Cheap flights to Rome

When in Rome, make like the Romans – and that means flicking a few coins in the Trevi Fountain and making a wish, chowing down on a succulent locally made pizza and hanging out in the Panthenon – and there is nothing too arduous about any of that. Travelling to Rome is a feast for the senses with the ancient city offering up a vast array of experiences that spans its historical past to present day in a thriving metropolis. Your travel album of Rome will most likely include pictures of the Colesseum, both inside and out, millions of selfies in the pretty Vatican city, Instagram-ing the carbohydrate-rich food you’ve found through the streets of Trastevere, and some necessary Facebook posts about people watching you’ve done in any of the hundreds of churches you’ve visited or while finding some treasures at the Campo dei Fiori Markets. Universal Traveller can find you the cheapest airfares it’s possible to snag and if you’re under 26, a student or teacher, we can get you scaling the Spanish Steps faster with our Student Flights.

Flying from Australia to Rome will have you arriving at Leonardo Da Vinci – Fiumicino International Airport (FCO). Jointly named after the great Italian polymath and the region it is located in, the airport is 35 kilometres southwest of Rome’s city centre. In 1961 it took over as Rome’s major and Italy’s largest airport. Ground transportation into the city centre consists of train, bus and taxis. The Leonardo Express train is the most popular and convenient leaving twice hourly on a 30-minute non-stop journey. The airport is also serviced by 5 bus companies with routes to all major destinations in greater Rome.

Rome Flights

Flight paths to Rome from Australia will require a stopover in either Asia or the Middle East. From Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne, choose from Asian hotspots like Hong Kong, Shanghai or Bangkok. Alternative flight paths can give you an opportunity to explore the dazzling cities of Doha or Dubai in the Middle East. The average total flight time for these routes is approximately 21 hours. Perth to Rome with a connecting flight through Doha has a flight time of a whisker over 17 hours. Departure from other capital cities will best be served with a dirt-cheap domestic flight organised by your Universal Traveller consultant. Arrive happy and healthy with top airlines providing a range of meals and drinks for the flight as well as in-flight entertainment. For more information on different airlines and specific services, please check our airline guide.

Airlines that fly to Rome

Major airlines that fly from Australia to Rome:

Rome Holiday Packages

If you want to find out where to stay along the cobblestoned and usually car-free streets of Trastevere or check out if everything they say about the Cappuchin Crypt is true, Universal Traveller can help you to put together the perfect Rome holiday package – thanks to our experienced travel consultants.

About Rome

The capital of Italy and home to more than 4 million locals, Rome has a history spanning back more than 2,500 years – and there are no shortage of historic sites for you to see to help you to learn all about it. Your trip to Rome will be so jam-packed with adventure that it truly will be all about making every hour count, with more beauty and grandeur than you could ever have imagined. It's a city that is really best explored by foot with a pair of comfortable shoes as your companion. Take as much time as you can during your travels to Rome, as it really does take more than a day to make the most of the Galleria Borghese, San Luigi dei Francesci, Giorgio de Chirico House-Museum or the Via del Governo Vecchio – so strap your sneakers on and hoist your backpack to unravel the richness of Rome during your stay.

Once will never be enough, and if you toss a coin in the Trevi, it's almost a certainly that you will return to Rome time and time again to unlock the secrets of this fine city. Learn more about where we think you should stop off during your travels here. Universal Traveller travel consultants can offer you the best advice possible on the latest deals and info about flights, accommodation and tours.

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