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Dreaming of pizza, pasta and gelato already? With these cheap flights, Rome could be a lot closer than you think. These fares are updated daily, so check back often for the most recent deals!

Student flights from Australia to Rome

Dreaming of a trip to the Eternal City? If it’s not already, move Rome to the top of your bucket list because it’s a worthwhile stop on your next trip to Europe. From the amazing food to iconic sights and centuries of art and culture, what more could you ask for? Experience the heart of Italy and explore places like the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Vatican City and more.

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What are the main Rome airports, and how do I get from them to central Rome?

Although Rome has two airports, the main one is Rome Fiumicino, sometimes known as the Leonardo da Vinci airport. The other, Rome Ciampino, is mostly for regional flights; while Fiumicino handles most of the international traffic.

Fiumicino / FCO : SThis is the primary international airport in Rome, which is probably where you’ll be flying into from Australia. From the airport, you can easily hop on the Leonardo Express train to travel directly into the city center. The train takes about 30 minutes to go from the airport to Termini Station and it costs about €14. Just buy a ticket upon landing at any Trenitalia kiosk. You can also take a taxi—there’s a flat rate of €48 (about 75AUD).

How to fly from Australia to Rome

Although it’s quite the journey, the long flight to Rome is worth it once you arrive and see everything this magical city has to offer. Currently, there aren’t any nonstop flights from Australia to Rome, but you’ll still find plenty of airlines offering connecting flights that’ll give you a chance to stretch your legs a bit on the way.

Some of the most popular airlines for flights from Australia to Rome include Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and more.

Cheap flights to Rome
from Sydney / SYD

Average flight duration

~24 hours, depending on connection times

Number of daily flights

No nonstop flights, but numerous connecting flights weekly

Cheap flights to Rome
from Perth / PER

Average flight duration

23 hr +

Number of daily flights

No nonstop flights, but numerous connecting flights weekly.

Cheap flights to Rome
from Brisbane / BNE

Average flight duration

31 hrs +

Number of daily flights

No nonstop flights, but numerous connecting flights weekly

When is the best time to fly to Rome?

Luckily, Rome is nice most times of the year, so there’s plenty of time to explore this magical city! While winters can be chilly, they’re not unbearable and it’s rarely snowy. If you want to save some money, December-February can be a good time to visit and avoid crowds. Otherwise, spring and fall are both amazing times to visit the Eternal City. Summer months (June through August) bring hot, sticky days and loads more crowds.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from Australia to Rome?

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Prices based on bookings made 60-91 days prior to departure.

Why do Australian students love visiting Rome?

Rome is an amazing destination for both travellers and students looking to study abroad and it’s not hard to see why. The city is full of arts, culture, good food, nightlife and a never-ending list of things to see and do. Come for the pizza and gelato and then stay for magical city life.

rome universities and campuses

Rome universities and campuses

Rome is home to a number of universities, both longstanding and modern. Whether you want to study here for just one term or for your entire degree, there’s going to be options for you. Rome is a great place to study arts, history, literature, languages, the classics, philosophy and more. If you’re already at uni in Australia, check with your home uni to see if there are already partner programs and universities in Rome. This will make your experience a lot easier! If not, you can easily search for study abroad programs in Rome and find loads of options.

rome lifestyle and culture

Rome lifestyle and culture

Roman lifestyle and culture encapsulates much of what many students and travellers love about the Italian lifestyle: a laid-back and community-orientated way of life that’s full of coffee, good food and centuries of history and art. You’ll quickly get used to slow mornings in coffee shops, fresh pasta from mom-and-pop restaurants, walking everywhere through narrow cobblestone streets and losing yourself in ancient history and modern culture and fashion.

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Exploring Rome on a student budget

While Rome isn’t the cheapest city in Europe, it can easily be explored on a student budget. Some sights have a price tag attached (the Colosseum, for example) but there’s also lots of places that are free to visit or have student discounts. Our favorite can’t-miss free spots include the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish steps and the Villa Borghese gardens. There’s also lots of cheap and student accommodations in Rome, including hostels which can save you a lot of money and help you meet fellow travellers as well. Don’t be afraid to stay outside of the city center a bit—it’s considerably cheaper and the extensive subway system is pretty cheap.

Frequently asked questions about flying from Australia to Rome

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