To reach the Italian capital by plane we can choose two terminals: Ciampino and Fiumicino. The latter is the most important in the country and the second is the closest. If you want to know the aspects that may interest you most in the airports of Rome, read on.
Rome airports: Fiumicino
Its official name is Leonardo da Vinci and it was inaugurated in 1961. It is located in the town of Fiumicino, 34 kilometers from the center of Rome. It is the largest airport in Italy and stands out for being a connection center for the Alitalia airline (as well as Milan's Malpensa airport).Fiumicino Airport - Philip Mallis / Flickr.com
From this airport we can connect with other Italian cities, such as Bologna, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Verona, Milan, Turin, Naples, Palermo or Catania (among others).
As for international destinations, we can highlight connections with cities in the United States, Germany, Spain, France, England and China. In addition, depending on the time of the year there are additional services from other metropolises of the world.
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How to get to Rome from Fiumichino
To get from this airport to the city we can choose the train service that starts from the terminal. Leonardo Express services arrive without intermediate stops at Termini station (two services per hour) in just 30 minutes. The price of the ticket is around 14 euros and operates between 7 in the morning and 11.30 at night.Leonardo Express Service - Juan Enrique Gilardi / Flickr.com
Another option is local trains, They stop at all stations until they reach the city center and leave the airport every 15 minutes. This Regional FR1 train costs 8 euros and stops at Tiburtina, Tuscolana, Ostiense and Trastevere stations. It operates between 6 and 11:30 p.m.
From terminal 3 we can take buses, They make stops at Piazza Cavour and Via Marsala (next to Termini) or at the Termini terminal for a value of 5 or 6 euros per person. Another alternative by road is the Terravision bus, which arrives in 55 minutes to Termini. Services begin at 5:30 and end at 23:00.
In case you arrive at Fiumicino at dawn or if you are looking for a more comfortable and private means of transport you can opt for taxis. The trip has a fixed price to the hotels in the center of Rome. You can also choose a shuttle service for approximately 50 euros.
Rome airports: Ciampino
Giovanni Battista Pastine is his official name and It is located 15 kilometers southwest of the city center, out of the ring road. Until 1960 it was the most important of Rome's airports, but then it was "small" with the inauguration of Fiumicino.Ciampino Airport -Badudoy / commons.wikimedia.org
It is the one chosen by the low cost companies to reach Italy from anywhere in Europe. Due to the success of these airlines, in 2007 the airport terminals had to be expanded.
There are three companies that operate in Ciampino: Easyjet (Berlin, Bristol, Madrid, Paris, Lyon, Geneva), Ryanair (Barcelona, Cagliari, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Compostela, Stockholm, Valencia, Liverpool, Seville and London, among others) and Wizz Air (Bucharest and Budapest).
How to get to Rome from CiampinoTermini Station - Prasad Pillai / Flickr.com
Although Rome's airports are closer to the capital, It does not have an express train service, but a regional railway which arrives at Termini station. The bad thing is that to go to the station you must take a paid bus (it costs just over one euro). It operates between 5:30 and 23:30 and the frequency is quite high.
You can also opt for the bus. One of them arrives at Vía Marsalla, next to Termini, and costs 6 euros. It operates between 7:45 and 23:15. Another option is Atral, with a more affordable ticket, but less frequently. And the third alternative is Terravision, which connects to the city center in 40 minutes and operates between 4:30 a.m. and 0:15 a.m.
In case you want a more comfortable service, have large suitcases or If you are several people, a transfer service may suit you, which costs 50 euros and will leave you at the door of the hotel. The taxi is around 30 euros and is 100% private.