Information on Rome's Airports

Updated: April 2024

How to get from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Termini (the centre of Rome)

To get from Fiumicino Airport to Termini train station in Rome, and vice versa, there are various options that suit different needs and budgets:

Transport Method Price Duration
Leonardo Express Train 14 EUR 32 min
RV Train (Regionale Veloce) 8 EUR 50 min
Regional FL1 Train + Metro B1 8 + 1.5 EUR ~1h 22m
Bus Rome - Fiumicino Airport 6.00 EUR 1h 8m
Bus Fiumicino - Rome Termini 6.90 EUR 1h 18m
SIT Bus Shuttle 7.00 EUR 37 m
Taxi 48 EUR ~ 45 m

 

Excluding the option of private transfer and car, these are the main ways to get to Termini from Fiumicino airport, allowing for choice based on schedule, budget, and personal preferences.

How to get from Rome Ciampino Airport to Termini (the centre of Rome)

Rome has another major airport besides Fiumicino, known as Ciampino Airport (CIA), located about 12 km from the city centre. Although it is smaller and primarily serviced by low-cost airlines, it offers several convenient options for reaching the centre of Rome:

Transport Method Price Duration
Terravision Buses €4 (online purchase) - €6 (purchase at Termini or airport) ~40 min
SitBus Shuttle €6 (single) / €8 (return) Varies
COTRAL/Schiaffini buses €1.20 (bus) + €1.50 (metro) Varies
Rome Airport Bus €4.90 (online) ~40 min
Taxi €31 (fixed fare to the centre) ~45 min
Ciampino Airlink (Train + Bus) €2.70 ~1h

 

FAQ about Rome's Airports and Transfer to Termini

 - What are Rome's airports and which one is more convenient for me?
Rome has two main airports: Leonardo da Vinci Airport (Fiumicino, FCO) and Giovan Battista Pastine Airport (Ciampino, CIA). Fiumicino is the primary airport, offering a wide range of services and international flights, while Ciampino is smaller, mainly used by low-cost airlines and closer to the centre of Rome.

 - What's the best way to get from Fiumicino to Rome Termini?
The Leonardo Express is the most direct option, taking about 32 minutes and costing 14 EUR. It runs every 15-30 minutes.

 - And from Ciampino to Rome Termini?
Terravision offers a direct bus service from Ciampino to Termini for approximately 5 EUR, with luggage storage and Wi-Fi onboard.

 - Are there cheaper alternatives to the Leonardo Express from Fiumicino?
Yes, the regional train FL1 is a cheaper option at 8 EUR, but it does not go directly to Termini. It's ideal if you're staying on the outskirts of Rome.

 - What services does Ciampino Airport offer?
Although Ciampino is smaller, it provides essential services such as ATMs, currency exchange, tourist information points, and 24-hour medical assistance. However, its shopping and dining options are limited.

 - How much does a taxi cost from both airports to the centre of Rome?
From Fiumicino, the fixed cost is about 48 EUR, while from Ciampino it's about 30 EUR. It's important to confirm the price with the driver beforehand to avoid surprises.

 - How can I avoid taxi scams at Rome's airports?
Ensure the taxi is official (white with a "taxi" sign on the roof) and confirm the fixed fare before starting the journey. Taxis from Ciampino and Fiumicino offer fixed fares to the centre of Rome. Do not accept offers from drivers approaching you inside the airport.

 - What are the operating hours of Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports?
Fiumicino Airport typically operates 24 hours a day, with more limited services and transport during the night. On the other hand, Ciampino Airport has more restricted operating hours, closing its doors at night, from 00:00 to 04:30, which means it is not possible to stay at the airport during these closed hours.

 


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