How to get to Rome

Rome is located on the Tiber River in the central-western region of Italy, and is easily accessible by air and rail from locations in Italy and all the capital cities of Europe.


Roman Forum, Rome

The Roman Forum – Image courtesy of reidsitaly.com

Getting to Rome

The most convenient route is by air to Rome. Alternatively, Rome is well serviced by trains from locations in Italy and all the major capital cities of Europe.

From Australia: The most convenient 1-stop flights to Rome are on Singapore Airlines via Singapore, on Malaysian Airlines via Kuala Lumpur, on Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong and on Emirates via Dubai.

From New Zealand: The most convenient 1-stop flights to Rome are on Singapore Airlines via Singapore, Malaysian Airlines via Kuala Lumpur and Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong.

From the UK: British Airways and Alitalia offer direct flights daily from London Heathrow, with connecting flights from major airports in the UK.

From the USA: Alitalia, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines offer direct flights to Rome from New York Kennedy Airport. There are also direct flights from La Guardia and Newark airports. Alitalia offers direct flights from Los Angeles.

Flight time to Rome

From Brisbane to Rome is 24 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
From Sydney to Rome is 21 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
From Melbourne to Rome is 22 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
From Perth to Rome is 19 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ

From Auckland to Rome is 27 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
From London to Rome is 5 hrs 36 min, direct flight
From New York to Rome is 8 hrs 20 min, direct flight
From Los Angeles to Rome is 11 hrs 50 min, direct flight
(ˆIncludes layover time.)

Flying in

Leonardo da Vinci Airport is located 30km south-west of central Rome. An express train service is the quickest way to get to central Rome.

Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.

Getting around Rome

Best on foot. Bicycles and cars are available for hire. The Metro offers a convenient and fast way to get around the city, and while public buses are slower you do get to see more along the way.

Taxis are best arranged through your hotel; they are notoriously difficult to flag-down on the street.

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