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Regional trains of Rome

Trenitalia operates ten regional train lines connecting Rome to Fiumicino Airport, the harbor of Civitavecchia, and other touristic hotspots.

At first glance, Rome’s regional train network may seem useful only for transfers from Fiumicino or Civitavecchia. However, it’s also a fast and inexpensive option to travel to areas in Rome that are not directly connected to the metro.

Lines

Regional train lines can be recognized on maps by the prefix “FL” (Ferrovie Laziali) and a number. The Leonardo Express and Civitavecchia Express lines are also considered regional, although they don’t appear on every map.

Line
Route
Description
Details
LineFL1FL2FL3FL4FL5FL6FL7FL8Leonardo ExpressCivitavecchia Express
RouteOrte - FiumicinoTiburtina - TivoliTiburtina - ViterboTermini - Velletri / Albano Laziale / FrascatiTermini - CivitavecchiaTermini - CassinoTermini - Minturno - ScauriTermini - NettunoTermini - Aeropuerto de FiumicinoTermini - Civitavecchia
DescriptionConnects Fiumicino airport to Trastevere, Ostiense, Tuscolana and Tiburtina.Useful for visiting Tivoli, although the station is located far from Villa Adriana.Useful for short journeys within Rome and for visiting Viterbo.Useful for trips from Ciampino airport with Ciampino Airlink.Connection between Rome and the harbor of Civitavecchia.Useful for trips from Ciampino airport with Ciampino Airlink.A line of low interest to visitors.A line of low interest to visitors.Fast connection between airport Fiumicino and Termini.A special service for cruise ship passengers.
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FL1 (Orte - Fiumicino airport)

This line passes by 26 stations and is 110 km long. It connects Fiumicino airport with the village of Orte, in the north of the Lazio region.

The stations of interest on the FL1 line are:

Station
Details
StationFiumicino airportTrastevereOstienseTuscolanaTiburtina
DetailsThe station is directly connected to Fiumicino airport.Located in the bohemian district of Trastevere, southwest of Rome (famous for its restaurants, bars, and hotels).Station in the southwest of Rome. Connected to subway line B and the Roma-Lido line of the suburban trains.Linked to metro line A. It’s located in an area of little touristic interest.Located in the northeast of Rome. Connected to metro line B and regional bus services.

The cost of a trip from Fiumicino airport to Rome with line FL1 is €8.00. The journey takes between 27 and 48 minutes, depending on the destination.

More information about the different travel options can be found in our guide on how to get to Rome from Fiumicino airport.

FL2 (Tiburtina - Tivoli)

The FL2 line is perfect for short trips to Tivoli. The cost of a one-way ticket is only €3.00 and the travel time is usually 60 minutes.

Please, note that Villa Adriana is a 50-minute walk from Tivoli station. If you wish to visit this archaeological site, it’s better to travel by bus or book an excursion.

FL3 (Tiburtina - Viterbo)

Line FL3 is useful for visiting Viterbo and its medieval treasures. The trip costs €5.60 and lasts about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

There is a suburban train line that also reaches Viterbo and the trip is slightly cheaper for only €4.80. However, the entire journey can take up to 3 hours, so it’s not recommendable.

Line FL3 covers a part of the same route as line FL1, so it can also be useful for short trips within Rome. The urban stations it covers are:

Station
Details
StationTiburtinaTuscolanaOstienseTrastevereSan PietroValle Aurelia
DetailsIt’s located northeast of Rome. Connected to metro line B and regional bus services.It’s connected to metro line A and located in an area of little sightseeing interest.Station in the southwest of Rome. Connected to metro line B and the Rome-Lido line of suburban trains.Located in the bohemian district of Trastevere, southwest of Rome (famous for its restaurants, bars, and hotels).It’s a 15-minute walk from the Vatican and St. Peter’s Square.Station in the northwest of Rome, connected to metro line A.

FL4 (Termini - Velletri / Albano Laziale / Frascati)

The FL4 line can be useful to visit Frascati or Castelgandolfo, although it’s more commonly used for connections between Rome and Ciampino airport. The combined bus and train service is called Ciampino Airlink.

For more details on transportation options, see our guide on how to get to Rome from Ciampino airport.

FL5 (Termini - Civitavecchia)

This line is very popular among visitors arriving by cruise ship to the harbor of Civitavecchia. From there it takes 70 minutes to reach Rome, for only €4.60.

The FL5 line has 13 stations, four of which are of great interest:

Station
Details
StationSan PietroTrastevereOstienseTermini
DetailsIt is a 15-minute walk from the Vatican and St. Peter’s Square.Located in the bohemian district of Trastevere, southwest of Rome (famous for its restaurants, bars, and hotels). It links to line FL1 to reach Fiumicino airport.Station in the southwest of Rome. It’s connected to metro line B and the Roma-Lido line of the suburban trains. Convenient to reach the Colosseum area, Piazza di Spagna, and other downtown attractions.The main station of Rome. Useful for connections with city buses and subway lines A and B.

There’s a special service for visitors who only have a few hours to visit Rome before having to return to the port in the evening, called the Civitavecchia Express.

For further information, check out our guide on how to get to Rome from the harbor of Civitavecchia.

FL6 (Termini - Cassino)

The FL6 line is mainly used for connexions between Rome and the cities of Frosinone, Colleferro, or Cassino.

It’s also suitable for connections between Rome and Ciampino airport, using the combined bus and train service called Ciampino Airlink.

For more information on the Ciampino Airlink service and other lines, see our guide on how to get to Rome from Ciampino airport.

FL7 (Termini - Minturno - Scauri)

This line connects Rome with the southern part of the Lazio region. This one is not relevant to tourists.

FL8 (Termini - Nettuno)

Up to Campoleone station, it has the same route as line FL7. Here it has a diversion to continue to the southwest of the Lazio region. This is neither a popular line among tourists.

Leonardo Express

This is a special line that offers a direct connection between Fiumicino airport and the Termini station. The trip has a duration of 32 minutes and costs €14.00.

There are also more affordable options that might be suitable for you. You can check out the details in our guide on how to get to Rome from Fiumicino airport.

Civitavecchia Express

The Civitavecchia Express offers a special service for visitors arriving by cruise ship at the harbor of Civitavecchia, who only have a few hours to explore Rome.

A one-way ticket costs €10.00 but it’s also possible to purchase a round-trip ticket for €15.00.

This line has the following stops:

Station
Details
StationCivitavecchiaSan PietroOstienseTermini
DetailsThe station is located 1.5 km from the harbor. There is a bus service to cover this distance.It’s a 15-minute walk from the Vatican and St. Peter’s Square.Station in the southwest of Rome. Connected to metro line B and the Roma-Lido line of suburban trains.The main station of Rome. Useful for connections with city buses and subway lines A and B.

There are a few other options to complete this journey. You can find more information in our guide on how to get to Rome from the harbor of Civitavecchia.

Tickets and passes

For suburban trips

Ticket prices for regional train travel vary depending on the distance traveled. You can check updated prices for any destination on the Trenitalia website.

All Trenitalia tickets can be purchased at ticket counters, ticket machines in any of the stations, or online through the Trenitalia app or website.

For urban trips

Trenitalia offers a special ticket for trips across the urban areas with regional lines. It’s very useful for quick trips in zones that are not covered by the metro (e.g. between the stations Trastevere, Ostiense, Tiburtina, and San Pietro).

The special ticket for urban areas costs €1.00 and is valid for 90 minutes, but doesn’t enable transfers to the metro or other forms of public transportation. It can be purchased at the Trenitalia points of sale that are listed above.

Rome’s public transportation tickets and passes can also be used for urban routes using regional lines, with no transfer limitations. They can be purchased at tobacco shops, kiosks, and ticket machines in metro stations. For more information, see our guide on tickets and passes for public transportation in Rome.

Urban border of Rome

As a general rule, the urban route of the regional trains includes all stations within the circular road (Grande Raccordo Anulare) that surrounds Rome, although there are some exceptions.

The last station of the urban area of each line can be easily identified on any map as it’s marked in red and it’s the last one within the dark-gray area.

You can also see the last urban station of every line in the following table:

Line
Route
Urban area end station
Maximum cost*
LineFL1FL2FL3FL4FL4FL4FL5FL6FL7FL8
RouteFiumicino - OrteTiburtina - TivoliOstiense - ViterboTermini - VelletriTermini - Albano LazialeTermini - FrascatiTermini - CivitavecchiaTermini - CassinoTermini - Minturno - ScauriTermini - Nettuno
Urban area end stationFiera di Roma / SettebagniLunghezzaCesanoCapannelleCapannelleCapannelleRoma AureliaCapannelleTorricolaTorricola
Maximum cost*€11.00€3.00€5.60€3.00€2.10€2.10€4.60€8.40€8.40€3.60

*Shows the maximum cost to travel from the first to the last station.

Ticket validation

Regional train stations do not have access controls. Trenitalia tickets (except those purchased online) must always be validated at the green machines located in the station, before boarding the trains.

If you have previously validated a public transportation ticket or pass (from ATAC), you don’t need to validate it again. You just need to carry it with you until the end of the trip.

Ticket controls on Trenitalia lines are frequent and the fine for traveling without a valid ticket is quite high.

Schedule

Timetables for each trip can be consulted directly on the Trenitalia website.

Please, note that the prefix “FL” and line numbers are only used on maps, information brochures, and signs inside some stations. When consulting timetables online, all trains are referred to as “Regionale”.

It’s recommended to check the timetables before arriving at the station to avoid unnecessary waits (some lines have frequencies of up to 60 minutes).

Maps

It’s recommended to have a map at your disposal that you can consult at any time during your trip. That’s why we offer you this one showing all the regional train lines:

Download the map of Rome’s regional train network (PDF - 0.14 MB)

You may also find the official map of Rome’s railway network useful. It includes details on the metro, trams, and suburban trains. Trenitalia’s regional lines are partially shown, with details of only their urban routes.

Download the map of Rome’s railway network (PDF - 1.60 MB)

Useful tools

There are various helpful tools for planning journeys and paying for trips by public transportation in Rome. To use them during your stay, you’ll need a smartphone with an internet connection or, in some cases, a laptop.

You can find all the available options in our guide on tools for using public transportation in Rome.