Rome Travel Guide · Arrival · Public transport information

Rome travel guide for your journey to Rome by plane, train or car as well as useful information on public transport and safety.

With our information for your Rome trip, you will get along quickly on arrival and in Rome.

We inform you about all aspects of arrival, explain the Roman airports and the transfer options to the city.

Here we will give you an overview of to get to Rome by high-speed trains and by car.

Read how public transport works and which tickets are available for the metro, bus and train.

Rome airport arrival

Fiumicino airport

Leonardo da Vinci intercontinental airport in the municipality of Fiumicino is the largest airport in Italy. In 2019 it was voted the best European airport with more than 25 million passengers by the Airport Council International ACI, ahead of Munich and Copenhagen.

In our Fiumicino airport travel guide you will find practical information about Fiumicino airport and the transfer from Fiumicino to Rome and from Fiumicino to Civitavecchia.

Ciampino airport

Ciampino is the older airport in Rome and operates the low cost flights.

It is closer to the city, but has no rail and highway connections.

Read our Ciampino airport travel guide to find out how much time you need at Ciampino Airport and how you can best get from Ciampino to Rome.

Civitavecchia Port · Cruises and Ferries

Civitavecchia is the cruise port of Rome. Numerous cruise ships arrive here and enable passengers to take a day trip to Rome.

The ferry port of Civitavecchia offers connections to Sardinia and Sicily as well as to Spain and Tunisia.

Travel by train to Rome

Italy has a well-functioning system of high-speed connections. Air traffic between the centers of northern Italy with Rome and Naples is therefore hardly competitive.

You can be in Rome in a few hours from Naples, Florence, Bologna, Venice, Bolzano, Milan and Turin. Milan and Turin are connected to the TGV.


The routes away from high speed are less efficient. It can happen that it takes as long from Pisa or Pistoia to Florence as from Florence to Rome.

Over the Alps to Austria, Switzerland and Germany, as well as to southern Italy, the routes are still wildly romantic.

Read our information on international connections, trains and tickets in By train to Rome.

Arrival by car

In Rome, traffic works like a type of swarm intelligence. Basically everyone does what they want. Romans often have difficulty driving a car in other countries. They are not used to observing lanes and rules. Read our information on driving in Rome.

Taxis and rental cars

There is hardly any parking space in the center of Rome and owning a car is not very practical. In addition to taxis, there are licensed rental cars with drivers that are more luxurious. Read our information on taxis and limousines in Rome and book online.

Public transportation

Rome’s transport network consists of bus, train, metro and tram. Here you can find out everything about the most important lines, the tariffs and where you can buy tickets. In our article you will find the Rome Metro map as well as the trams and trains and you can pre-order the tickets


Rome is basically a very safe city. You can find celebrities, MPs, senators and government officials on the street without bodyguards.

But Rome is not just the capital of Italy, it is home to the Vatican and three United Nations organizations. Many states have three embassies in Rome.

But of course there is petty crime in Rome too. Read more in our Rome travel guide!


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