Cheap Flights to Rome 
from Australia

3,000 years of art, architecture and culture is on display in italy's capital 

Rome is one of the finest and oldest cities in the world, with a history that spans over 2500 years.  Explore the Vatican City, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and home to St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.  Discover ancient ruins and monuments that are testaments to Rome's glorious past, such as the Pantheon and the Colosseum, Castle Saint Angelo and many more amazing sites, things to do, see and explore in the 'Eternal City' when you search cheap flights to Rome.

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Cheapest time to fly to Rome

A less crowded and more budget-friendly time to fly to Rome is during March and from April to May as well as September to October.  The most expensive month for flights is December.

Rome Airport (FCO)

Named after Leonardo da Vinci, the airport is 35 kilometres to the west of Rome's city centre and it is the larger of the two airports in Rome. There are four terminals at the airport that are named Terminal 1, 2, 3 and 5, and 6 boarding areas, B, C, D, E, G and H.


The terminal used for your arrival or departure will be determined by the airline you are flying with, however Terminal 3  is the largest terminal and is used by the majority of the airliners. Domestic, Schengen, and non-Schengen flights depart this terminal from over 80 airlines including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Easyjet, Emirates, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.

Three types of train arrive and depart from Rome Fiumicino Airport.  Trenitalia offers them all. There is the popular Leonardo Express train to take you non-stop to and from the city, the Regional FL1 trains, which stop at many stations in Rome, and the high-speed trains, which can take you to and from cities like Rome, Florence, Bologna, Padua and Venice on a daily basis without having to change.


The Leonardo Express Airport train is a dedicated airport train and will take 30 minutes to reach the centre of Rome (Termini Station) and runs every 15 minutes. The cost of this train is around double the cost of competing bus and local train options, making it around 14 Euros.


The FL1 is slower and cheaper at around 8 Euros. It circles around the south of Rome then up through the eastern suburbs. Along the way it will interchange with all the other FL services, the Rome Metro and countless local bus and tram routes. However the FL1 doesn't go into the centre of Rome and into the main train station - Termini Station, but you can connect to another FL1 train which does.

There are 4 airport bus services between Rome Fiumicino Airport and Rome city centre. At Rome Fiumicino the buses start from a small bus station to the west of Terminal 3. You don't need to go outside to get to the bus station as all the terminals are connected.


One of the main options is Terravision Shuttle bus service which offers a fast and non-stop service from Rome Fiumicino international airport to Rome Termini Station from around 5.80 Euros.  The other main option is SITBusShuttle's transfer service, which costs around 6 Euros.  You can hop on the bus to Fiumicino Airport or Fiumicino town.

The airport authorities have set a fixed fare of 48 Euros between Fiumicino Airport and destinations in the city centre of Rome. The taxi fare includes baggage and is for a maximum of four passengers.

There is Uber in Rome and Milan, however Italy only allows Uber Black (and Uber vans) because drivers must have the town car NCC license in order to operate.  Because of this they tend to be a bit more expensive compared to Taxis on average.

Looking for a private transfer option from the airport to your hotel in Rome?    If you want piece of mind when you land then give iFly a call on 1800 156 856 when you've booked your flights online to Rome and we will organise your private transfer for you.

Getting Around Rome

There are a number of ways you can get yourself around Rome to see all the major sites this beautiful and historic city has to offer.  Walking is the best way to see Rome, however if you are limited by time and energy some of the alternative options include the bus, metro or taxi.


The metro is the fastest method of travel in Rome and has three underground metro lines, the A Line (orange), the B Line (blue), and the C Line (green).  A sign with a big red M on it will indicate that it is the entrance to the subway system and runs daily from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm.


For the price of only 1.5 Euro you can ride to most parts of Rome on the bus and tramway. The buses are often crowded and some may make several stops to get to your destination. Your ticket is valid for 100 minutes and you can get on and off as many buses and trams during that time period, all on the same ticket.


Tickets can be purchased in tobacco shops or bus terminals. You must purchase your ticket before you get on the bus because the drivers do not have the machines on the bus that issue tickets. Also, make sure you validate your ticket in the yellow validation machines located on the bus.

Hiring a Car in Rome

Discover Rome and the surrounding areas at your own pace when you hire a car. There is easy pick up and drop off options at the airport or at some destinations in the city.  At iFly we have amazing prices and car options for you to choose, so buckle yourself in with iFly and click here to get a car hire quote.

Don't forget before you fly

If you have an Australian passport you have up to 90 days stay in Rome and other EU countries without a visa.  For visa requirements please check with Italy's Embassy in Australia.


Make sure you're covered and have organised your Travel Insurance before you go.

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