Not required by EU citizens. Not required by nationals of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA for stays of up to 90 days.
Most people arrive in Rome by plane, landing at one of its two airports: Leonardo da Vinci, better known as Fiumicino, or Ciampino, hub for European low-cost carrier Ryanair. Flights from New York take around nine hours, from London 2¾ hours, from Sydney at least 22 hours.
Domestic flights connect Rome with airports across Italy.
As an alternative to short-haul flights, trains serve Rome’s main station, Stazione Termini, from a number of European destinations, including Paris (about 15 hours), as well as cities across Italy.
Long-distance domestic and international buses arrive at the Autostazione Tibus near Tiburtina train station.
You can also get to Rome by boat. Ferries serve Civitavecchia, some 80km north of the city, from a number of Mediterranean ports.
Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
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Public transport includes buses, trams, metro and a suburban train network. The main hub is Stazione Termini. Tickets, which come in various forms, are valid for all forms of transport. Children under 10 travel free.