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How do you get from Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport to Rome?

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How do you get from Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport to Rome city center? Info about airport transfers in Rome:

From the airport to Rome city center

To get from the airport to the center of Rome you have a number of options. The most used airport in Rome is Fiumicino Airport, also known as 'Leonardo da Vinci Airport'. This is the largest airport in Italy and is located more than 34 kilometers from the city center. The other is Ciampino Airport, which is located 16 kilometers southeast of the center of Rome. Ciampino is mainly used by budget airlines. First, choose the Rome airport you will fly into:

Airport Fiumicino (34 km from Rome center)

Option 1: Bus transfer Fiumicino Airport

The cheapest option from Fiumicino Airport to the center of Rome is a shuttle bus to Termini train station. Termini station is well connected to both metro lines. The journey takes 50 minutes and buses run approximately every hour. The price is €7 one way and €13 return (tickets can be easily booked via this website). There are two providers of these bus transfers:

1. SIT BuShuttle: The most frequent bus company, with a stop in Vatican City as an additional stopover. You can easily reserve your tickets via this website, where it is also possible to immediately book a return ticket).

2. Terravision: These buses run directly to Rome Termini, where you reserve a seat on the bus for a fixed time slot, so it is recommended to book in advance. You can easily reserve your tickets via this website.

Option 2: Leonardo Express

The fastest option towards the center of Rome. From the train station at Fiumicino Airport, the Leonardo Express takes you to Termini station in 32 minutes (here you will then have connection to both metro lines). The train runs every 15 minutes and costs only € 17.90. You can book the following tickets so that you can board the train immediately upon arrival. Choose between the 3 types of tickets:

Option 3: Taxi from Fiumicino Airport

A taxi from Fiumicino Airport to the center of Rome will take approximately 40 minutes for the 34 km journey and will cost approximately €50. The price will be more expensive if you use the taxi in the evening or if you have a lot of suitcases to transport.

Reserve a taxi at the airport

Tip 1: I have had good experiences with Welcome Pickups, where a taxi driver will meet you at the airport with a name sign. With this you are sure of an available taxi and the price is only slightly more expensive than a regular taxi. Simply check your fare at Welcome Pickups.

Tip 2: You can now also pre-book your Rome Travel Card (72 hours) incl. airport transfer online. Book your Rome Travel Card here and you will then optionally receive your 3-day metro card from your taxi driver.

Option 4: Shared minibus from Fiumicino Airport

When traveling alone, you can also travel with a shared minibus that drops you off or picks you up at your hotel. You can book a single ticket from €30 and reserve via this website. If you are traveling with more people, it will probably be cheaper with this taxi transfer from Welcome Pickups, where the driver will be waiting for you with a name sign at the airport.


Airport Ciampino (16 km from Rome center)

The Airport Ciampino (CIA) is the airport that is mainly used by budget airlines. As this is a smaller airport, you have the choice of two options to get from Ciampino Airport to the center of Rome, namely by bus transfer or by taxi:

Option 1: Bus transfer Ciampino Airport

By far the cheapest option is a bus transfer. This shuttle bus leaves from Ciampino Airport to Termini station in the center of Rome (from this train station you can easily connect to both metro lines and then continue your journey to your hotel). The journey takes 40 minutes and buses run 13 times a day. The price is from € 7 one way and you can easily book this via this website.

Attention: It is recommended to book a bus ticket in advance for your arrival time. In the high season there may be no more room for you on the bus. You can easily buy your tickets in advance so you won't be delayed at the airport.

Option 2: Taxi from Ciampino Airport

A taxi from Ciampino Airport to the center of Rome takes approximately 25 minutes to travel the 16 kilometers and costs approximately € 35. The price will be more expensive if you use the taxi in the evening or if you have a lot of suitcases to transport.

Book a taxi at the airport

Tip 1: I have had good experiences with Welcome Pickups, where a taxi driver will meet you at the airport with a name sign. With this you are sure of an available taxi and the price is only slightly more expensive than a regular taxi. Simply check your fare at Welcome Pickups.

Tip 2: You can now also pre-book your Rome Travel Card (72 hours) incl. airport transfer from Ciampino of Fiumicino. Book your Rome Travel Card here and you will then optionally receive your 3-day metro card from your taxi driver.

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