Rome Fiumicino Airport
Fiumicino Airport, or the Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, is the sixth busiest airport in Europe and handles over 35 million passengers annually. Fiumicino is a great airport to use when visiting Rome as is well connected to the centre of the city through public transportation making it easy to skip the traffic jams after a long flight.
The airport has loads of shops, restaurants and passenger entertainment options. However, there are often queues during peak periods and passengers are advised to arrive early to skip the masses.
The airport is 19 miles (30km) southwest of central Rome.
Getting to the city
The train station is across the road from Terminal 3, near car park D. There are two trains to the city. The Leonardo Express travels directly to Roma Termini, the station in the city centre, every half hour from 6:30am to 11:30pm, for €14. Buy a ticket at the ticketing counter in the station and then validate it at one of the machines (the ticket will then be valid for an hour and a half). A cheaper option is the slightly slower Metro line FR1, which runs to major stations (Tiburtina, Tuscolana, Ostiense and Trastevere) every 15 minutes, or every half hour on Sundays and holidays, and costs €8.
Cotral buses leave from Roma Tiburtina railway station and stop at Piazza dei Cinquecento in front of the national museum. A one-way ticket to town will cost €4.50 if you buy it from the ticket machine in the arrivals section or at newsagents or tobacconists in the airport, and €7 if you buy it on the bus.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
Telephone: +39 06 65 951 or +39 06 6595 4554.
The car rental desks are in the multi-storey car park lots C and B, directly in front of the terminal and connected via passenger walkways. Simply follow the signs from the arrivals area. There are several major companies represented, including Hertz, Avis, Sixt and Budget, as well as a few local operators.
Authorised taxis can usually be found in the arrivals areas.
Transfer between terminals
A free shuttle bus operates between the terminals and car parks every 15 minutes.
Airport facilities include ATMs and currency exchange, baggage wrapping, information desks, travel agents, pharmacies, massage parlours, a photo booth, a beauty parlour, a hairdresser, a solarium, as well as slot machines and laundry facilities. The ATA Hotel Executive Centre in Area B has business facilities, and there are myriad shopping and dining options.
Parking starts from about €3 for the one-hour spaces in front of the terminal, to a variety of options within the garages and long-term lots. All parking options are connected to the terminals via walkways or shuttle buses.
Flights to Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport can be booked from most cities worldwide. Some of the major airlines offering flights to Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport include Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Air France, Air Canada, British Airways, China Airlines, easyJet, Jet2.com, Iberia, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, US Airways, Vueling Airways, Wind Jet and many more.
Free wifi is available and internet kiosks are also provided.
The ATA Hotel Executive Centre is fully-equipped for all business needs. However, it is located after security.
Rome Fiumicino Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.