Rome’s second largest international airport, Ciampino, is also known as “G. B. Pastine «. Located 12 km south-east of the Italian capital. By 2015, almost 6 million passengers were recorded.
Despite the fact that it is a small airport, it has a good connection to the center of Rome, namely the Roman Termini station, next to the world famous Coliseum. Among public transport, you can choose between train, regular bus or shuttle bus.
There is a train station in Ciampino, which is located right at the airport. To get there, you must take one of the Cotral or Schiaffini buses from the airport, they depart every 30 minutes, and one ticket costs 1.00 €. The road takes only 5 minutes. By train to Termini station a ticket will cost 1.50 €. You will be there in 15 minutes.
Many buses run from the airport directly to the Roman Termini station. Since there is not much difference in price, avoid booking online and buy a ticket on the spot for any bus. Most trips take about 40 minutes, depending on the season and traffic.
This company connects the airport with Termini, but also has a connection with Anagnina via Campino station for 1.20 € (Anagnina is the terminus of the metro line A, you can take the train from Ciampino station to Termini). However, the station is quite far from the airport, and then you have to wait for the next train to Rome (1.50 euros), with the only exit to Termini. One one way ticket costs € 3.90.
The ticket is € 4.00 per person, the shuttle operates on the route from 05:35 to 23:00. It is recommended not to buy tickets online, because the buses may go too late or you may lose your seat because of the large crowd.
ATAC 720 bus: go outside the airport, go to Via dell’Aeroscalo (300 m) and find the 720 bus station. The bus runs one or two hours per hour, not after 08:00, it does not work on Sundays. But he can take you to Laurentina metro station. From there you can use the same ATAC ticket, confirmed by bus (€ 1.50), and take the subway to the city center.
Official Roman taxis connect the airport to Rome at a fixed price of 30.00 euros. To avoid unpleasant surprises, immediately agree with the driver about the price, which is valid for 4 people and luggage.
Unfortunately, there are few transfer companies. Be careful when booking a door-to-door transfer. In addition, prices are the same as taxing taxis (about 30.00 euros), which at least is more reliable.
If you prefer to travel independently and explore the city, take advantage of car rental online or do it on site: most car rental companies are located in the southern part of the airport. Approximate price for the service — 65,00 €.
If you are planning a vacation with a large group of friends or relatives, one car may not be enough, so you should consider renting a bus.
If you need a transfer between two airports, you can use the “Rome shuttle”, which takes you to your terminal in about 30 minutes (40 km from the distance).
Prices are per vehicle, not per person: € 48.00 (up to 4 people), € 70.00 (up to 8 people) and € 150.00 (up to 16 passengers). The fee for luggage is included in the price.
You can also take a taxi, which costs about 80.00 euros for a 50-minute journey.
If you prefer public transport, first go from Ciampino Airport to Rome Termini Station, and from there take a bus to Fiumicino Airport.
Civitavecchia is a medium-sized city located about 80 km north-west of Rome, as well as a large ferry port, a cruise ship port. Since there are no direct lines between the port and the airport using public transport, you can get to the port in two stages: first by shuttle, local bus or train from the CIA to Termini station, and then take the direct train to Civitavecchia. It will take about 2-3 hours for the entire trip, it should not cost more than 10.00 € for the entire trip.
Frequently asked questions about transport from / to the airport
- Question: I arrive late at the airport. Will this be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: No, there are many bus and train lines running until midnight, but if you miss them all, you can take a taxi for a reasonable price of € 30.00 (this is a fixed fare, do not allow yourself to be robbed).
- Q: I have an early morning flight from the airport, are there any hotels at the airport where I can stay?
A: Of course, you can find (and even book online in advance) hotels such as Villa Giulia or Albergo Laura, 500 meters from the airport. They offer reasonable prices, free Wi-Fi, and equipment for all rooms and rooms.
- Question: I would like to spend one day in Rome between flights. Is it possible
A: Yes, of course. The best way to do this is to take a bus or train that takes you directly from the airport to the city center and is the most convenient way of transportation. In addition, if you do not want to carry luggage, unfortunately, you cannot leave it at the airport, as there is no luggage room there, but there is one at Termini station that can serve you.
- Q: I continue my journey beyond Rome. Are there any direct lines from the airport to other cities?
A: No, but you can take a bus or train to Roma Termini station, and there you will find many bus routes to cities such as Bologna, Florence, Venice, Milan and other major Italian cities, as well as other European countries. It is recommended to check the timetables on the station’s website in order not to lose the available space on the bus, since international lines are almost always fully booked in a few days.
- Q: Can I exchange money at the airport?
A: Yes, at the airport there are several exchange offices and ATMs working around the clock and seven days a week, but it is better to exchange money before the trip and have some euros for you, since the rate will be much higher in place and no currency other than the euro will be accepted.