Reach Rome city center in just 32 minutes with Rome Leonardo Express Airport Shuttle!

The airport shuttle is often the first thing you reserve after plane tickets. Note that there are 2 airports in Rome. Ciampino Airport and Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino.

How to get to the city center of Rome from Rome Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” and Rome Ciampino Airports? What are the modes of transfer that exist? Which shuttle to take? What is the price of the ticket? How do I book my shuttle? Where to book?

In this page, I give you information on how to get to Rome city center quickly from Fiumicino airport.

There are 2 airports for traveling to Rome, Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” airport and Ciampino airport. Most of you land at Fiumicino which is Rome’s busiest airport.

The airports are a little out of the city center, it takes between 40 and 60 minutes of journeys depending on the mode of transport chosen.

Fiumicino and Ciampino airports are very well connected. You can take the Fiumicino Rome airport shuttles, the airport shuttle buses, the Leonardo express train, your taxi, urban trains, the metro, private transfers. Each of the modes of transport offered have advantages, journey time, price, comfort, etc. We will detail that a little below.

Reach Rome from Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome Fiumicino

The Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” airport is located 32 km from the center of Rome to the southwest of the city; by the sea. It is the largest airport in the Italian capital.

Flights from all over the world land there. Its capacity to accommodate travelers is very important. Which naturally makes it a very busy airport.

Small overview with the map:

On this map you can see the distance between Leonardo da Vinci airport and the city center of Rome.

Buy your tickets online!

Now it’s easy to book your tickets online. Just click below. Select the date and the number of tickets you need. You will receive your tickets within 24 hours. You can then print them or simply present them on your mobile. You can also buy your tickets on site at the counters (long wait), tobacconists or automatic kiosks.


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Leonardo Express: Rome in only 32 minutes!

Fiumicino Rome’s “Leonardo da Vinci” Airport has a good infrastructure, making it very easy to organize your trip to Rome.

You can easily reach the center of Rome with the Leonardo Express airport shuttles from Felice Santini train station. The Felice Santini train station is located next to Fiumicino airport so you will have direct access when exiting the plane. The station is very well signposted, you just have to follow the signs.

Leonardo Express trains leave approximately every 15 minutes. The times to reach Rome Termini Station are between 6.40 am and 11.40 pm.

The quick and comfortable airport shuttle. The price is 14 euros. It’s not the most economical solution, but you’re sure to make a quick trip and arrive in central Rome. From Termini Station it will be easy to reach your accommodation.

It is possible to purchase your ticket on arrival but we recommend that you purchase your tickets online to optimize your stay in Rome.

Online ticket:

You can save time by purchasing your ticket on the Tiqets by following the link.

You will receive your tickets by email. All you need to do is go directly to the platform and scan your ticket.

How do I find the station to take the Leonardo express?

It is very simple! After collecting your luggage, simply follow the Exit / Uscita signs and the TRENI sign. Don’t worry because the exit is quite impressive and you can quickly get lost. You have to walk a little (about 500m) to reach the station. You will take long corridors, escalators. Don’t hesitate to ask for directions.

Why use the Leonardo Express?

There are different options to reach Rome city center:

  • The bus: between 40 min and 1 hour to reach Rome. It can be more because the traffic is often very heavy. The price varies between 6 and 10 euros for a single trip.
  • Taxi: you can benefit from private transport with driver. Like the bus, the route varies depending on traffic conditions. Price between 50 and 80 euros depending on the services.

In any case, we must keep in mind that the Romans like to take their car and that this generates a very important traffic.

My advice:

“You will save time and convenience when taking the Leonardo Express, especially if you are traveling with children like I did.”

Shuttle bus from Fiumicino airport

This shuttle service is quick and direct. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes. It departs from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport and arrives in central Rome at Rome Termini Station.

The shuttle bus:

Discount cards like the Roma Pass, Vatican Pass and Rome Card do not include travel from Leonardo da Vinci Rome Fiumicino Airport to the city center.

Buses to / from Fiumicino leave approximately every 40 minutes and the journey takes approximately 50/55 minutes. The ticket price is 11 €.

To make sure you have a seat on the bus, buy your tickets online! This shuttle service is quick and direct from Rome International Airport to Termini Station. This bus connects Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to Termini Central Station. This Rome train station is the city’s main interconnection point for buses, trams and subways. Moreover, Rome’s central train station is the ideal place to start your visit to the Eternal City.

You can buy your tickets online here.

Airport Shuttle in mini van:

The shuttle operates both from Rome Fiumicino Airport and Rome Ciampino, your waiting time will never exceed 30 minutes. You will be picked up from your arrival at the airport and taken to your hotel by a professional and sworn driver, there will be a maximum of 5 stops during the journey.

Once your stay comes to an end, the shuttle will pick you up again from your hotel, 3 hours before your plane leaves, so that you can travel with confidence.

Book your airport shuttle here.

Taxi from Rome Fiumicino Airport

Getting a taxi in Rome is a complicated business especially when you haven’t booked one in advance. And prices can go up quickly. This solution remains expensive and you will be dependent on the often dense traffic of Rome.

Roma Fiumicino Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. Even if the distance from the city center to your accommodation is not that great by car, getting to the heart of Rome can be a complicated affair. There are several ways to get to the hotel, but a taxi is the best way to start your trip.

However, you will be picked up at Rome Fiumicino airport and the driver will wait for you with a sign with your name, he will accompany you to the taxi, your luggage will be placed in the back of the car and you will be taken to your hotel without stress and in peace. This is the ultimate comfort option.

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Using Rome's public transport:

Rome has a good infrastructure of public transport, bus, metro, train, tramway. There is no direct tram line from Rome airport to the city, but some lines combined with the bus or train can take you to Rome city center.

From Fiumicino Airport you can take the FL1 line. This train line connects Rome Fiumicino Airport to Rome city center. It also allows you to easily reach the lines serving the monuments of Rome such as the Vatican, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica.

Take the Tramway in Rome:

The tram is generally a good and most popular form of transport. Despite the fact that it does not follow the route in the historic center of Rome, it can be useful for getting around.

There are 6 tram lines in Rome:

  • Line 2: Piazza Mancini – Piazzale Flaminio.
  • Line 3: Piazza Thorwaldsen – Trastevere.
  • Line 5: Giovanni Amendola – Piazza dei Gerani.
  • Line 8: Torre Argentina – Trastevere.
  • Line 14: Giovanni Amendola – Palmiro Togliatti.
  • Line 19: Piazza Risorgimento – Piazza dei Gerani.

None of these lines reach a tourist area. Probably the most interesting is line 8, which connects Trastevere with Largo di Torre Argentina.

Operating hours:

The tram timetables in Rome are the same as those of the bus, from 5:30 a.m. to midnight. During the night you have to board the night buses as the tram is closed.


How much does a Tram ticket cost in Rome?

  • One-way ticket (BIT): € 1.50. It is valid for 75 minutes from its validation (with unlimited line changes).
  • Day pass (LARGE): € 6.00. It allows you to use all types of public transport from its validation until the same day at 00:00.
  • 3-day tourist ticket (BTI): € 16.50. With this ticket, you can use unlimited public transport on the day it is validated and for the next 2 days.
  • Weekly ticket (CIS): € 24.00. Use of unlimited public transport on the day of validation and the next 6 days.
  • Other tickets: if you plan to stay longer in Rome (eg live there for a while), you can take monthly or annual tickets.

Please note the prices may change.

There is a transport card that you can book online here:



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If you are arriving at Rome Ciampino Airport

Rome Ciampino Airport is Rome’s second largest airport. It is located 15 km south-east of the Eternal City. You can reach the city center by airport shuttle. It is mainly the low-cost companies that land their flights there.

Very well served by public transport, you can easily reach the city center. See the map at the beginning of the article.

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  • 72 hours of public transport (metro, bus, train and tram).
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  • An audio guide (which presents all the essential points of the city of Rome such as the Spanish stairs, the Colosseum and the Borghese Gallery)

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  1. avatar
    Posted by Alan Thomas| 18 February 2019 |Reply

    Used this service both ways last weekend,, I was apprehensive at first because of the bad reviews & the fines imposed on travellers. I have to say the service & staff were excellent, from the help in the baggage reclaim to purchase the ticket, to the return journey, no problems whatsoever, easy to find, easy to use ticket machines, spotless & punctual, will definitely use again & recomend to anyone.

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      Posted by Djami| 18 February 2019 |Reply

      Thanks a lot Thomas!
      It’s really kind of you to take a bit time to share!


    • avatar
      Posted by Teresita González| 16 July 2019 |Reply

      Con respecto al equipaje, con cuántas maletas puedo entrar?

      • avatar
        Posted by Djami| 23 July 2019 |Reply

        Bon dia!

        2 Per personas pero depende siempre de la persona que controla.

        Aprofites del viaje!

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    Posted by| 15 March 2019 |Reply

    We will experience it in May! Hope we will enjoy 🙂

    • avatar
      Posted by Djami| 15 March 2019 |Reply


      Let us know something about you trip!

      Enjoy Roma 🙂

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    Posted by Igor Sink| 23 April 2019 |Reply

    Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

    leider funktioniert die auf Ihrer Seite die Onlinebuchung für Zugtickets nicht.
    Ich würde 2 Tickets vom Flughafen zum Hauptbahnhof am 06.05.2019 benötigen.
    Können Sie mir bitte weiterhelfen.

    Beste Grüße

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      Posted by Djami| 23 April 2019 |Reply

      Lieber Reisender,

      Ich habe gerade die Seite getestet und auf unserer Seite funktioniert die Buchung.
      Kannst du es erneut über den folgenden Link versuchen:


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        Posted by Marian| 28 August 2019 |Reply

        Am cumpărat bilet online, cum îl validez ?

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          Posted by Djami| 3 September 2019 |Reply

          Dear Marian,
          The ticket you will receive includes a Flash code you should scan at the station.
          Enjoy your trip in Rome.

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    Posted by walter| 30 April 2019 |Reply

    please advise if Leanardo express is running 24 hours a day? or what is their schedule? ( for i will be arriving FCO at 6 pm and must go back to FCO at 6 am next morning, ( so if Lenardo express is not running 24 hours, what kind of transportation open for 24 hours ?) thank you

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      Posted by Djami| 6 May 2019 |Reply

      Dear Walter,
      Sorry about the delay we reply you.
      At Roma Termini the service will run from 05.35 am until 10.35 pm, and at Fiumicino Airport it will run from 06.23 am until 11.23 pm.
      Enjoy your trip to Rome.

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    Posted by Aleksandra| 9 May 2019 |Reply


    It says that the ticket is 14€, but when I want to buy it online I have to pay for the booking fee as well, so at the end the ticket costs 18.6€.

    If I buy at the airport will the final price be 14€?

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      Posted by Djami| 14 May 2019 |Reply

      Hello Alelksandra,

      yes ! At the airport you will not have the fees.

      Enjoy Rome

  6. avatar
    Posted by Hazel| 10 May 2019 |Reply

    Hi, will the agent at the counter take 500 euro paper currency? If not, is visa card allowed?

    • avatar
      Posted by Djami| 14 May 2019 |Reply

      Hello Hazel,

      Better to choose the Visa option :).

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    Posted by Michela| 14 May 2019 |Reply

    Hello, we are travelling with 2 kids (7 and 10 years old). Do they have to pay the full fair ticket?
    Thanks in advance

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      Posted by Djami| 14 May 2019 |Reply

      Good Morning Mickaela,

      Here are the special conditions.
      Children who are under 4;
      Children from 4 to under 12 (one child for each paying adult);

      Enjoy your trip 🙂

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    Posted by yoann| 14 May 2019 |Reply

    is Leonardo Express affected by strike planed on 17/05? if so, is there a minimal granted service?
    Thanks for your kind answer
    best regards

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      Posted by Djami| 14 May 2019 |Reply

      Bonjour Yoann,

      Le vendredi 17 mai 2019, les trains peuvent être modifiés de 9 heures à 17 heures en raison d’une grève nationale du groupe Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, à l’exception de la région du Piémont.
      Il n’y a pas de changement pour les trains longue distance.
      Sur les lignes régionales, des services sont prévus, une attention particulière étant accordée aux relations avec le plus grand trafic de passagers. De légères variations peuvent également se produire dans le Piémont.
      Sur certaines lignes régionales, l’ensemble de l’offre ordinaire devrait être confirmée.
      L’agitation syndicale peut impliquer des changements dans le service, même avant le début et après sa conclusion.
      Pendant la grève, la liaison entre Rome Termini et l’aéroport de Fiumicino sera garantie avec le train “Leonardo Express” ou des autobus de remplacement.

      Pour information, le numéro sans frais 800-892021 est disponible à partir de 9h00 le jeudi 16 mai jusqu’à 20h00 le vendredi 17 mai.
      Service minimum garanti en cas de grève

      Nous restons à votre disposition.
      Bon séjour à Rome 🙂

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    Posted by Bjarke| 26 May 2019 |Reply

    Is two way tickets only for use on the same day or can the return trip be a different day?

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      Posted by Djami| 26 May 2019 |Reply


      You can return it a different. After your booking confirmation you will receive another email to specify the dates and hours.

      Enjoy your trip.

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    Posted by Jordan| 10 June 2019 |Reply

    After booking, I received confirmation to specify the dates and hours. I know the dates, but because of our travel schedule, I don’t know the exact times. If we missed our specified “time” could we still take the train on the same day but different hour?

    • avatar
      Posted by Djami| 11 June 2019 |Reply

      Dear Jordan,

      Your tickets is available until 1h30 after the time you have selected. In case you have to modify it quick write us at with your order number.

      Enjoy your trip in Rome !

  11. avatar
    Posted by Eylece| 30 June 2019 |Reply

    Hello, What ticket do I purchase if i require a round trip Airport/City on the Leonardo Express in conjunction with the hop on/hop off bus?

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    Posted by travel| 17 July 2019 |Reply

    I need a round trip ticket. Do I book a 2 way and list the outbound date only? Will I be able to use the return ticket on another date of choice?

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      Posted by Djami| 23 July 2019 |Reply


      yes you will. After the confirmation you will receive a separate email asking for dates and hours you want to come book.

      Enjoy your trip in Rome.

  13. avatar
    Posted by Astrid| 27 August 2019 |Reply

    Dear Sir/madam,

    Can you please tell me why it’s not possible to make a reservation for the 8th of September (Termini – airport).

    Thanks for your reaction.

    Kind regards,

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      Posted by Djami| 3 September 2019 |Reply

      Dear Astrid,
      The train does not operate for technical reasons. You can take the bus from the airport to Termini station.

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    Posted by Genise| 2 September 2019 |Reply

    So is the Hop on and Off bus the Roma Cristina not the Red one?
    And the skip the lines for St. Peters as well as the Colleseum? What if you don’t know the time your able to get to the attractions?

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      Posted by Djami| 3 September 2019 |Reply

      Dear Genis,
      The Rome Cristina Bus is the yellow one.
      Relating to the skip the line tickets, you should absolutely respect the hours you have selected. These monuments are really busy and the entrance can be refused if you arrive late.
      Have a nie trip in Rome!

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    Posted by Nikolay| 26 November 2019 |Reply

    Good day! We travel with a child of 12 years old. Does he need an adult ticket?
    Best regards, Nikolay & Anna

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      Posted by Djami| 3 December 2019 |Reply

      Dear Nikolay,

      Kids Tickets are free up to 11 y . So for a 12 y kid you have to buy a ticket.

      Enjoy Rome!

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    Posted by Lidan| 3 December 2019 |Reply

    I purchased a book of 10 Leonardo Express tickets (discounted to 115 euro) at the airport ticket counter. The sales said I could print ticket online. How do I do that?

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      Posted by Djami| 4 December 2019 |Reply

      Dear Lidan,

      We replied you in private.

  17. avatar
    Posted by Katia| 5 August 2020 |Reply

    I purchased a Leonardo Express train ticket on 25th July for 30th July 2020 (Rome Termini to Fiumicino Airport) and never received the ticket. I emailed you twice on 30th July and my emails were ignored. I have contacted my bank so they claim the money back.

    • avatar
      Posted by Djami| 6 August 2020 |Reply

      Dear Katia,

      Our partner’s customer service wrote you about your request. Can you reply them?

      Kind regards

  18. Posted by Annalisa Galeone| 4 September 2020 |Reply

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I have purchased a one-way ticket for Monday 7th September. However, I just realised that I purchased a one-way ticket from Fiumicino Airport to Termini Station. I need to modify the ticket.

    I need a one-way ticket from Termini Station to Fiumicino Airport on Monday 7th September. Can you modify the ticket for me and send it to my e-mail address, please?

    Thank you in advance.

    Kind regards,
    Annalisa Galeone

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    Posted by Sinisa Sulenta| 7 October 2021 |Reply

    Hello, when you choose are time slot is it mandatory to use this exact departure…i mean if the flight is delayed is the ticket valid for a later departure ?
    Thank you !

    • avatar
      Posted by Djami| 7 October 2021 |Reply

      Dear traveler,
      Don’t worry, whenever we ask for a booking timeslot, the ticket is valid the entire day!
      Enjoy Rome 🙂

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