To and from Rome Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino Airport to the city of Rome
There are two airports in Rome: Fiumicino and Ciampino. The Leonardo Da Vinci Airport (Rome airport code: FCO) is the main Rome international airport and is much bigger than the Ciampino Airport (CIA). Although it’s further from the city center, being the main airport in Rome it’s easier to get to the city center from Fiumicino. Fiumicino airport is about 32 km from the center of Rome. Depending on the mode of transport and time of day, it takes around 30 minutes to 1 hour to reach the center of the city.
Whether it’s your first time flying in or out of Fiumicino Airport, here’s what to expect, how to get from this Rome airport to the city center and from Fiumicino Airport to the city of Rome by bus, train, transfer or car sharing.
The Leonardo Express will take you directly from Termini station to Fiumicino Airport in 32 minutes. You can get to Termini by bus or the A and B metro lines, which have stops at Piramide, San Pietro, Colosseo, and Circo Massimo. By metro and the Leonardo Express, you can easily get to Fiumicino airport for under €20. The Leonardo Express train from Rome, running from 5.20am to 10.35pm, departs from Termini every 15 minutes. From Fiumicino airport, the express service operates from 6.08am until 11.23pm. If you’re taking the Leonardo Express directly to/from Termini station, tickets cost €14. Regional trains also depart from other platforms at Fiumicino airport, which can transport you to other stations like Roma Trastevere or Ostiense (€8 each) with stops in between.
If you’re travelling from Tiburtina Station, you can take the regional train with departures every 15 minutes on weekdays, and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.
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If you’d prefer not to coordinate a complex route by public transportation or want to enjoy a few moments of personal space before a long flight, you can drive a vehicle from car sharing networks like Share Now or Enjoy. Share Now requires an international driver’s license for foreign drivers and charges between €0,24-€0,29/minute, while Enjoy accepts EU and U.S. driver’s licenses and charges €0,25/minute. For more information about how these services work, check out our transportation guide.
SITbusshuttle is a shuttle service offering transfers between the city center, Fiumicino, and Ciampino airports. One-way services for both airports cost €6 while a roundtrip ticket for Fiumicino airport costs €11. Trips to Fiumicino airport begin around 4.45am and end at 8.30pm. One-way services from Termini (Via Marsala 5) to Fiumicino include stops at the Vatican (Via Crescenzio 2) and Circonvallazione Aurelia 19, making the trip nearly one hour long. Tickets and reservations are available on board the buses and at ticket machines in all bus stops (Termini, Vatican, and Circonvallazione Aurelia). You can also purchase your tickets online.
Terravision is another bus company that operates in many EU and UK cities, offering city tours and low cost airport transfers. For €5.80 adults and children (ages 5-12) can ride the shuttle bus from Termini station to Fiumicino airport (a 40 minutes trip) at various time slots, with departures spanning between 10 to 100 minute intervals depending on the time of day. A round-trip ticket costs €9 and tickets are always free for children aged 4 and younger.
Reserving your one-way and/or return trip online allows you to bring extra luggage and adjust your departure dates/times without additional fees, but you must reserve your time slot at least 12 hours in advance. There is no need to print your reservation since Terravision accepts e-tickets. If you need a transfer within 12 hours, you can buy tickets at the Terravision airport desk or Terravision bus stops at Via Giolitti 38 (Termini) and/or Via Bruxelles at Largo Liegi (Ciampino city center).
If you need a Rome taxi to the airport, you can order or reserve your cab by phone at (+39) 060609, 063570, 066645, or 066651. By law city taxies have fixed rates to/from Fiumicino airport for €48. These rates apply to one-way trips to or from the city center, are for four passengers or less, and include luggage. Taxies should have a card reader for credit card payments, however it’s always best to have cash on hand in case your cab doesn’t have a POS machine.
If you’re looking to travel from Fiumicino airports to the city center, beware of gentlemen who approach you in the airport and offer you a taxi. These people work for private companies and will charge their own flat rates that are usually very expensive. Also, if you get into a non-metered taxi (noleggio con conducente) at the airport or elsewhere, be sure to establish the price for your trip before beginning your journey.
Free Now is a great mobile application that allows you to order your taxi from your phone. Similarly to Uber, MyTaxi shows you the closest taxies and tracks your cab as it approaches you. The app will also estimate your trip cost and allows you to pay online with credit card. For more information, check out our essential transportation guide.
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