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Getting from Rome Airport to the city

Monday, May 8, 2023

Rome is one of the most beautiful and historical cities in the world, attracting millions of visitors every year. As the capital of Italy, Rome is renowned for its stunning architecture, ancient ruins, and world-famous landmarks such as the Colosseum and the Vatican. If you're planning a trip to Rome, it's important to know how to get from the airport to your accommodation.

At, we understand that travel can be stressful, especially if you've had a disrupted flight. That's why we're here to help you not only claim your flight compensation but also provide you with a comprehensive guide to getting from Rome Airport to the city. From trains to taxis to car rentals, we'll cover all the transportation options to ensure your journey to the city is smooth and hassle-free. So, let's get started and explore the different ways you can travel from Rome Airport to the city!

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By train

If you prefer the comfort and speed of trains, there are two train lines that connect Rome's Fiumicino Airport with the city centre: the Leonardo Express and the FL1 regional train.

Leonardo Express

The Leonardo Express is a direct train service that connects the airport with the main train station in Rome, Termini Station. The journey takes approximately 32 minutes and trains depart every 15 to 30 minutes from 6:23 A.M. until 11:32 P.M. The ticket costs £12.40 (€14) per person.

FL1 regional train

The FL1 regional train, on the other hand, is a cheaper and slower service that stops at Trastevere, Ostiense, and Tuscolana before reaching its final destination at Tiburtina Station. The journey takes approximately 45-50 minutes, and trains depart every 15 to 30 minutes from 5.58 A.M. to 10.28 P.M. The ticket costs £7.10 (€8) per person.

Both train tickets can be purchased at the airport ticket machine, ticket booth at the train station, or online via the Trenitalia website.

Taxi cabs in Rome, Italy. (Gabriella Clare Marino/Unsplash)

By taxi

Taking a taxi from Rome Airport to the city centre is a convenient and efficient way to get to your destination. Taxis are readily available outside of the arrivals area at each terminal of the airport.

The journey from Rome Airport to the city centre typically takes around 40 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. The taxi fare is a fixed fare of £44.30 (€50) if you are travelling from the airport and the area within the Aurelian walls.

It is recommended to use official taxi services to avoid any issues with overcharging or scams. To find the official taxi services, simply follow the signs in the airport and wait in the queue with other passengers for a taxi. You can also pre-book your taxi from the airport’s website. 

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By shuttle bus

If you are looking for an affordable option, the shuttle bus is a great choice. There are several companies that operate shuttle services between Rome Airport and the city, including Terravision, Rome Airport Bus, T.A.M., Sit Bus Shuttle, and Cotral.

The shuttle buses run at regular intervals throughout the day, and the journey time to the city is approximately 45-60 minutes, depending on traffic. The bus stops at several key locations in Rome, including Termini Station and the Vatican, so you can choose the most convenient stop for your accommodation.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance, or directly on board upon arrival. The price of a one-way ticket is around £4.40-£6.15 (€5-€7).

By blue regular buses

The bus stops at Rome Fiumicino Airport are located outside the arrivals area of Terminal B and Terminal C approximately 100 meters to the left. Tickets can be purchased at tobacco shops with blue signs.

Traffic in Rome, Italy. (Benjamin Fay/Unsplash)

By car (car rental)

If you prefer driving yourself or have a lot of luggage, renting a car might be the best option for you. At Rome Airport, there are several car rental companies available, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt. You can book a rental car online in advance to save time and ensure availability.

Most of the desks of the car rental companies are located in Terminal 2. The car rental area at Rome Airport is located at the car rental park 5-minute walking distance from the terminal. To get there, follow the signs for car rental and take the pedestrian walkway or shuttle bus, depending on your terminal.

You can search for the car most suitable for you through the car hire page of the Rome Airport website. Enter your pick-up and return date, the website will show an extensive comparison of options for you.

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Pro-tip to find the best transportation option

On the Rome Airport website, you can find an adjustable sheet that compares prices between taxis, trains, and buses for 1 to 12 passengers. Overall, buses are the cheapest option, but with the longest duration (approximately 65 minutes).

Train and taxi both take approximately 40 minutes and the price varies depending on the number of passengers. Most of the time, the train is the cheaper option, but if you travelling with four people exactly, the taxi only costs £42.50 (€48) while the train will cost £49.60 (€56) for four passengers.

Rome, Italy. (Carlos Ibáñez/Unsplash)

About Rome

Rome, the capital of Italy, is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. Known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and delicious cuisine, Rome has something to offer for everyone. From the ancient Colosseum and the Vatican City to the charming streets of Trastevere and the lively atmosphere of Piazza Navona, Rome is a city that will leave you in awe.

The city is served by two main airports: Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino Airport. Both airports are well-connected to the city centre, providing travellers with various transportation options. In addition to public transportation, such as trains and buses, visitors can also opt for taxis, shuttle buses, or car rentals.

Several airlines operate flights to and from Rome, making it easy to get to the city from all around the world. Popular airlines include ITA Airways (formerly Alitalia), Ryanair, and EasyJet. From Rome, you can also easily travel to other popular destinations in Italy, such as Florence, Venice, and Naples, as well as to other major European cities, such as Paris, London, and Barcelona.

Whether you're travelling to Rome for business or pleasure, the city is sure to impress with its combination of ancient history and modern culture.