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Flights to Italy in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR8 555Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip fromR5 898From Johannesburg OR Tambo to Italy
One-way fromR136One-way flight from Johannesburg to Italy

Cheapest prices for Italy flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Italy found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R7 142
February
R7 291
March
R7 397
April
R7 712
May
R6 963
June
R7 705
July
R8 174
August
R8 061
September
R7 605
October
R6 958
November
R7 284
December
R7 782
October is currently the cheapest month to fly to Italy. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Italy?

Average Rome flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
JNB - ROM
Price
R6 958 - R11 485
ROM
Temperature
13 - 32 °C
ROM
Rainfall
6 - 49 mm

 

Peak season:

Millions of tourists take cheap flights annually to experience ‘la dolce vita,’ a.k.a. The good life of Italy. High season for Italy’s beach resorts run between June and September, but the cities experience peak season from April through October annually. You’ll have to be prepared to fork out more for flight tickets if you’re aiming at visiting Italy during the peak season, and you’ll also have to bear with the crowds and increased entertainment and accommodation rates.

 

Off season:

Generally speaking, November through March is Italy’s low tourism season. A lot of attractions operate on shorter winter hours during this time, and some beach resorts become deserted, but it can still be a perfect time to find the cheapest flights to Italy. If you’re able to travel to Italy during their winter, try heading Deep South (somewhere like Sicily) where the temperatures remain pleasant year-round.

 

 

When is the best time to book a flight to Italy?

 

Spring and autumn are great shoulder seasons for finding cheap flight deals to Italy. You should be able to find a cheap flight to Italy during the months of April and May or September and October, but starting your search for cheap flights a month in advance will be your best shot at securing the best deal.

 

 

Which day is cheapest to fly to Italy?

The cheapest day to fly to Italy is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Italy?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Italy. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

The fantastic food, the captivating countryside, the excellent wine, and the rich history; Italy features all the great reasons why one would want to travel, and you’re bound to fall in love with it every time you visit the romantic country. From the vineyards of Tuscany to the wonder of Florence, the antiquity found in the streets of Rome to the romantic Venice canals, Italy is irresistible for all of these reasons and so much more. With so much to do and see, it might take a few repeat visits to complete the Italian experience!

 

How long is the flight to Italy?

 

Johannesburg to Rome            13 hours, 25 minutes
Johannesburg to Milan            13 hours

 

 


 

Which airlines operate flights to Italy?

 

International flights from South Africa to Italy are serviced by two major port cities: Rome and Milan. The cheapest flights to Italy are often stopover flights and are operated by airlines such as Etihad Airways, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airlines, and Kiwi Intl Airlines. Italy is a popular holiday destination, which is why there are a lot of carriers offering very competitive packages on flights to and from Italy. Be sure to compare deals based on a few different days and times to help you secure the best deal.

 

 

How to get from the airport to the city center?

 

Rome

Upon your arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport, you’ll have to make your way 26 kilometers towards the city center. One of the cheapest and easiest ways of getting into the heart of town from the airport is via the Leonardo Express train, which departs every 30 minutes from the airport. You may also use one of the metered taxis parked outside of the arrival terminals at the airport.

 

Milan

If you’re arriving in Italy via the Milan Malpensa Airport and need to get to the city center, you’re going to have to travel 49 kilometers to reach downtown Milan. The Malpensa Express train departs from the airport every 30 minutes and will get you to the city within half-an-hour. Alternatively, you can also make use of one of the private cabs found outside of the arrival terminals.

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Cheap flights to Italy in June, July 2021

The best prices found for FCO flights for June, July
17 Jul - 24 Jul
R6 062pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
FCO
Rome Fiumicino
FCO
Rome Fiumicino
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 Jun - 30 Jun
R6 103pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
FCO
Rome Fiumicino
FCO
Rome Fiumicino
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 Jun - 1 Jul
R6 293pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
FCO
Rome Fiumicino
FCO
Rome Fiumicino
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Italy 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Italy found for this year
5 Nov - 9 Nov
R6 021pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
MXP
Milan Malpensa
MXP
Milan Malpensa
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Nov - 9 Nov
R6 035pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
MXP
Milan Malpensa
MXP
Milan Malpensa
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 Jul - 24 Jul
R6 062pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
FCO
Rome Fiumicino
FCO
Rome Fiumicino
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last minute flights to Italy

Late deals on return flights to Italy, departing today and this week
17 Jun - 30 Jun
R6 103pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
FCO
Rome Fiumicino
FCO
Rome Fiumicino
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20 Jun - 20 Aug
R7 056pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LIN
Milan Linate
LIN
Milan Linate
Air France
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 Jun - 19 Aug
R7 165pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
FCO
Rome Fiumicino
FCO
Rome Fiumicino
Air France
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

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