Ciampino Airport Ground Transportation
Buses from Ciampino to Metro line "A"
ATRAL, in partnership with Schiaffini, runs frequent shuttle buses to the Rome Metropolitana, or underground, station at Anagnina. (See our Rome Metro article.)
The bus fare is €1,30, and you'll need a €1,50 "Metrebus" ticket for the Metro, bringing your total fare to €2,80. This bus-Metro combination is a great choice if you're traveling without heavy luggage and your hotel or apartment is near Spagna, Barberini, or another station on Metro Line "A."
(The only downsides are that the connector bus runs only once every 40 minutes or so, and the Metro will get crowded as you travel toward the city during rush hour.)
On this page, we'll show you how to reach Rome from Ciampino Airport by bus and Metro. If you're going to the airport, simply take Metro Line "A" to the end of the line at Anagnina, go upstairs to the outdoor bus station, and look for the Ciampino Airport stop.
At Ciampino Airport:
Exit the terminal, go to the bus bays, and look for the white transit bus with an electronic sign that reads "ANAGNINA DIRETTA - QUICK."
Buy a ticket from the driver and board the bus.
About 15 minutes after leaving Ciampino Airport, you'll arrive at Anagnina, which is a major underground, suburban bus, and park-and-ride station at the end of Rome Metro Line "A."
Follow the crowd to the steps and go downstairs.
Signs will direct you to . (There's only one Metro line at Anagnina, and because Anagnina is at the end of the line, all trains go toward the city.)
Admire the vintage tram on the station's lower level, then head left toward the Metro entrance.
The Metro entrance is clearly marked, so you're unlikely to miss it.
Buy a 1-euro BIT Metrebus ticket from the vending machine or at the ticket window. (See our Rome Metrebus Tickets and Fares article, which shows how to use the vending machines.)
Next, go to the barrier and insert the ticket in the slot on the front of the turnstile, as described in our Rome Metro article. Retrieve your ticket from the top of the turnstile as the gates open.
Go to the platform and wait for a Metro train to arrive. Trains run every few minutes, so you shouldn't have to wait long.
When the train arrives, stay behind the yellow line until the train has stopped. If necessary, press the large button by the doors to open them.
Grab a seat away from the doors so other passengers won't have to climb over your suitcase, and stay on the train until you reach your destination. (See map.)
The most Metro popular stops for tourists are Spagna, Barberini, Repubblica, and Termini. If necessary, you can change at Termini for Line "B," which will take you to other destinations such as the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and Rome's intercity Bus terminal at Tiburtina.
Next page: Other buses, shuttles, taxis
"Best of the Web"
Suggestions from our booking partner:
Staying a few days or longer?
Also see our Venice trip-planning sites:
Copyright © 1996-2014 Durant Imboden and Cheryl Imboden. All rights reserved.