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Rome Fiumicino Airport train station

ABOVE: Fiumicino Airport's railway station is only a short walk from Terminals 1, 2, and 3.

Ground transportation from Fiumicino Airport to Rome

Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport is about 30 km or 20 miles from the center of Rome. Here's how to reach the city:

Termini departures boardBy "Leonardo Express" train. The Leonardo Express is a first-class train that runs between the airport and Termini (Rome's main railroad station) in 31 minutes with no intermediate stops. Trains depart at 30-minute intervals. For details, including illustrated step-by-step instructions for buying tickets and using the train, see our Leonardo Express article.

By regional train. The FR1 rail line runs between the Fiumicino Airport railway station to Rome's Trastevere, Piramide/Ostiense, and Tuscolana stations. It's cheaper than the Leonardo Express and more convenient for some parts of the city and the cruise port at Civitavecchia. See "Other trains" in our Leonardo Express article for more information.

Train tips:

  • If you've booked a hotel near Termini Station, the Leonardo Express is your best bet. The Fr1 may be more convenient if you're staying in Trastevere or near the Vatican.

  • Whether you're taking the Leonardo Express or the FR1 line, be sure to validate your ticket in one of the yellow time-stamping machines on the platform. Traveling with an unstamped ticket can result in a hefty fine.

By bus. SIT operates bus shuttles that stop at Fiumicino City, Fiumicino Airport, the Vatican, and Termini Station, with frequent departures from the crack of dawn until mid-evening. The fare is €6 one-way or €11 roundtrip. Travel times from the airport are 45 minutes to the Vatican and 60 minutes to Termini,  or possibly longer in heavy traffic. For English-language information and timetables, click here.

Rome taxi signBy taxi. You can hire a licensed cab at the official taxi stand outside Terminal 3 on the arrivals level. The flat fare between Fiumicino Airport and locations within Rome is  €40 in either direction.

If you're going elsewhere (e.g., to the cruise port of Civitavecchia), you'll pay a metered rate with possible supplements for bulky luggage and other extras.

Rail connections to other cities in Italy

The official Trenitalia Web site has an interactive timetable and other information for travelers. (Click the site's Union Jack icon for English.)

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