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There are 10 ways to get from Rome to London by plane, train, bus, 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 Rome to London Heathrow  •  5h 29m

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

Cheapest option

Fly Rome to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 46m

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

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Fly Rome to London City  •  7h 9m

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

Fly Rome Ciampino to London Stansted  •  6h 23m

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

Train to Florence, fly to London City  •  6h 37m

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

Train  •  14h 58m

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

Bus  •  29h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Paris N1503 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to London Victoria Coach Station 700 / ...

Bus via Frankfurt am Main  •  36h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Frankfurt N77
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt to London Victoria Coach Station N815

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 39m

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

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 19m

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

Rome to London by train

14 Weekly Trains
14h 58m Average Duration
£178 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to London is to fly which costs €45 - €210 and takes 6h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to London is to fly which costs €75 - €300 and takes 5h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome station to London station. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arriving at London Victoria Coach Station via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to London. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at London St Pancras Intl via Milano Centrale, Gare de Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 58m.

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The distance between Rome and London is 896 miles.

The best way to get from Rome to London without a car is to train which takes 14h 58m and costs €200 - €600.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Rome to London, including transfers.

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Rome to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome to London train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to London is to fly which takes 5h 29m and costs €75 - €300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €200 - €600 and takes 14h 58m, you could also bus, which costs €80 - €110 and takes 29h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to London.
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  • Distance: 896.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 29m

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

British Airways, Alitalia and seven other airlines fly from Rome to London Paddington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to London King's Cross via Milano Centrale, Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Gare du Nord, and Paris Nord in around 14h 58m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £170
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£25 - £170
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Hahn
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£25 - £170
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £170
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£25 - £170
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £650
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £270
Flights from Florence to London City
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £330
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £430
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £430
Flights from Rome to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £650
Flights from Florence to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£210 - £750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £270
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £270
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £310
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£60 - £310
Flights from Rome to London City via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Rome to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £650
Flights from Florence to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rome to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£90 - £440
Flights from Florence to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £600
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£65 - £420
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £220
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Rome to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Rome to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£240 - £1,000
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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£18 - £65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
£18 - £25
Base Standard
£35 - £50
Base Premium
£40 - £65
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
£35 - £50
Base Standard
£60 - £85
Base Premium
£70 - £110
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 Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
£18 - £26
Smart Low Cost
£16 - £23
Smart Flex
£30 - £50
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £80
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
£29 - £40
Smart Low Cost
£27 - £40
Smart Flex
£55 - £80
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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
£27 - £30
Train from Milano Centrale to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£50 - £100
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
£85 - £100
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Roma Termini to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
£14 - £20
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Paris
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£50 - £65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £140
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£84
Standard Car - Premium
£134

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Rome to London bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London is 1h behind Rome. It is currently 8:15 AM in Rome and 7:15 AM in London.

Rome to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Intl station.

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