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There are 10 ways to get from London to Rome by plane, train, bus and ferry, 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 58m

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

€84 - €361

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Fly London Stansted to Rome Ciampino  •  6h 1m

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

€36 - €250

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Fly London Heathrow to Rome  •  5h 53m

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

€57 - €212

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Rome  •  6h 8m

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

€46 - €181

Fly London City to Florence, train  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Florence (FLR) LCY - FLR
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini

€85 - €633

Train  •  14h 54m

  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

€279 - €649

Bus and ferry, bus  •  29h 5m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 802 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

€84 - €108

Bus and ferry, night train  •  34h 25m

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

€127 - €178

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  •  18h 45m

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

€235 - €350

London to Rome by train

The train journey time between London and Rome is around 25h 4m and covers a distance of around 1887 km. The fastest train normally takes 24h 18m. Operated by Eurostar, Transilien, TGV inOui and others, the London to Rome train service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically 12 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
25h 4m
Fastest train time:
24h 18m
Trains per week:
12
Cheapest price:
€279
Carbon emissions:
99 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:01
Last train departs at:
16:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Rome train schedules

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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rome is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Rome is 1.5 metres.

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: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Rome is to fly which costs £30 - £220 and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Rome is to fly which costs £45 - £190 and takes 5h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Rome station. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Lille and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 5m.

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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 54m.

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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 54m and costs £230 - £600.

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It takes approximately 5h 58m to get from London to Rome, including transfers.

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London to Rome bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London 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 58m and costs £70 - £310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £230 - £600 and takes 14h 54m.

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Map of how to get from London to Rome.
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  • Distance: 1434.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 58m

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

British Airways, Alitalia and three other airlines fly from London Bank DLR to Rome 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 54m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €220
Flights from London City to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €160
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €230
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €230
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€210 - €950
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €340
Flights from London City to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €2200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Rome via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Flights from London City to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Flights from London City to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€170 - €470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €60
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€150 - €400
Train operators
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€50 - €70
Base Standard
€85 - €120
Base Premium
€100 - €150
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€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 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
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
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 Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
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
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 Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
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 Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 9:30 PM in London and 10:30 PM in Rome.

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

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British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM and Alitalia offer flights from London City Airport to Rome Airport.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs £1 - £5.

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