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.
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 6 euros per person per way.
The journey time by bus between Fiumicino Airport and Rome is up to one hour, depending on the time of day and the stop. The exact travel times can be found in the timetable.
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. First departure from Termini is at 4:45am, last departure at 8:30pm. departure from Via Crescenzio 15 minutes later. First departure from Rome Fiumicino airport is at 7:15am, last departure at 0:40am.
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.
Tickets can be bought at the station. If you do not want to lose time in the station, you can order the tickets online. 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 your mobile phone. 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 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
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 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 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
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.
You can book your taxi online here and it will pick you up from the airport or from your hotel. Here you will find a fixed price for each destination without additional costs for the pickup. Service is provided by Taxi2airport.