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Transportation from Rome Fiumicino Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 23. 10. 2023

Fiumicino Airport is connected to central Rome by train and bus. Some long-distance buses and local public transport also stop here.

It's quick and easy to get to the centre by train, and significantly cheaper but slower by bus.

Travel time Price Frequency Link
Leonardo Express train 38 minutes (Termini) 14 eur 15 minutes Trenitalia.com
Regionale train 31 minutes (Ostiense) 8 eur 30 minutes Trenitalia.com
Buses (express) 60 minutes (Termini) 6 eur 5-10 minutes Terravision.eu
Sitbushuttle.com
Tambus.it
Buses Cotral 40 minutes (Eur Magliana) 2,20 eur 60 minutes Cotral.it

Train to the centre of Rome

The fastest way to get to Rome is by train. The station is within walking distance of the terminals and is clearly signposted. You can take advantage of two types of connections:

  • The fast Leonardo Express with a journey time of 32 minutes and a price of 14 eur terminates at Termini Central Station and does not stop anywhere on the way.
  • The Regionale stopping services run for 48 minutes at 8 eur, ending at Tiburtina station with stops at Trastevere, Ostiense and Tuscolana stations

Return tickets are not discounted and tickets are not valid for a specific connection, you can take any one on any given day.

To find connections, visit Trenitalia.com. Tickets can be bought at the ticket office or at a machine right outside the platform, and can be paid by card. Attention! You must mark your ticket at the platform.

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  • Travel time: 32 minutes
  • Frequency: every 30 minutes on the Regionale + every 15 minutes on the Leonardo Express
  • Fares: 8 eur (Regionale) / 14 eur (L. Express)
  • Last trains from the airport: 23:27 (Regionale), 23:53 (L. Express)
  • First trains from the centre: from Roma Termini (L. Express) at 4:50, from Roma Ostiense (Regionale) at 5:17

Bus to the centre of Rome

A cheaper way to get around are the many bus lines.

Express buses

All companies run to Termini Central Station, plus some companies stop near the Vatican (SIT Bus Shuttle) or at Ostiense Station (T.A.M.) in the south of the city.

You can buy tickets either online via the links below (click on the company name) or at the ticket counters on the right side of the Terminal 3 arrivals hall near the bus stops. The bus station is located approximately 50 metres to the right of Terminal 3.

Travel time is on average 45 to 65 minutes depending on traffic.

The prices below are valid when purchased online. By purchasing your ticket online on the Terravision website, you are entitled to use any additional connection should you miss your booked one. You must print the ticket.

  • Terravision (buy online at Terravision.com)
    • Roma Termini (Via Giovanni Giolitti at the junction with Via Enrico Cialdini)
    • Frequency: 25-50 minutes
    • Price: 6 eur one-way / 11 eur return
  • Flixbus in collaboration with SIT Bus (buy online at Flixbus.com)
    • Stops: Cornelia metro station (Circonvallazione Aurelia), Vatican (Via Crescenzio), Roma Termini
    • Frequency: 25-50 minutes
    • Price: 7 eur one way / 13 eur return
  • T.A.M. (buy online at tambus.it)
    • Roma Ostiense, Roma Termini
    • Frequency: 25-30 minutes
    • Price: 7 eur one-way / 13 eur return
  • Rome Airport Bus (buy online at romeairportbus.it)
    • Stops: Roma Termini (Via Giovanni Giolitti at the junction with Via Enrico Cialdini)
    • Frequency: 30-60 minutes
    • Price: 5,90 eur one-way / 9,90 eur return
Last buses from the airport 0:05
Rome Airport Bus
0:15
T.A.M.
0:30
Terravision
1:30
T.A.M.
2:30
T.A.M.
First buses from Roma Termini 4:15
Rome Airport Bus
4:30
Terravision
4:30
T.A.M.
4:45
Flixbus
4:50
Terravision

Cotral buses

The blue Cotral buses are the standard regional public transport and are the cheapest mode of transport.

They run about once an hour from 5:30 to 23:30, and in Rome they stop at the metro stations Eur Magliana (metro line B) or Cornelia (metro line A). Prefer especially the route to Eur Magliana station, which is significantly shorter and cheaper:

  • Route from the airport to Eur Magliana: 40 minutes and 2,20 eur
  • Route from the airport to Cornelia station: 90 minutes and 3,40 eur
  • Timetables can be found on the Cotral website, the airport can be found under the name "Aeroporto di Fiumicino"
  • The lines are not numbered, you need to know the destination stop and ask the driver

The bus stop is located directly in front of the arrivals hall of Terminal 1. Tickets are not available from the driver, but only at the ticket offices.

At the airport, you can only buy a ticket at the Coffee & Bakery Panella, located outside Terminal 3 at Gate 4, about 100 metres from the Cotral bus stop. The café is open daily from 05:00 to 22:00.

On the way from the centre, you can buy a ticket at the newsagents (tabacchi) or snack bars at both Magliana and Cornelia stations. If you want a ticket for the Cotral bus, also tell the destination, according to which the seller will sell you a ticket at the right price. The driver does not sell tickets!

You can then buy your metro ticket at the metro station for 1,50 eur, or 7 eur for 24 hours, see more in the Rome guide.

You can also buy a ticket on the Cotral app.

Buses to Fiumicino and Ostia

You can also take Cotral buses to the nearby villages of Fiumicino or Lido di Ostia, where there are plenty of hotels if you need to change overnight. The ticket costs 1,30 eur and is not sold at the driver's.

At the airport you can buy your ticket at the café mentioned above, and in Fiumicino and Lido di Ostia at newsagents. Buses run approximately every 30 to 60 minutes from 5:30 to 21:00. The stop at the airport is between terminals 1 and 3, not at the main bus station, where there are services to Rome.

  • Timetables can be found on the Cotral website, and the airport can be found under the name "Aeroporto di Fiumicino".
  • Departure times can be found on the Cotral mobile app

To Ciampino Airport

The only way to get there is by changing at the main station (Termini). The total journey will take at least 120 minutes. Allow at least 4 hours between flights .

Map of public transport stops in Rome towards the airport

Car rental

While a car is definitely not recommended when travelling to the centre of Rome, if you want to head straight from Fiumicino Airport to the countryside or the beaches of the Lazio region, a car is a great option.

There are many local and large international rental companies right in the terminal.

Long-distance buses

Around 50 metres to the right of Terminal 3 you will find, in addition to the stops of the big buses to Rome, intercity direct buses without transfers to Naples, Pescara, L'Aquila and other cities throughout Italy, for example.

Most services run 3-5 times a day and timetables and ticketing can be found on the individual company websites, but the vast majority of services are operated by a single company, Flixbus.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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