14 ways to get from London to Italy by plane, train, bus, night train, 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 London City to Milan Linate  •  4h 42m

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

58€ - 317€

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Fly London Heathrow to Milan Linate  •  4h 41m

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

47€ - 428€

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Fly London City to Florence  •  4h 53m

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

154€ - 237€

Fly London Heathrow to Bologna  •  4h 53m

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

62€ - 472€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Milan Linate  •  4h 59m

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

51€ - 727€

Fly London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 5m

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

62€ - 482€

Fly London Stansted to Milan Bergamo  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) STN - BGY

48€ - 252€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Turin  •  5h 39m

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

81€ - 407€

Train  •  14h 14m

  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

274€ - 649€

Bus  •  32h 46m

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bologna
  3. Take the bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina

56€ - 81€

Bus via Mannheim  •  33h 49m

  1. Take the bus from London to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB N870
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station N77

98€ - 121€

Train, night train  •  17h 57m

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

191€ - 531€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 35m

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

380€ - 496€

Drive, car ferry  •  18h 53m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Rome

257€ - 382€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Italy is to bus which costs £50 - £75 and takes 32h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Italy is to fly which costs £40 - £390 and takes 4h 41m.

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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 Principe Umberto via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs and Staz.ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 46m.

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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 Roma Termini via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 14m.

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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 14h 14m and costs £240 - £600.

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It takes approximately 4h 42m to get from London to Italy, including transfers.

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London to Italy bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from London - Victoria Coach 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 42m and costs £50 - £290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £240 - £600 and takes 14h 14m, you could also bus, which costs £50 - £75 and takes 32h 46m.

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Map of how to get from London to Italy.
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  • Distance: 1379.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 42m

What companies run services between London, England and Italy?

Alitalia, British Airways and three other airlines fly from London Bank DLR to Milan every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Rome via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Torino Porta Susa in around 14h 14m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 240€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 470€
Flights from London City to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
420€ - 700€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 410€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Flights from London Gatwick to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 380€
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€ - 650€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from London City to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
320€ - 600€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 370€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 370€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 800€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 800€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 380€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 270€
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
21€ - 270€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 270€
Flights from London City to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
340€ - 600€
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 240€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from London City to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
600€ - 1100€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 1200€
Train operators
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 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
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 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
45€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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
60€ - 90€
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
147€
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
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bologna
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Blablabus
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
Baltour
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bologna to Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€
Website
Marino Autolinee
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bologna, Autostaz.Piazza XX Settembre to Rome, Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
RegioJet
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 London to Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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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 Baltour, arrive at Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina station.

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Italy is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 2:26 AM in London and 3:26 AM in Italy.

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

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Luxair, KLM, British Airways and two other airlines offer flights from London City Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 635+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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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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