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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 32 minutes with no intermediate stops. Trains depart at 15- to 30-minute intervals. For details, including illustrated step-by-step instructions for buying tickets and using the train, see our Leonardo Express article.

  • Note: Departing passengers who use the Leonardo Express to reach FCO get a discount on the optional "Fast Track" security line in Terminal 3 and cheaper access to VIP lounges.

By regional train. The FL1 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 FL1 line, be sure to validate your ticket in one of the 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. 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.

A slightly cheaper alternative is Schiaffini's Rome Airport Bus to Termini Station, which offers free Wi-Fi on board and has comparable fares.

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  €48 in either direction.

For fixed fares to other locations, click here.

Rail connections to other cities in Italy

The official Trenitalia Web site has an interactive timetable and other information for travelers.

Next page: How to check in at Fiumicino Airport

In this article:
Rome Fiumicino Airport
Ground Transportation
How to Check In
Web Links

Related information:
Leonardo Express and Other Trains to Rome
How to Use Trenitalia Ticket Machines
Ciampino Airport Ground Transportation (Ryanair, easyJet, Wizz Air)
Rome Taxis

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