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Cheap Flights to Rome

Looking for cheap flights to Rome? At Aunt Betty, we let you search for the destinations, dates and times that suit you most. Our search engine hosts the lowest fares to Rome and beyond.Getting to Rome from one of Australia’s capital cities requires little more than one stop. With one-stop service from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, Australians can fly through Asia or the Middle East and arrive in the Italian capital in less than 20 hours. On your way to or from Rome, enjoy an extended layover in such popular destinations as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Hong Kong or Singapore. Go to our "Airlines flying to Rome" section for details on airline and stopover options when purchasing a one-way or return airfare to Rome. 

Airlines flying to Rome

Check out these airlines and their exciting stop-over destinations when searching for flights to Rome. With numerous layover possibilities, you can choose from over a dozen airlines between Australia and Rome.

Airlines with daily one-stop service from Australia to Rome:

  • Qantas – Qantas flies daily from Melbourne and Sydney to Dubai, with connections to Rome on partner airline Emirates
  • Virgin Australia – Virgin Australia offers several weekly services to Abu Dhabi, with connections to Rome on partner airline Etihad
  • Air China (via Beijing)
  • Air India (via Delhi)
  • Asiana (via Seoul)
  • Cathay Pacific* (via Hong Kong)
  • China Airlines (via Taipei)
  • China Eastern* (via Shanghai)
  • China Southern* (via Guangzhou)
  • Emirates* (via Dubai)
  • Etihad^ (via Abu Dhabi)
  • Hainan Airlines (via Xi’an)
  • Korean Air (via Seoul)
  • Qatar (via Dohan)
  • Singapore Airlines^ (via Singapore)
  • Thai Airways (via Bangkok)

Take the scenic route! With just two stops, these airlines can take you from Australia to Rome:

  • Air Canada (via Vancouver and Montreal or Toronto)
  • American Airlines* (via Dallas or Los Angeles and Chicago or New York)
  • British Airways* (via Singapore and London)
  • Delta Air Lines^ (via Los Angeles and Atlanta or New York)
  • United Airlines (via Los Angeles or San Francisco and Chicago (summer only), Newark or Washington (summer only))

*Codeshare partner with Qantas
^Codeshare partner with Virgin Australia

Peak and off season: When to get the best deal

When looking for the cheapest fare, its best to know when to go. Summer is undoubtedly the busiest time to visit. The weather is warm and dry, and families and students are taking advantage of the summer school holidays. Finding the lowest fares to Rome in summer requires either booking as far in advance as possible, or extending your search to airlines and routings that include a stop or two.

Generally, the best time to find cheap airfares to Rome is during autumn and winter, outside of public holidays. Midweek travel can reduce Rome airfares even further. Visit our section "Airlines flying to Rome" for all the possible routings. Several low fare airlines fly into Rome’s Fiumicino Airport from various European destinations. These low fare options can lower the cost of a Rome ticket even further. 

Getting to and leaving the airport

The airport is located about 35km west of the city and can be accessed by the Autostrada Roma A91 Motorway. The Trenitalia train service (Leonardo Express) travels between the airport and city every 30 minutes with travel time taking about half-an-hour. High Speed Trenitalia trains also connect Rome Fiumicino with Florence, Bologna and Venice.

Other transport options include Taxis or car rental. Nine car rental companies have offices at Rome Airport. Car rental offices can be reached via the pedestrian tunnels leading to the Comfort Parking structure. Signage in the Arrivals area will direct passengers in the right direction.

An overview and map of Rome Fiumicino can be found on the airport’s webpage. 

Rome Airport Facilities & Services

Passengers at Rome Airport will find the following features and services.

  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary luggage trolleys
  • Banks, ATMs, Currency Exchange and Post Office
  • Chapel and multi-faith prayer room (Terminal 3)
  • Chemist (Terminal 1 check-in area and Terminal 3 departures level)
  • Shops, Duty Free, restaurants and cafes

Rome as transit or stop-over destination

Rome exudes beauty and style. A city interspersed with ancient ruins, its history is revealed through such iconic landmarks as the Colosseum and Pantheon. Around every corner, the Roman architecture weaves an almost magical spell.

Even if your time in Rome is limited, there are icons that would be a crime to miss. Even a short 24-hour layover can be packed with memorable experiences. 

Getting around on foot, and by bus and train is the best way to navigate the congested, but alluring streets. The vicinity of the Colosseum and Pantheon date back 2,000 years, while the nearby Forum features the ruins of a long held centre of Roman life. The great columns, giant walls and crumbling foundations once made up the city’s vibrant marketplace.

There’s more to see:

  • Enjoy the Baroque beauty of Trevi Fountain
  • Take in the views from the 18th century Spanish Steps
  • Upscale shops on Via Condotti
  • Vatican City and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling
  • Scala Sancta – the Holy Steps climbed by Jesus and Lateran Basilica  

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