Airport Transfer

Airport Transfer

Rome Fiumicino Airport

The Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport is the largest airport in Rome and Italy with over 40 million passengers using one of its terminals in 2015. 

Fiumicino Airport

Arriving in Termini with the Leonardo Express

Officially called Aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci, in honour of the fifteenth-century Italian inventor, it is located in the municipality of Fiumicino and has 3 main terminals and a satellite terminal. 

Getting to the city centre

Airport transfer service

Booking an airport transfer service is the easiest and most relaxing way of getting to the city centre of Rome. The driver of the car will be waiting for you at the arrival terminal with a sign with your name on it and will take you to your hotel in the shortest possible time. It will cost 50 €. 


A taxi with up to four passengers and their suitcases from Fiumicino Airport to the hotels located in the heart of the city has a fixed price of 48€. This said, we recommend asking the driver before getting in the taxi just to make sure your hotel is considered to be in the centre. 

Leonardo Express Train

The Leonardo Express train connects Fiumicino Airport with Termini Station in 30 minutes. The price is 14 € each way, and although slightly expensive, it is the fastest way to get downtown. The Leonardo Express Train runs from 7 am – 11:30 pm. 

Terravision shuttle bus

Terravision shuttle buses connect the airport’s terminal 3 with Termini station (the bus stop is very near the station, on via Marsala 29). The journey takes approximately 55 minutes. The price per journey is 6 €, and if you get a return ticket, it costs 11 €. The first bus to leave from the airport to the city centre leaves at 5:35 am and the last train departs at 11 pm.  

We recommend purchasing the tickets on their website before your trip, since there are sometimes very interesting offers, with up to 50% discount.

FR1 Regional Train

The Sabina-Fiumicino (FR1) regional train is a cheaper alternative to the Leonardo Express. The fare is €8 each way, and the train stops at Tiburtina, Tuscolana, Ostiense and Trastevere. From Ostiense/Piramide you can take the Metro (line B).

This train is a good option for people staying in these neighborhoods. It runs from 6 am to 11:30 pm. 

Other buses

There are several bus lines that connect Rome with Fiumicino Airport. All depart from the bus station at Terminal 3:

  • SITBusShuttle: Stops at 33 Piazza Cavour and 5 Via Marsala (next to Termini). The price is 8€ each way and runs from the airport to the centre between 8:30 am and midnight.
  • Schiaffini: Links Terminal 3 with Termini station. This bus runs between 6:05 am and 8:25 pm, approximately every 45 minutes. One journey costs 5€ and a return fare 8€. 

Rome Ciampino Airport

The Rome-Ciampino Airport (CIA) is the second most important international airport in Rome. It is located 7,5 miles from the city centre and moves nearly 6 million passengers a year. 

Easyjet plane Ciampino Airport

Ciampino Airport is very small and serves various low cost airlines, including Ryanair and Wizzair. Some other low cost carriers like Easyjet have now moved to the Leonardo da Vinci – FiumicinoAirport. 

Getting to the city centre

Airport transfer service

Hiring an airport transfer service is the most convenient and fastest way to get to your hotel. When you book this service, a driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it at the terminal. You can book a transfer in Introducing Rome. The transfer costs 50€. 

Terravision shuttle bus

These shuttle buses connect Ciampino Airport with Termini station in approximately 40 minutes. The first bus leaves the airport at 8:15 am and the last departs at 12:15 (midnight). The first bus to leave from Termini (29 via Marsala) to the airport is at 4:30 am.

If you buy the ticket online before you get to Rome or a few days before going back home, you can find tickets for just 4 €. If you purchase a one-way journey from Termini station it will cost 6 €.

Other buses

There are several bus companies that connect Rome to Ciampino Airport:

  • SITBusShuttle: It gets to 5 Via Marsala (next to Terministation). The price is 6 € for a one-way ticket or 8 € for a roundtrip. They leave the airport between 7:45 am and 11:15 pm. From Rome, the first bus leaves at 4:30 am.
  • Atral: Atral offers the same service as the SITBusShuttle, but is less expensive. It costs 1,20 €. A major drawback is that the buses are less frequent. 

Regional train

The regional train that connects Ciampino with Rome is a quick and inexpensive way to reach Termini Station. As the train leaves from the town of Ciampino, you will have to take a bus from the airport. The bus fare is 1,20 € and the train fare is 1,50€.

The train runs from 5:30 am -10:30 pm, every 30 minutes. 


Taxis have a fixed rate from Ciampino Airport to the city centre, similarly to Fiumicino Airport. It costs 30 € and will accommodate up to four passengers and their luggage. We recommend asking the driver before getting in the taxi…just in case.