ROME, GETTING THERE AND AWAY

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Updated on September 18, 2019

AIRPORTS

LEONARDO DA VINCI FIUMICINO AIRPORT

Rome‘s main airport is in Fiumicino town, 30 km west of the Italian capital. It has two terminals, T1 and T3; You can walk from one to the other on foot.

How to get from Rome Fiumicino airport to the center?

  • Train:
    • The most advisable in my opinion is the FL1 train.
      • It leaves every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. From the airport: 5:57 am to 11:08 pm. From the center from 5:01 to 10:01 pm.
      • Stations: Trastevere 28 min, Ostiense 32 min, Tuscolana 40 min, Tiburtina 48 min.
      • Price € 8.
    • A little faster is the Leonardo Express train:
      • Its frequency has increased in recent years, leaving the airport every 15 minutes from 6:08 am to 23:23 and downtown, from 5:20 to 22:35.
      • It goes only to Termini, 32 minutes.
      • It costs € 14 one way (+ € 1 if purchased at the station).
    • For both types of train, tickets can be purchased at the airport or on the official Trenitalia website.
  • Buses, all take approximately one hour to make the journey:
    • Recently, a new bus operates, the Rome Airport Bus, from Schiaffini company:
      • 24 a day. It leaves the airport from 6:05 to 00:00, and from the center from 5:10 to 23:00.
      • Only stop: Termini.
      • € 6.9. Tickets can be purchased on their official website.
    • Terravision:
      • 25 a day, from 5:25 to 23:00, from the city center from 4:40 to 21:50.
      • Only stop Termini.
      • € 5.8. Tickets can be purchased on their official website.
    • SIT bus:
      • Every 30-40 min. They leave from the airport from 7:15 am to 00:40 the next day. From the center to the airport from 4:45 to 20:30.
      • They stop at the Vatican and on Via Marsala 5 (Termini).
      • € 6. Tickets can be purchased on their official website.
    • TAM:
      • Three night buses from the airport, at 00:15, 1:15 and 2:15 at night, then there are buses every 45-60 minutes until 23:30. From the center the schedules are the same. Night ones are the only ones that can take less than an hour, around 40 minutes.
      • Stop at Termini and Ostiense stations.
      • € 6. Tickets can be purchased on their official website.
    • For those arriving at dawn, another option is Cotral bus. Their website is only in Italian and it is not very intuitive, to check the website in English, you have to register:
      • 6 a day. There are 3 night buses, at 1:45, 3:45 and 5:45, and from the center they leave at 00:34, 2:34 and 4:34.
      • They stop at Termini and Tiburtina.
      • € 7.
  • Taxi: fixed fare € 48 during daytime. Be careful because Fiumicino City taxis charge more than Rome taxis. You must find the white taxis with a ‘Roma Capitale’ sign on doors. It takes an hour to downtown.
  • Uber. To Rome would cost € 75 according to its website, which is strange, since it usually costs the same or less than taxis; Uber website in Rome was already having problems in 2016.
  • Shuttle (shared). There are two companies: Airport Connection Services and Airport Shuttle. They charge from € 22-25 for the first passenger, the second person only € 6 additional up to a maximum of 8.
  • The main international rental car companies have offices at the airport, although driving in the center of Rome is not advised. Car sharing is also available, the companies being the ubiquitous Car2Go and Enjoy.

CIAMPINO AIRPORT

This airport is almost exclusive to Ryanair, the other company that uses it is Wizz Air. It is 15 km southeast of the city.

How to get from Rome Ciampino airport to the center?

  • There is no direct train, but a Trenitalia connection with a bus called Ciampino Airlink, which takes the traveler by bus from the airport to Ciampino town, and from there takes a regional train. It costs from € 2.7 and takes 35 minutes. Every 20 minutes to 1 hour, from 5:50 to 22:40, from the center of 5:28 to 22:42.
  • Buses, take approximately 40 minutes:
    • Rome Airport Bus, from Schiaffini company:
      • Every half hour (less from 4 to 7:30 am, there are only 3). It leaves the airport from 4:00 to 23:45, and from the center from 4:20 to 00:00.
      • Only stop Termini.
      • € 5.9. Tickets can be purchased on their official website.
    • Terravision:
      • 26 a day, from 8:15 to 23:40, from the center from 4:30 to 21:20.
      • Only stop Termini.
      • € 5.8. Tickets can be purchased on their official website.
    • SIT bus:
      • Every 30-40 min. They leave from the airport at 7:45 am at 00:30 the next day. From the center to the airport from 4:40 to 21:30
      • They stop at Via Marsala 5 (Termini).
      • € 6. Tickets can be purchased on their official website.
    • Cotral / Atral only brings you closer to the nearby metro stations (€ 1.20).
  • Taxi: it costs € 30, fixed daytime rate. 30 minutes.
  • The availability of Uber, rental cars, car sharing and shuttles is similar to that of Fiumicino airport.

HOW TO GO FROM A ROME AIRPORT TO THE OTHER

  • You can go by train changing in Termini.
  • The company Prontobus shows in its schedules a bus that connects both airports 15 times a day without going through the center of Rome, but the search engine of its website does not allow you to buy that route. It costs from € 20.
  • A taxi or Uber will cost from € 60.

BY LAND

TRAIN

The main station is Termini, two km northeast of the Colosseum. Receive multiple trains from Italy and from other European countries; It is connected to the subway and you can take several line buses. The official website is that of Trenitalia. There is luggage storage, but only from 6 am to 11 pm, it costs € 6 for the first 5 hours, then 1 hour to 12 hours, € 0.5 to 24 hours.

BUS

The main station is Autostazione Tiburtina, 3 km northeast of Termini. From it you can connect with the subway or different line buses.

SHIP

The nearest port to Rome is Civitavecchia, 80 km north. It is where the cruise ships stop and from where ferries depart to Barcelona, ​​Tunisia, Sicily and Sardinia.

How to go from Civitavecchia port to the center of Rome or to the airports?

  • Train: The port is 700 meters from a train station, Civitavecchia (not Civitavecchia Marittima). If we do not want to walk that distance, there is a bus called Argo that costs € 2 one way, tickets are sold at the station:
    • Trains to Termini take between 1h 5m and 1h 20m. The first from Civitavecchia is at 4:30 am and the last at 22:44. Prices range between € 5 and € 14.
    • To go to Fiumicino airport you have to take a regional train and change in Trastevere or Ostiense in the direction of Civitavecchia.
    • Two transfers are required to go to Ciampino airport: at Roma Termini and Ciampino stations (city, via Airlink).
  • Bus:
    • Flixbus in combination with SitBus Shuttle, has two buses in the morning, at 9 am and 9:30 am. € 10. It takes 1h 15 minutes to reach Piazza Indipendezza, but they stop 15 minutes before at the Vatican. Return buses leave at 3:30 pm and at 4:00 pm from Termini and 15 minutes later pass by the Vatican stop.
    • That Prontobus bus that connects both airports also does it with Civitavecchia 3 times a day, or at least it is reflected in the schedules of its official website, but as in the previous case, it does not allow you to buy that route. It takes just over an hour to Fiumicino and half an hour to Ciampino, the price should be around € 22 per way.
  • A taxi or Uber will cost us from € 130.

Once in the port, we can walk, but the distances are considerable. There are taxis authorized to circulate inside the port, but they are not necessary if we take an available free shuttle.

MORE ESSENTIAL INFORMATION IN ROME:
<WHEN TO GO, DANGERS, ACCOMMODATION, WHERE TO EAT
GETTING AROUND>

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