Getting from Fiumicino airport
to Rome 

When getting from Fiumicino airport to Rome city there a few options to consider.

Fiumicino is one of the two Rome airports (the other one is Ciampino), Fiumicino being the biggest and where international flights will land.

It is also often refered to as Rome Fiumicino International Airport 'Leonardo da Vinci' or Rome FCO airport for short. It is 26km (16 miles) away from the Rome city centre.

 There are three main options when getting from Fiumicino airport to Rome and you should pick the one that suits your budget as well as depending how eager you are to get to your hotel.

Here's some Rome travel tips that will make your choice easier.

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Fiumicino airport to Rome by transfer shuttle

1)   TAKING A PRIVATE TRANSFER SHUTTLEbook one of these ahead if you want to enjoy a hassle free arrival to your hotel in Rome. These are great if you travel with a party up to 8.

It includes the wait in the arrival hall holding your name sign. Passengers frequently give this service a five star rate: what they love is that the driver waits for them even if the flight is late, he is always friendly and helps with luggage. They all agree it's worth the price.

Check the availability on the day of your arrival and book here: Private arrival transfer: From Fiumicino Airport to Rome City center.

If you are headed straight to Civitavecchia Port to catch your cruise ship book your private transfer here: Rome Fiumicino Airport to Civitaveccihia cruise port, or check one of the private/shared options below.

If you are staying in Rome after your cruise, make sure you book your private departure transfer from hotel to Rome Fiumicino!

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Fiumicino airport to Rome by train

2)   TAKING LEONARDO EXPRESS TRAIN – this is hands down the fastest means of transportation when getting from Fiumicino airport to Rome.

Trains depart every 15 minutes, they always run (strikes don't affect them). They have no intermediate stops whatsoever. They take you straight to Termini station where you can take either metro, local bus or a taxi to your final destination. This service always gets a five star review, travelers just love it!

Book your tickets here: Leonardo Express Train Fiumicino to Rome.

Fiumicino airport to Rome by shuttle bus

SIT shuttle from Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci airport to Rome

3)   TAKING AN AIRPORT SHUTTLE BUS – This is an easy and budget-friendly option when getting from Fiumicino airport to Rome city centre.

As there is always busy traffic in Rome, you just can't reach Termini station in under 50 minutes, no matter what (ok, maybe very early in the morning you can).

There are three different companies that run the shuttles and they all operate 7 days a week, aproximately every 30 minutes.

The price is 6 euros per person, one way. Tickets can be bought onboard but I think it's easier to do it online, present the voucher and just jump onboard to get your seat.

All the companies depart from Terminal 3 exit (just walk left for about 5 minutes when you exit the arrivals terminal, you can't miss it).

All of them make Termini station their final stop.

 The services are offered by:




As I have personally traveled with SIT shuttle, it's the only one I can recommend personally.

To  find more info and book your tickets here: Shuttle Bus: Fiumicino Airport To-From Rome City Center.

SIT shuttle bus from Fiumicino to RomeSIT shuttle bus sign at the arrivals terminal

Fiumicino airport to Rome in a local taxi

4)   TAKING A LOCAL TAXI – The price is set to 48 euros when it comes to getting from Fiumicino airport to Rome (to any destination in the Rome centre, defined by the Aurelian walls). It's for up to four passengers and includes the baggage, too. Just like any means of transportation on land, it will get you to your destination in approx. 50 minutes.

You can find a taxi at the taxi stand in front of the Fiumicino airport.

The authorised taxis are white coloured and have taximetres.

 What's really great when getting from Fiumicino airport to Rome is there are many options: the land ones which also give you a little panoramic tour of some of the main sights of the city (passing by the Vatican walls) or the underground ones that are very quick and easy.

Pick the ones you prefer for a nice beginning of your pre-cruise Rome Italy vacation!

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