Rome Fiumicino Airport
A guide to Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, including ground transportation between FCO and central Rome.
Rome's Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is usually called "Fiumicino Airport," with the airport code "FCO," after the name of the suburb where the airport is located.
FCO is the larger of Rome's two major airports and is served by about 150 international and domestic airlines. (The other airport, Ciampino, is used by general aviation, charters, and a few low-cost carriers.)
Fiumicino normally has three main terminals::
is used by major airlines such as Alitalia, Air France, and KLM for domestic flights and flights within Europe's Schengen Area.
handles domestic, Schengen, and non-Schengen flights by budget airlines.
is used for domestic, Schengen, and non-Schengen flights by various national and international airlines.
For the latest information on airline terminal assignments (which have been in flux during and after Italy's COVID-19 crisis), click here.
Getting around the airport:
The terminals are connected by walkways, so it's easy to reach the check-in areas from the airport's railroad station and bus drop-off points. Just follow the signs and maps.
The most convenient airport at Fiumicino is the Hilton Rome Airport, which is connected to the terminals by an elevated corridor with a moving sidewalk.
The Hilton isn't cheap, but it's extremely comfortable, and its location alone makes it worth the splurge if you have an early-morning flight.
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:
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.
Cheaper trains and other Rome stations" in our Leonardo Express article for more information.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 "
A slightly cheaper alternative is Schiaffini's Rome Airport Bus to Termini Station, which offers free Wi-Fi on board and has comparable fares.
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.
How to check in for your flight at FCO
Here are some tips to minimize confusion and delays on your day of departure from Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino Airport:
For travelers to the U.S. or Israel:
Fiumicino Airport Web links
Aeroporti di Roma: Fiumicino
Hilton Rome Airport
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