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Cheap Flights to Italy

Popular in December High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price $1,409 Average for round-trip flights in September 2020
Round-trip from $1,839 From Melbourne to Rome
One-way from $1,075 One-way flight from Melbourne to Rome
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Italy flights by month

January
$1,193
February
$1,071
March
$1,090
April
$1,201
May
$1,151
June
$1,259
July
$1,338
August
$1,340
September
$1,339
October
$1,102
November
$1,134
December
$1,431
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Italy is currently February; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Italy?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
MEL - ROM
Price
$1,071 - $1,928
ROM
Temperature
13 - 32 °C
ROM
Rainfall
6 - 49 mm

Peak season

Every year millions of tourists take cheap flights to Italy to experience the good life, or as the Italians call it ‘la dolce vita’. Italy is a cultural mecca with a history that stretches back to the Roman Empire. Architecture, art, ancient history, wineries, beautiful beaches and of course delicious food (risotto, prosciutto, pizza, tiramisu) and designer shopping (Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada) can all be found in Italy. Between June and September is high season in Italy’s beach resorts, and in the cities peak season runs from April to October. If you’re deadset on visiting Italy in peak season, then be prepared to pay higher prices for flight tickets, hotels and attractions and to queue for sights such as Florence’s Uffizi Gallery and Rome’s Vatican Museum. August is a peak travel time for Italians to take their holidays, so expect a mass exodus from the cities and the beaches to be elbow room only. Christmas and New Year’s are also busy periods for locals to travel and Venice is chockablock with tourists during Carnival in February.


Off season

Italy’s low season is generally between November and mid-December, from January through to March. From late October to Easter, many attractions operate on shorter winter hours and beach resorts become deserted. The advantage of low season travel is that this period offers the cheapest flights to Italy, just keep your fingers crossed for the weather. It may be cold and raining or quite pleasant and dry. If you want mild weather then aim for the deep south, somewhere like Sicily which doesn’t drop much below 10C.

When is the best time to book a flight to Italy?

The shoulder months of spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October) are ideal for visiting both Italian cities and countryside. You should be able to find cheap flights to Italy without too much trouble if you start searching a month or two in advance. There are fewer tourists at these times of year, so less demand for flight tickets. If you’re travelling in April, check before you book which dates Easter falls, as this is a major religious holiday all across Italy (even more important than Christmas) and many shops and restaurants will be closed.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Italy?

The cheapest flights to Italy are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Italy?

At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your Italy trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Italy?

Flights from Sydney to Italy – 20 hrs 55 mins

Flights from Melbourne to Italy – 20 hrs 30 mins

Flights from Brisbane to Italy – 22 hrs 10 mins

Flights from Perth to Italy – 18 hrs

 

Which airlines operate flights to Italy?

Rome and Milan are the two main cities that service international flights from Australia. The cheapest flights to Italy stopover via Asia or the Middle East and include airlines such as: Air China, Etihad Airways, Qantas and Emirates. Since this is a popular holiday destination there are a wide range of airlines offering competitive prices for flights to Italy.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) is located 26 km southwest of the city of Rome. The cheapest way to reach the city centre is by the Leonardo Express train leaving twice an hour from the airport terminal on track 24. The journey to Termini Station in central Rome takes 30 minutes and a one-way tickets costs €14, make sure to validate your ticket in the yellow validation machine before boarding. Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is located 49 km northwest of central Milan. It is served by the Malpensa Express train, running from Terminal 1 to Cadorna, Milano Centrale and Milano Porta Garibaldi stations. The train leaves every 30 minutes with a journey time of 30 minutes, an adult single fare is €12.

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