Getting to Rome from the UK

Well, the first step to becoming a Roman is to actually go there. Here, I'll explain how to get to Rome from the UK by plane.

Rome has two airports - Leonardo da Vinci, the main airport commonly referred to as 'Fiumicino', is 30km (~18 miles) out to the southwest of Rome. While Ciampino, a smaller airport, is 15km (~9 miles) southeast of the city.

Fiumicino airport:

Airlines flying from the UK to Fiumicino include: British Airways, Alitalia and EasyJet. They fly from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, London City, London Luton, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

Fiumicino to Rome

To get to Rome, the Leonardo Express train can be taken to Stazione Termini (the main train station in Rome) and costs around 10 euro. It arrives at and leaves from platform 27 at Stazione Termini and takes about 30 minutes. If you prefer to drive, Fiumicino is connected to Rome by an autostrada. Follow the signs for Rome out of the complex and exit from the autostrada at EUR, following the target sign for the centre. From there, Via Cristoforo Colombo will take you directly into the centre.

Ciampino airport:

Ciampino is the airport I know best, as this is the one I use from Stansted. Ciampino can be reached from London Stansted (with Ryanair), London Gatwick (with Easyjet), Bristol (Easyjet), Glasgow Prestwick (Ryanair), Liverpool (Ryanair), Edinburgh (Ryanair) and Nottingham East Midlands (Ryanair) among others.

Ciampino to Rome

Stazione Termini in Rome can be reached by Terravision bus for 8 euro return (children under four go free). The journey takes 40 minutes. See the Terravision website for more information and to reserve tickets (they might be more expensive if you just turn up). Cars can be rented from Hertz, who have a deal with Ryanair and are found in the terminal.

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