We summarise here all you need to know about Rome's two airports - Fiumicino and Ciampino.
Unusually for a European city, the more budget focussed Ciampino airport is located closer to the city. It is very easy to reach by subway, train or bus. The major Fiumicino airport is further from the city, but well connected by regional train.
Leonardo Da Vinci Airport (Fiumicino Airport)
Options of reaching the airport from Central Rome
|How far from Rome city Centre?||Ciampino Airport is 8 miles = 13 kilometers away||Fiumicino Airport is 18.6 miles = 30 kilometers away|
|How far from Rome Vatican City?||Ciampino Airport is 10.20 miles = 16.41 kilometers away||Fiumicino Airport is 12.15 miles = 19.56 kilometers away|
|Public transport general operating hours||Local trains run from 5.50am to 10.20pm Shuttle services run 24/7||Trains runs from 5.57 am to 11.38 pm Shuttle services run 24/7|
|Rome Underground Metro||N/a Nearest metro station is Anagnina station, 7 km from the airport. Take a bus (Cotral or Schiaffini) from the airport to reach the metro station. (Fare- €1, takes 30-40 minutes)||N/a|
|Train||Regional trains run by Trenitalia on routes FL4 and FL6 Runs from 5.50am to 10.20pm Takes 15 minutes to Rome Termini station (main railway station of Rome) Frequency: 20-40 minutes Adult fare: €1.50 Take a bus (Cotral or Schiaffini) from the airport to reach the Ciampino station. (Fare- €1, takes 5 minutes) Regional trains on FL routes are operated by Trenitalia. Official website for timetable and ticket booking: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en||Regional trains trains on routes FL1 and FL5 run by Trenitalia Runs from 5.57 am to 10.42 pm Takes 1 hour to reach central Rome. Doesn't stop in Rome Termini station (main railway station of Rome) Frequency: 1 hour Adult fare: €8 Regional trains on FL routes are operated by Trenitalia. Official website for timetable and ticket booking: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en|
|Express Trains||N/a||Leonardo Express Leonardo Express runs from 6.38 am to 11.38 pm It takes 30 minutes to Rome Termini station (main railway station of Rome) Frequency: 30 minutes Adult fare: €14 Leonardo express is operated by Trenitalia. Official website for timetable and ticket booking: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en|
|Bus||Several bus services like ATRAL, COTRAL, SIT, and Terravision connect the airport to central Rome in 35 minutes. . Adult fare: €1-7 (€1 for luggage)||Several bus services like ATRAL, COTRAL, SIT, and Terravision connect the airport to central Rome in 45 minutes. Adult fare: €1-9 (€1 for luggage)|
|Airport Shuttle||Door-to-door semi-private shuttle service by Rome Shuttle Service and sitbusshuttle From €6||Door-to-door semi-private shuttle service by Rome Shuttle Service and sitbusshuttle From €6|
|Taxi / Cab Services||Around € 30- € 40 Journey Time: Approximately 30 minutes https://www.romeairporttaxi.com||Around € 45 - €55 Journey Time: Approximately an hour https://www.romeairporttaxi.com|
|On demand taxis||Uber on demand €40 - €70 to Central Rome Journey Time: Approximately 30 minutes||Uber on demand €60 - €75 to Central Rome Journey Time: Approximately an hour|
Which airport is most suitable for me?
|How close to Rome City and Top Rome Attractions?||Ciampino is the closest airport from Rome and is attached to the city. It is well connected by trains, buses, and taxis from the city center. Almost all the major attractions are half an hour away from the airport.||Fiumicino Airport is 30 kilometres away from the city center. Although it is twice as far from the Ciampino Airport, it is also well connected to the city center with trains, buses, and taxis. It takes around 1 hour to reach Central Rome from the airport.|
Flight Fares Sample minumum flight fares (economy) for 12-April-2018 checked on 26-01-2018
|Ciampino Airport is a relatively small airport and receives mostly low cost airlines like Ryan Air and EasyJet. It is therefore, it is 20% - 50% cheaper than the Fiumicino Airport. Flight fare from London: €38 Paris: €33 Madrid: €84||Fiumicino Airport is the primary airport of Rome and receives mostly major international airlines. Therefore it is more expensive than the Ciampino Airport. Flight fare from London: €60 Paris: €59 Madrid: €92|
|Being a small airport, users have complained that the airport is cramped and the queues are long. But it has a more central location and the average flight fares and hotel costs are significantly lower than the Fiumicino Airport. Ciampino Airport is best suitable for budget travellers travelling within Europe.||Fiumicino Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. It has a modern and spacious design and offers more comfort and facilities than the Ciampino Airport. But flight fares and hotels are more expensive and it takes more time to reach the city center. If you can spare some extra time and money for more comfort and lesser security and flight delays, then this is the more suitable than the Ciampino Airport. Fiumicino Airport is best suitable for business travellers.|
|Airport Delays||Avg Security & Immigration Delays: Moderate Avg Flight Arrival Delays: Low||Avg Security & Immigration Delays: Low Avg Flight Arrival Delays: Very low|
Car Hire Cost per 1 week (From 01-02-2018 to 07-02-2018) searched by 26-01-2018
|Budget Cars (Fiat Panda, Citroen C1, Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta): €39-€56 Intermediate Cars (Ford C Max, Audi A3, Vw Touran): €98-€134 Luxury Cars (Mercedes E Class, Range Rover, Bmw 6 Series, Porsche, Bmw M4 Coupe): €688-€5355||Budget Cars (Fiat Panda, Citroen C1, Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta): €30-€40 Intermediate Cars (Ford C Max, Alfa Romeo, Vw Touran): €98-€115 Luxury Cars (Mercedes E Class, Range Rover, Bmw 6 Series, Porsche, Bmw M4 Coupe): €688-€5179|
|Car Hire Companies||Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, National, Thrifty and Sixt.||Avis, Europcar, Budget, Maggoire, Hertz, National, Thrifty and Sixt.|
|Online car hire Deals|
Hotel Prices per day (23-02-2018 to 24-02-2018) searched by 22-01-2018
|Ciampino Hotel(3-star): Starting from €30.4 Hotel Capannelle Roma (4-star): Starting from €36||Hotel Sirenetta (3-star): Starting from €34 Euro House Inn Airport (4-star): Starting from €61.2|
|Shopping||Good Buy Roma, Sasch and Saldarini, Alpha, Air Store, Just Design, Solissimo, Samsonite, ADR Toys World, ADR Roma Travel Shop, Football Corner, Yamamay, Good Buy Roma, Zucca Stregata, and many more.||Roma Travel Shop, Tendenze, Fabriano, Venchi, Imaginarium, Tutto-All-Items and Riva, and many more.|
|Eating & Drinking||Chef Express, Mr Panino, Onama, Piazza di Spagna, and many more||Mc Donalds, Pizza Chef, Harry's Bar, Gran Chef Ristorante, Sport Village Cafe and Bar Tazza d'Oro, Ciao, Spizzico, Sandwich Cafe, Transiti Cafe, Panoramic, Gran Cafe Goodbye Roma, Gran Cafe Panorama, Frescobaldi Wine Bar, The Duck & Dog's Pub, and many more.|
|Lounge||VIP Lounge||I Mosaici, Le Anfore Business Class Lounge, Avia Lounge, Alitalia Lounges|
|Wi-Fi||Unlimited free WiFi||Unlimited free WiFi|
|Terminal information. How many? How to transfer? Min connection time.||Ciampino Airport has only 1 terminal. Ciampino Airport Terminal Map||Fiumicino Airport has 4 terminals: T1, T2, T3, and T5 All the terminals of the airport are close to each other. It takes 5 minutes to walk from one terminal to the adjacent terminal and around 20 minutes to walk to the farthest terminal. Fiumicino Airport Terminal MapTerminal Map:|
|Heading||Travelex, Banca di Roma||Travelex|
|Important phone numbers||Airport Operator - +39 06 794 941
Flight Information - +39 06 794 941
Lost and Found - +39 06 7949 4225
Police - +39 06 7949 4444
First Aid - +39 06 7949 4336
Lost Property Office - +39 06 7934 8320
|Airport Operator - +39 06 65951
Flight Information - +39 06 65951
Lost and Found - +39 39 344 1427740
Police - +39 06 65953595
First Aid - +39 65953133/4
Lost Property Office - +39 06 65955253
|Major airlines operating||Wizz Air, V Bird, helvetic, Transavia Airlines, Hapag-Lloyd Express, Sterling, Ryanair, Thomsonfly, easyJet, Air Berlin, Carpatair||British Airways, Gulf Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, Air France, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Air India, Northwest Airlines, Finnair, Japan Airlines, KLM, and more.|
|Major connecting Destinations||Athens, London, Berlin, Lisbon, Bucharest, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Krakow, Madrid, Frankfurt, Budapest, Cologne, Marrakesh, Sofia, Warsaw, and more.||London, Athens, Berlin, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Algiers, Bangkok, Copenhagen, Berlin, Dublin, Cairo, Helsinki, Istanbul, Lyon, Madrid, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Milan, New York, Munich, Oslo, Tel Aviv, Venice, Vienna, New Delhi, and more.|
|Official airport website||http://www.adr.it/||http://www.adr.it/|
Ciampino airport is thesecond airport serving Rome and also the closest to central Rome just 8 miles (13 km) and 10.20 miles (16.41 km) to Vatican City. The fastest public transport is the Trenitalia REG rail line which takes 15 minutes and you will have to take a bus to the Ciampino station, this is especially not very convenient for travellers. Buses such as TerraVision IT, FlixBus K342, ATRAL, COTRAL, SIT and more transfer passengers to central Rome in just 35 minutes. Fiumicino airport is further 18.6 miles (30 km) to Rome and 12.15 miles (19.56 km) to the Vatican City. Using the fastest Trenitalia (RV, FR & FA train lines) from the airport to the city centre in Rome, it will take you 32 minutes journey time.
Compare airport distances and transfer times to the center of Rome by public transport below.
Distance to Central Rome:
Rome Ciampino Airport: Rome 8 miles / 13 km & Vatican 10.20 miles (16.41 km)
Rome Fiumicino Airport:Rome 18.6 miles / 30 km & Vatican 12.15 miles (19.56 km)
Rome Ciampino Airport to Central Rome Journey Times:
By Train (Trenitalia): 15 minutes
By Bus (TerraVision): 35 minutes
By Taxi: 20 minutes
RomeFiumicino Airport to Central Rome Journey Times:
By Train (Trenitalia): 32 minutes
By Bus (Terravision): 45 minutes
By Taxi: 35-60 minutes
Rome Ciampino airport is the best to fly into when flying into Rome, either for business, school, or vacation. This airport is closer to the city centre and its top attractions making the journey time from the airport to Rome shorter than from the main Fiumicino airport. The airport is served by mostly budget airlines like Wizz Air, V Bird, helvetic, Transavia Airlines, Hapag-Lloyd Express, Sterling, Ryanair, Thomsonfly, easyJet, Air Berlin, and Carpatair with some domestic and international flights around Europe and Asia. Ciampino airport is also served by fast Trenitalia train links with airport transfer to the Ciampino train station which will get you to central Rome in 15 minutes and TerraVision buses make the journey in 35 minutes. As a secondary airport serving Rome, this airport handles less passengers and see fewer queues at security and immigration, meaning faster process at the airport in time for you meeting. Most business travellers will use this airport to save time on their journey with fewer flight delays and more.
RomeFiumicino airport is the primary airport serving Rome, it is a larger airport compared to Ciampino airport. This airport is served by most major airlines with long haul and short haul flights to many major cities around the world. Airlines includes British Airways, Gulf Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, Air France, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, Air India, Northwest Airlines, Finnair, Japan Airlines, KLM, and many other airlines. Fiumicino airport is served by fast and efficient transport links such as the Leonardo Express run by Trenitalia and takes 30 minutes to central Rome from the airport. TerraVision and other bus companies also operate passenger transfer from this airport, and the journey takes 45 minutes by bus. Transfer journey times from this airport is slightly longer but very inconvenient for people travelling with a lot of luggage and/or young children.
It all depends what you are flying into Rome for, if it is for business and you are on a limited time then Ciampino airport is a better airport to fly but for tourists and others, Fiumicino is best although you may experience longer queues and flight delays. From this airport, you can be in central Rome in just 15 minutes using the fast train though not very convenient for travellers with plenty of luggage due because of bus transfer to the nearby train station. Bus from the airport takes 35 minutes to the city centre in Rome while taxis make the journey in just 20 minutes making it the best option for passenger transfer to central Rome. Ciampino airport is a single terminal airport meaning you will experience less queues and fewer flight delays at the airport than at the main Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” airport. Most business travellers will use this airport because of its close proximity to the city centre and short transfer journey time to the Rome’s centre.
Rome Ciampino airport is closest to the Colosseum just 15.5 km a way by road and the Trenitalia REG line rail link will get you to the Rome Termini station where you can walk 17 minutes to this attraction, trains cost €1- €5. Buses like the FlixBus K342 line, TerraVision Ciampino Airport Bus, and SitBus Shuttle all transport passengers for €1- €6 and the journey takes 51 minutes including walking time to the Colloseum.
Taxi is faster but more expensive around €30 - €40 while Uber charges €36 for the 20 minutes trip. The same train line will get you to Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church for about €1- €4 taking just 20 minutes for the trip while buses take 35 minutes for €1 - €6 and Uber is the fastest means taking just 25 minutes for €45. Other attractions to see in Rome include the following St. Peter's Basilica, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Vatican Museums, Piazza Navona, Sistine Chapel, Castel Sant'Angelo, Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, Trastevere, Palatine Hill, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Venezia, Villa Borghese, Campidoglio, Borghese Gallery and Museum, Altar of the Fatherland, Gardens of Vatican City, Raphael Rooms, Apostolic Palace, The Last Judgement, Bramante Staircase, St. Peter's Square, and many more.
From Rome Ciampino Airport by:
Train (Trenitalia): €1.50 single - http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en Train runs every 20 minutes from 5.50am to 10.20pm.
Bus (FlixBus, ATRAL, COTRAL, SIT, and Terravision): €5 + €1 for luggage - http://www.flixbus.com/?pid=358#Q0ScomC358Bus runs every 30 minutes daily.
Taxi: €30- €40– https://www.romeairporttaxi.com/Available 24/7.
Uber: €40 - €70- https://www.uber.com/en/gb/Available on demand.
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From Rome Fiumicino Airport by:
Train (Leonardo Express): €14 single - http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en Train runs every 20 minutes from 6.38 am to 11.38 pm.
Bus (ATRAL, COTRAL, SIT, and Terravision): €1 - €9https://www.sitbusshuttle.com/en/ Bus runs every hour from 24/7.
Taxi: €45 - €55 - https://www.romeairporttaxi.com/ Available 24/7 at the airport.
Uber: €60 - €75 - https://www.uber.com/en/gb/Available on demand.
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Hotel prices can vary greatly depending on how far in advance you book, the demand for rooms, and which hotel you book but the prices below will give you a rough idea and you can do further research and hotel booking at http://www.tripindicator.com/hotel.html
Rome Ciampino Airport Hotels: From €30.4per night
RomeFiumicino Airport Hotels: From €34per night
All of the airports mentioned offer competitive prices and a range of cars to suit your needs. Prices are based on the type of car, driver age, length of hire, and demand but you can get a rough idea for each airport below.
Rome Ciampino Airport Car Rental:
Budget Cars (Fiat Panda, Ford Fiesta etc): Prices starting at €39 per week
Intermediate Cars (Ford C Max, Audi A3, etc): Prices starting at €98 per week
Luxury Cars ( Range Rover, Bmw 6 Series, Porsche, etc): Prices starting at €688per week.
Compare prices here - http://www.tripindicator.com/car-hire/rome-ciampino-airport.html
Rome Fiumicino Airport Car Rental:
Budget Cars (Fiat Panda, Ford Fiesta etc): Prices starting at€30 per week
Cars (Ford C Max, Alfa Romeo, etc): €98 Prices starting at $86.26per week
Luxury Cars (Mercedes E Class, Range Rover, Porsche, Bmw M4 Coupe): €688 Prices starting at $231.54 per week.
Compare Prices here - http://www.tripindicator.com/car-hire/rome-fiumicino-airport.html
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