Fiumicino Airport, officially named "The Leonardo da Vinci International Airport" is Rome's main airport with air connections to numerous European and worldwide destinations.
This airport, situated about 35 km southwest from the central Rome. It is estimated that 41 million passengers pass through it every year, making it the largest Italian airport by number of passengers. The airport has four terminals: T1 (Alitalia terminal), T2, T3 and T5 for domestic, international and intercontinental flights operated by more than 200 different airlines including Alitalia, British Airways, Air France and American Airlines.
Fiumicino Airport offers a range of services and facilities to its passengers: duty-free shops, cafés, self-service restaurants, info-points equipped with a fax and photocopier, lounges, ATMs and currency exchange offices, first aid station with a medical doctor etc. At each terminal you will find a tourist information desk where you can find any information about Rome or purchase your Roma Pass Card.
If you need an accommodation near Fiumicino Airport there are plenty hotels nearby. Hilton Hotel Rome Airport is the only hotel within walking distance from the airport and directly connected to passenger terminals. All other hotels can be reached by shuttle transfers provided by hotels or local taxi.
There are several options for getting to and from Fiumicino Airport from the city of Rome. You can choose from an official city taxi, private or shared car transfers, the Leonardo Express train or shuttle buses. There are also numerous car hire companies offering car rental at the airport.
At the arrival areas of the Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 you will find white taxis lined up outside the airport building. These are official Rome taxis which have a fixed rate for the ride to the city centre which is €48 (accommodation within the Aurelian walls). The taxi fare includes baggage and is for a maximum of four passengers. When you take a taxi be sure to take an official one, otherwise you have no guarantee of the rate. The ride to the city centre takes approximately 45 minutes.
The most comfortable ways of travelling from Fiumicino Airport is to pre-book a private car transfer. Once you land at the airport your driver will meet you as you leave the baggage area, assist you with your luggage and drive you to your desired destination. This way you don't have to worry about payment issues, delayed flights or other problems that might occur during your travel.
We suggest you book your private car transfer through the Rideways web site which offers numerous transfer options. Through this web-site you can easily book affordable and reliable transfers to your accommodation in Rome, main train station - Termini Station, Civitavecchia cruise port or any other destination in Italy.
A shared car transfer from Fiumicino Airport could be another great option when landing at this airport. Shuttles drives several passengers together and drop them at their locations throughout Rome. This is an affordable option which can be booked in advance through Viator. Once booked you will get your transfer voucher and info about the meeting point as well as phone numbers of local operator.
The Leonardo Express is the direct train that serves the route between Fiumicino Airport and Termini Station in the centre of Rome. It is the fastest and most comfortable public transfer option between the airport and the main train station. The train departs every 30 minutes and the journey takes about 30 minutes. The cost is €14 one-way, children 4-14 €7, children under 4 - free.
Another kind of transfer from Fiumicino Airport to Rome is the FL1 local train which is slower and doesn't go to Termini. This train makes several stops on the way to Rome (Trastevere, Ostiente, Tuscolana and Tiburtina) so if you are staying one of these neighbourhoods it might be a great transfer solution from the airport. The cost of this train is €8.
The cheapest option of getting from Fiumicino Airport to Rome is by taking one of available shuttle buses. There are several companies running this service. Buses can be found once you exit the airport building. Shuttle bus tickets can be purchased at the nearby counters or online. We recommend following companies:
These buses run fom Rome Fiumicino Airport to Termini Station with stop close to the Vatican (Castel Sant'Angelo). You should use this buses if your accommodation is north of the Tiber River and around the Vatican. The cost of the bus ride is €6.
These buses run from Fiumicino Airport to Termini Station with a stop at Ostiense station which is situated in the south of the city which is also a train station. The cost of bus ride is €6.
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