Rome Prices – the Cost of our Two Week Trip to Rome

We took a two week holiday in Rome, Italy. Here’s a breakdown of how much it cost us, from transport to food, accommodation and activities, we hope this will give you an idea of what to expect from Rome prices. You can find out how much we spent travelling in Australia, New Zealand and Asia in our detailed cost posts. So, how expensive is Rome to visit? 

Rome Transport Costs

We looked for cheap flights from London to Rome around seven months before our trip and went with a budget airline. To keep our transport costs down we walked most of the time and used Rome public transport when necessary; the campsite where we stayed ran a cheap daily shuttle service into the centre of Rome which we used a few times.
The Colosseum in Italy

Type of TransportTotal Cost Cost Per Person
Flights from London to Rome€305/£240€152.5/£120
Shuttle bus from  Fiumicino airport to Rome€10/£8€5/£4
Train from Termini station to Fara Sabina€8/£6.30€4/£3.15
Campsite bus to Rome€64/£50 (for four round trips)€32/£25 (€8/£6.25 per return ticket)
Rome Metro day pass€12/£9.50€6/£4.75
Shuttle bus from Rome to Fiumicino airport€8/£6.30€4/£3.15

Rome Accommodation Costs

As in most capital cities, it can be hard to find cheap accommodation in Rome. To save money we stayed in a budget hotel in Rome for only the first and last nights of our trip – Termini Station Rooms. The rest of the time we stayed in a bungalow at I Pini campsite in Fiano Romano, which is around 40 minutes from the centre of Rome.  The Rome prices below include air con in our bungalow and city tax in the hotel, which costs two Euros per person per night.

Type of AccommodationTotal CostCost Per Person
Hotel in Rome€90/£70 (for two nights)€45/£35
Campsite Bungalow€516/£405 (for 12 nights)€258/£202.50

Prices of Rome Attractions

Wondering how much money to take to Rome? The city is packed with attractions, so budget in a good amount for entry fees and tours. With the exception of our Pompeii trip, we didn’t hire tour guides which kept our costs down. We also enjoyed walking around visiting many of the free attractions in Rome such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazzas and the Spanish Steps. You can read about our top 10 things to do in Rome here.

AttractionTotal CostCost Per Person
Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill combined ticket€24/£19€12/£9.50
Bus trip to Pompeii and Naples (including transport and tour guide)€99/£78€49.50/£39
Entrance fee to Pompeii€22/£17€11/£8.50
Saint Callistus Catacombe tour€16/£12.50€8/£6.30
Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel€53/£41.50€26.50/£20.75
30 minutes Segway hire€8/£6.30€8/£6.30

Cost of Food in Rome

We absolutely love Italian food and made sure we ate plenty of our favourite dishes while we were in Rome. The cost of eating out in Rome can really impact on your budget though. We ate in restaurants nine times, got take away pizza twice and bought the rest of our food from the market to reduce our food costs. Prices below include a few beers, soft drinks and coffees – we got free water from the campsite and the many fountains scattered around Rome. To give you a better idea, the cost of food in Rome per day was €32/£25 for two people.

Total  Food and Drinks CostCost per person

Rome Prices – Total Cost of our Two Week Visit

Here’s a total breakdown of how much our two weeks in Italy cost. We’ve listed the total prices for transport, accommodation, attractions and food. You can also see our Rome budget per day and cost per person. If you’re travelling in Italy and want to know how much it costs to visit Florence, we went there in 2016, here’s a look at our visiting Florence for £50 post.

ExpensesTotal CostCost Per PersonCost Per Day (two people)
Food and drink€449/£352€224.50/£176€32/£25

Our Rome prices and travel costs for two weeks

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  • Mike
    Posted at 23:36h, 03 January Reply

    Definitely gave me a bit of a better idea on going there for 2 weeks! I didn’t think one week would be enough…

    Thanks guys! Hope you’re having a great time.

    • Andrew
      Posted at 05:26h, 04 January Reply

      We are thanks Mike! Have a great time in Rome. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

  • Katrina
    Posted at 19:06h, 28 March Reply

    Thanks for the breakdown! We’ve already booked our flights from the U.S. to Italy with planned visits in Pompeii and Rome (total of 8 days before we go to Germany). Our flights and hotels are already paid for, but I really didn’t know how much to budget for food. Your post really helped me get a better grasp on what to expect!

    • Andrew
      Posted at 06:21h, 29 March Reply

      Hi Katrina, thanks for commenting. Although the info is a year and a half old I’m sure the prices wouldn’t have changed that much. Glad it was useful and your trip sounds awesome too, how long are you in Germany for afterwards? 🙂

  • Yasmin
    Posted at 15:22h, 28 December Reply

    Do you remember what company you went to Pompeii with because everywhere I can find is costing a lot of money and you found a reall good deal!

    • Amy
      Posted at 03:38h, 29 December Reply

      Hi Yasmin, we booked our trip through the campsite we were staying at (I Pini), I hope you enjoy Rome and Pompeii 🙂

  • Ryan Smith
    Posted at 09:17h, 23 July Reply

    A very useful post. I can use this as an idea to plan for my next trip to Rome. Sure the price has changed, but you covered almost everything. Thank you so much.

    • Amy
      Posted at 15:24h, 23 July Reply

      Glad you found it useful Ryan, even if the prices have changed a bit. Enjoy Rome!

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