Transportation to and from Rome Fiumicino Airport


What is the distance from Rome Fiumicino Airport to the centre of Rome?

The distance to the centre of Rome (Piazza Navona) is 30 kilometres / 18.6 miles, travel time by car is at least 40 minutes. Please be advised: without much experience you should avoid driving in Rome.

From FCO Airport to Rome City centre by Car
30 km
40 min

Public transport

Leonardo Express to Rome

The Leonardo Express is the fastest travel option between Rome Fiumicino Airport and the city, you can make use of this non-stop train service 365 days a year. A journey to Rome’s main railway station takes 32 minutes. The Leonardo Express departs every 15 to 30 minutes from the airport and Roma Termini (platforms 23/24).

Leonardo Express tickets
Tickets are available online through the website of Trenitalia and at both railway stations (+ € 1.00). Children between the age of 4 and 11 can travel for free, one child for each paying adult. Children under 4 years always travel for free. Do not forget to validate your ticket before boarding at one of the green validation machines. After validation, the ticket can be used for 90 minutes.

Online tickets for the Leonardo Express have been validated and are valid for 90 minutes from the time communicated on the online ticket. Please consult website Trenitalia for more information.

TIP: Book Leonardo Express tickets online before departure and save time in Rome.

Prices Single Return
Adults € 14 € 28
Children from 4 years € 14 € 28

Train and metro to Rome

The regional train FL1 offers a frequent service between Rome Fiumicino Airport and the city but does not have a direct connection to the main railway station Roma Termini. FL1 runs every 15 minutes to and from the major train station in the south of Rome. You can reach the centre of Rome by taking the train to Roma Ostiense (32 minutes). From here it is possible to transfer to metro line B, the journey from metro station Piramide (near Roma Ostiense) to Roma Termini metro station via Circo Massimo, Colosseo and Cavour takes 7 minutes.

Train and metro tickets
The price of a ticket for the metro is € 1.50, you can also buy a ticket for 1 day (24 hours = € 7.00), 2 days (48 hours = € 12.50) or 3 days (72 hours = € 18.00). In addition, the regional train FL1 stops at the larger train stations Roma Trastevere (27 minutes), Roma Tuscolana (41 minutes) and Roma Tiburtina (47 minutes). The price of a train ticket is € 8.00 per person. For each adult, one child between the age of 4 and 11 years can travel for free.

Train tickets can be purchased at the train station of Rome Fiumicino Airport, from the ticket office or the ticket vending machines. Do not forget to validate your ticket at one of the green validation machines before boarding. After validation, a ticket is valid for a period of 90 minutes. Online tickets for the regional train FL1 have been validated and are valid for 90 minutes from the time communicated on your ticket. Please consult website ADR and website ATAC Roma for more information.

“Regional trains (FL1, platform 1) and express trains (Leonardo Express, platforms 2 & 3) depart from Fiumicino Aeroporto railway station close to terminals T1, T2 and T3.”

Bus services

Terravision to Rome

The cheapest way to get to the city centre or main railway station Roma Termini is by bus of Terravision. For a relatively low price Terravision offers transport from Terminal 3 (bus stop 7) to the centre of Rome in 55 minutes, however during rush hours it could take more time. Approximately every 45 minutes a bus departs from Rome Fiumicino Airport and the railway station (Roma Termini, Via Giovanni Giolitti n. 38).

Terravision tickets
Tickets can be purchased in the Arrivals hall at the Terravision airport desk or online through the website, which saves time and money. You pay the prices below when booking online. Directly at the bus stops tickets are more expensive, namely € 7.00 for a single trip and € 10.00 for a return journey. Please consult website and timetable Terravision for more information.


TIP: If you plan to visit the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica during your stay in Rome, then the Rome City Pass is a must. The airport transfer with Sit Bus is included in the price, as is a 24-hour Hop-On Hop-Off bus ticket.

Prices Single Return
Adults € 5.80 € 9
Children, 5 up to 12 years € 5,80 € 9


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