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There are 11 ways to get from London to Rome 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 Rome  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rome (FCO) LCY - FCO

139€ - 260€

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Rome  •  5h 45m

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

62€ - 430€

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Fly London Heathrow to Rome  •  5h 27m

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

98€ - 310€

Fly London Stansted to Rome Ciampino  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) STN - CIA

101€ - 186€

Train to London Luton, fly to Rome  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Rome (FCO) LTN - FCO

113€ - 611€

Train  •  14h 48m

  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  •  30h 35m

  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

81€ - 100€

Bus via Parma  •  34h 50m

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Parma 410
  3. Take the bus from PARMA - Casello A1 Parma-Parch. Scambiatore Nord-F.ta Bus to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina

92€ - 130€

Train, night train  •  18h 25m

  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 / ...

189€ - 529€

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

379€ - 485€

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

256€ - 371€

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The cheapest way to get from London to Rome is to bus which costs £70 - £90 and takes 30h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Rome is to fly which costs £85 - £280 and takes 5h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Rome station. However, there are services departing from London - Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Rome. 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 48m.

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The distance between London and Rome is 1434 km.

The best way to get from London to Rome without a car is to train which takes 14h 48m and costs £240 - £600.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from London to Rome, including transfers.

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London to Rome bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from London - Victoria Coach Station.

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London 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 to Rome is to fly which takes 5h 33m and costs £120 - £240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £240 - £600 and takes 14h 48m, you could also bus, which costs £70 - £90 and takes 30h 35m.

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Map of how to get from London to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1434.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 33m

What companies run services between London, England and Rome, Italy?

British Airways, Alitalia and five other airlines fly from London Bank DLR to Rome hourly. 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 48m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
260€ - 1500€
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 420€
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 550€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
440€ - 600€
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from London Luton to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from London Luton to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Flights from London Luton to Rome via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 390€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 270€
Flights from London Stansted to Rome Ciampino via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 270€
Flights from London Stansted to Rome Ciampino via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 270€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
310€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 470€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
350€ - 550€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Rome via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
550€ - 800€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
260€ - 410€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Rome via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 19€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
5€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
11€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Single
16€ - 24€
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
Twice daily
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 45m
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 40m
Frequency
Hourly
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
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
65€ - 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
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).

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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
Twice 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 London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Parma
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Eurolines FR
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from PARMA - Casello A1 Parma-Parch. Scambiatore Nord-F.ta Bus to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
Baltour
Ferry operators

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

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

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Rome is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 1:14 PM in London and 2:14 PM in Rome.

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

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British Airways, KLM, Luxair and three other airlines offer flights from London City Airport to Rome Airport.

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