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Guide to the Airports in Rome

There are 2 airports in Rome ....Fiumicino Airport which is the main Rome International Airport and Ciampino airport servicing charter flights and some budget European airline companies.

How do I get from the airport to my hotel in Rome?

This Rome Italy Airport information guide will give you the answer to that question and more as you plan for your Rome vacations or a short break in Rome.

Check out other travel tips such as weather, getting the best airfare, shopping, restaurants and more in my Rome tourist guide.

Fiumicino Airport Rome

If you are arriving on an international flight from outside Europe, most likely you will fly into Fiumicino or Leonardo da Vinci Airport Rome. This airport has 3 terminals connected by a long corridor. Terminal A is domestic, Terminal B is domestic flights and European Community flights and Terminal C is international and overseas flights.

Fiumicino Airport in Rome has the following Rome tourism services:

  • ATM - We don't use traveler's checks anymore when we travel. We get our foreign currency from ATMs which are found at most places in the world.
    TIP: Make sure and notify your bank before you depart and tell them where and when you are traveling or they could lock your account for suspicious charges (which we have had happen and is a hassle). Also, notify any other credit card companies of your travels if you plan on using them.
  • 24 hour currency exchange machines
  • Currency Exchange Office - NOT open 24 hours, place to cash traveler's checks
  • Tourist Office - Italy and Rome travel information and brochures
  • Shops
  • Taxis and car rental shuttle buses - outside the terminal along the sidewalk
  • Train station - on the second floor across the overpass to a building across the street from the terminal

Rome Fuimicino Airport is about 30km or 18 miles from the city of Rome.

Fiumicino Rome Airport Transfer Options

Fiumicino Airport Taxi

Taking a taxi from Fuimicino to Rome is the easiest way to get to the city. You will avoid lugging your bags, trying to figure out directions and walking a long way.

Rome Fixed Rate Taxi
There is now a fixed rate for taxis to and from the central area of Rome, 40 euro, including luggage for a maximum of four passengers. Vehicles providing the City of Rome taxi service are white and have a "TAXI" sign on their roof, as well as an identifying number on their doors, on the rear, and inside the vehicle. Verify the rate with the driver.

On your return to the airport, the taxi is a good option if you have an early flight (trains don't run early enough), but be aware that you should order a taxi ahead and give it extra time, because they are usually late....we experienced this.

Leonardo Express Train to Rome

This 30 minute express train goes between the Fuimicino airport and the Termini Train Station in Rome. They run about twice hourly in both directions from about 6:00 to 23:00. You can purchase your ticket (11 euro today) from machines near the entrance, at a booth in the terminal or an online ticket.

Realize that you will have to either walk, take a bus or taxi to your hotel once you arrive at Rome's Termini Station. The train will be a faster option during rush hour to get into the city. On your return to transfer from Rome to Fiumicino, verify train operating times.

Local Commuter Train

There is a cheaper train (5.50 euro) which is a local commuter train that does not stop at Termini Station, but at Roma Tiburtina, Roma Ostiense, Roma Trastevere and Roma Tuscolana. This will probably take a little longer, but is a good choice if you are staying near any of its stops. Also, this train is included in some of the Rome train passes (the Leonardo Express is NOT).

Airports in Rome Shuttle Van

Another good option between the airports in Rome and the city of Rome is the Rome Airport Shuttle which you can book online. The rate right now is 25 euro for 1 person and 6 euro for each additional person for the Fiumicino airport transfer.

Ciampino Airport Rome

This is a much smaller airport with fewer services. It is located about 16km (10 miles) from the city.

Ciampino Airport Taxi

Flat rate Taxi
This fixed rate taxi in either direction between the airports in Rome and the city services Airport Ciampino. It is 30 euro including luggage for a maximum of four passengers to the central area of the city. Vehicles providing the City of Rome taxi service are white and have a "TAXI" sign on their roof, as well as an identifying number on their doors, on the rear, and inside the vehicle. You can find them near the exit of the terminal.

Airports in Rome Shuttle Van

The Rome Airport Shuttle which you can book online is charging a rate right now of 25 euro for 1 person and 5 euro for each additional person for the airport in Ciampino.

Private Rome Airport Transfer

Prefer a private car for your Rome Italy airport transfer? These private cars of varying sizes will transport you or your group to/from either Rome Fuimicino Airport or Rome Ciampino Airport.

Get a quote here on how much it cost for a private car transfer between the Rome airports and the city.

Rome Airport Bus shuttle

Terravision Ciampino Airport Bus Transportation offers the lowest price transfer into the city at 4 euro. It's only stop is Termini Train Station. If you are staying near here or don't have a lot of luggage, this is a cheap Rome airport transfer option.

Car Rental in Italy

Here is some information on Rome rental cars for your vacation in Italy.

Other pages that might interest you for Italy vacation travel ....
Travel in Rome
London to Rome
Rome to Florence
Rome to Venice

I hope this information on the airports in Rome provides you with valuable information for your Rome Italy vacation.

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