The Leonardo da Vinci Airport (also called the airport in Fiumicino) is Italy’s largest transport hub, operating from 61 years of the 20th century and receiving about thirty-seven million passengers annually.

Most likely, you will fly to this airport, located about 30 km from the center of the capital (by the way, there is also a second airport serving Rome – Ciampino Airport), and accordingly, you are faced with the question of how to get from Fiumicino Airport to Rome .

 

See also my article “How to buy cheap flights to Italy”

 

 1. Taxi from 10-17 euros per person.

The most popular option, of course, is a taxi. As usual, taxis stand at the exit from the arrivals hall. The cost of a trip to the center of Rome will be approximately 40 euros per car, but in any case, when traveling to Rome, the cost in no case can exceed 70 euros, so be careful when using a taxi yourself. In order to avoid unpleasant moments associated with overpriced travel, it is better to order a taxi in advance via the Internet. The most popular service with good reviews is kiwitaxi  ( my review) A company representative will meet you at the airport and deliver you to the specified address. Payment is made in advance on the site, so even if you don’t speak foreign languages, you don’t have to worry about the language barrier – at least you don’t need to agree on a price.

2. Shuttle bass for 13 euros.

If a taxi is a little expensive for you, then you can reserve a seat on the bus, it will cost about 13 euros. You can get from the airport to Rome, and from the city to the airport. You can reserve a seat on the bus at intui.travel

3. Rent a car at the airport of Rome from 13 euros per day.

This item is more suitable for those who plan to go to Italy for auto-trip from Fiumicino airport, as in Rome itself it is much more convenient to use public transport than a rented car. All major rental offices are provided at the airport, but to save money, it’s better to book a car in advance. Read more about car rental in Italy here . In short, the last time I have been booking a car through the rentalcars.com service is that you do not need to manually compare prices in different companies, and the price is about 10-15% cheaper than directly from the dealer. 

4. By train Leonardo Express, spending 14 Euro .

Every day, approximately once every 30 minutes, Leonardo Express trains run from the railway station located right at the airport. You can use this train from Fiumicino Airport to the center of Rome . Travel time is about 30 minutes, the train will take you directly to the central station of the city – Termini (Roma Termini).

It is not difficult to find the station from which trains depart; most importantly, when leaving the arrivals hall, follow the signs for “Train” on a yellow background. In the opposite direction (that is, towards the airport), trains leave from platforms 23 and 24 of the Roma Termini station.

Rome Fiumicino Airport
Follow Trains Signs on Yellow Background

The fare is 14 euros, children under the age of twelve accompanied by an adult can travel for free.

You can buy a ticket at the ticket office or at vending machines (just in case, have a bank card with you, as many terminals do not accept cash), when boarding the train, you must compost the ticket (if the composter does not work, just write with a pen on the ticket date and time, and don’t worry!). Valid ticket within 90 minutes of composting.

The last train leaves the airport at about 23:30, so it’s better to check the schedule in advance on the website www.trenitalia.com

Train Leonardo Express
Train Leonardo Express

By the way, from personal experience, at the entrance to the platform for boarding the train and at the exit from the train at the airport, there are controllers and they check tickets, therefore, it’s unlikely to get there with a hare.

5. Regional train (Treno Regionale) for 8 euros.

Another way to get from the airport to Rome is to take the regional train. It leaves from the same place where Leonardo Express came from, but from a neighboring platform. And, if: 1. You do not have an urgent need to be on Roma Termini (and personally I do not really like this place, and try to avoid it whenever possible); 2. Your hotel is not located in the center, but in areas such as Ostiense, Trastevere or Tiburtina; 3. If you want to save a little, I recommend this particular method to get to Rome from Fiumicino Airport.

This train does not go through Termini, but connects such stations as Tiburtina, Ostiense, Trastevere with the airport, the journey time to Ostiense is about 28 minutes, trains run every 15-30 minutes.

how to get from the airport to rome by train
This is how tickets for a regional train look like (the first one was bought at the box office, the second one was bought at the vending machine)

If you still need to get to Roma Termini, but you prefer this train, get to the Ostiense station, change to the metro, Piramide station (fare 1.5 euros, ticket valid for 100 minutes, but only one metro pass), only 4 stations and you are at Termini. A little longer, but saving 4.5 euros. Who is afraid to get lost – when leaving the platform, you need to follow the sign for the subway, Piramide station. The path will take about 7 minutes, you don’t need to go out of the transition!

And what to spend the money saved in the article What to see in Rome on your own .

6. Bus from 4 euros

from the airport to Rome by bus
Terravision Bus is a Great Way to Save

Perhaps today it is the most budgetary way to get from Fiumicino Airport to the center of Rome . This method takes more time (from one to two hours depending on traffic), but gives an excellent opportunity to save.

So, from the airport to the Roma Termini and Tiburtina stations, Cotral buses run, the cost for April 2016 is 5 euros.

There are also Terravision buses, if you buy a ticket in advance via the Internet, it will cost 5.90 euros (as of March 2017), cheaper than when buying on the spot. You can find the transport that is suitable for time and price on the Fiumicino-Rome route through the omio.com service (it works like airfare search engines, it only focuses on trains, buses and travel)

fiumicino rome bus

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