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There are 11 ways to get from Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by plane, train, subway, bus, bus and ferry, 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 2m

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

£42 - £128

Cheapest option

Fly Rome to London Luton, bus  •  7h 2m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to London Luton (LTN) FCO - LTN
  2. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3

£27 - £125

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Fly Rome to London City, train  •  6h 16m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to London City (LCY) FCO - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Paddington Train Station to London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station

£84 - £311

Fly Rome to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 29m

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

£45 - £179

Subway to Rome Ciampino, fly to London Stansted, subway, train  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the subway from Cipro to Anagnina
  2. Fly from Rome Ciampino (CIA) to London Stansted (STN) CIA - STN
  3. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
  4. Take the train from London Paddington Train Station to London Heathrow Airport T2 & 3 Train Station

£31 - £112

Train  •  18h 27m

  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

£299 - £701

Train, bus  •  27h 17m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Oulx-Cesana-Clav.-S. Fr
  2. Take the bus from Oulx to Paris
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station

£93 - £231

Bus, bus and ferry  •  31h 20m

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

£76 - £101

Train, bus and ferry  •  35h 44m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Bolzano Bozen Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Salzburg Hbf Rjx
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Salzburg to London

£105 - £259

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 55m

  1. Drive from Vatican City to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

£320 - £406

Drive, car ferry  •  18h 59m

  1. Drive from Vatican City to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

£208 - £302

Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by subway and train

The journey time between Vatican City and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is around 35h 1m and covers a distance of around 1210 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 35h 1m. Operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità, Trenitalia Frecce, TGV inOui and others, the Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) service departs from Cipro and arrives in Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 station. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
35h 1m
Fastest journey time:
35h 1m
Journey distance:
1210 miles
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
£299
Carbon emissions:
101 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:53
Last service departs at:
10:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) subway and train schedules

Subway 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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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to subway and fly and train which costs €35 - €140 and takes 7h 34m.

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The fastest way to get from Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to fly which takes 5h 2m and costs €45 - €150.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). However, there are services departing from Atrio dei Quattro Cancelli and arriving at Heathrow Airport London T2,3 via Rome Tiburtina Bus station, Paris, Lille and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) station. However, there are services departing from Cipro and arriving at Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 station via Roma Termini, Torino Porta Susa, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Marne La Vallee Chessy and King's Cross St. Pancras station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 27m.

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The distance between Vatican City and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 903 miles.

The best way to get from Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) without a car is to train which takes 18h 27m and costs €340 - €850.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), including transfers.

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Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to fly which takes 5h 2m and costs €45 - €150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €340 - €850 and takes 18h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
Launch map view
  • Distance: 903.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 2m

What companies run services between Vatican City, Vatican and London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England?

British Airways, Alitalia and six other airlines fly from Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) via Termini, Roma Termini, Torino Porta Susa, Chambery Challes Les Eaux, Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux, Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV, Marne La Vallee Chessy, London St Pancras Eurostar, and King's Cross St. Pancras station in around 18h 27m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£7 - £65
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£7 - £65
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£7 - £65
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£7 - £65
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Warsaw Modlin
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£7 - £65
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£7 - £65
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£7 - £65
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£7 - £65
Flights from Rome Ciampino to London Stansted via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£7 - £65
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Rome to London City
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £800
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£23 - £120
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£23 - £120
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£23 - £120
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £290
Flights from Rome to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £290
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £190
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £290
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to London Gatwick via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £160
Flights from Rome to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£16 - £110
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Rome to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £320
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Rome to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£240 - £1,400
Train operators
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£6 - £11
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £15
Off-Peak Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£9 - £14
ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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 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
Train from Roma Termini to Oulx-Cesana-Clav.-S.
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£45 - £140
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
£45 - £65
Base Standard
£75 - £110
Base Premium
£95 - £140
Train from Roma Termini to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
£35 - £50
Base Standard
£65 - £90
Base Premium
£75 - £110
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
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)
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 Bolzano
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£28 - £80
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
£30 - £45
Smart Low Cost
£28 - £40
Smart Flex
£55 - £80
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Railjet
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Oulx to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Paris
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Lille
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £14
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
Blablabus
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 Salzburg to London
Ave. Duration
22h 28m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators

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Vatican City to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at London station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 1h behind Vatican City. It is currently 5:12 AM in Vatican City and 4:12 AM in London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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