Colosseum at night, Rome

Flights from Auckland (AKL) to Rome (FCO)

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Visiting from Auckland to Rome

Rome travel information

Rome is the capital city of Italy, loaded with history, scenic ruins such as the Colosseum, St Peter’s Basilica and Trevi Fountain. It is one of the world’s most romantic cities, packed with inspiring art, vibrant street life, picturesque streets, cafes and who could forget the pizza, pasta, gelato and vino. The city is awash with culture and European Art where you’ll come across many masterpieces and sculptures by Michelangelo, paintings by Caravaggio, frescoes by Raphael and fountains by Bernini. Rome is the prefect destination for your next holiday for superb people watching, dining alfresco and seeing the many sights.

When to visit

Best time to visit  Rome

The best time to visit Rome is September to November and April to May when there are fewer crowds, the days are sunny but not too hot. In April you can enjoy the Easter celebrations and with the warm weather makes it a good time to visit the Colosseum and sip coffee at an outdoor café. July and August is very hot and humid with most locals leaving the city, so it is little quieter, with the temperature around 40°C. Winter time ( December through to February) is a good time to take in the tourist attractions without the crowds, head shopping to the many boutiques and enjoy Italian cuisine. Temperatures range from 8 to 14°C, so be sure to take a coat.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Rome–Fiumicino International Airport "Leonardo da Vinci" (FCO).Opens external site in a new window It is an international airport in Rome, Italy and has two terminals. Rome airport is located 25km (16 miles) southwest of Rome and is linked to the city by train and road. 

Arriving in Rome

The helpful staff at Rome Airport are on hand and will greet you when you land to assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are multiple transport options available to get you on your way.  

Getting into Rome from Rome Airport  

With a range of options from public transportation to taxies and shuttles, you can easily find a mode of transport to suit your travel needs. Once you leave the arrivals areas, it’s a 10-minute walk to the train station and the ride to central Rome takes approximately 30 minutes on the Leonardo Express. There is a bus located at terminal 3, which is a cheaper option though can take up to an hour. Shuttle bus is an easy way to get to Rome city, with departures every 30 minutes. Taxies are a convenient way to travel and the stand is directly outside the airport. Private transfers, chauffer's and limos can be arranged, or it is possible to rent a car, but Rome is not an easy city to get around by car. Car sharing is alternative option where you can pick your car up from the airport and leave it in a different place at the end of the route. Uber Black is available in Rome and is a comfortable way to travel.

Getting around Rome

The best way to get around Rome is by taxi, with many cars available at any time of the day. Car sharing is alternative option where you can pick your car up from one location and leave it in a different place at the end of the route. Uber Black is available in Rome and is a comfortable way to travel. A popular way to see Rome and all the best attractions is by walking. It’s easy and quick to jump on the metro to get you to where you want to go, or otherwise you can catch a bus or tram. If you head out of town, use the over ground rail network or hire a car. To zip to the sights, why not rent a scooter or motorbike.

Departure information

Fly from Auckland

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from  Auckland, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.  

What is the main airport called?

Auckland Airport (AKL). Opens external site in a new windowThe airport is a major airline hub in New Zealand and there are many domestic and international destinations for visitors to continue on to.  The airport is located near Mangere,  21 kilometres south of the Auckland city centre. 

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Passengers on Qantas flights from Auckland are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

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Passengers travelling from Auckland can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check-in at the terminal.

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Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare. 

Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 30 April 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 30 April 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 31 December 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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