Fiumicino Airport aka Rome International Airport aka Leonardo da Vinci - phew!
Rome international airport is situated in Fiumicino about 30 km (19 miles) south west of Rome city center in the direction of Ostia/Fiumicino on the coast. Fiumicino Airport gets the lions share of air traffic, Ciampino Airport Rome gets the remainder.
Fiumicino Airport Tel: +39 06 65951, Website: www.adr.it
The airport has 3 Terminals:
- A: Domestic flights
- B: International flights from within the European Union
- C: All other International flights
Rome International Airport relative to Ciampino Airport and Termini station.
Fiumicino airport and Rome city center are well connected by both private and public transportation in Rome. These are some options for traveling to Rome center:
- Train to and from airport
- Bus to and from the Airport
- Airport shuttles
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With the train.
Traveling to Rome city center from Rome International airport you have two options with the train:
- The Leonardo Express is a non-stop direct connection with Termini Railway Station (at the top of Esquiline and Quirinal areas).
(Termini station is also the crossing point for the two Rome Metro routes a main bus terminal, and also the starting point for most Rome tourist buses. There is also a taxi rank.)
Travel time is 30 minutes and the price is 11€.
The trains run every half hour from 6:35Am to 11:35Pm (Fiumicino Airport to Rome Termini) and every half hour from 5:52Am to 10:52Pm (Rome Termini to Fiumicino Airport).
- The FMI Metropolitan Train (also called FR1) goes to Fara Sabina Station (North East of Rome), and stops at Trastevere (Corner of Circonvallazione Gianicolense and Viale di trastevere), Ostiense (Piramide Metro stop - see Rome Metro), Tuscolana, and Tiburtina.
Trastevere and Ostiense (Aventine Testaccio area) are Central Rome areas.
Trains run every quarter to half hour from 6:27Am to 9:27Pm. There are a few stops along the way and travel time is 45 minutes and the price is €5.
If the ticket counter is closed you can purchase tickets from the automatic ticket machine (remember to specify which train).
Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ferroviedelostato.it where you will find an option for English as well.
My advice: For tourists traveling to Rome's central areas the Leonardo Express is the better option because Termini station has more public transport options than Ostiense. However if you are staying in the Trastevere, Testaccio or Aventine areas then perhaps the FMI will be more viable. Both Termini and Ostiense have a taxi rank.
Traveling to and from Rome International Airport by Private shuttle transfer.
This is the option I would most recommend. A Rome private shuttle transfer is the cheapest and quickest way of getting from Fiumicino Airport direct to your hotel reception or from your hotel direct to Fiumicino Airport.
Note: It's important to use a reliable company, people often e-mail telling me about being stranded by such and such a company at the airport, or having to pay different fees from what was originally agreed upon. Unfortunately this and rogue taxis are occurrences far too common in Rome.
Traveling with a private bus company to Termini Station.
There are only a few private bus companies that offer a transfer service between Fiumicino airport and Termini Station (the quicker more efficient trains and private shuttles get the bulk of the business) you will see their offices as soon as you walk into the arrivals hall.
Cotral have services every day of the week between 1:15Am and 7Pm. There are 8 runs per day and the price is €4.50 per ticket.
Traveling by public bus to Termini Station.
This is the option I would least recommend as there are few and mostly unreliable connections between Fiumicino and Termini Station.
Rome Airport Taxi.
You will find the taxi stands immediately as you exit the Airport.
The standard fee is 40€ to Rome center. This includes baggage and four people to all destinations within the boundary of Rome's ancient wall. Price is identical for the return trip.
There are tourist information points inside the airport (at arrivals in Terminal A, B and C) where you can confirm what the price should be to your destination.
There is also no harm in confirming the price beforehand with your taxi driver.
Please note: Legal taxis are white with a sign on the roof.
If you are in reasonable numbers, 3 or 4, a taxi may not cost much more than public transport. With a taxi you can arrive at your exact destination, and have more time to recuperate.
Italy and Rome car rental.
Most major Car Rental companies have offices at Rome International Airport, Termini Central Station and throughout the City. Some are www.avis.com www.europcar.it www.hertz.it and www.maggiore.it
For more information about how to get the best car rental prices see my advice on how to find the best car rental deal or go straight to
You can also see my travel tips about driving in Italy.
(For information about hotels at Rome Fiumicino Airport see our rome hotels airport map.)
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