To fly to Rome from London takes under 3 hours. It’s the perfect weekend break, with sunshine and wine, legendary food and cultural wonders to discover. As a premier destination, the Italian capital is served by multiple airlines, so Rome flights are cheap if you shop around.
Off season is the time to find budget Rome flights. Most tourists fly to Rome between April and October, with peak visitation between July and September. Romans themselves holiday in August, when some facilities - including restaurants and shops - close. The same applies to mid-winter, though Rome’s glorious sights are there to enjoy all year round.
Most Rome flights terminate at Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport (also known as ‘Fiumicino’, where it’s located), 19 miles south-west of Rome. To the south-east is Ciampino Airport, nine miles outside the city. Both are a 45-minute drive from downtown Rome.
When researching Rome flights, note that Leonardo Da Vinci Airport has the advantage of a direct rail link into the city. Most flights to Rome terminate here but, if you have a choice, note that from Ciampino to Rome requires a half-hour bus ride to Anagnina metro station.
Reaching central Rome takes a further 20 minutes. Taxis are another option, as is self-drive, though Rome’s notoriously congested traffic can be daunting.
Almost all UK airports offer direct Rome flights. So no matter where you live, you can breakfast at home and dine al fresco in a piazza that evening. It’s the perfect escape.
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