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There are 12 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  •  4 h 50 min

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

$60 - $318

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Fly London Gatwick to Milan Linate  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Milan Linate (LIN) LGW - LIN

$57 - $218

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Fly London Heathrow to Milan Linate  •  4 h 48 min

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

$73 - $270

Fly London City to Florence  •  4 h 44 min

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

$100 - $348

Fly London Heathrow to Bologna  •  4 h 47 min

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

$99 - $313

Fly London Stansted to Bologna  •  5 h 18 min

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

$62 - $331

Train  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  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

$291 - $511

Bus FlixBus  •  26 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Rome N1729

$112 - $191

Bus Eurolines FR  •  31 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Roma

$140 - $250

Train, night train  •  17 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  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

$206 - $476

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Drive from London 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 Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova Fr
  6. Drive from Verona Porta Nuova to Rome

$509 - $607

Drive, car ferry  •  17 h 57 min

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

$281 - $420

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Italy is to fly which costs £40 - £170 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Italy is to fly which costs £75 - £270 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Italy. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at P.le Tiburtino via Paris, Paris and Staz.ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Italy. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Roma Termini via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 20 min.

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The distance between London and Italy is 862 miles.

The best way to get from London to Italy without a car is to train which takes 14 h 20 min and costs £220 - £400.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from London to Italy, including transfers.

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London to Italy bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Italy is to fly which takes 4 h 50 min and costs £45 - £250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £220 - £400 and takes 14 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs £85 - £150 and takes 26 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Italy.
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  • Distance: 862 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between London, England and Italy?

Alitalia, British Airways and four other airlines fly from London to Milan hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London to Rome via Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino Porta Susa in around 14 h 20 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,200
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from London City to Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from London City to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Flights from London Stansted to Bologna via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Bologna via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Train operators
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
$90 - $130
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 Torino Porta Susa to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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 London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
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
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
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
Ferry operators

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

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

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Italy is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 4:39 PM in London and 5:39 PM in Italy.

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

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

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There are 561+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at $51 USD 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 £3 - £4.

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