So, you’ve arrived in Rome….Congratulations! Â Step 1 is complete. Â Now for Step 2, you need to get to your hotel, and depending on which airport you’ve landed in you have different options. Â Since most visitors will arrive at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO), we’ve focused on that. Â After all, its much larger and farther away from the city center, so there’s more room for confusion. Â Here’s the breakdown.
Rome has the following two airports:
Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO):
- Used for major airlines (United, Delta, ect)
- Located 32km from the city
- Used for budget airlines and military flights (Ryan Air, EasyJet)
- Located 12km from the city
Again, in this article we’ve focused on Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO). Â Below are your options for getting from the airport to the city center of Rome. Â The prices listed are accurate from the time of writing but will probably change slightly over time.
Getting a taxi at FCO airport is pretty straight forward. Â Just follow the signs toward the taxi stand located just outside the airport. Â Look for white taxi’s with “taxi lights” on top. Â They will be que’d up, so just wait in the taxi line. Â Avoid the guys that will approach you prior to reaching the taxi stand. Â They are unofficial taxi drivers. Â A taxi from the airport to Rome city center is a flat rate of 50 Euros.
If you have a lot of people with you a shuttle may be the way to go. Â They also cost around 50 Euros to get to the city center and can be booked from the train station.
Express Train (Leonardo Express):
If you just want to get to the city center and don’t mind navigating your way around once you get there, the Express Train (Leonardo Express) is the way to go. Â Its a direct shot to Rome’s main train station, Stazione Termini. Â The one-way price is currently 14 Euros and can be purchased from one of two ticket counters at the train station platform.
The metro is the cheapest option at 8 Euros for a one-way trip and tickets can be purchased from an automated kiosk at the train station. Â However you will most likely have to change lines at some point since the line from the airport doesn’t go through the city center (an additional 1.50 Euros). Â This is in no way difficult, but if you have a lot of luggage or a large group you may not want to put up with the inconvenience.