Flights from Glasgow to Rome
Thinking of heading to Rome? Here’s all the vital information you need to know before booking your cheap flights from Glasgow to Rome.
How to get to Glasgow Prestwick Airport
Trains from Glasgow Central to Ayr operate about 4 times an hour from Monday to Saturday and every half an hour on Sundays with a stop at the airport’s own railway station. Some of the routes also go as far as Edinburgh Waverley station. Driving to Glasgow Prestwich Airport (PIK) takes roughly 45 minutes from the city centre via the M77 and A77. There are different parking options available at the airport ahead of your flights from Glasgow to Rome.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport: Overview
Prestwick handles less than one million passengers every year, meaning it’s not too busy and quite stress-free to find your way around. There’s only one terminal where all the gates are located. Once you pass through security you’ll find cafés and restaurants to relax in as well as some retail outlets to pick up any last-minute essentials before you fly from Glasgow to Rome.
Rome Airport: Overview
Ciampino airport has one main terminal building where you can make your way to arrivals and baggage reclaim. The airport is based 12km southeast of central Rome and has a number of transport options to get to the city. There are direct bus connections to Roma Termini railway station and to other local stations. Alternatively, COTRAL/Schiaffini have buses outside the terminal going to Anagnina metro station and Ciampino railway station every 15 minutes. There are also other bus operators such as Terravision, Schiaffini and BusShuttle who operate direct services to Roma Termini which take around 40 minutes. You can also drive to central Rome in around 35 minutes using the Appia Nuova. Find the best deals on car rentals using Ryanair Car Hire.
What to expect on arrival in Rome
You won’t be hard pressed to find things to do in Rome. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and for good reason. Once your flights from Glasgow to Rome have landed, waste no time going to see what the Italian capital has to offer. One must-do is to go to the Trevi Fountain and make a wish. It might seem a little cliché, but as they say: “When in Rome…”. Don’t miss the Pantheon of Rome too. It's a truly stunning building and is practically free to visit. Of course, you have to try the local food. Nowhere does pizza quite like Rome. Discover more about Rome on Try Somewhere New.
Five Fun Facts about Rome:
- According to legend, Rome was founded by twin brothers who were raised by a she-wolf. Romulus and Remus were abandoned at birth but rescued by a she-wolf on the river Tiber. They grew up to discover the city we now call Rome
- In Ancient Rome people used to vomit in between meals so they could eat more. We don’t recommend doing this, no matter how good the pizza tastes
- Rome has a museum dedicated entirely to pasta. It’s called the National Pasta Museum and yes you should go there
- The first ever shopping mall was in Rome. Created by Emperor Trajan, the mall had over 150 stores spread out over several levels
- Around €3,000 is thrown into the Trevi Fountain every day from people making wishes. The money is collected and given to charity
From Glasgow to Rome: Practical Information
Public transport is the most efficient way to get around Rome. Rome’s Public Transit Bus service operates 24 hours a day and covers the whole city. Tickets for the bus can be bought at any tobacconists. They’re easy to find, they’re the small shops with a blue sign with a capital T in white. These tickets are interchangeable with the metro system too. The metro has two lines: A (red) and B (blue). The underground metro goes to most of the main sights in Rome. Most tourist attractions are within walking distance of each other if you prefer to explore the city on foot.
Rome can get very hot, especially during the summer months and peak tourist times. Temperatures in the summer climb as high as 32°C during the day, but it can feel a lot hotter with the amount of people in the city. Pack lots of sun cream and loose clothing before your flights from Glasgow to Rome.
Bring a travel adaptor with you if you want to use your electronic devices during your trip and make sure to change your pounds into euros before you fly from Glasgow to Rome.
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