You have 3 options of transport from the airport to the city of Rome; taking train (Leonardo Express or local train), taking taxi, booking private car transfer or use buses. There are also numerous car hire companies offering car rental at the airport.
We don't recommend renting a car at the airport for the reasons you'll find below.
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Choosing the transfer depends on your budget and personal preferences.
In the text below find out detailed explanation of each way of transfer from the airport so you can plan and choose the best options for you.
The train departs frequently from both Fiumicino Airport and Termini (every 15 minutes in peak times and every 30 minutes the rest of the day). The journey takes exactly 32 minutes and the adult train ticket is €14 one-way. Book Leonardo Express tickets in a just few steps!
Another kind of transfer from Fiumicino Airport to Rome is the regional
train which is slower and doesn't go to Termini. This train makes several stops
on the way to Rome, at the stations of Trastevere, Ostiense,
Tuscolana and Tiburtina.
If you are staying in one of these districts, these trains could be a great solution for you.
There are also
Frecciargento trains which run to Termini Station but continue their
travel to Florence. Tickets start from only €19 and seats are assigned.
Once you arrive to Roma Termini station, you'll see that it's big busy station offering everything you may need. From here you can take metro (lines A and B) as well as city buses to reach other parts of Rome. The Roman Colosseum is only 2 stops away from there.
If you continue your travel within Italy, there are regular trains from Roma Termini to many destinations to the north and south. The most popular routes are those to major cities such as Florence, Bologna, Milan, Venice and Naples.
From these cities there are regional and intercity trains ideal for reaching smaller cities within regions (train tickets are so affordable).
For example, from Florence you can reach cities of Prato and Lucca by train. Buy train tickets in Italy easily online!
At the arrival
areas of the Terminal 1 and Terminal 3
you will find white taxis lined up outside the airport building. These are
official Rome taxis which have a fixed rate for the ride to the city centre which is €48 (accommodation within the
The taxi fare includes baggage and is for a maximum of four passengers. When you take a taxi be sure to take white metered taxi registered in Rome (not the town of Fiumicino), otherwise you have no guarantee of the rate.
The ride to the city centre takes approximately 45-50 minutes, depending on the exact location of your accommodation.
For a completely hassle-free transfer from Fiumicino Airport to Rome, book a private car transfer. Once you land at the airport your friendly driver will meet you as you leave the baggage area, assist you with your luggage and escort you to the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.
During your transfer, your English-speaking driver will give you insider tips on Rome.
Note that this transfer is more expensive than the regular taxi, but this way you don't have to worry about payment issues, delayed flights (the driver will wait your) or other problems that might occur during your travel.
We love to book car transfer through the Welcome Pickups, which offers reliable transfers in many worldwide destinations.
With this company you can book car transfer to your Rome hotel or apartment or even Termini Station if you are continuing your travel within Italy by train (45min to 1 hour drive, average price is €66) or Civitavecchia cruise port (1h 30 minutes drive, around €179).
option of getting from Fiumicino Airport to the city of Rome is by taking a shuttle
bus. Several companies run shuttle buses on this route. You can find them just outside the airport building.
Ticket for these buses can be bought from the nearby counter, but we suggest you to buy them online so you can go straight to board buses.
We recommend SIT Bus company (stops also near Vatican) that has departures every hour starting from 8:30am until 10:00pm. One-way ride ticket cost €6.
These buses run to Termini Station from where you need to take a metro train, bus or taxi to reach your hotel or apartment.
We don't recommend hiring a car at Fiumicino Airport and drive to Rome. The reasons are following: you don't need a car while in Rome as it is easy to go everywhere on foot or using a public transport.
If you are staying in the city center, you'll have to pay for parking which is pretty high (at least €12 per day). If you drive into ZTL (zona di traffico limitato), you'll definitely get a fine. Most of Rome's historic center is off limits to cars other than for residents or city vehicles.
It's fine to hire a car if your accommodation is not in the city centre but outside on the outskirts of Rome. Also, it's good choice, if you have driven in Rome before and have a place to park.
If you want to spend a few days in Rome and then continue your travel in Italy, the best way is to rent a car in Rome on the day you leave the city.
We can recommend Discover Cars, where you can compare a range of car hire deals and find the one that best suits you.