Cheap Flights to Rome

Rome photo

Rome overview

It was considered as the birthplace of the world for centuries, the home of the Catholic Church, and birthplace of Caesar. Rome is a city that is largely built on history. From its locals to its scores of tourists, Rome is unique in every sense of the word, and there’s no place like it on earth. Where else in the world can you gaze upon modern marvels, bordered by ancient ruins dating back thousands of years? Only in Rome can you experience the charm, beauty, and a zest for life as authentic as that found within the Italian capital!

When is the best time to fly toRome?

Peak season:

Although Rome is always crowded - in one way or another - the major tourism season starts in June and ends in August. These are the hottest months of the year, and they’re also the best for outdoor exploring since very little rainfall can be expected. Finding cheap flights to Rome during this time, however, can be a real challenge.

Off season:

The cheapest flights to Rome can often be found during the months of November through February, albeit you may have to deal with some rain and lower daytime temperatures. Alternatively, you can also book a cheap flight to Rome for the months of January through March, which is when accommodation prices and flight tickets are often more affordable, and tourist crowds also tend to be thinner.

When is the best time to book a flight toRome?

During Rome’s peak tourism season, it can be difficult to find cheap flights. You can start watching and comparing flight prices up to six months in advance of the date you’d like to fly to Rome, and it’ll help a great deal if you’re flexible with the dates of your upcoming Roman adventure. Booking a cheap flight to Rome may mean that you’ll have to travel during the off season, but go ahead and secure those tickets a few months in advance. This will ensure you’re getting charged the lowest rate possible.

How long is the flight toRome?

Johannesburg to Rome            13 hours, 25 minutes
Durban to Rome                      14 hours, 15 minutes
Cape Town to Rome               14 hours

Which airlines operate flights to

Aegean Airlines, American Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Air Algerie, and Air France are the most widely used airlines that all operate cheap flights to and from Rome. In order to secure the best possible rates for your flights to Rome, it’s advisable to compare the offers from the various airlines and then establish whether budget or extra comfort is essential to your traveling needs.

How do you get from the airport to the city center?

Rome’s city center is located 26 kilometers away from the airport, which means that getting there can be done fairly quickly and easily. There’s a direct train that runs from the airport to the city center every half an hour, called the Leonardo Express, although this is one of the most expensive ways of getting to the city from the airport. You can also make use of the various buses parked outside of the airport, or simply hop on the Terravision, a shuttle service that is a little pricey but gets you to the city fast and hassle-free. Alternatively, visitors can make use of the white taxis of Rome that are widely available at the arrival terminals and operate on a fixed cost basis.

Rome insider information

  • For a little peace and quiet away from the crowds, pay a visit to serene landscaped gardens of Villa Pamphili.
  • The Aventine Hill (which is one of Rome’s 7 major hills) is where you’ll be able to get magnificent views over the Tiber and the renowned Vatican.
  • If you’re a traveler with a particularly sweet tooth, stop guessing about what people are queuing for and join the line at II Gelato Di San Crispino, a joint rumored as being the best ice shop in Rome!
  • If you plan your itinerary carefully, you’ll be able to save yourself a few bucks. The Vatican Museums offer free admission on the last Sundays of the month, so try to plan accordingly.
  • When in Rome, remember that you are not expected to pay a waiter a gratuity fee as tips are already included in the bill total.
  • The Roman Forum is a must see site where you’ll be able to experience the magic of Ancient Rome, complete with the faded cobblestone streets. Just make sure you get a guide to show you around though.
  • Tourists looking for some retail therapy should consider heading down to Rome’s Piazza Navona, famed for its abundance of gelaterias, souvenir shops, and great restaurants.
  • For a night out on the town, swing by Trastevere with its bars lining the streets.

Find the best prices for you!

Prices found by our users for South African departures to Rome

Airports for Rome

Cheapest flights to Italy

How much do things cost in Rome?

1 litre of milk
R 18.71
Loaf of white bread
R 17.34
Bottle of wine
R 72.45
3 course meal for 2
R 724.46
R 17.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
R 28.74
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 14.92
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
R 1131.09
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1174.05
1 km taxi journey
R 19.56
Taxi - fixed fee
R 57.96
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 21.73
Petrol (1 litre)
R 22.31
How much does a beer cost in Rome?
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 22
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 72
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 17
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 58

International departures to Rome