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There are 11 ways to get from Rome to Paddington 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.

Recommended option

Fly Rome to London Heathrow  •  5h 30m

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

£45 - £185

Cheapest option

Fly Rome to London Luton, bus  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to London Luton (LTN) FCO - LTN
  2. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station

£27 - £147

9 alternative options

Fly Rome to London City  •  5h 48m

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

£79 - £298

Fly Rome to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 9m

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

£40 - £166

Fly Rome Ciampino to London Stansted, train  •  6h 31m

  1. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to London Stansted (STN) CIA - STN
  2. Take the train from London Stansted Airport Train Station to London Liverpool Street Train Station

£28 - £79

Train to Florence, fly to London City  •  6h 51m

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

£84 - £521

Train  •  16h 18m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£249 - £564

Bus  •  27h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Paris N521
  2. Take the bus from Paris Gare de Bercy Seine to London Victoria Coach Station London Victoria Coach Station - Paris Gare de Bercy Seine / ...

£73 - £87

Night train, bus  •  35h 39m

  1. Take the night train from Roma Termini to Muenchen Hbf Nj
  2. Take the bus from Munich Central Bus Station to London Victoria Green Line Station London Victoria Green Line Station - Sofia Central Bus Station

£82 - £208

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 46m

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

£320 - £404

Drive, car ferry  •  18h 49m

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

£207 - £301

Rome to Paddington by train and subway

The journey time between Rome and Paddington is around 33h 30m and covers a distance of around 1188 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 32h 52m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, TGV inOui, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Rome to Paddington service departs from Roma Termini and arrives in Paddington. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
33h 30m
Fastest journey time:
32h 52m
Journey distance:
1188 miles
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
£289
Carbon emissions:
100 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:10
Last service departs at:
12:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rome to Paddington train and subway schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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International entry into United Kingdom from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors with the below exceptions

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past 10 days

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Conditions of entry into United Kingdom from Italy

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
This applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, France, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Taiwan and Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Malta, Monaco, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, San Marino, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States and Vatican with the exception of France
  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Iceland, Israel, Malta, Monaco, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, San Marino, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican with the exception of France

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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Regional advice

Regional advice

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering United Kingdom from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Paddington is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Paddington is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Paddington is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from United Kingdom.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Paddington is to fly and train which costs €30 - €95 and takes 6h 31m.

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The fastest way to get from Rome to Paddington is to fly. Taking this option will cost €50 - €220 and takes 5h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome station to Paddington station. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arriving at Paddington Station Eastbourne Terrace via Paris Gare de Bercy Seine, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station and Victoria Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Paddington. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Paddington via Torino Porta Susa, Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV, Marne La Vallee Chessy and King's Cross St. Pancras station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 18m.

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The distance between Rome and Paddington is 898 miles.

The best way to get from Rome to Paddington without a car is to train which takes 16h 18m and costs €290 - €700.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Rome to Paddington, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Paddington is to fly which takes 5h 30m and costs €50 - €220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €290 - €700 and takes 16h 18m, you could also bus, which costs €85 - €110 and takes 27h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Paddington.
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  • Distance: 898.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 30m

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

Alitalia, British Airways and seven other airlines fly from Rome to Paddington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Paddington via Torino Porta Susa, Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV, Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV, Marne La Vallee Chessy, London St Pancras Eurostar, and King's Cross St. Pancras station in around 16h 18m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£8 - £65
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£8 - £65
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£8 - £65
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£8 - £65
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Corfu
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£8 - £65
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£150 - £380
Flights from Rome to London City
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £850
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from Florence to London City
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£23 - £120
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£23 - £120
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£23 - £120
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £300
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £300
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £200
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £290
Flights from Rome to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £180
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £320
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £330
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£150 - £380
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Rome to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £1,400
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£17 - £110
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £410
Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Train from London Stansted Airport Train Station to London Liverpool Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£19 - £20
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
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
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
£18 - £25
Base Standard
£35 - £50
Base Premium
£40 - £65
Train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £130
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
£40 - £60
Base Standard
£70 - £95
Base Premium
£85 - £130
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 - £25
Smart Low Cost
£16 - £23
Smart Flex
£30 - £50
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 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
£27 - £30
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
3h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£14 - £20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
£14 - £20
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 Torino Porta Susa to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£45 - £55
1st Class
£45 - £60
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£60 - £80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£60 - £75
1st Class
£65 - £80
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV to Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£100 - £180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Paris
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Traveleuro
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Paris Gare de Bercy Seine to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£43
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Munich Central Bus Station to London Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £110
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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

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Paddington is 1h behind Rome. It is currently 12:32 AM in Rome and 11:32 PM in Paddington.

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

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British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Aer Lingus and four other airlines offer flights from Rome Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 3885+ hotels available in Paddington. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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