How to get from Fiumicino Airport to Rome

Last Updated on November 7, 2023 by


Officially named Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO), Fiumicino is the largest airport in Rome for international and domestic flights.



The distance from Fiumicino Airport to the historic center of Rome is 35 km.


You can view an interactive map of Fiumicino Airport at this link.


Fiumicino Airport, unlike Ciampino, is well connected to the city center. So, here are the options:

1. Taxi
Always the most convenient option as it takes you directly to your hotel or Airbnb. The official fare for a ride from Fiumicino Airport to the city center is €48. The “city center” is what is within the “mure aureliane” walls in Italian. Although the above price is established by law and printed on the taxi, unfortunately, I have heard many cases of Greeks who were ripped off and paid double. If you want, you can print this document with the prices: from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Depends on traffic!
2. Buses
This is a low-cost option for those who want to go directly to Termini. From there, you can take the metro. There is no municipal bus, only private shuttles.

There are many companies; if I’m not mistaken, there are 5, but the cheapest one is Terravision. If you choose to go this way, it’s best to book your ticket in advance so you don’t waste time at the airport. You can book your ticket online from this link.

Print it, and after your flight, head straight to the exit, then go to the right, where the buses are located. The cost is €4, and children under 4 travel for free.

If you arrive late at Fiumicino, run to catch the buses. The last bus is by Sitbus and leaves at 00:30. At that time, there are no trains or other buses, so if you miss it, sadly, you’ll have to pay for a taxi. The first bus from Termini by Terravision departs at 4:40 AM. If you plan to take this one, know that it’s in high demand as it’s the only one departing so early, so I advise booking it in advance!
Duration: from 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic. Buses depart approximately every 20 minutes.
3. Leonardo Express Train
Another good alternative. It’s the fastest and most convenient solution because it takes you to the central Termini railway station in 30 minutes. The train doesn’t make stops, is clean, new, and has space for luggage. You can buy it from the machines there, at the kiosks, or even online. The downside? It costs €14!
Duration: 30 minutes
4. Regular Train
If you don’t want to go to Termini, there’s another train that few people know about. It makes stops at Roma Tiburtina, Trastevere, Ostiense and costs €8. You can buy the ticket from the machines, the kiosks, or even online from the Trenitalia website. It’s a regular train, not a tourist one like the previous, so it makes several stops (be careful not to miss yours!), has delays many times, and is crowded with workers and no luggage space. However, it’s incredibly cost-effective if you stay near the above-mentioned stations.

Duration: Approximately 30-40 minutes.

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