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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!