Fiumicino Airport to Rome FCO transfer
The intercontinental airport of Rome Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” is the largest airport in Italy. Fiumicino has the airport code FCO. It’s located approximately 18 miles from the center of Rome. The port of Civitavecchia is 40 miles away.
FCO is very well connected to Rome. A three-lane highway connects the airport with the Rome ring highway. Regular shuttle buses go to the Central Station and the Vatican.
The airport has its own train station, which is directly accessible via pedestrian bridges from terminal 1 and 3 and through an underpass from terminal 3.
Shuttle buses to Rome and the Vatican
In Fiumcino airport, the stop of the shuttle buses and the long-distance coaches is on the arrivals level at the end of Terminal 3. Information screens show the departure times.
The shuttle buses go to Termini Central Station and the cost is 8 euros per person per way.
The SIT bus, which you book here at the original price, stops at Termini Central Station in Via Marsala 5. It also stops behind Castel Sant’Angelo in Via Crescenzio and in western Rome on Via Aurelia, near the Cornelia metro station.
Train connections from the airport station
Express connection Leonardo Express
The transfer between Rome Fiumicino and Rome by train is quite reliable. The station is directly connected to the airport.
During the day there is a direct connection every 15 minutes called “Leonardo Express” to Termini Station. The journey is just over 30 minutes, the fare is 14 euros. Children under the age of 12 accompanied by a paying adult are ride for free.
You can buy tickets online. You then do not have to queue at the machine or at the ticket office. The Internet tickets for the Leonardo Express are valid for one trip on the day booked. If your flight is delayed, you can easily take a later train. The ticket is valid printed or on the mobile phone and is scanned when the track is accessed. The Internet tickets are issued in the name of the passenger and do not have to be validated.
Railway line FL1
Another connection is the Fiumicino Express line FL1, which runs on a ring line through Rome with the last stop at Fara Sabina. Unfortunately, there are more delays and cancellations on this line. The fare from Fiumicino airport to Rome is 8 euros. Children under the age of 12 accompanied by a paying adult are riding for free. This only applies to the route to Fiumicino airport. Otherwise, children between 4 and 15 pay half the normal price by rail.
Line FL1 to the airport The line crosses metro line B at Ostiense and Tiburtina stations. For the journey to the station St Peter you must change at the station Trastevere.
If you live in the Roman periphery, the FL1 line may be a good alternative to the links to Termini central station.
High speed train connections
From Fiumicino airport there are two high speed trains per day to Venice, one with the older type ETR600 “Frecciargento” – Silver Arrow, and one with the newest type ETR1000 “Frecciarossa” – red Arrow – with stops in Florence, Bologna and Padua. The travel time to Florence is 2 1/4 hours, to Venice 4 1/4 hours.
Another Frecciargento goes via Florence, Pisa and La Spezia to Genoa. The journey time is 4 1/2 hours.
The tickets for the high speed trains require seat reservation. These tickets must be booked on the internet or at the travel agency. As a rule, no rebooking is possible with the savings tariffs of these tickets for the high speed trains.
The website for the tickets is www.trenitalia.com
Regional buses to Rome and the surrounding area
To travel on public transport, you need time, patience and a certain capacity for suffering.
The regional bus operator COTRAL is a member of the Metrebus consortium. The bus stop is located on the arrivals level at Terminal 2. Buses can be used with Metrebus regional tickets. For the trip to Rome, a three-zone ticket or a single ticket is required.
The metrebus tickets are not valid on the COTRAL lines to Termini station and to Tiburtina station.
It is a bit difficult to find out what the COTRAL timetable is. COTRAL would not be our first choice for the trip to Rome.
Taxis to Rome and Fiumicino
The tariffs of the public Roman taxis for the journey from Fiumicino airport to Rome and vice versa are regulated and amount to a maximum of 4 people with luggage:
- City center within the city walls (Mure Aureliane) 48 Euro
- Fair 25 Euro
- Parco dei Medici 30 Euro
- Ostiense train station 45 Euro
- Tiburtina station 55 Euro
- Ciampino airport 50 Euro
- Port Civitavecchia 120 Euro
- For the rest of the city taximeter prices apply. The maximum price of areas within the ring road (Grande Raccordo Anulare) to Fiumicino airport is 70 Euro
The fares for the trip to Rome apply to the taxis of the municipality of Rome. Fiumicino taxis may have different rates and may be more expensive. They serve the short distances, such as from the airport to Fiumicino, as well as overland trips.
Limousine Service · Car with Chauffeur
A smooth and fast solution is to take the chauffeur driven rental car from Rome Fiumicino Airport directly to the hotel. The driver will pick you up at the exit of your arrivals terminal at Rome Fiumicino airport and will wait for you in case of delays. He picks you up at the hotel and brings you punctually and comfortably to Rome Fiumicino Airport.