If you are planning a travel to Rome by plane, you will probably reach the Fiumicino Airport (FCO), since it is the main airport in Italy in terms of number of passengers and the one that receives the majority of flights arriving in Rome.
He has three main terminals for domestic and international flights and a fourth dedicated to airlines from the United States, Israel and certain Asian countries.
Its official name is Leonardo da Vinci Airport – Rome – Fiumicino and it is located on the coast of the town of Fiumicino, 32 km from the center of Rome and depending on the type of transport you use, the trip to the city center takes between 30 and 60 minutes.
How to get from Fiumicino airport to central Rome
Once in Fiumicino most travelers need to get to their hotel in Rome and we want to show you the best options for getting from Fiumicino to central Rome.
If you are 2 or more people, for us the best option for comfort, quality and price, is to book a private transfer. They pick you up from the terminal exit and drop you off directly at your accommodation.
Private transfers airport – hotel
Once in Rome, a driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall with a sign with your name on it to take you to your accommodation. The duration of the service is approximately 40 minutes.
The price of the private service between Fiumicino and Rome is 45 euros per vehicle with up to 3 passengers.
For 4 to 6 people the price is 56 euros and for 6 to 8 people the final price is 63 euros.
Transfers in Rome by train
From the station located inside Fiumicino airport, the company Trenitalia offers various combinations up to Termini station.
Léonard Express: If we choose the train, the Leonardo Express is the best option. It’s a bit pricey, but offers direct service nonstop between the airport and the station of Rome – Termini.
It operates between 7:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Make departures every 30 minutes in both directions.
Travel time: 30 minutes
Price per trip: 14 euros (for children under 12 it’s free)
FR1 regional trains: A regional train, the Sabina – Fiumicino (FR1), departs from Fiumicino, with departures every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and public holidays. It stops at other train stations in Rome such as Tiburtina, Ostiense, Tuscolana and Trastevere, so you may be interested in if you have your hotel in one of these areas.
Travel time: 70 minutes
Price per trip: 8 euros
If you opt for the bus, this will be the way cheaper to go to the center of Rome, but also the slowest.
Several bus companies operate in Fiumicino and offer transfers to Rome. These are the most important.
Seated bus shuttle: It stops at the Fiumicino Airport Terminal 3 bus station.
In Rome it has Via Aurelia stops, the Vatican and Termini station. It runs every 30 minutes in both directions.
Travel time : between 40 and 70 minutes (depending on destination)
Price per trip: 7 euros (13 eur round trip purchase)
Terravision: When it stops at Bus stop from terminal 3 of the airport and takes us to Roma – Termini station. Departures every 30 minutes in both directions.
Travel time : 70 minutes
Price per trip: 7 euros
Rome airport bus: It offers the same service as Terravisión and almost at the same price.