Getting to and from the airportThere are a few options of getting from one of Rome’s two International Airports to central Rome.
Below are estimated costs and travel times.
Leonardo Da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport
|Train*||€ 17,50||32 minutes|
|Airport shuttle bus||€ 7,00||45 minutes|
|Taxi (Central Rome)||€ 48,00||45 minutes|
There are two train options from Rome Fiumicino Airport (also known as Leonardo Da Vinci Airport). The Leonardo Express (€18) is a non-stop service to/from Rome Termini station exclusively for airport passengers. It leaves every 15-30 minutes and operates from 0552–2336. The alternative option is the FL1 Regional Train (€12) to/from other stations in Rome, including Rome Tiburtina, with departures every 15-30 minutes.
Rome Ciampino Airport
|Train**||€ 4,00||15 minutes|
|Airport shuttle bus***||€ 6,00||55 minutes|
|Taxi (Central Rome)||€ 35,00||35 minutes|
|Taxi (Central Rome)|
Rome Ciampino Airport trains travel from Ciampino Città, which is the nearest train station. The train station is not right at the airport and to get there you need to take an ATRAL or COTRAL bus from the airport, the journey takes just 5 minutes. The transfer will cost €4 and the shuttles leave every 10-40 minutes. From there, the train to Rome’s Termini station departs every 8-10 minutes, takes 15 minutes and costs just € 4.
***Airport Shuttle Bus from Rome Ciampino Airport
Airport shuttles from Ciampino to Rome Termini train station can be booked through a variety of providers such as Terravision and SIT Bus Shuttle.
Getting around the city
Public transportThe single best way to get around Rome is by using the public transport system. In many cities, walking everywhere is easily the best way to get around, and it’s often the most enjoyable. In Rome, however, you’ll need to use the city’s buses or Metro system to get around as monuments are situated a short distance away from each other and you will require good walking shoes to tackle the hilly terrain. Tickets for public transport can be purchased from newsagents, vending machines at bus stops, Atac booths in metro stations and at times on buses themselves. Visit the Atac website for more information on Rome public transport.
Rome Metro TrainsThe Italian State Railways have several levels of service, from local trains that stop at every station, to the Pendolino, a fast, luxurious first-class-only train. From the airport, the Stazione Termini direct train runs hourly. The Stazione Termini, Rome's main train station, is the hub of the urban transportation system. Beneath it is the only interchange between the city's two Metro lines, and directly outside, on Piazza dei Cinquecento, is the central bus terminal.
Buses and TramsThe main bus terminal is outside Termini Stazione. Day buses run from 0530 until midnight and tickets are not sold on buses. Tickets for night buses are sold by conductors on the buses, which run from 0100 until 0530. Tickets are time stamped, valid for 100 minutes of travel and cost €1.50.
Rome's public orange buses and a handful of trams cover much of the city, but they do not travel through the narrow streets of the historic centre. Several routes, however, are within a short distance of most main attractions. Communal stops include the Vatican, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain.
TaxisOfficial taxis in Rome are white and must bear the taxi sign on the roof. Taxis also charge extra for baggage, late night trips, Sunday travel, or public holiday travel. The fare may begin from the telephone request, not from the point of origin.
Renting bikes or scootersIf you are the adventurous type, the best way to cover the most ground is on two wheels. You can rent a bike but be aware that Rome does have its hills and some bumpy cobblestones.