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.View our Rome travel guide
Flights from Christchurch (CHC) to Rome (FCO)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Christchurch to Rome
When to visit
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, go shopping at the many boutiques and enjoy Italian cuisine. Temperatures range from 8 to 14°C, so be sure to take a coat.
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 welcoming staff at Rome Airport will greet you when you land to help 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 transport 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. Taxis 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.
Fly from Christchurch
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Christchurch, 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?
Christchurch Airport (CHC).Opens external site in a new window The airport is located about 12 kilometres north west of the city centre, it’s the main airport that serves Christchurch. There are shops, WiFi and charging services, ATM's and airline lounges available at the airport.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Christchurch are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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