Rome Fiumicino Airport to Rome Termini (Central Train Station)

Getting from Rome's main airport to the city center is easy

Exterior of Station Termini, Esquiline and San Lorenzo area.
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Rome's major international airport, sometimes known as Leonardo da Vinci Airport, (airport code: FCO) is 26km (16 miles outside Rome). It tends to be referred to by its old name - Fiumicino, after the city it's near. 

There are both buses and trains between the airport and the train station. Read more about your alternatives at the bottom of the page.

The Train Between Rome Fiumicino Airport and Termini Train Station

The Leonardo Express is the name of the train that will shuttle you from Rome's main international airport, Fiumicino, to central Rome's Termini station.

 

A Leonardo Express train leaves every half hour in each direction.

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From Rome Termini: Trains to the airport start at 5:52 in the morning, with trains running at 22 and 52 minutes after the hour. The last train of the day departs at 22.52 (10:52pm)

From Rome's Fiumicino International Airport: Trains to Termini Station start at 6:35 in the morning, with trains running at 5 and 35 minutes after the hour. The last train of the day departs at 23.35 (11:37pm)

The train covers the 37 km in around 31 minutes. Tickets cost around 15 euros. Check current prices on the Leonardo Express

Note: these schedules may change, but in general the trains run every thirty minutes.

At Termini Station, the Leonardo Express is found on track 24 (subject to change).

Be aware that any offer to help you buy tickets or carry your bags is likely to lead to a demand of money from you.

Where to Buy Tickets at Rome Termini

If you don't want to buy online (see above), tickets can be purchased at the main ticket windows, as well as at the automatic ticket machines and at the news/tobacco stores in the foyer of Termini station.

Validate your tickets prior to boarding the train by using the machines near the track, called obliteratrici in Italian.

Buying Tickets at Airport

After you've picked up your luggage, follow the signs to Stazione FS/Railway Station. You'll have to go up 2 floors to find it.

Buy a ticket "Per Termini" at the FS ticket counter or from one of the machines in the station. A ticket costs under 15 euros. You must validate your ticked by inserting it in the validation machine before you enter the train.

Transfers from Other Airports in Italy

For information on other Italian airport transfers, or to get more information and up to date ticket prices on the Leonardo Express, see the Trenitalia Transfers to and from the Airport page.

Alternatives to Train Service from Fiumicino to Central Rome

You can, of course, get a taxi into central Rome by using the taxi stand in front of Fiumicino airport. Use only authorized taxis (white vehicles with a taximeter) available at the arrivals areas of each terminal. A Rome taxi ride should cost about 40 euros.

There are also buses from the airport. The train is quicker, but it's more expensive. The bus also offers a short panoramic tour of some of the main sights of the city (you will go past the Colosseum, at least).

 

A Rome Airport Shuttle is also available, a van service which can take you to your hotel or private address in Rome.

You could also get a Private Transfer from Rome Airport to Your Hotel and have a nice man wait for you at the airport with a little sign that says your name on it.