HOW TO GET TO ROME
The ancient saying that ‘all roads lead to Rome’ is still true for those choosing to arrive by car. However, as most of our delegates will be arriving either by plane or by train, we have put together the below guide to help you find your way to IUA 2020.
Rome has two international airports (Fiumicino and Ciampino) with over 40 million passengers passing through the city every year.
Traveling from Europe
If you live in Europe, many low-cost airlines connect Rome with the other major European cities and make flying to Rome quick and convenient. Some options include:
Traveling from the U.S.
Visitors flying from the United States will find direct flights to Rome from New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
The following airlines provide nonstop flights to the Eternal City, sometimes several times a day, depending on the departure airport:
Traveling from Canada
Compared to the U.S., it is a little more difficult to find direct flights from Canada to Rome. Nevertheless, below is a list of airlines and cities that provide these flights:
- Air Canada – direct flights Toronto – Rome
- Alitalia – direct flights from Toronto to Rome
- Air Transat – direct flights from Toronto and Montreal
- Air Canada Rouge – Montreal to Rome
Traveling from Australia
Australia’s main cities offer flights to Rome with one or more stops: Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne and Perth.
If you’re planning on discovering Italy and visiting other cities, the train is an excellent option to keep in mind. The high-speed trains, called Frecciarossa, connect Rome and Florence in a little over an hour and a half and to Milan in three hours. There are also other categories of trains called Frecciargento or Frecciabianca, which also connect Rome with most cities in the country, but are not as quick.
You can check schedules and fares and book online on the TGV or Ferrovie dello Stato website:
Termini Railway Station
Termini Station is Rome’s main railway station. Every day 480,000 travellers pass through its platforms, making it the busiest train station in Italy.
If you are coming from Italy or Europe, driving to Rome is an excellent option thanks to Italy’s developed network of toll highways that connect all the major cities.
If you are coming from further away, we recommend a stopover in Genoa, Siena, Pisa or Florence, as these beautiful cities can make for a great pit stop.
You can plot the route from your city on Google Maps:
GETTING AROUND THE CITY OF ROME
Rome has three urban railway lines called Ferrovie Urbane. These trains complement the city’s subway, are run by the same company, have the same fares and use the same tickets.