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.
The airport has 3 Terminals:
Map of Rome International Airport (Fiumicino Airport)
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Rome International Airport relative to Ciampino Airport and Termini station.
With the train.
Traveling to Rome city center from Rome International airport you have two options with the train:
If the ticket counter is closed you can purchase tickets from the automatic ticket machine (remember to specify which train).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 TripAdvisor
(For more information about hotels at Rome International Airport see our rome hotels airport map.)