Definitive guide

How to Get to Rome from Fiumicino Airport

Fiumicino Airport, officially called Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, is the largest one in Italy, handling 43 million passengers yearly.

There are two airports that reach Rome. The most important one is located in Fiumicino, considered to be the main link between Italy and the rest of the world. The other airport is located in Ciampino, about 16 km away from the city. It’s significantly smaller and is mainly used for low-cost flights on European routes.

Terminal 1 at Fiumicino only manages domestic flights and travelers from the Schengen Area, comprising 26 European nations. All other flights currently land at Terminal 3. Terminals 2 and 5 are closed for maintenance and expansion while Terminal 4 has not yet been built.

Fiumicino has a great variety of transportation options for all budgets to cover the 25 km to Rome. To help you make the right choice, here is a small summary. You can find detailed information on each option farther down the page.

Available options
Destination
Travel time
Rating*
Cost
Details
Available options Terravision bus Leonardo Express train Regional train FL1 SIT bus TAM bus Rome Airport Bus COTRAL regional bus Taxi Car sharing app
Destination Termini Termini Trastevere, Ostiense, Tuscolana, and Tiburtina. Circonvallazione Aurelia, Vaticano, and Termini. Ostiense and Termini. Termini Cornelia, EUR Magliana, Termini and Tiburtina. - -
Travel time 55 min. 32 min. 27-48 min. 30-60 min. 40-60 min. 55 min. 40-90 min. 30-45 min. 30-45 min.
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Cost €7.00 €14.00 €8.00 €7.00 €8.00 €9.90 €2.80 - €7.00 €48.00 €25.00 - € 31.00
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*Ratings are an indicator of convenience considering cost and comfort for each option.

Our recommendations

Most of the time, Terravision buses are the most convenient option. They are comfortable, have frequent departures, and affordable rates.

That said, if you really need to get to Rome quickly and you have the money, consider the Leonardo Express train or a taxi.

Lastly, in case your accommodation is outside the city center, you might want to use the FL1 regional train or even temporarily rent a car through one of the available car-sharingapps.