Flying Into Rome
Rome is home to two main airports: Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport (or Rome Fiumicino) and Rome Ciampino Airport. Fiumicino serves both domestic and international flights across Terminal A, B and C, approximately 16 miles south of Rome and 30 minutes away from the city center by train. Ciampino is about 7 miles south of Rome, exclusively responsible for executive and charter flights like Ryanair, EasyJet and Air Berlin.
Trains to Rome
Reach Rome Easily
Getting from the airport to the center of Rome is more easy than daunting. The Leonardo Express Airport Train is the fastest way to bring you to the central Termini Station within 30 minutes from Fiumicino Airport as early as 5:50 until 23:38. The Leonardo Express costs €14 and double the bus or local train fares but is arguably the most efficient way to reach Rome. The FR 1 Rome Orbital Train is an alternative to the Leonardo Express train at Fiumicino Airport, offering a slower service at around €8 that circles around the south of Rome and not to Termini Station. Since Termini Station closes at midnight, it is advised to not wait outside at the station during after-hours.
From Ciampino Airport, you can also reach Termini Station by taking the bus to Ciampino Railway Station (Ciampino FS). Take the mainline train run by Ferrovie dello Stato for €2 at the front-desk of the station.
Efficient Transfers in Rome
Buses from Terminal 3 at Fiumicino Airport will take you to Termini Station within roughly 45 to 55 minutes for €4 to €8. Buying a ticket at the bus stop is recommended since you may find a bus leaving immediately. Airport buses include Terravision Shuttles which take you to Termini Station in 55 minutes, operating every day from Monday to Sunday; SIT Airport Bus lasting around 55 minutes to Termini Station and the Vatican Area from Monday to Sunday; T.A.M. Srl going to Ostiense Station and Termini Station in 45 minutes from Monday to Sunday; and Cotral stopping at four places in Rome (Piazza dei Cinquecento near the Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome Tiburtina Railway Station, Cornelia Station, Eur-Magliana Station) and offers a late-night or early-morning service.
Taxis from Fiumicino Airport to central Rome within the Aurelian Walls costs roughly €48 for up to four people with a journey lasting approximately 45 minutes. Be sure to look for taxis authorized by the City of Rome with a SPQR crest from the City Council for the fixed rate and taxis licensed by the Fiumicino Comune which charge by meter. Calling an Uber from the airport is not advised, as prices can soar up to €108.
Then there is always the more most relaxed option to hire a private car and driver to pick you up from the airport with www.airportconnection.it, www.romecabs.com, www.romeshuttlelimousine.com and www.fiumicinoairportshuttle.com. You may choose to enter the Ancient City in a luxury car, minibus, regular bus or van according to your itinerary. Just sit back, relax and dream of what you are about to experience in Rome.