Italy. Getting to Rome-Fiumicino International Airport
updated about 2 years ago
The main gateway to the city of Rome counts with a vast array of options when it comes to transportation either public or private. A number of public local bus companies offer services from 5€, express trains from 14€, or private professional drivers from 42€. Taxis starting at 25€, carpooling from 9€.
Rome-Fiumicino International Airport IATA Code: FCO
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Getting to Rome-Fiumicino International Airport
By Car: Located 32 kilometers west of Rome, “Leonardo da Vinci” intercontinental airport can be accessed by taking the Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA) road and then the A91 Rome - Fiumicino motorway. Follow the signs to reach the national, international, and intercontinental terminals. From Civitavecchia take the motorway to Rome, after exiting the tollbooth, follow the signs to the airport.
By Taxi: Taxi services are available from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3's Arrival areas by authorized vehicles recognizable by the Taxi sign on the roof, the Municipality symbol fixed to the front doors, along with their license number on the back and inside the vehicle. Fares are fixed by the municipality (regardless of whether you're going to or from the airport) for some destinations
- Rome city center (within the Aurelian Walls): 48€
- Magliana - Parco dei Medici: 30€
- New Rome Fair: 25€
- Ciampino airport: 50€
- Tiburtina Station: 55€
- Ostiense Station: 45€
- Civitavecchia Porto: 120€
Rides departing from the airport travelling to a destination within the Grande Raccordo Anulare (and vice versa) cannot exceed 70€.
CarSharing: Car Sharing is an alternative but also a beneficial opportunity for sustainable passenger transport. With Car Sharing it’s even easier to travel from the airport to the centre of Rome and vice versa. Pick up your car from the airport and leave it in a different place at the end of the route, available for other people. Service is available from there is a 9€ validation fee and then prices start from 0.19€ per minute and 0.39€ per kilometer once 200 kilometers exceeded.
By Shuttle: A free Shuttle Service is available to passengers staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport and passengers who need to reach the Long Term easy Parking area. The stop is at the arrivals of terminals 1 and 3 (A8 Arrivals) and is marked by a yellow totem. The Airport Shuttle connection operates every day of the year (24/7), making a run every 15 minutes.
The Comfort Option, a Professional Driver
Skip the lines and kiss waiting goodbye by booking a private professional chauffeur for ease of mind knowing they will monitor your flights and wait in case of delays. A prepaid fare guarantees there will be no surprises at the end of your ride and 24/7 customer support will guide you all the way.
- On a private sedan for up to 3 passengers starting at 42€, prebooked through Mozio, a professional driver from local partner Lady Taxi Roma will wait for you at the arrivals hall meeting point with a sign with your name on it for 50 minutes after your plane's landing.
- On an private SUV for up to 6 passengers starting at 62€, prebooked through Mozio, a professional driver from local partner Roma Travel Tour will wait for you at the arrivals hall meeting point with a sign with your name on it for 60 minutes after your plane's landing.
- On an private Van for up to 8 passengers starting at 70€, prebooked through Mozio, a professional driver from local partner Airport Shuttle Italy will wait for you at the arrivals hall meeting point with a sign with your name on it for 45 minutes after your plane's landing.
The Speedy Option, the Railway Network
You can reach Downtown Rome using TrenItalia's railway network. Simplified by the access to a terminal within the airport close to both arrivals and departures areas two services connect the airport to the city.
The Leonardo express, non-stop service dedicated exclusively to airport passengers to/from Roma Termini with departures every 15 minutes and travel time of 32 minutes.
The FL1 regional line trains from/to other Rome stations, with departures every 15 minutes on working days and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.
Services are available from Roma Termini between 5:20am to 10:30pm and from Fiumicino Airport from 6:10am to 11:20pm. Tickets can be bought from online but must be printed before you board and presented at the turnstiles. Tickets can also be bought from authorized resellers: ticket offices in the station, self-service kiosks in the airport and in the station, authorised travel agencies, authorised retailers (e.g. cafés, tobacco stands, newsstands). Tickets start at 14€ per passenger per way.
The Frugal Option, the vast Bus Network
A number of bus lines reach Rome's principal airport:
Available through . Bus stops at the airport are located at the BUS hub adjacent to the Terminal 3 exits - Arrivals, bus rank number 14. From Rome departures from Termini Station (Via Marsala). Service runs every 30 minutes every day of the week but no service is available during the night. Tickets can be purchased online, on board the bus, or at the authorized agents in the Bus Station, Terminal 3 starting at 7€.
Available through . Bus stops at the airport are located at the BUS hub adjacent to the Terminal 3 exits - Arrivals, bus rank number 12. From the city of Rome, stops are available at Termini Station (Via Marsala), Vatican area (Via Crescenzio number 2). Service runs every 30 minutes every day of the week. Tickets can be purchased online or directly on board the bus. The cost of a one way ticket is 7€.
. Bus stops are located opposite Terminal 2, Arrivals. Follow the “Regional Bus Station” signs to reach them. From the city of Rome, stops are available at Piazza dei Cinquecento (opposite the Museo Nazionale Romano), Rome Tiburtina Railway Station, Cornelia Station, underground Line A, Eur-Magliana Station, Line B, Ostia - Piazza Sirio, Ostia - Piazza Stazione. You can purchase your ticket in advance from authorized sales points (news stands, tobacco stores, etc.) for 5€. If you purchase it directly from the conductor, there is a surcharge so the ticket costs 7€. Night runs between Fiumicino Airport and Rome Termini and Rome Tiburtina are also available.
. Bus stops at the airport are located at the BUS hub adjacent to the Terminal 3 exits - Arrivals, bus rank number 13. From Rome, stops at Ostiense Station (Piazzale 12 ottobre 1492 opposite Eataly) and Termini Station (Via Giovanni Giolitti number 34). Service runs every 30 minutes every day of the week. One way tickets start at 10€ and can be bought online.
. Bus stops at the airport are located at the BUS hub adjacent to the Terminal 3 exits - Arrivals, bus rank number 15. The buses stop at the BUS hub adjacent to the Terminal 3 exits, Arrivals, bus rank no. 15. To reach them follow the “Bus Station” signs. From Rome departures from Termini Station (via Giolitti 34/36). Service runs every 30 minutes every day of the week but no service is available during the night. Tickets can be purchased online, on board the bus, or at the authorized agents in the Bus Station, Terminal 3 starting at 7€
Are Rideshare & TaxiApps Readily Available at FCO?
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Rideshare and Taxi Pickup Instructions
At Terminal 1, the designated pickup location can be found at Parking building B:
- Exit door 2 and follow P Parking sign.
- Cross the street and follow the B Parking sign
- Meet the driver at the entrance of the B building.
At Terminal 3, the designated pickup location can be found at Parking building PT3:
- Walk towards door 4.
- Take the escalator beside door 4 and proceed to the sub-passage following signs towards the train station.
- At the end of the sub-passage before the stairs to the train station, turn right
- Once inside the building on the ground floor, proceed all the way down till the exit of the corridor, your driver will meet you there.
Rome-Fiumicino International Airport Key Information
Strategically located in the town of Fiumicino, Rome Fiumicino International Airport "Leonardo da Vinci" is the main international airport in Rome and the major airport in Italy. FCO serves as the main hub for Italy's flagship airline, Alitalia, and for the Spanish low cost carrier Vueling. One of the busiest airports in Europe by passenger traffic with almost 43 million passengers served in 2018.
Rome-Fiumicino International Airport Information
Complete Physical Address:
- Open 24 hours.
Terminals & Airlines @ Each Terminal:
Fiumicino Airport has three terminals dedicated for passenger traffic, one of which is undergoing renovation.
- Terminal 1 houses Gates B1 through B13 and B14 through B30. Mainly used by Alitalia and the rest of the airlines belonging to the SkyTeam.
- Terminal 3, the largest of them, houses Gates C8 through C16, D1 through D10, E1 through E8, E11 through E24, E31 through 44 and E51 through 61. This terminal is used by most other airlines not belonging to the SkyTeam alliance.
- Terminal 5, currently undergoing refurbishment, was used by all U.S. and Israeli carriers.
Rome-Fiumicino International Airport Services
FCO Airport counts with a luggage storage unit located in Terminal 3 (International Arrivals). You can book your porterage service online through , by phone calling +39 0665953541, by email writing to , or directly at the Information Desk within the airport. Service costs 9€ per piece of regular luggage or 12€ for unusually sized luggage for porterage and 10€ for storage per day per piece of luggage. Payment is limited to credit or debit card and required at dropoff. An Electronic Invoice will be issued.
Stores and Restaurants
In addition to the local Aelia Duty Free shops, FCO has a wide range of stores available for last minute purchases but more importantly a Tax Free Mall located in Terminal E for International Boarding to passengers leaving the EU housing 50 stores in 10 thousand square meters with prices discounting the regular 22% VAT. High end brands such as Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Burberry, Chopard, Damiani, Dolce&Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Gucci, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Rolex, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, and Versace join the popular brands like Tumi, Diesel, Furla, Longines, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Moncler, Montblanc, United Colors of Benetton amongst many others.
For destinations within the EU some shops offer discounted prices up to 22% (equal to the value of VAT).
The allows you to know some of the details that will make your shopping experience smoother from the comfort of your home allowing you to reserve the items of your preference in advance. Pre-orders managed by FCO's Personal Shopper service completely free available through a dedicated WeChat Channel, by email (), phone or WhatsApp (+39 337 1161979).
A wide selection of coffee shops, bars, and restaurants is available for passengers traveling through Fiumicino Airport. The details not only the options and their locations at each terminal but also some of the prices and menus of the over fifty businesses that cater to all tastes and dietary needs.
There are two types of VIP Lounge access or vouchers, one prebooked in advance by itself and another one that's included with the Fast Track service. Lounges Plaza Premium (a high comfort lounge with services open to all departing or transiting passengers), the Passenger Lounge at gate E (extra Schengen area), and Passenger Lounge at gate D (for the Schengen area and operated by Aviapartner).
Entrance is available at a cost of 30€ per passenger and free for children up to 2-years old accompanied by a paying adult.
There is also the HelloSky Lounge situated in an area open to the public and accessible easily from the Terminals and the parking ABCD for 20€ including breakfast, access to free Wi-Fi, photocopy service, and 24-hour reception. There is also a shower area at this lounge. Entrance includes a shower kit (towel, shower gel, and slippers) and access to a spacious shower cubicle, private bathroom, hairdryer, and mirror.
Access to the lounges and the Premium Shower can be purchase from the .
Parking is widely available at Fiumicino International Airport from 5€ at Terminal A-B-C-D car Park and Long Stay Car Park booked through .
2000 covered and 2000 uncovered car parking spaces are available, also for short term parking needs. This area can be reached directly from the Roma-Fiumicino (A91) highway. The terminals (situated just 10 minutes away) are accessible through a free shuttle service running every 5 minutes from 5am to 1am and on-demand from the intercoms at every shuttle stop outside these hours.
At the International Departures Terminal 3 there are shuttles dedicated exclusively to Terminal 5 connections.
There is also an Executive car park with video surveillance. Located a short distance from Departures and Arrivals with covered access to the terminals and included in the Fast Track for Terminals 1 and 3. A priority lane for hand luggage security checks and many other benefits like welcome breakfast, newspapers, restaurant discounts, extra miles with Alitalia, hand car wash and refuelling (at an additional cost).
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