Rome is the perfect place to start an unforgettable Italian vacation. Visit the Colosseum and the Vatican. Push on to Florence or Venice. Tour the Riviera, and sample seafood along the Cinque Terre. Then, explore Naples, Milan and Tuscany. There's so much to do, to see and to taste, and it all begins with direct flights to Rome with this year offering a number of tantalizing routes.
Airports in Rome
Italy's capital city has two major airports. The G.B. Pastine/Ciampino International Airport is a hub for many European airlines and low-cost carriers, but you'll only find non-stop flights to this airport from destinations within Europe. If you're flying in or out of Ciampino, snatch a seat on the right side of the plane to see the Tiber and many of the city's most famous landmarks.
If you're flying from Atlanta, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities, you'll arrive at the Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino International Airport, which is large, modern and has excellent access to trains and public transportation. If you want to save time and eliminate layovers, you can catch a daily non-stop flight to Rome from these U.S. cities.
A non-stop flight to Rome from Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport takes about 10 hours. Delta operates a number of top-rated daily flights. If you're already a frequent flyer, you can earn points on Air France, KLM and Alitalia code-share flights, which are serviced by Delta as well.
Travelers from Boston may enjoy an excellent non-stop service to Rome with Alitalia. The eight-hour flight is operated exclusively by Alitalia although they do have a code-sharing agreement with Delta, Air France and KLM.
There are three non-stop flights a day from O'Hare International Airport operated by American Airlines, United and Alitalia. Each of these carriers offer code-sharing agreements with other airlines: American have partnered with British Airways, Finnair and Iberia. United is partnered with Lufthansa. While Alitalia provides service for Delta, Air France and KLM. The average flight time from Chicago is just over nine and a half hours.
Alitalia operates a daily non-stop flight between LAX and Fiumicino International. Customers can also book code-share flights through Delta, Air France and KLM. The flight from Los Angeles to Rome takes nearly 12 hours.
The flight from Miami to Rome is just under 10 hours. Alitalia provides non-stop service and operates additional direct flights for Delta, Air France and KLM.
If you live in the tri-state area and are traveling to Italy, Newark Liberty International Airport is an excellent starting point. The duration for flights to Rome is just eight hours 40 minutes, and prices are generally competitive. Newark is one of the top three hubs for United. The carrier operates its own non-stop flights and provides code-share service for Lufthansa.
Local travelers who don't want to fly out of Newark can book non-stop flights that leave from JFK International. Delta and Alitalia are two of the largest carriers providing direct flights to Rome in partnership with Air France and KLM. American Airlines provides the same service, which can also be booked through Finnair, British Airways and Iberia.
If you're looking for good deals on direct flights to Rome, you might be able to find lower fares during the off-season. Rates are generally low in February and midwinter. If you're traveling in the summer and don't mind heat and humidity, you can book a cheap flight in August.
Remember to check out our Rome tours to get a taste of what's in store once you've arrived.