Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport

Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (IATA: FCO) is in the Lazio region of Italy. It is the main airport of Rome.

Understand

Alitalia passengers checking in at Fiumicino

The airport is located 34 km southwest of Rome. With 36 million passengers it is the busiest airport in Italy and also one of the busiest in Europe. It has four runways and is operating around the clock.

Flights

Fiumicino is one of Alitalia's hubs, and the company flies to Rome from major cities in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East as well as Tokyo and Kansai International Airport. The airport is also served by most major European airlines and range of airlines from the Americas, North Africa and Asia. Unsurprisingly, as Rome is one of the world's most popular travel destinations.

E-Check-in is available for faster check in; the machines are usually near the counter of the airline.

Ground transportation

From the airport's train station you can get to various points in Rome

By train

From Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino airport, there are two train lines to get you into Rome:

By bus

Terravision is the cheapest connection between Fiumicino airport and Rome city center. You can book online, buy the tickets on the plane if flying EasyJet, or pay at the airport, which costs €6 (each way). It departs near Terminal 3 and goes to Termini station.

SIT Bus Shuttle is another option from Termini (the main train station at city center) to Fiumicino..

COTRAL/Schiaffini operates buses from both airports to the city. Don't forget to mark your ticket after getting on the bus. The timetables for its services can be found here

The public bus stop is located at ground level, at the end of the Terminal 1 (Domestic Arrivals). You can buy tickets at the tobacco shop in the Terminal 1 baggage area, with the blue sign (Tabaccheria). Lines from Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino are:

The schedule for Aeroporto-Termini-Tiburtina is:
from Fiumicino: 1:15, 2:15, 3:30, 5:00, 10:55, 12:00, 15:30
from Rome Tiburtina station: 00.30, 1.15,2.30,03.45, 09.45,10.30,12.35,17.30

The night Fiumicino timetable is not kept very well. The bus may be half an hour late or not arrive at all. Perch on the bus stop, do not give up, it will probably come,eventually.

An inexpensive choice from Fiumicino is to take the bus (COTRAL) to EUR Magliana (stops directly at the metro station, which belongs to line B) and then take the Metro. It's the cheapest way to get to the centre (€2.50 bus + €1.50 metro). The sign on this bus reads "Fiumicino-Porto-Magliana".

By taxi or car

Taxis in Rome are white. There is a fixed fare of €48 from Fiumicino Airport to downtown (within the city's ancient Aurelian Walls) and vice versa. Occasionally taxis in the queue at the airport are not from Rome but from the town of Fiumicino. These are not bound by the fixed fare rule and are best avoided. Ciampino Airport to the City center and vice-versa costs €30. Between the two airports is €50. For most other destinations fares are not fixed and are based on the meter. In the main Rome taxi drivers are hard-working honest people. But there is a hard core of crooks, and these tend to work the airports and the main station. Do NOT negotiate the price for the city center and be sure your driver activates the meter (all regular taxis have a meter) when he/she starts driving to any destination not covered by a fixed fare. Drivers at the airport may try to talk you into paying more than the fixed fare, saying that your destination is 'inside the wall' or 'hard to get to'. If they try to overcharge you at your destination ask them to call a policeman. They will probably back down. Licensed limousine drivers may approach you at the airports, particularly Fiumicino where there are several companies (mainly cooperatives) with booths close to the exit. A drive with them to the center could reach as high as €80 but if you are in a group a large limousine or "van" could be cheaper than two taxis. Be aware as well of unlicensed "taxi" drivers. Go directly to the taxi stand and ignore touts.

Rental cars are available from all major companies at both airports. Providers can be reached easily in the Arrivals Halls at both Fiumicino and Ciampino.

Another option, is to book a licensed limousine or minicab in advance online. For example, a sedan, usually a Mercedes E-class, from Fiumicino Airport to Rome Centre and Hotels can be booked for €45 or a minivan for €55 . The same prices also apply from Ciampino Airport .

Get around

Map of the terminals

Terminals

The airport has four terminals:

The gate areas are arranged by the letters B, C, D, G and H. To get to the gates that are labeled G you have to take the shuttle train Sky Bridge.

Wait

In the terminals 1 and 3 there are many shops before the security check. Airside shops can be found in the areas B, C-8-C16, D, G and H. There you can also find restaurants and cafes.

Cope

There are several pharmacies at the airport. In terminal 1 it is located next to the check in counters, in terminal 3 both groundside (departures) and airside and in terminal 5 airside.

Go next

Routes through Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport

END  SW  NE  South Rome Nomentano, Rome


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