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.
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.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Rome?
Prices based on bookings made 31-60 days prior to departure.
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’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!
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.