Flights from Manchester to Rome
If you’ve booked cheap flights to Rome from Manchester, prepare yourself for a breath-taking city break in one of the most historical cities in the world. But before you fly, take a look at our practical guide that will make your Manchester to Rome cheap flights as easy as possible!
Manchester Airport is situated just 14km to the southwest of Manchester city centre. One of the busiest airports in the UK, with Ryanair flights from Manchester to Rome being a busy route for the airport. Manchester airport can be easily reached via rail and road, with terminals being well connected by train, bus and coach services from Manchester as well as key destinations nearby and throughout the UK.
Terminal 3 is the terminal mostly used by Ryanair and it’s likely this is where you’ll board your flights to Rome from Manchester - but always check your boarding pass to be sure.
Once you’ve checked in:
Manchester Airport is a modern and well-planned airport, so once you’ve checked in for your cheap flights from Manchester to Rome, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, cafés, fast food places, and shopping. Download the Manchester Airport app if you are in a hurry, and you can order food in advance to collect when it’s ready!
If you want to stay connected before your Manchester to Rome flights, you’ll be happy to know that the airport provides a secure and fast complementary Wi-Fi service for passengers to use.
What to expect on arrival in Rome:
Expect to see the history of civilisation written in the streets. But before that, expect to find your transport connections from the airport to the city centre. There are a number of bus and coach services available (costing around €8), as well as a train service that costs just €1.50. If you prefer a taxi, the flat rate is €44 and you should pre-book this. Rome is a notoriously tricky city to drive in if you’re not used to it, but if you do want to hire a car, the desks are in the arrivals hall.
When you reach Rome, it’s hard to know where to even begin, there is so much to see and explore. We recommend choosing your accommodation with this in mind – stay somewhere that is well connected to the main sights so you don’t waste too much time and money on getting around.
Rome is an amazing, fascinating and incredibly beautiful city. From ancient, superbly preserved sites like the Colosseum and Forum to the romantic beauty of its fountains and gardens, or the atmosphere in charming terracotta Trastevere, it’s difficult not to fall head over heels in love with the place.
Our advice is to make a list of your top ‘things to see’, and prioritise because it’s difficult to get to everything in one trip.
Fun Facts about Rome:
- In ancient mythology, Rome was founded by two brothers nursed by a she-wolf.
- Around €3000 are thrown into the Trevi fountain every day. Nice hustle, Rome.
- It is Roman law that cats be allowed to live freely and without interference in their place of birth
- In ancient Rome, it was normal to vomit after eating so one could eat more.
- In ancient Rome, women would dye their hair with beech wood ashes and goat fat.
Fly Manchester to Rome: Practical Information
Flights from Manchester to Rome are fairly short; you’ll take off and be in the Eternal City in under three hours.
Currency in Italy is the Euro, so when travelling from Manchester you may need to exchange your pounds or use an ATM to withdraw Euros when you arrive.
Getting around Rome is best done using public transport, the bus service in particular. The city is very walkable (provided it’s not too hot!), and walking is a great way to see as much of it as you can, but Rome is huge and the bus is quick! Bus service runs 24 hours a day and tickets are available from kiosks all over the city. One ticket is valid for either bus or metro for 100 minutes.