Rome, Italy Airport Information
Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO)
Rome's main international airport Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is located 32 km southwest of the city and handles around 40 million passengers annually. Almost 100 airlines fly from this airport and serve more than 200 destinations throughout the world. The airlines operate scheduled national, international, and intercontinental flights. The airport serves as the main hub for the Italian airline Alitalia and Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling. Passengers can check out any of the 200 establishments for shopping, eating, and drinking while at the airport. The establishments include restaurants that serve the best of Italian and foreign cuisine, as well as shops that sell perfumes, cosmetics, wines, liquors, tobacco products, chocolate, and Italian food specialties. The airport is served by an excellent network of road and rail links, which make it accessible from the city center in just 25 minutes. Several high-speed trains connect the airport directly to Termini, Rome's main rail station.
Ciampino-G.B. Pastine International Airport (CIA)
Situated 15 km southeast of Rome, Giovan Battista Pastine Airport is the closest airport to the city center, which handles about 5 million passengers yearly and serves more than 60 destinations. The single-runway airport is primarily used by low cost airlines and express-couriers. Passengers can get on a Cotral/Schiaffini bus every 30 min to reach the nearest train station, from which they can get to the Termini railway station via the light rail service.
Rome, Italy Public Transportation
The Leonardo Express is a direct train that runs from Leonardo DaVinci airport to Termini station and vice versa. The trip takes about 35 minutes. The city’s metro network has two lines, Line A and Line B. Line A runs from Battistini to Anagnina, while Line B runs from Rebibbia to Laurentina.
The public bus service is the most convenient and economic way of getting around in the city. The bus network covers the entire city and the buses run 24 hours a day. Bus tickets and subway metro tickets are interchangeable within the time validity of the ticket.
Rome, Italy Ground Transportation
Taxicabs are plentiful in the city and can be easily found at taxi stands, railroad stations, and airports. Taxis can also be called by phone. Licensed taxis are painted white and have taxi lights on the roof. To comply with municipal regulations, taxis are required to display the fares inside the vehicle in seven languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and Japanese.
Car hire services are offered at both Fiumicino and Ciampino airports by several companies, including Avis-Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Goldcar, Locauto Rent, Maggiore, and Win Rent.