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Fiumicino Airport commuter train

ABOVE: A commuter train at Fiumicino waits for passengers to Trastevere, Ostiense, Tiburtina, Termini, and other stations in Rome.

Cheaper trains and other Rome stations

The Leonardo Express is a quick way to get from Fiumicino Airport to Termini Station, but there are several reasons why you might want to consider taking an FL1 commuter train into Rome:

1. The FL1 train stops at secondary stations in Rome, including Trastevere, Piramide/Ostiense (where you can change to the Metro's B Line), and Tuscolana (where you can change to the Metro's A line). It does not go to Termini.

  • Tip: If you're headed for Rome's main intercity bus station at Tiburtina, change at Piramide/Ostiense for the Metro's B line and catch a Metro train toward Rebbibia.

2. If your final destination is the cruise port in Civitavecchia, you may prefer to change trains in Trastevere instead of going to Termini and backtracking. (Trastevere is a smaller station, which makes it more convenient for changing trains if you don't mind climbing stairs from and to the platforms.)

3. Commuter trains are cheaper than the Leonardo Express. (The last time we checked, a ticket on the FL1 commuter train into Rome cost 8 euros, compared to 14 euros for the Leonardo Express.)

FR1 commuter train vestibule4. If you've made the mistake of traveling with large, heavy luggage, you may find it easier to wrestle your bags onto a commuter train and park them in the large vestibule near the doors. (Tip: If you do this, sit where you can keep an eye on your luggage at intermediate stops.)

FL1 commuter trains depart from Fiumicino Airport's railroad station. (Look for a double-deck train on the opposite side of the platform from the Leonardo Express.)

The trains run four times per hour from Monday through Saturday and twice per hour on Sundays or holidays.

  • Note: If you're transferring to the Rome Metro, you'll need a "Metrebus" ticket. You can buy this from the newsstand in Fiumicino's railroad station when you purchase your train ticket.

Official Web site

Trenitalia: Leonardo Express and FL1 Regional Trains
This page at covers the basics. It has links to online ticketing and a "Travel Ticketless" page for smartphone users.

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