Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, better known as Rome Fiumicino Airport, is the busiest Italian airport. Its size and number of terminals are so large that you can easily get lost. The airport is considered one of the busiest in Europe. For 2015, there were more than 40 million passengers. The location of this airport is 35 km west of the historic center of Rome.
Since the airport is one of the largest in Italy, it is well connected with the center of Rome, and more specifically with Rome Termini station, next to the world famous Coliseum. Among public transport, you can choose between train, regular bus or shuttle bus.
Leonardo Express is a direct train between the airport and the city center. The train leaves every 15-30 minutes, depending on traffic and crowds.
One-way ticket costs 14.00 euros per person.
It departs from platforms 23 and 24 at Termini station, the first train leaves at 05:35 and the last at 22:35, and the first train leaves from the airport at 06:23, the last at 23:23. There are no restrictions on baggage.
You must buy a special ticket; passengers are not allowed to travel at the ticket office FL1 (8 euros from the airport to Rome).
You can also use the FM1 metropolitan train, via the Rome Metro, which connects Fiumicino Airport with Roma Tiburtina, Fara Sabina, Poggio Mirteto and Orte. FM1 does not stop at Termini. Get off at Tiburtina station or Ostiense station to get to the roman metro. Ticket price € 5.50 + € 1.50 for a metro ticket.
the bus stop is outside terminal 3. You can buy a ticket at all the tobacco shops (you will see the “Tabaccheria” sign). Buses go about 45 minutes to get to Termini Station in the city center, but time may vary depending on traffic.
TAM bus: ticket costs € 5.00 per person (return ticket € 8.00). From TAM Airport departs from 08:00 to 23:00, and from Termini Station — from 04:30 to 20:30.
ticket € 4.00 per person, a shuttle operates from 05:35 to 23:00. It is not recommended to buy tickets online; There are a lot of negative reviews about this service, so you may have to wait some time for free space, regardless of your reservation. The trip takes 70 minutes.
SIT Bus: With a ticket of € 5.00, more than 20 buses were laid in each direction daily, between 05.00 and 20.30 from Rome and from 08:30 to 00:30 from the FCO. The trip takes about 50 minutes.
You can also use regular-sized blue buses, the bus stop is located outdoors at ground level, about 100 meters to the left of the arrival (temporary B C)
Night bus: this line goes from Tiburtina and Termini stations, for a ticket of 7.00 € (when buying a bus, 5.00 € in advance). This is the route for those who miss all the exit on the bus and train, check the schedule.
You can not miss the distinctive white taxis outside the airport. The fixed price for a trip to the center of Rome from FMO and vice versa is € 48.00 (up to 4 people). You also have to pay for luggage — € 1.00 per piece. The ride takes about 45 minutes.
You have several companies offering transfers from Fiumicino Airport. Unfortunately, there is always the possibility that your transfer will not appear or will go too late, so you should be careful when booking a door-to-door transfer. In addition, prices are the same as taxing taxis (about € 45.00), which at least is more reliable.
If you prefer to travel independently and explore the city, it is recommended to rent a car online or do it right on the spot: in Torre Uffici 2, they are easily accessible through pedestrian tunnels that connect the terminal buildings to the Multilevel-Comfort parking system. Signs in the rental area of the car are located in the arrival area.
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 the 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.
If you prefer public transport, you need to take the train from FMO to Ciampino and then take the bus to Ciampino 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, you can rent your own car or use the train. However, you need to go from the airport to Termini station and take the train to get to Civitavecchia. The journey takes about 70-80 minutes, and the lines run twice per hour.
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 the Cotral Night bus for € 7.00 per ticket, it takes you directly to Termini Station.
- 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) Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport, 1.6 km from the airport. The hotel can be reached by bus to the airport from 05:00 to 01:00. A fully equipped room and free Wi-Fi are also provided.
- 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. This is the most convenient way of transportation. In addition, if you do not want to carry your luggage, you can easily leave it at the airport, as the luggage room is located in Terminal 3, international arrivals, and is open every day from 06:30 to 11:30.
- 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 the euro with you, since the rate will be much higher in place and no currency other than the euro will be accepted.