Info on Rome: Getting to and from Rome


The main airport, Leonardo da Vinci (also known as Fiumicino), is located 26km (15 miles) southwest of the city center.
A train (Leonardo Express) runs between the airport and the central railroad station, Stazione Termini. It operates every 30 minutes between the hours of 5:52 am and 10:52 pm. The trip takes 30 minutes and costs 14,00 euros.
There is also a Regional train that runs between 5:57 am and 10:57 pm from the airport to the local stations of Trastevere, Ostiense and Tiburtina and costs 8,00 euros.
There is a night bus from the airport to the train station in Tiburtina. This is NOT the main train station, Stazione Termini but it does make a stop at Termini Station.
During the day there is a private bus line that runs from Fiumicino airport to Termini Station and also to Piazza Cavour in both directions. Service is provided by the SitbusShuttle company and costs 8,00 euros. Their Timetable is on their website.

During the day the cost of a taxi from the airport is the sum of what the meter reads plus a supplement of 7.23 euros plus a charge of 1.03 euros for each piece of luggage. The total cost runs between 30-40 euros.

There is a fixed (flat rate) fee for taxis going between the city (defined as inside the Aurelian Walls) and Fiumicino airport. The fixed fee to & from Fiumicino is 48 euros.

The secondary airport serving Rome is Ciampino, about 20 km (12 miles) southeast of the center city. Ciampino mainly serves charter flights.

ATRAL buses run every 40 minutes from Ciampino to the ANAGNINA stop of Subway Line A (price: 1,20 euro). ATRAL buses reach also Termini Station (price 4,50 euros).
There are 2 other buses running from Ciampino to Termini Station: the SitbusShuttle (6,00 euros) and the Terravision (8,00 euros).

A taxi from Ciampino to the center city costs approximately 30-40 euros.
There is a fixed (flat rate) fee for taxis going between the city (defined as inside the Aurelian Walls) and Ciampino Airport. The fixed fee to & from Ciampino is 30 euros.

A valid alternative to taxis may be to book a pick up service in advance. There are many companies offering this type of service, among them we wish to highlight Professional Drivers 2004. We have used them several times and we can bare witness of their punctuality, courtesy, competitive fares and modern, comfortable vehicles. They can be reached by phone (tel. +39 340.38.36.924) or through their web page.

Airports of Rome web site
Timetable of Cotral buses from and to Ciampino


Trains run from both the central Railroad Station, Stazione Termini, and the Tiburtina Station to all the major cities in Italy and throughout Europe. The high speed trains ("Freccia Rossa" and "Freccia Argento") are the fastest. Following those in descending order of speed are the Eurostar trains, the Intercity trains and the slowest, the local trains. For the High Speed and Eurostar trains you must buy a ticket and reserve a seat before boarding. Tickets may be purchased at the stations (although there can be very long lines); at most travel agencies at no extra fee; or on-line at the TrenItalia web site. If you use the on-line ticketing you will have to register and pay with a credit card. Your tickets will be waiting for you on the train. Tickets may also be purchased from abroad by calling the Italian call center at 0039-06-684-75475. From the USA the complete dialing number is: 011-39-06-684-75475.

Buses to other cities in Italy

Buses to other Italian cities and to other European destinations leave from in front of the Tiburtina train station. This is not Rome's main train station, Stazione Termini.