Ciampino Airport Ground Transportation
Terravision coach: Ciampino-Termini and Termini-Ciampino
For quick, frequent service to and from Ciampino, it's hard to beat Terravision--assuming that you can get on the next bus, which may be a challenge if several flights dump planeloads of passengers into the Ciampino arrivals terminal at the same time.
Here's a quick guide to using Terravision coaches, which normally run at 20- to 45-minute intervals. (The bus timetable is coordinated with flight arrival and departure times.)
Note: Terravision's route starts and ends at Ciampino's city center (10 minutes beyond the airport), but this won't affect you unless you're staying in Ciampino.
From Ciampino Airport to Termini Station
As you leave the customs area, you'll see an arrivals desk. Look for the Terravision representative, who can sell you a ticket (if you haven't prebooked on the Terravision Web Site) and give you a boarding card.
Next, go outside and wait in line for the bus, which usually departs from bay no. 3. You're entitled to priority boarding if you've bought your ticket on the Web, but prebooking will also limit your options if the queue is unpleasantly long.
When the coach is ready for boarding, stow your suitcase in the luggage compartment, give your ticket and boarding card to the driver, and find a seat on the bus. Travel time to Rome is advertised as 40 minutes. (The trip may be quicker or slower, depending on traffic.)
From Termini Station to Ciampino Airport
At Stazione Termini, the Terravision bus departs from the , the street along the left side of the station as you face the entrance. (The loading area is slightly behind the front of the station, next to the bus company's .)
Before boarding the coach, go into the TerraCafé. At the ticket counter inside the door, buy a ticket or--if you've prebooked--show your ticket or Internet voucher. The ticket agent will give you a numbered boarding card for the bus.
Once you have your boarding card, you can go back outside to the loading area along the sidewalk.
When the driver is ready to begin boarding, you can place your suitcase in the baggage compartment, get in line, hand over your ticket and boarding card, and find a seat.
Travel time is nominally 40 minutes, but Terravision recommends catching the bus at least three hours before your scheduled flight departure.
At Ciampino Airport, the coach will unload right outside the departures and arrivals terminal. (The terminal is modern but small, so you needn't worry about getting lost.)
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