Cheap Flights from New York to Rome
Flight information New York to Rome
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Average flight time, total distance 4277 miles
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Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampino
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Taking the flight route from New York City to Rome? Your journey from the Big Apple will take you to one of the richest cultural outposts in Europe. Whether it’s inspiring your inner gladiator with the architectural wonder of the Roman Colosseum, astounding your artistic eye with the works of Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini, or simply charming you with it’s cobbled streets, gleaming sunlight and delectable local cuisine, Rome is bound to inspire. These travel tips from Skyscanner will help make sure you have all the essential information you need to choose the best flight, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the “Eternal City”.
Flight Route Options
Direct flights from New York City to Rome go from either Newark or JFK. If you’re flying from Newark, your trip will be hosted by United or Lufthansa, while flights from JFK are carried by American Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, British Airways, Alitalia, KLM, AirFrance and Delta. Direct flights last around 8 hours and 20 minutes. All transatlantic flights normally provide complimentary meal services as well as at least one free checked bag, but do confirm with your airline ahead of time, as policies vary from airline to airline. Skyscanner’s airline information pages will give you a quick look at all the essentials for your airline of choice.
Getting to Your NYC Airport
Both NYC airports are reachable by car or a range of public transport options, including train, metro and bus, so check which is best for you after you’ve decided on your flight. If you’re driving, make sure to plan ahead for city traffic, as rush hour can double your travel time.
Landing in Rome
Rome Fiumicino Airport, also known as Leonardo Da Vinci airport, has three terminals. Terminal A hosts domestic flights, Terminal B hosts domestic and international flights, and transatlantic flights go to and from Terminal C.
The Leonardo Express Train takes you directly to the center of Rome,
with trains departing every 30 minutes. You can also take the metro train FM1 to get to areas throughout the city, and you can connect to the metro at either Tiburtina Station or Ostiense Station (this train doesn’t go directly to the Termini central train station though). You can also take the Terravision Shuttle bus or the cheaper city buses to get into the “Eternal City”.
Taxis are available from the airport, but make sure only to take the yellow or white taxis, and check for a licensed meter and ID. If the meter isn’t running, be sure to agree on a fare before leaving the airport. If you want to take the wheel, and make this Roman holiday your very own, then rental cars are available from the airport as well, and Skyscanner’s Rome car rental search page will help you find the best deals for your car to explore bella Italia.
Immigration, Currency, Language
You will need to present your passport at the border upon your arrival in Italy. U.S. citizens can stay in Italy as tourists for up to 90 days in any 6 month period. Italy uses the Euro, and is in the Schengen Zone, meaning they have an open border agreement with neighboring Shengen countries. Of course, if you do happen to be travelling north by land, for example by the trainline connecting Milan to Paris, you may have to pass through Switzerland, which isn’t a Schengen country, and does require you to present your passport at the border.
The language in Italy, is of course Italian, and while most people in large tourist cities like Rome speak at least some English, it’s always good to know a few key phrases. People in older generations especially may not be able to speak English as well, so it’s a perfect opportunity for you to pick some up words of this beautiful language and try them out. Italians generally tend to be pretty encouraging with attempts at Italian, and appreciate it when you make the effort.
Rome is relatively safe, but as with most major tourist destinations, you’ll want to keep an eye out for pickpockets, especially at large tourist locations like the Spanish Steps or Trevi Fountain. If you’re traveling on the metro at night, it’s usually best to bring a friend along, or travel in a group so you’re not alone, as some stations are somewhat deserted depending on where you’re getting off.
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