Airport to Rome City Center

How Do I Get From the Airport to Rome City Center?

Everything You Need to Know, Right Here!

We know that arriving in a new city can be confusing.  We also understand that even if it is not your first time in Rome, you may still want some advice about the best way to get to the city center.  We have broken down all of the options for getting from the airport to Rome City Center for you here in this blog.  Whether you arrive at Fiumicino Airport or Ciampino Airport, we will help you determine the route that works best for you.

You may find that you would like a speedy, private ride over saving some money on a bus.  Or you might like the combination of the two on the train.  Either way, now you can make an informed decision.

Fiumicino Airport to Rome City Center

Leonardo Express from airport

Train: Leonardo Express

The Leonardo Express is the direct, non-stop train from the central station Roma Termini to Fiumicino Airport. 

The train leaves every 15 mins from both stations and the trip takes around 30 mins. However, the service runs only between the hours of: 5:35 – 22:35 (Departing from Termini), and 6:23 – 23:23 (Departing from Fiumicino). 

Tickets cost: 14€ pp or you can buy 4 tickets for 40€. Children under 4 ride for free and one child between the ages of 4-12 may ride free when accompanied by a paying adult. 

Tickets are available both online and at the station. 

Things to note: The Leonardo Express is not the only train that runs from Fiumicino to Rome, however the regional alternative does NOT stop at Roma Termini. 

Terravision Bus

Shuttle Bus

There are a number of shuttle services that run between Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina and Fiumicino Airport. 

We recommend market leader TerraVision, however, there are many alternative providers that you may wish to consider. 

The shuttle bus from Fiumicino Airport to Roma Termini departs from Terminal 3, Bus Stop no.14. Tickets cost 10€ per person each way which also covers the cost of extra baggage. Children under the age of 4 ride free. If you book your return tickets online here, you will save €2.60! 

The shuttle bus from Roma Termini to Fiumicino Airport departs from Via Giolitti no.32-38, on the southern side of Roma Termini Station. The journey takes approximately 50 mins in each direction and is subject to traffic delays. 

The full Fiumicino Airport to Roma Termini and Roma Termini toFiumicino Airport bus timetable is available on the TerraVision website.

Taxi Rates in Rome Airports

Taxi

Taxi services are obligated (as set by the City of Rome) to offer a fixed rate from Fiumicino Airport to within the city walls of Rome of 48€ per ride. This includes luggage and up to 4 passengers.  *The passenger capacity may be lower due to covid-19 restrictions.*

The trip usually takes about 45 mins and is dependent on traffic. 

Things to note: You may be subject to extra charges depending on where your hotel is located within the city walls. 

It is also important that the fixed rate is only applicable to the City of Rome taxis. If you find yourself in a City of Fiumicino taxi, they may charge you 60€. 

If your destination is outside of the city walls it is NOT subject to the fixed rate and will be metered, you will also be charged a fee for luggage. 

Be careful! There is only one official taxi rank at the airport. If you are approached by anyone outside of that rank or lead to another queue you should be suspicious, it is unlikely that the taxi is an official one.

*There is an orange rectangular sign that says TAXI at the official rank*

Ciampino Airport to Rome City Center

Metro Line A in Rome

Public Transport

It is possible to use Rome’s public transport system to travel between Ciampino Airport and Rome’s Center. 

From Roma Termini to Ciampino, take the Metro A to Cinecitta. From there take the 520 Bus from Bus Stop Tuscolana/Cinecitta (Ma), this will take you to the bus terminal at Ciampino Airport. 

It is possible to plan your journey through the Moovit App which provides route delays, updates, and live timing for Rome’s public transport. The duration of the trip is approximately 1 hour and is subject to traffic delays. 

Tickets cost €1,50 per person for each leg of the trip and are available for purchase from the ticket machines in each Metro station and from Tobacconist shops. The ticket is good for 100 minutes of travel on the Metro and ATAC bus. You may want to have a spare just in case you find yourself in traffic or waiting a while for the bus.

Shuttle from Ciampino to Rome City Center

Shuttle Bus

There are a number of shuttle services that run between Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina and Ciampino Airport. 

We recommend market leader TerraVision, however, there are many alternative providers that you may wish to consider. 

The shuttle bus from Ciampino Airport to Roma Termini departs from outside the Arrivals Terminal at Bus Stop no.1. Tickets cost 10€ per person each way which also covers the cost of extra baggage. Children under the age of 4 ride free. 

The shuttle bus from Roma Termini to Ciampino Airport departs from Via Giolitti no.32-38, on the southern side of Roma Termini Station. The journey takes approximately 30 mins in each direction and is subject to traffic delays. 

Full Ciampino Airport – Roma Termini; Roma Termini – Ciampino Airport bus timetable is available on the TerraVision website.

Ciampino Taxi

Taxi

Taxi services are obligated (as set by the City of Rome) to offer a fixed rate from Ciampino Airport to within the city walls of Rome of 30€ per ride. This includes luggage and up to 4 passengers. *passenger capacity may be lower due to covid-19 restrictions*

The trip usually takes about 30 mins and is dependent on traffic. 

Things to note: You may be subject to extra charges depending on where your hotel is located within the city walls. 

If your destination is outside of the city walls it is NOT subject to the fixed rate and will be metered, you will also be charged a fee for luggage. 

Be careful! There is only one official taxi rank at the airport. If you are approached by anyone outside of that rank or lead to another queue you should be suspicious – it is unlikely that the taxi is an official one. 

*There is an orange rectangular sign that says TAXI at the official rank*

Private car from Rome Airport

Private Car Service from Rome's Airports to the City Center

There are many options for private car transfers from Rome’s airports into the City Center. However, they vastly range in terms of price and experience.  In addition many airlines and hotels offer their own private car services. 

We recommend www.airport-transfers-direct.com as they provide a broad range of cars across a wide price bracket. Follow the link for a quick quote.

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