How to get from Fiumicino Airport to the Center of Rome?
When you arrive in Rome (via air), you will most likely land at Fiumicino International Airport. The airport is not inside the city itself, but it is close and it is very easy to get there! All ready? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
Fiumicino is also a fantastic place for those looking for places to eat seafood and also a great option for those who prefer to stay close to the Airport. Staying near the airport is an advantageous option for those who do not like the rush, agitation and stress when taking the flight to return home. But for those who prefer to make the most of Rome, it is best to stay in downtown.
Arriving at Fiumicino Airport – FCO (Leonardo Da Vinci), you have several transportation options to get from Rome airport to the city center: private transfer to your hotel or shared transfer, Taxi, Express Train to Termini Station, Regional Train to Trastevere or Bus. Basically we can consider 6 types of transport to get to the hotel, we will see all of them in the course of this post!
Most Comfortable Option
The most comfortable option to get from Fiumicino airport to the center of Rome is with a private transfer, especially if you are with family, children, older people, if you are in more than three people or even if you prefer a little comfort and tranquility after hours of travel. But if you are on an adventure and prefer to save money then we will not let you down. Here you will know the step-by-step instructions for taking other types of transport.
1) How to get from Fiumicino Airport to the Center of Rome? PRIVATE TRANSFER
Before you travel, make your Transfer reservation so you don’t have to worry, as the driver will already be there waiting for you with identification. That way you won’t have to think about anything, just go safely to your hotel. The best way to reach the hotel in the center of Rome is by Transfer.
Accessing the link banner below you can get more information about this option. It is safe, comfortable and worthwhile is excellent! This way, you avoid the exchange of transport to get to the hotel, since the transfer is direct! Non-stop! The driver speaks English (booking in advance)!
Not to mention that it makes your life much easier with regard to bags. Because you imagine carrying bags on other transports, it is not easy, but neither is it impossible. It’s just not comfortable for those who are traveling in order to relax;)
How much does a Private Transfer cost?
The service price starts at 50 Euros. It considers that the taxi costs practically the same: 48 Euros. In my opinion it is better to have a driver who waits for you and still speaks your language (according to availability).
It is certainly the least stressful option. Nothing better than arriving after a long trip and finding a person waiting to take you to the hotel without wasting a lot of time, with a comfortable, clean car and a driver with a friendly smile, and always available to help you. If you book in advance, he will probably talk to you in ENGLISH!
In comparison with the other means of transport that will be presented here, there is no way to compare, because just knowing that your tranquility, safety and satisfaction will be guaranteed, I certainly say that the service paid is worth it. With Transfer you will not have to worry about consulting maps, nor be afraid to make “wrong” choices regarding the means of transport!
2) How to get from Fiumicino Airport to the center of Rome? SHARED TRANSFER
If you would like to have a driver, but at the same time save money, another option is the service with a Shared Transfer (Shuttle Service). The value is very good and that way you will always be dropped directly at your hotel! The price is 19 Euros per person! Remembering that you should pay attention to the meeting point! Also find out “How to get around in Rome?”.
This Shared Transfer option is only advantageous for one person, as the cost for two people would already be 38 Euros. With an additional 12 Euros you can rent a Transfer that will compensate much more in comfort , convenience and time.
You must be on time and at the place informed by the company, and you must not miss the scheduled time. The value doesn’t pay for more than one person.
3) How to get from Fiumicino Airport to the center of Rome? BUS
There are some bus companies that run from the Airport to Termini Station and from Termini Station to the Airport. Usually these buses leave every hour and the journey time lasts 45 minutes, obviously it depends on the type of traffic that the bus will take. The average ticket price is 6 Euros per person. Some companies that make the trip are: SIT BUS, TAM BUS, SCHIAFFINI, COTRAL, TERRAVISION, Fiumicino Airport Transfer.
The advantage is that this type of transport is super cheap, but it is convenient only when there are few people, 1 or two, more than that it is advisable to take a taxi or use the Private Transfer option.
The final stop is usually at Rome Central Station, Termini Station, when you get there, you must take another transport to go to the hotel, I mean, you lose a little time, and end up spending more, because the taxi in that region it is not cheap! It is also tiring to go up and down with suitcases after a long flight. Also think about the bags you are carrying. 😉
4) How to get from Fiumicino Airport to the center of Rome? TRAIN
On the train you will find speed and will not catch traffic. In general this type of transport is very economic, but it is convenient, like the bus, only when there are few people, 1 or 2 and with slight luggage. The cost is 14 Euros per person. The train leaves every half hour and the journey only takes 30 minutes! Great cost benefit!
- I advise you to book your ticket in advance, as buying them at Fiumicino Airport (FCO) or at Roma Termini Station can make you waste a lot of time and be complicated if you don’t speak Italian. Make the most of your time when possible. Click on the image below and purchase your ticket in advance. The best trip is the well-planned trip! 😉
The advantage of riding a train is speed, as it does not catch traffic. And also the cost benefit which is very good.
The final stop is also at the Central Station of Rome – Termini and arriving there you must take another transport to go to the hotel, so you’ll lose a little time, in addition to tiredness and distance. Leaving the Station you will find subway, bus or taxi (which is very expensive).
Important to Know
I advise buses or trains only for those who do not have many bags (if you arrive with a lot of luggage it will be really complicated to use this type of transport!), Do not be in a hurry, but if you are with young children or elderly people, consider investing in a Transfer or Taxi.
TIP: International flights generally allow large luggage (32 kg depending on the airline), so if you bring luggage like this it will be really unwise to use public transport. I advise only if you are young and need to save money, or if you have small and light weight luggage. Buy now the ticket!
5) How to get from Fiumicino Airport to the center of Rome? TAXI
You can take an official taxi, which will be visibly written “Comune di Roma”, with the symbol on the door and the license number. Avoid taking an unofficial taxi, so you don’t have an unpleasant surprise afterwards! Also avoid the taxi with the writing “Comune di Fiumicino”, you will pay another much higher value!
The price of the taxi to Central Rome (called within the Aurelian walls) is 45 Euros and there is no charge for luggage. Always remembering that, if your hotel is not in the Center, ask first what is the approximate value, as the value will be another outside the Aurelian walls. The price is valid for 4 people, if there are more people I do not recommend taking two taxis, the best option is the Transfer, since a larger car will come to take the group. Taxi luggage should be normal for a regular car trunk. Tips on What to do in Rome?
From 2 people, considering taking a taxi but be careful that the taxi driver does not give you a “fatigue” and runs more than necessary. Once he realizes that you are a tourist and that you have no idea where you are going he can curl you up well. Remember that the fare from the Airport to the Center is FIXED! REQUEST THAT RATE! See that it is much more worthwhile to rent a Transfer as the difference is only 5 Euros. With Transfer you will have more safety and comfort.
Find the right, fair and honest taxi driver can be a challenge! From 4 people it is not worthwhile to use a taxi, it is more expensive than hiring a Transfer. For up to 4 people there would be two taxis or more.
Be careful when taking a taxi that is not from the city of Rome and DO NOT take an illegal taxi driver, besides being more expensive, it is very dangerous!
6) How to get from Fiumicino Airport to the center of Rome? RENTED CAR
We also have the option of renting a car. Deciding to travel by car in Italy is another good option, since you also already leave with the reservation made from home. Is it possible? Yes, it is possible.
When you disembark at the Airport, you will go straight to the Car Rental space to collect your vehicle with the Voucher. With the car you have the freedom to come and go at any time you want and also the ease of carrying your bags (depending on the size and number of bags and the type of vehicle rented).
The car will only be worth it if you go to cities other than Rome. To travel only in Rome is not worth it, as there are the Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL). Remember that Rome is a city with many public transport options and many paths can be done on foot. Also state that with the car you will spend fuel and parking.
How about if I give you a rental car option? Are you ready for it? If you are renting a car be sure to read our posts in the section Driving in Italy on the blog Your Travel to Italy. In addition to car itinerary tips, we have everything about signage, tolls, roads and many more tips.
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IMPORTANT TO KNOW!
Remember that to drive in Italy it is MANDATORY to have the International Driving License, the famous IDP (International Driving Permit). The certificate is not issued in Italian, but it is accepted in English! The IDP lasts 180 days (it depends where you live) and is issued by the Traffic Department of your country (if you have the European Driver License, you don’t need to worry about it!).
NOTE: check with your country’s Traffic Department which documents are required and the rates for issuing the IDP.
If you chose to travel by car, be sure to read our Post “Driving in Italy“. It is very important to avoid winning fines for lack of information. Also read our posts with “Examples of Car Travel Itineraries in Italy”.
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