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 Rome Termini Station to Fiumicino Airport

Trenitalia ticket machine screen

Biglietto Veloce sign1. Buy a ticket. Tickets are available at Terminia's biglietteria or ticket office (where the lines are often long), at independent vendors such as travel agencies and newsstands, from Trenitalia's multilingual touch-screen "Biglietto Veloce" ("Fast Ticket") machines, or online.

Leonardo Express ticket check signYou can also buy your ticket from a desk near the trains, but you'll pay an extra euro for the convenience, and you may have to wait in line behind other tourists who didn't plan ahead. (Don't risk this in the early morning or late at night, when the "Controllo Biglietti" or "Ticket Check" desk may be unmanned.)


Terminal Fiumicino Aeroporto sign

2. Go to the Leonardo Express platforms. Follow the overhead signs that read "Terminal Fiumicino Aeroporto," which will lead you to Tracks 25-27 near the back of the station on the right-hand side as you enter from the front. It's a long walk, so allow 5-10 minutes to reach the trains. 

When you reach the "Biglietto Controllo" or "Ticket Check" desk, you should see a Leonardo Express train waiting by the platform. (You can show your ticket to the agent if you wish, but you aren't required to do so--the  agent is there mostly to sell tickets to tourists who arrive unprepared.)


Trenitalia ticket stamping machine 

3. Stamp your ticket. Insert in in the yellow machine just beyond the "Biglietto Controllo" or "Ticket Check" desk, wait for a soft "thunk," and check to make sure that your ticket was stamped.

Do not forget this step! If you ride the train with an unvalidated ticket, you're subject to a fine of €50 plus the price of the ticket. 


Boarding the Leonardo Express train

4. Board the train. The Leonardo Express is a one-class train without seat reservations, so you can sit in any car. (Keep your ticket handy--the conductor will check it during your journey.)

The train will leave at 22 or 52 minutes past the hour, and it should arrive at the airport 31 minutes later.


Fiumicino departures monitor

5. At Fiumicino Airport, look for the departures monitors. After leaving the train, walk to the tunnel just beyond the station.

You'll see a bank of vertical computer monitors that list "Partenze/Departures." Next to each departure is the number of the terminal where passengers need to check in. Identify your terminal, then follow the overhead signs to reach T1, T2, or T3. (See below if your flight departs from T5.)


Fiumicino Terminal 5 shuttle bus stop

Fiumicino T5 shuttle sign6. If you flight leaves from  T5, catch the shuttle bus.  Terminal 5 is used for departures only on U.S. airlines flying to the United States and El Al flights to Israel. (If you're flying directly to the United States on a non-U.S. airline, you'll normally depart from Terminal 3.)

A free shuttle bus leaves at regular intervals from Terminal 3. Walk from the railroad station to Terminal 3, then look for the "navetta T5 shuttle bus" sign on the sidewalk outside T3.


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