You can get from the airport to Rome by bus (shuttle), express train, suburban train, or taxi. The Rome Airport bus travel time is about 2 hours (including waiting time), and the ticket cost is from EUR 4.5. Fiumicino Airport train Leonardo Express will take a tourist to Rome in 1 hour and this will cost EUR 14. Local suburban train Treno Regionale will take you to Rome in 1.5 hours and the ticket will cost you from EUR 8. Rome Airport-Rome taxis and individual transfers cost from EUR 49, however they will take you to the city in 30 min. The distance between Fiumicino Airport and Rome is approximately 30 km.
Buses and suburban trains are more suitable for experienced travellers. Though their ticket cost is much lower, their travel time is longer and they are less frequent (you can spend up to 3 hours waiting for a bus!). The comfortable Leonardo Express train will take you to the very city centre of Rome in 30 min (with almost the same waiting time). Those who need to get to Rome immediately, are looking for the fastest Rome Airport transportation and don’t want to wait for a train, can book a taxi or a transfer from Fiumicino Airport in advance or take a car on the spot. Besides, this is the only option to get from the airport to the city at night.
Rome is always open to travellers who are ready to experience welcoming Italy. However, you won't be able to fly right to the city centre. Almost all tourists arrive at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, also known as Fiumicino Airport. The airport was built 30 km from Rome in the suburb of the same name. There are lots of various sightseeings in the city: they are the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, Saint Peter's Basilica, and, of course, 'a state within a state' - Vatican City, the residence of the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church - the Pope.
There are several kinds of Rome Airport shuttle and bus going from Fiumicino Airport to the city centre (Cotral, Terravision, SitBusShuttle, ...). All of them go to the largest Rome train station Termini which is located right in the city centre. The travel time is about 50-70min, but tourists have to wait for a bus for a long time. Depending on the carrier, the traffic interval between buses from Fiumicino Airport is from 1 to 3 hours. The average bus shuttle Fiumicino ticket cost is EUR 4.5. And the only shuttle Roma Fiumicino operating 24/7 is Cotral.
Cotral, Terravision, SitBusShuttle, T.A.M. Srl, Atral-Schiaffini
5:15 - 23:30 (Cotral operates 24/7)
bus stop on dei Cinquecento before Termini train station (Roma Termini)
tourists with hand-luggage who know the route and the language and travel without children
Bus stops at Fiumicino Airport (Leonardo da Vinci Airport) are marked on this scheme.
High-speed Rome Airport train Leonardo Express will take tourists from the railway platform at Fiumicino Airport to Termini train station in 30min and for EUR 14. You'll have to walk to the railway station from one of Fiumicino Airport terminals for about 15min. Please note that Leonardo Express train doesn't operate at night.
06:38 - 23:38
to Termini train station without stops
medium: online ticket purchase, comfortable carriages
EUR 14 (children up to 4 y.o. - for free, children from 4 to 12 y.o. - for free upon condition that 1 child for 1 adult who has a ticket)
tourists with hand-luggage who know the route and the language and travel without small children
Leonardo Express always departs from the track 2 of the train station at Fiumicino Airport. You can find the train station on this scheme.
Suburban train Treno Regionale departs from Fiumicino Airport to one of the three noncentral train stations of Rome every 30 minutes. This type of transport is a little cheaper than Leonardo Express but takes tourists not to the city centre. By the way, it is also much less comfortable. At night, the railway traffic stops.
05:57 - 23:17
Trastevere train station
Ostiense train station
Tiburtina train station
individual tourists, couples who have children under the age of 5 or without children
As Leonardo Express, suburban trains depart form the train station at Fiumicino Airport. You can see the station on the scheme.
The most comfortable way to get to the city or the hotel is booking a taxi and transfer Roma Fiumicino: taking a car on the spot or booking a transfer in advance. This transport is suitable for big families with children and inexperienced tourists. A car will take travellers to given address in 30 minutes and for EUR 49. As Cotral buses, taxis and transfers can take tourists to the destination at night.
to the hotel or given address
Taxi on the spot: 10min, in a queue of other people
Pre-booked transfer: immediately upon arrival (meeting with a nameplate)
Taxi on the spot: air conditioning, trip without stops and other passengers
Pre-booked transfer: child seats, fresh water, English-speaking driver and operator
from EUR 49 (+15% on holidays and at nighttime)
families with children, inexperienced tourists, those who are in the country for the first time, tourists who don't know the language
If you book a transfer in advance, your driver will meet you at the exit from the arrivals area with a nameplate. If you want to take a taxi on the spot, please use this scheme.
We hope this guide will offer you the fastest and most comfortable way to get from Fiumicino Airport to Rome! Have nice holidays in Rome!