Leonardo da Vinci Airport
Rome’s main international airport, Leonardo da Vinci, aka Fiumicino, is 30km west of the city. It currently has two operational terminals, T1 and T3, both within walking distance of each other.
The easiest way to get into town is by train, but there are also buses and private shuttle services.
SIT Bus Regular departures to Via Marsala outside Stazione Termini from 7.15am to 12.40am; from Termini between 4.45am and 8.30pm. All buses stop near the Vatican (Via Crescenzio 2) en route. Tickets are available on the bus. Journey time is approximately one hour.
Cotral Runs between Fiumicino and Stazione Tiburtina via Termini. Four to six daily departures including night services from the airport at 1.45am, 3.45am and 5.45am, and from Tiburtina at 12.30am, 2.30am and 4.30am. Journey time is one hour.
Schiaffini Rome Airport Bus Regular services from the airport to Stazione Termini (Via Giolitti) between 6.05am and midnight; from Termini between 5.10am and 1am. Allow about an hour for the journey.
TAM Runs buses from the airport to Via Giolitti outside Stazione Termini at least hourly between 12.15am and 11.30pm; to the airport between 12.30am and 11.30pm. Reckon on 40 minutes to one hour journey time.
Follow signs for Roma out of the airport and onto the autostrada (motorway). Exit at EUR, following signs for the centro, to link up with Via Cristoforo Colombo, which will take you directly into the centre.
The set fare to/from the city centre is €48, which is valid for up to four passengers including luggage. Note that taxis registered in Fiumicino charge more, so make sure you catch a Comune di Roma taxi – these are white with a taxi sign on the roof and Roma Capitale written on the door along with the taxi's licence number. Journey time is approximately 45 to 60 minutes depending on traffic.
Leonardo Express Runs to/from Stazione Termini. Departures from the airport every 30 minutes between 6.08am and 11.23pm, and from Termini between 5.20am and 10.35pm. Journey time is approximately 30 minutes.
FL1 Connects to Trastevere, Ostiense and Tiburtina stations, but not Termini. Departures from the airport every 15 minutes (half-hourly on Sundays and public holidays) between 5.57am and 10.42pm; from Tiburtina every 15 to 30 minutes between 5.01am and 10.01pm.
Ciampino, 15km southeast of the city centre, is used by Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) for European and Italian destinations. It’s not a big airport, but there’s a steady flow of traffic, and at peak times it gets extremely busy.
To get into town, the best option is to take one of the dedicated bus services. Alternatively, you can take a bus to Ciampino station and then pick up a train to Termini or get a bus to Anagnina metro station (on line A).
Schiaffini Rome Airport Bus Regular departures to/from Via Giolitti outside Stazione Termini. From the airport, services are between 4am and 11.45pm; from Via Giolitti, between 4.20am and midnight. Buy tickets on board, online, at the airport or at the bus stop. Journey time is approximately 40 minutes.
SIT Bus Regular departures from the airport to Via Marsala outside Stazione Termini between 7.45am and 12.15am; from Termini between 4.30am and 9.30pm. Get tickets online, on the bus or at the desk at Ciampino. Journey time is 45 minutes.
Terravision Runs from the airport to Stazione Termini between 8.15am and 12.15am; from Termini between 4.30am and 9.20pm. Bank on 45 minutes for the journey.
Atral Runs regular buses between the airport and Anagnina metro station (€1.20) and Ciampino train station (€1.20), from which you can get a train to Termini (€1.50).
Exit the station and follow Via Appia Nuova into the centre.
The set rate to/from the airport is €30. Journey time is approximately 30 minutes depending on traffic.
The nearest port to Rome is at Civitavecchia, about 80km north of town. Ferries sail here from Barcelona and Tunis, as well as Sicily and Sardinia. Check www.traghettiweb.it for route details, prices and bookings.
Bookings can also be made at the Termini-based Agenzie 365, at travel agents or directly at the port.
From Civitavecchia there are half-hourly trains to Stazione Termini (€4.60 to €16, 45 minutes to 1½ hours). Civitavecchia’s station is about 700m from the entrance to the port.
Long-distance national and international buses use Autostazione Tibus. Get tickets at the bus station or at travel agencies.
From the bus station, cross under the overpass for the Tiburtina train station, where you can pick up metro line B and connect with Termini for onward buses, trains and metro line A.
Car & Motorcycle
Rome is circled by the Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA) to which all autostrade (motorways) connect. The main autostrade serving Rome:
A1 The principal north–south artery, which runs from Milan to Naples, via Bologna, Florence and Rome.
A12 Runs to/from Civitavecchia and connects with the A91 Rome–Fiumicino Airport.
Rome’s main station and principal transport hub is Stazione Termini. It has regular connections to other European countries, all major Italian cities and many smaller towns.
Train information is available from the Customer Service area on the main concourse to the left of the ticket desks. Alternatively, check www.trenitalia.com or phone 89 20 21.
From Termini, you can connect with the metro or take a bus from Piazza dei Cinquecento out the front. Taxis are outside the main entrance/exit.
Left luggage is available by platform 24 on the Via Giolitti side of the station.