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.
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.
You can save time by purchasing your ticket on the Ticketbar platform 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.
“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.
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.
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.
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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.
There is a card that you can book online here:
- 72 hours of public transport (metro, bus, train and tram).
- One-way transfer from Ciampino Airport to Rome Central Station.
- 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)