Rome Airport Guide

If you’re planning a trip to the Italian capital, this airport guide to Rome is for you. There are two major airports in Rome, Fiumicino and Ciampino. Fiumicino is the largest of the two – in fact, it’s the largest in Italy – so this guide will focus mainly on this airport. Fiumicino services almost all of the major airlines in the world, including American Airlines, AirItalia, Delta, Air Canada, and United. There are also a number of budget airlines that use the airport for domestic and European-wide flights. Rome is such a wonderful city, full of great design, beautiful hotels, and architecture that will take your breath away. It’s well worth a vacation to this gorgeous corner of Italy.

Rome Fiumicino Airport Location and Terminals

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Rome Fiumicino airport is located to the west of Rome, just 18 miles from Rome’s city center, making it a convenient and quick airport to fly into.

There are two functioning terminals at Rome Fiumicino airport, terminals 1 and 2. Terminal 1 is operated largely by Air Italia, with many domestic and some international flights. Terminal 2 hosts more international airlines and is the larger of the two terminals. The airport has undergone some recent renovations including improved toilets, personal shopper service, and new self-service check-in stations. Both terminals offer a wealth of eating and drinking establishments and a VIP lounge.

How to Get to and From Rome Airport by Car

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You can easily take a car to Rome airport in just 30-45 minutes. If you’re looking for an Italy car rental, the rental agencies are located in office tower 2 which is easily accessible via the pedestrian tunnels which connect the terminals to the multi-level parking lot. Rentals start from around $150 for a small family car.

How to Get to and From Rome Airport by Bus

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There are a number of bus companies that connect Rome Fiumicino airport with the city center. They are located just outside the terminals; just follow the signs to the bus station when you arrive. Tickets can be purchased at authorized newsstands or tobacconists. But because there are a number of companies who operate buses to the airport, the easiest way to navigate the buses is to arrive at the bus station and find out which operator is leaving next. Then, just purchase the ticket on board -the small surcharge is worth it. Terravision is the most popular company. All the buses leave from Termini railway station in Rome’s city center. Each bus operator runs around every 30 minutes and the price is around €6-€7 per person each way, depending on the bus operator.

How to Get to and From Rome Airport by Taxi

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Grabbing a taxi is surely the easiest way to reach Rome city center or the airport. Taxi ranks are situated just outside the terminals and there is a flat fee of €48 to reach the city center. Authorized taxis will be white and have a taxi sign on the roof. You can hail cabs from anywhere in the city center towards the airport for the same price. All in all, it’s not the most budget-friendly solution but it’s definitely the simplest.

If you prefer to not have to hail a taxi on your own and lug your luggage outside the terminal, we recommend our private transfer services between Rome Fiumicino Airport and Rome city center. From the moment you land in the arrivals lounge to the second you walk into your hotel, our professional and licensed driver will take care of your every need. Standing waiting to greet you with a personalized sign, you’ll then be escorted to your car with your luggage taken off you. Sit back and relax in our comfortable, and modern vehicles as we transport you in style to your hotel. Then, when the trip is over and it’s time to return to the airport, we’ll do it all over again, transferring you comfortably and efficiently from Rome city center to the airport.

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How to Get to and From Rome Airport by Train

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It couldn’t be easier to reach Rome by train. The railway station is located right inside the airport area, just follow the signs from arrivals. The Leonardo Express leaves every 15 minutes and takes around 30 minutes to the Rome city center. You can buy your tickets via Trenitalia online or at one of the self-service kiosks in the station. The cost is around €18 per person, each way.

Other Rome Airports

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No airport guide to Rome would be complete without mentioning the other major airport in Rome – Ciampino located to the southeast of the city. This airport is just a 30-minute cab ride into the city center (which is 16 miles away) making it a useful airport to use if your carrier flies from there. This is a much smaller airport and tends to service some of the more budget airlines from European destinations. If you’re arriving here, we recommend you book in advance our private transfer from Rome Ciampino Airport to Rome city center.

Spending Time in Rome

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As our airport guide to Rome shows, it’s easy to access Italy’s capital, leaving you no excuse not to visit. Rome is one of the most stunning cities in the world. And if you’re planning an Italian vacation, you can’t miss it. You can see most of the biggest sights in just 2 days – be sure to check out our 2 days in Rome itinerary for some ideas. Our tours of Rome are a great way to make the most of your time in the city, from Rome food tours to visits to the Vatican. We also highly recommend making the short journey from Rome to Pompeii for an entirely unique experience. If you can’t decide which one to book, check out our list of the best guided tours of Rome and our range of Pompeii tours.

A multi-day Rome tour package that combines several experiences into a whirlwind journey is another great way to experience Rome. Once you arrive, all that’s left is the check into your hotel – all the rest is meticulously curated for you. The Rome, Pompeii & Sorrento 5 Day Tour Package, for example, is a fantastic journey to three historic icons of Italy. If your Italy journey is just beginning in Rome, consider heading next from Rome to Florence, or Rome to Naples. Whichever way you choose to discover Rome, you’ll find something to suit you, whatever your taste.

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