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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.

The most convenient route to Rome is by air to Rome–Fiumicino International Airport 'Leonardo da Vinci' (FCO), located about 35km (22mi) south-west of central Rome.


Flight times to Rome

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Rome–Fiumicino International Airport 'Leonardo da Vinci' (FCO), Rome.

Within Italy: Alitalia offers the most convenient daily flights to Rome.

Bologna to Rome is 1 hr, direct flight
Milan to Rome is 1 hr 5 min, direct flight
Venice to Rome is 1 hr 5 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: British Airways and Alitalia offer the most convenient flights to Rome.

London to Rome is 2 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Manchester to Rome is 2 hrs 55 min, direct flight


From Ireland: Aer Lingus offers the most convenient daily flights to Rome.

Dublin to Rome is 3 hrs 10 min, direct flight


From France: Air France and Alitalia offer the most convenient flights to Rome.

Paris to Rome is 2 hrs, direct flight


From Germany: Eurowings, Alitalia, easyJet and Lufthansa offer the most convenient flights to Rome.

Berlin to Rome is 2 hrs 10 min, direct flight
Dusseldorf to Rome is 2 hrs 10 min, direct flight
Frankfurt to Rome is 1 hr 30 min, direct flight
Hamburg to Rome is 2 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Munich to Rome is 2 hrs 45 min, direct flight


From United States: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Alitalia offer the most convenient daily flights to Rome.

Atlanta to Rome is 9 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Boston to Rome is 7 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Chicago to Rome is 9 hrs 5 min, direct flight
Dallas-Fort Worth to Rome is 10 hrs 25 min, direct flight
New York to Rome is 8 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Rome is 11 hrs 50 min, direct flight

San Francisco to Rome is 14 hrs, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Alitalia and Air Transit offer the most convenient daily flights to Rome.

Toronto to Rome is 8 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Montreal to Rome is 8 hrs, direct flight

Vancouver to Rome is 12 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Emirates, Etihad, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways and Scoot Tigerair offer the most convenient two stop scheduled flights.

Adelaide to Rome is 22 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Rome is 21 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Rome is 22 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Rome is 21 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Rome is 19 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Emirates, Etihad, Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways offer the most convenient two stop scheduled flights to Rome.

Auckland to Rome is 26 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines and Emirates offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Rome.

Singapore to Rome is 12 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Rome–Fiumicino International Airport 'Leonardo da Vinci' (FCO) is located about 35km (22mi) south-west of central Rome.

The Leonardo Express train service is the quickest way to get into central Rome, taking just 30 minutes to get to Termini Station, with a train every 15 minutes.

The airport is served by the six-lane Autostrada A91 motorway as well as numerous buses and taxis.


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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Latest update: How to get to Rome: 11 October, 2019


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