Definitive guide

How to get to Rome from Ciampino airport

Ciampino Airport, officially known as G.B. Pastine International Airport, is mainly used by low-cost airlines and serves as the gateway to Rome for about six million passengers a year.

Unlike Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino has only one passenger terminal where all the arrival and departure halls are located. The arrivals area has four baggage belts and a few service counters where you can get information and buy tickets for various transportation services.

It’s good to know that at Ciampino there are no jet bridges to board the planes. This means that after landing, you have to get off the plane via the stairs and then continue by foot or bus to the terminal.

There are several options to traverse the 16 km between Rome and Ciampino Airport. Some of them are very cheap and allow you to reach Rome for only €1.50. To help you choose the most suitable option, here’s a summary of all the possibilities. More information about each option can be found throughout this article.

Available options
Destination
Travel time
Score*
Price
Details
Available options Terravision bus SIT bus Rome Airport Bus Ciampino Airlink ATAC bus + metro ATRAL bus + metro Taxi Car-sharing apps
Destination Termini Termini, Vaticano and Circonvallazione Aurelia Termini Termini Subway stations on lines A and B Metro stations on line A - -
Travel time 40 min. 35-75 min. 40 min. 50 min. 30-60 min. 40-55 min. 30-40 min. 30-40 min.
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Price €6.00 €6.00 €9.90 €2.70 €1.50 €2.70 €30.00 €20.00 - €29.00
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*The scores are based on ease of use, considering the cost and comfort of each option.

Our recommendations

Terravision buses are often the most convenient option. They’re comfortable, have regular departures, and very affordable prices.

If you have a limited budget, you can take the ATAC city bus and then transfer to the metro. This option is less comfortable than a direct route but costs only €1.50.

If you’re traveling with a group of up to four people or are carrying a lot of luggage, a taxi is an ideal solution. Further on in this article, we’ll give some tips on how to safely grab a cab in Rome.