Flights to Rome

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Student flights from the UK to Rome

Of all the places on your bucket list, if you haven’t been to Rome yet, now is a great time to start planning a trip to the Eternal City. Rome has been captivating the hearts of travellers for centuries, and with iconic sights, delicious food and centuries of art and culture to explore, there’s no doubt it will leave an impression on you as well! In Rome, you can experience the heart of Italy and explore places like the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Vatican City and more.

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What are the main Rome airports, and how do I get from them to central Rome?

Rome has two primary airports, Rome Fiumicino (FCO) and Ciampino (CIA). While Fiumicino has more international flights, Ciampino is a great option for intra-Europe weekend trips. Both are reasonably close to the city (about 30 minutes by train).

Fiumicino / FCO : Sometimes known as the Leonardo Da Vinci airport, this is Rome’s primary international airport. It offers a lot of flights as well as direct train options into the city center. Hop on the Leonardo Express train to travel directly into Termini (the main train station) in about 30 minutes. Tickets are €14 and you can purchase them from any Trenitalia kiosk upon arrival.

Ciampino / CIA: Rome’s Ciampino airport is smaller, but offers lots of intra-Europe connections and cheap flights into Rome. Once you arrive, you can take a local train or bus to the city center for just a few dollars. Although there’s no direct express option, you should find it pretty easy to navigate. You can also take a taxi—the flat rate from the airport is €30.

How to fly from the UK to Rome

Getting from the UK to Rome is pretty easy—with relatively short flights and lots of options, it’s easy to hop over for a weekend, a summer holiday or an entire term. The easiest way to get to Rome is to fly out of London, but there’s plenty of options for other airports too.

Some of the most popular airlines for flights from the UK to Rome include Alitalia, British Airways, Ryanair and Easyjet, although there’s options on other carriers too if you prefer!

Cheap flights to Rome
from London / LON

Average flight duration

2.5 hrs nonstop

Number of daily flights

About 49 per day

Cheap flights to Rome
from Edinburgh / EDI

Average flight duration

3 hr, 10 min

Number of daily flights

About 5 weekly (nonstop).

Cheap flights to Rome
from Manchester / MAN

Average flight duration

2 hr, 45 min

Number of daily flights

About 2 per day (nonstop)

When is the best time to fly to Rome?

Rome is a magical city and thankfully is quite nice to visit just about any time of year! While the winters can be cold, they’re not unbearable and it’s generally not too snowy or wet. If you want to save some money and avoid crowds, winter can be a great time to see a quieter side of Rome. Otherwise, late spring and early fall are the best times to visit Rome. Summer months (June through August) bring hotter, stickier days (which, truly are only reasons to eat even more gelato) and many more crowds.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Rome?

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Why do British students love visiting Rome?

Rome is one of the most popular places for student travellers or for studying abroad, and for good reason! The city itself is full of art, history and culture, so there’s no need to stay cooped up inside a classroom to learn a lot. Many British students fall in love with Italy’s relaxed culture and amazing history and art.

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Rome universities and campuses

Rome is home to a number of universities, both historic and modern. Whether you’re thinking of studying in Italy for just one term or for your entire degree, there’s going to be options for you! Check in with your home uni to see if there are already programs and schools that you can easily transfer to. Or check into what universities offer full degrees for international students and start dreaming of your life at an Italian university!

rome lifestyle and culture

Rome lifestyle and culture

Rome’s lifestyle and culture is full of much of what makes Italy so captivating—delicious food (and coffee!), welcoming people and centuries of art and history. You’ll quickly find yourself settling into routines of grabbing cappuccinos from tiny cafes, wandering through narrow cobblestone streets, enjoying long dinners outside with friends or classmates and soaking up all the ancient history around you. Italians tend to enjoy a slower pace of life, so there’ll be plenty of time for morning coffees, evening walks, afternoons at museums and more!

visit rome on a student budget

Exploring Rome on a student budget

It’s pretty easy to explore Rome on a student budget, thankfully! Although some of the main sights to see might be a bit pricey (the Colosseum, for example), many others are completely free or offer student discounts. Some of our favorite free spots include the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish steps and the Villa Borghese gardens. Save money by staying at an airbnb or hostel outside of the city—the extensive (and cheap!) train system will allow you to get around with no problems. Food can be quite cheap too—pick up sandwiches, pizza, pasta and more from smaller cafes outside of the “touristy” areas and you’ll save a lot.

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