Leonardo da Vinci Roma – Fiumicino Airport is mainly known as ‘Fiumicino’ or by the code FCO. Rome’s main airport for domestic and international flights has four terminals: 1, 2, 3, and 5. There are several ways to get from Fiumicino Airport to Rome city center: train, bus, transfer, or taxi.
You can order a private transfer from our website for 60 euros. So say, the price for a regular taxi is 48 euros. The driver, Sergio, will meet you at the airport and with him, you will be able to reach any point in the city quickly and comfortably. You can order a transfer in advance on rome4.us.
Two types of trains can take you to the city center of Rome. The first and fastest option is Leonardo Express, while the second option is the local FM1 train. You can find the railway station outside of Terminal 3.
The Leonardo Express is the direct train from the airport to Rome city center, with a frequency every 30 minutes. There are ticket machines, the official ticket desk, and several independent outlets that sell tickets for the Leonardo Express train.
It is the fastest public transport between Fiumicino airport and the center of Rome.
Termini Station: all trains arrive and depart from platform 25, close to the left luggage office at the station.
Fiumicino Airport: the station is part of the passenger terminal complex. There are several minutes to walk out to the station area, which is undercover with moving walkways.
Do not forget that you can’t use Rome public transport passes to/from Fiumicino airport on the Leonardo Express.
Get your ticket stamped in a validation machine just before entering the platform. It expires 90 minutes after validation.
Another way to reach the city center is by using the city’s metropolitan train connected to the metro. The metropolitan train FM1 links Rome’s airport with Roma Tiburtina, Fara Sabina, Poggio Mirteto, and Orte. The train leaves from the track on the left. However, it does not stop at Termini station. To get to the city center, you must get off at Tiburtina or Ostiense station to connect to Rome’s metro.
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You can buy a ticket online in advance, so you will not have to wait in a queue before your departure. Moreover, online tickets are 1-2 euros cheaper. Of course, you have the option to buy a ticket for a bus that leaves sooner directly at the bus stop. However, it is a good idea to buy the return bus ticket in advance to ensure you will not be late for your flight. On average, buses take 45 minutes to get to the Rome Termini station from the airport in normal traffic conditions.
The cheapest public transport option between the airport and Rome’s city center (Termini station) is the Terravision Bus. The bus operates between 5.35 am and 11 pm.
The company operates between 5 am and 8.30 pm from Rome and between 8.30 am and 12.30 pm from FCO. The stops in central Rome are at Piazza Indipendenza (near Termini station) and Via Crescenzio (near Castel Sant’Angelo). The journey between FCO and Termini takes about 50 minutes. If you choose this option, it is better to arrive at your stop at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure because buses can come and leave earlier than expected. It would help if you also considered a substantial distance from Terminals 1 and 2, where all domestic and inter-Schengen flights arrive and depart.
It is a good option if you must travel to or from Fiumicino airport at a very late or early time because the trains and other buses do not work the same schedule. During the nighttime, the journey will take around 30-40 minutes. If you need to get from Rome’s city center to Fiumicino, the Cotral bus stop at Termini is at the main bus station (Piazza dei Cinquecento) in front of the train station, opposite the Museo Nazionale Romano.
Rome’s public transport stops running early – both lines stop running at 11.30 pm on weekdays, and it works until 1.30 am on Friday and Saturday nights. There are night buses around the city, but they are infrequent.
The shuttle service operates between FCO (Terminal 3) and Termini station from 8 am until 11.30 pm daily. It also stops in the center of Fiumicino town, at Piazzale 12 Ottobre, near the Ostiense train station, where you can connect to some Italo high-speed trains.
The fixed cost for the taxi fares from Fiumicino airport is valid only to Rome Aurelian Walls (The historical center of Rome).
You can always find white taxi cabs outside the passenger stations. Be careful. Sometimes taxi drivers can easily take advantage of tourists. You have to pay attention to the details: there are prefixed rates, which you can read at the cab parking of the airport; to get more clients, drivers may try to go very fast, so don’t be afraid to ask them to slow down.
The price includes the luggage and is for up to four passengers, and is valid for both directions: Fiumicino airport to Rome City and Rome City to Rome Fiumicino airport.
So, make sure you are taking a taxi to the City of Rome. If your destination is outside the Aurelian Walls, the trip’s price is metered and may increase up to 60 euros.
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Be aware that Uber prices can vary dramatically (for instance, from 60 to 108 euros). Get a fair estimate as a time of day or heavy usage raises the cost.
To rent and compare car prices before arriving at Fiumicino airport you can use www.rentalcars.com, which connects its clients to the biggest brands in car hire. This website allows one to find the best car options. Also, there is a possibility to rent a car in advance. For most car hire companies, the age requirement is between 21 and 70 years. On average, the minimum car rental price per day starts from 25 euros.
You only need a credit or debit card to book your car. Then, when you pick the car up, you’ll need:
Different car hire companies have additional requirements, so please check the car’s terms and conditions. Read more about renting a car in Rome.
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