Being one of the most popular cities in Europe and the capital of Italy, Rome offers so much to its visitors. There are numerous places where you can discover beautiful architecture, ancient ruins, amazing pieces of art, and vibrant city streets. You simply won’t know where to start.
Things to do
Rome is one of the world’s oldest cities and you can see its history in some popular ancient buildings, like Roman Forum and the popular Colosseum, an amphitheater once used as a gladiatorial arena. There is also the largest church of Christianity named St. Peter’s Basilica. One of the most popular places in Rome is the Trevi Fountain as well which is a must-see when in Rome. You should also visit the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums.
Piazza Navona is an elegant square where you can see many street artists or grab a drink in some of the numerous bars. There are a few more urban squares, such as Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna, and Campo de’ Fiori where you can also buy fresh fruit and vegetables. The central hub of the city is at Piazza Venezia. All of this is only a part of amazing places in Rome; so, if you plan on going there, you should take several days and explore the city at your own pace.
Rome - Fiumicino International Airport "Leonardo da Vinci"
This is a major international airport located about 19 miles from the Rome city center. Serving more than 42 million passengers in 2018, it became one of the busiest airports in Europe. The airport code is FCO, and it has been operating for almost 60 years.
There are many services for airport passengers for all those who will have to stay longer at FCO and wait for their flight. You can use their free internet access, extra luggage service, and personal shopper service. Eat & Drink Guide is available throughout the airport to help you locate a place to grab a drink or have a meal. Nursery services are also available at the Terminal 2, as well as the Arrival Lounge and day rooms for weary travelers.
How to get from Rome Airport to the city centre?
If you’re coming to Rome for the first time, you should know that there are various airport transportation options available: shared / private Rome Airport transfers, Rideshare, Taxi Service, Rental Cars, and Public Transportation.
A public bus from Rome Airport to the city is the cheapest airport transfer - you will need only 5€, but your trip will last up to 50 minutes. Airport taxi service is the fastest option, but it is much more expensive, a ride to the city costs 48€. Uber is even pricier, but there is a middle ground - Airport Shuttle Express is cheaper than a taxi ride, a little faster than buses, and the rates start at 25€.
Rome Airport Transfers
Airport shuttles are the ideal alternative to public buses since they can take you directly to your destination and are usually cheaper than taxi service. There are more private Rome transfers than shared transfers, and you can check out all shuttle providers below to find out their rates.
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Airport Shuttle Express is a reliable airport transportation company with frequent departures from Rome Fiumicino Airport. They offer luggage assistance and English-speaking support staff. This is one of the best Rome Airport transfers to the city center, Civitavecchia Port, and Vatican City. See the one-way rates below.
Where is the pick-up/drop-off location at FCO?
When you arrive at FCO, go inside the train station to locate their office. If you need a ride to the airport, they will drop you off at the main entrance of the terminal.
You can reach Rome Airport Shuttle Express by calling one of the following numbers:
- 800 930 032;
- +39 066 501 7448.
Rome Airport Transfers provide dependable shuttle transportation to/from Rome Fiumicino Airport. They can take you to downtown, Civitavecchia Cruise Port, or any other destination of your choice. Discover some of their rates below so that you could compare them with other options.
You can easily book your ride online or you can call +44 (0)20 35 297 547.
Where is the pick-up location at Rome Airport?
Your driver will meet you at the arrival lounge holding a board with your name.
Airport Rome Transfer offers private service to/from Fiumicino / Ciampino Airport and Civitavecchia Port. One of their experienced drivers will welcome you at FCO and then take you from Rome Airport to the city center within 45 minutes.
- The price depends on the vehicle you choose and the number of passengers, but their rates to downtown Rome start from 45€.
They offer 24/7 support and you can contact them by calling +39 3356056461 or sending an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fiumicino Airport Shuttle is another possible transportation choice. They provide private Rome Airport transfers to any destination in the area using modern cars, vans, or buses. Estimated journey time from Rome Airport to the city is 50 minutes. Check out their shuttle rates in our list below.
The simplest way to book your ride is via their easily accessible website, but you can call their customer support at +39 335 879 0913 if you need additional assistance.
Where is the pick-up location at Rome Airport?
Their drivers usually wait for the passengers in the arrival area right in front of the airport's exit doors. But they will send you the precise meeting location a few days before your flight arrival.
Rome Airport Transportation also provides private airport service. This is the most expensive transfer company so far, but it does offer pretty great service, exclusive vehicles, and fixed prices.
- Their most affordable service from Rome Airport to the city costs 48€.
You can find out more information if you call them at +39 340 068 6231.
Transportation Network Companies are usually very affordable, but that’s not the case here. Uber is allowed to operate at FCO, but it is more expensive than Rome Airport transfers and taxi service. Nevertheless, we’ve listed Uber lowest rates to some popular destinations to help you compare them with other options.
Uber Rome Airport
- to the city center: 77€
- to Rome Termini Train Station: 78€
- to Fiumicino hotels: 20-25€
After online booking, you will get detailed instructions on where to meet your driver at FCO.
Rome Taxi Transfer
If you want to grab a taxi cab and get to your destination quickly, you can find the taxi rank at the arrivals areas of the Terminals 1 and 3. Note that authorized airport taxi vehicles are white and have a ‘’TAXI’’ sign on the roof. Airport taxi operators have fixed fares to some destinations, and you can check them out in our list below.
Cut your costs by using public buses and use the saved money for some Rome tours or souvenirs. There are several bus lines operating to and from Rome Airport.
Cotral Bus connects the airport with the city center, and you can find the bus stop at the arrivals area of the Terminal 2 (follow the signs for Regional Bus Station). The one-way fare is 7€ (or 5€ if paid online).
SIT Shuttle Bus is a great choice if you need a ride to Roma Termini Station, Vatican Center, or Siena. It stops at the BUS hub adjacent to the Terminal 3 Exits-Arrivals; look for the bus no. 5. The one-way fare is 6€ (or 5€ if paid online).
T.A.M Bus can also take you from Rome Airport to Roma Termini or Ostiense Station, only for 5€. It departs every 30 mins and stops at the same location as SIT Shuttle Bus.
Terravisin Bus stops at the Terminal 3 Arrivals area, and it’s the bus no. 7. It departs every 30 minutes and goes to the city center. The one-way fare is 6€ (or 4€ if paid online). The ride takes up to 50 minutes.
There is a railway station at FCO near the Arrivals and Departures terminals, where you can find two train lines:
Leonardo Express Train has a direct connection between FCO Airport and the city center which runs every 15 minutes and can get you to the city within 32 minutes. The one-way ticket costs 14€.
Regional FL1 doesn’t serve the central Roma Termini Station, but it can get you to Trastevere, Ostiense, Tiburtina, or Tuscolana Station. The one-way fare is 8€.
Rome Airport Rental Cars
Look for the signs in the Arrivals hall that will guide you to the rental car desks in the Office Tower 2. There, you can rent a car from one of the numerous rental companies. Check out our list to find out all the companies available at Rome Airport, their contact information, and locations.