Cheap Flights to Rome

Cheap flights to Rome

Cheap flights to Rome can be harder to come by than those to other less sought-after destinations, yet we’ll show you exactly how to find those elusive bargain fares so that you can lap up la dolce vita without spending too much.

How to find the best flight deals to Rome

There are a number of ways to find a cheap airfare to Rome.

The first of these is to do with seasonality. The main tourist season in Rome runs from June to August, but Easter is also a popular time when flight prices will rise.

You'll find the cheapest flights available between November and March, where you’ll avoid the bustle but may also hit the heavens as they open.

Rome has two airports and often flights are significantly cheaper to one rather than the other. Check if there is an alternative flight that goes to Fiumicino Airport rather than Ciampino Airport, or vice versa.

If you can be flexible on the dates you can fly then it’s easy to check when the cheapest flights to Rome are. By using our ‘Show Flexible Dates’ feature – which can be found just above where your flight options are returned from a search – you can browse the cheapest flight available on each day for both your onward and return flight.

    In terms of carriers offering cheap flights you have a choice of:

    • British Airways
    • Alitalia
    • Norwegian
    • Vueling
    • easyJet
    • Alitalia
    • Ryanair
    • Jet2

    Rome’s airports

    Rome’s two international airports are Fiumicino Airport – which is often known as Leonardo da Vinci – and Ciampino Airport. Both of these can be reached by direct services from the UK. Fiumicino airport is located 19 miles southwest of Rome. Ciampino is roughly half the distance from the centre of Rome, but it is far less conveniently served by public transport. Having said that, a taxi fare from Ciampino will be significantly less than a cab hire from Fiumicino.

    Car hire in Rome is available at both airports – and it’s an easy drive from either starting point.

    How to get around in Rome

    Rome is well-served by public transport, but it’s probably the buses that you’ll find most useful. Buses run 24 hours a day and cover every conceivable attraction.

    Your bus and Metro tickets are interchangeable – and last for a specified duration. To save money, if you are intending to use a lot of public transport, it is worth purchasing a BIG full-day ticket for unlimited travel.

    What to see and do in Rome

    Rome is a city filled with iconic sights. There’s the Vatican, Michelangelo’s David, the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, the Forum, St Peter’s, the Pantheon and many, many more.

    Yet, sometimes it’s the unexpected pleasures of Rome that can resonate louder with visitors. So, here are a few of Rome’s hidden pleasures that you may wish to consider.

    Jump off the Metro at Piramide and a host of unexplored sights await. First, there’s Centrale Montemartini – a sculpture museum in a power plant – that makes for atmospheric viewing. Second, you’ll take in Rome’s Pyramid, built on request by Gaius Cestius, to prevent his wife dancing on his grave, as she threatened to do. Finally, the resting place of Keats and Shelley can be found in the adjacent Protestant Cemetery.

    For those with a taste for the morbidly bizarre, you can find the crypts of Santa Maria della Concezione. These are intricately decorated with the bones of over 4,000 friars, and include an entire crypt of pelvises. The church is situated on Via Venetto, and the nearest transport link is the Barberini-Fontana di Trevi station, which is on Line A of the Rome Metro. As you may guess from the station’s name, the popular Trevi Fountain is only a short walk away.

    Of course, the weight of history can bear down on you in Rome – if you are looking for something a little more modern then why not head out to see the art of the 21st century at MAXXI (the National Museum of the 21st century Arts)? Featuring pieces from both local and internationally recognized artists, the museum is as cool as its architecture. To get here hop on bus 53, 168, 280 or 910.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my flight to Rome?
For more information about updating your flight to Rome or cancelling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Rome that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Rome, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Rome now?
Make your flight to Rome straightforward and simple by first stopping off at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This is the fastest way to stay informed about current travel restrictions, including quarantine requirements and the latest official health info.
What is the name of Rome's airport?
Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci Intl. Airport (FCO) is the most well-known airport in Rome. There are several other airports in the region, so make sure you choose the correct one when booking.
How far is FCO from central Rome?
Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci Intl. Airport (FCO) is 23 kilometers from central Rome, so expect a bit of a commute into the centre.
What airport is best to fly into Rome?
There are two major airports that connect travellers with Rome. FCO is about 23 kilometers from the central area, while CIA is approximately 14 kilometers away. After you check out prices and book a place to stay, you’ll better know which one to head to.
How many airlines fly to Rome?
Rome is serviced by 70 airlines from at least 174 airports across the globe.
Which airlines fly to Rome?
British Airways and ITA Airways operate the majority of flights to Rome. One of the most popular ways to get there is with a British Airways flight from London.
How many nonstop flights are there to Rome?
Planning an amazing Rome escape is simple when there are 2,225 direct flights each week to pick from.
Where are the most popular flights to Rome departing from?
Flights to Rome from London, Catania and Milan airports are the most popular.
How long is the flight to Rome Airport?
If it’s London you’re leaving behind, you’ll be in the air for around 2 hours and 28 minutes before you touchdown in Rome. Airport to airport from Catania generally takes 1 hour and 23 minutes and from Milan, it’s 1 hour and 12 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Rome?
Don’t leave locking in your flight to Rome until the last moment. That’s one move savvy travellers use to get the best deals. Booking in advance means more options and cheaper flights. Another terrific way to score a bargain is to compare all options. If where you’re headed has multiple airports, be sure to look into the cost of flying into a less busy terminal. Last but not least, be prepared to secure your seat quickly if you stumble on a great price. It might not stick around for long! With a bit of knowledge and some good fortune, the perfect fare will be yours.
How to survive the flight to Rome?
Wherever you’re jetting in from, flying can be an enjoyable experience if you’re well organised. Check out these handy hints that will get your Rome holiday started on the right foot.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • First things first, pack in your passport, important documents, cash and medications. Next, you’ll want some entertainment to while away the hours. A juicy book and a tablet filled with your favourite shows are always good options. If you plan to take a quick nap, a neck pillow and some earplugs will also be useful. Finally, leave space for a toothbrush and some deodorant to ensure you hop off the plane looking and feeling fresh.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Double-check that you don’t have a Swiss Army knife lurking in your carry-on luggage. Other restricted items include explosive or flammable products, like aerosols and matches, and liquids and gels in containers with a volume of more than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).

What to wear on a flight:

  • The answer to a comfortable flight is as simple as the clothes you wear. Prepare yourself for varying temperatures by bringing layers. This will keep you nice and warm if the cabin gets chilly. Shoes like sandals and heels are best left in your suitcase. Even though they may be your favourites, opt for flat, closed-toed footwear like slip-ons. Your feet will thank you for it.
  • The result of lengthy periods of inactivity, DVT (deep vein thrombosis) is a condition that can affect some passengers during long-haul flights. But the great news is there are numerous ways to reduce your risk of developing it. Keep your fluids up, wander through the cabin as often as you can and wear compression tights or socks.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Rome?
Being prepared before you arrive at the airport will make your getaway to Rome easy and painless. We’ve compiled some handy hints for a stress-free journey through security:

  • Keep your travel documents and ID someplace easily accessible. They’re the first items you’ll be asked for by security.
  • Your coat, belt, keys and other items in your pocket, like your headphones, will need to go on a tray through the X-ray machine. Make the whole process easier by removing them as it gets closer to your turn.
  • All your electronic gadgets, including your phone and tablet, will also need to be scanned separately.
  • Any gels or liquids, such as lip balm or cologne, that you want to take on board must be no greater than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters). Also, they all must fit inside a quart-size (one litre), zip-lock bag.
  • There’s a good chance you’ll need to take your shoes off for scanning, so wearing slip-on sneakers is always a clever idea.
  • Take all prohibited items out of your carry-on bag. If you have any sharp objects like a pocket knife or tools, put them in your checked luggage. They won’t be allowed on board.

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