Rome Fiumicino airport transfer · From Fiumicino Airport to Rome
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.
From the Rome Fiumicino airport station there is a fast connection to Termini Central Station and a regional ring line with several stops in Rome. Two express trains connect the airport with Florence, Bologna, Padua and Venice.
By taxi or with a limousine service you can get to the hotel quickly and comfortably.
The most convenient and fastest 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.
The costs are manageable: The taxi fare from the city center to the airport Fiumicino costs 48 euros, the journey by train Leonardo Express is 14 euros per person plus local transport to the Termini main station. Most convenient are the shuttle buses with a cost of 6 euros per person.
In Fiumcino airport, the stop of the shuttle buses is at the end of the arrivals level of Terminal 3. Information screens show the departure times of the shuttle buses.
Most lines go to Termini Central Station, and some stop at Ostiense Station or in Piazza Cavour near the Vatican. The cost of the shuttle buses is around 6 euros per person per way.
The journey time by bus between Fiumicino Airport and Rome is up to one hour depending on the traffic. Difficult traffic situations can lead to irregularities in the departures.
The SIT bus, which you book here, 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. First departure from Termini is at 4:45am, last departure at 8:30pm. First departure from Rome Fiumicino airport is at 6:45am, last departure at 11:45pm.
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 free.
Tickets can be bought at the station. If you do not want to lose time in the station, you can order the tickets on the Internet. The internet tickets are valid for four hours. If your flight arrives late, you can simply take a later train. You can print the ticket or you can show the ticket on the mobile phone. The Internet tickets are issued in the name of the passenger and do not have to be validated.
Another connection is the line FL1, which runs on a ring line through Rome with terminus 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 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.
Rome Fiumicino Transfer · High speed train connections
From Fiumicino airport there are two high speed trains per day to Venice, ne 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
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 the COTRAL timetable. COTRAL would not be my first choice for the trip to Rome.
The fares for the journey from Fiumicino airport to Rome and vice versa are regulated and are for a maximum of 4 persons 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
Do not get involved with people standing at the airport exits and offering their services. Official taxis are located at the taxi stands in front of Terminals 1 and 3. The taxis are painted white and have a taxi sign on the roof. In any case, make a note of the name of the taxi or the license number.
Taxis can also be ordered by app or by phone. These taxis have a journey time of 5-10 minutes and wait on the departure level in front of Terminal 2.
For the journey to Rome, you should only use taxis from the municipality of Rome, as the fares are cheaper. Fiumicino taxis are more expensive. However, short-haul trips, such as from the airport to Fiumicino village, are not accepted by the taxis of the municipality of Rome and you will need to have a taxi assigned to you for local destination.