Fiumicino Airport is quite far from Rome and is 32 km away from it. However, passengers can get from Rome Airport to train station Termini, which is in the city centre, not only by taxi (private transfer), but also by public transport: train or Fiumicino to Termini bus. Travelling from Rome Airport to Termini railway station by train takes 32 minutes, and the ticket cost is EUR 14 for an adult passenger. The bus stop is right near the airport building - a bus will run to the railway station in 58 minutes and for EUR 5. Finally, you can take a taxi and get to your final destination in half an hour (one journey will cost from EUR 50).
Buses from Rome Airport to Roma Termini follow this route round the clock and are rather frequent, so even in case of a night arrival it's not a problem to get to the railway station. Fiumicino to Termini train runs from early morning until almost midnight, so it's not suitable for night journeys. If you choose travelling by train, don't forget to punch your ticket in a special yellow machine which is at the entrance to the platform. Otherwise, you risk to be fined.
The airport is located in the town of Fiumicino after which it got its second name, but its real name is actually Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. The building looks very large and consists of 4 terminals. You can spend some quality time at the airport thanks to its developed infrastructure. So, at this airport, there are bars and restaurants for any taste, as well as different bank branches, drugstores, currency exchange offices, and many other things. It is notable that there are also some VAT refund offices for purchases made by non-Schengen residents (tax free) at it.
There is the Leonardo Express high-speed train serving the route between Rome Airport and Termini railway station. It runs from early morning till almost midnight, so there are no departures at night. The Fiumicino to Termini train journey time is 32 minutes, and the ticket cost is EUR 14. The ticket points of sales are almost everywhere: besides railway ticket offices and online booking, they can be found in special machines which are in the streets, as well as in some tobacco shops and newsstands. Travelling by this high-speed train is very convenient due to its comfortable seats, enough room for luggage and a clean cabin.
From 06:23am to 11:23pm
Fiumicino Airport – Termini train station
Medium: roomy cabin, large windows, comfortable seats with armrests, fast travelling
young people, couples with no children, no large luggage
The train departures from Platform 25 that is in Stazione Aeroporto terminal building.
If for some reasons travelling by train is not suitable for you, there is also another way to get to Termini - a shuttle bus by a company called Cotral. Its journey time is longer and is 58 minutes, but its ticket is much cheaper - just EUR 5. Besides, Fiumicino to Termini buses are available round the clock. Their cabins are quite comfortable - you can lie back in your seat and enjoy the architecture of Rome out the large windows. The ticket can be bought directly from the driver or booked online on the carrier's website.
Cotral to train station Termini
Fiumicino Airoirt – Termini train station
Medium: roomy cabin, large windows, comfortable seats, no stops on the route
young tourists, inexperienced travellers, families with no children, no large luggage
The stop is at the exit from Terminal 2 (B) building.
If you don't want to spend your time looking for and buying tickets, or for some reasons buses and trains are not suitable for you, you can always take a taxi from Rome Airport to Termini station or book a transfer in advance that is much more easier. A private transfer will take you to Termini railway station in half an hour, and this service will cost from EUR 50. If you choose a transfer, you'll get a chance to select that car class that is more suitable for you (economy, minibus for a group of people or VIP) and order some necessary functions such as a baby seat or Wi-Fi.
to Termini railway station
Taxi on the spot: 5-10 minutes,
you don't have to wait for a transfer in a queue of other passengers, the driver will be waiting for you on time with a nameplate at the exit from the arrival area.
Taxi: journey with no stops and no other passengers
Pre-booked transfer: baby seats, air conditioner, request stops, no other passengers, online payment opportunity, help with luggage
large groups of people, families with children, large luggage, night arrival, aged tourists, first time in Rome, language barrier
Taxis are at taxistands near the exits from Fiumicino Airport Terminal 1,2,3, and 5 buildings.
There are both public and private kinds of transport running from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Termini railway station. Each of them has its own peculiarities - for example, though trains run fast, they are not available at night. Taxis can be quite expensive for some people, and buses, though cheap, get to the final destination the longest. So, choose that kind of transport that meets your own criteria most of all.