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There are 13 ways to get from Rome to Waterloo Station by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, 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 Rome to London City  •  5h 31m

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

£69 - £588

Cheapest option

Fly Rome Ciampino to London Stansted  •  6h 33m

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

£37 - £237

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Fly Rome to London Heathrow  •  5h 46m

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

£47 - £178

Fly Rome to London Gatwick  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to London Gatwick (LGW) FCO - LGW

£38 - £226

Fly Rome to London Luton, train  •  8h 2m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to London Luton (LTN) FCO - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to West Hampstead Thameslink

£44 - £166

Train to Florence, fly to London City  •  6h 35m

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

£64 - £301

Train  •  16h 54m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Tgv
  3. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV Tgv
  4. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£300 - £690

Train, bus via Roissy-en-France  •  21h 10m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to London - Victoria Coach Station

£153 - £281

Train, bus  •  22h 20m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station

£149 - £272

Bus, bus and ferry  •  29h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Lille 800 / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London

£75 - £95

Night train, bus and ferry  •  34h 55m

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

£112 - £151

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 27m

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

£316 - £398

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 17m

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

£250 - £398

Italy → United Kingdom
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International entry into United Kingdom from Italy

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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 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 applies to arrivals from Italy
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 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: Australia, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, New Zealand, Saint Helena, Singapore and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • 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 Australia, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand, Saint Helena, Singapore and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
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Rules to follow in United Kingdom

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Considerations leaving from Italy

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

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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 mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Waterloo Station is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Waterloo Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Waterloo Station is 2 metres.

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.

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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Waterloo Station is to fly which costs 40€ - 280€ and takes 6h 33m.

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The fastest way to get from Rome to Waterloo Station is to fly. Taking this option will cost 80€ - 700€ and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome station to Waterloo Station station. However, there are services departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station and arriving at Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd via Paris, Lille and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Waterloo Station station. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Embankment station via Torino Porta Susa, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Marne La Vallee Chessy and King's Cross St. Pancras station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 54m.

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The distance between Rome and Waterloo Station is 896 miles.

The best way to get from Rome to Waterloo Station without a car is to train which takes 16h 54m and costs 340€ - 850€.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Rome to Waterloo Station, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rome to Waterloo Station is to fly which takes 5h 31m and costs 80€ - 700€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 340€ - 850€ and takes 16h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Waterloo Station.
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  • Distance: 895.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 31m

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

British Airways, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Rome to Waterloo Station every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Waterloo Station via Torino Porta Susa, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV, Marne La Vallee Chessy, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and Embankment station in around 16h 54m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rome to London City
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £280
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Flights from Florence to London City
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £130
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to London City via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £160
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £180
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Rome to London Luton via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Flights from Rome to London Luton via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Flights from Rome to London Luton via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£23 - £230
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£23 - £230
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£23 - £230
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£23 - £230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£16 - £120
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £120
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £120
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rome to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£90 - £260
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £280
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £280
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to London Luton via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from Rome to London Luton via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£21 - £110
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Rome to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£160 - £800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £280
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Rome to London Luton via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
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 - £100
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 - £26
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 Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£35 - £45
1st Class
£35 - £45
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£90 - £130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£90 - £110
1st Class
£100 - £130
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 Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£120 - £220
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
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
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 Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £12
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).

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
Bus from Paris to Lille
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Lille to London
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£7 - £11
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from München to London
Ave. Duration
20h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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

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Rome to Waterloo Station bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at London station.

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Waterloo Station is 1h behind Rome. It is currently 3:40 AM in Rome and 2:40 AM in Waterloo Station.

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

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

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There are 3888+ hotels available in Waterloo Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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