How to Get From FCO to Rome

How to Get From FCO to Rome

Are you flying in and wondering how to get from FCO (Fiumicino) to Rome?  We will look at all the ways you can easily get from FCO to Rome city center or termini. The Leonardo Da Vinci Airport (FCO), also known as Fiumicino, is located 35 km from downtown Rome and is the central hub for tourists starting their Italian holidays.  FCO Fiumicino is also the main airport for the many cruise ship passengers who are arriving to board their ship in Civitavecchia (the port of Rome).  Also, the airport is quite big and has four main terminals (numbered Terminal 1, 2, 3, and 5).  Terminal 4 is currently under construction.

By far, the easiest way to get from FCO to Rome is to take the Leonardo Express. The Leonardo Express is a shuttle train that takes just 32 minutes to get you to from FCO Fiumicino Airport to Rome and costs just €14.00.  The train runs non stop, every 15 minutes during peak time, and every 30 minutes during less busy times. Also, the Leonardo Express runs from 6:23 am to 11:23 pm, and travels between FCO Fiumicino Airport to Rome Termini.  In the other direction (Termini to the Airport), the train runs from 5:35 am to 10:35 pm.

Where is the Leonardo Express In The Fiumicino airport?

The train station (at FCO Fiumicino airport) is located by terminal 3, and tickets can be purchased on the Trenitalia Website or at a kiosk near the train station. Some newsstands at the airport sell these train tickets as well.

IMPORTANT: Note that the Leonardo Express is guaranteed to run, regardless of any labor strike.

In case the Leonardo express isn’t perfect for you, here are some other options that will get you from

FCO Fiumicino To Rome Train Option 2: Sabina-Fiumicino

Sabina-Fiumicino: this is a regular commuter train that also stops at the airport. It’s not a shuttle train, and it has few other stops in between, such as Roma Trastevere Station, and Roma Tiburtina. The journey takes about 50 minutes, but it does not stop at Termini. A Sabina-Fiumicino commuter train is a good option for tourists booked in hotels located in the Trastevere area.  Note: This train runs less frequently than the Leonardo Express.  For the most updated timetable, visit the Train Website. 

Regardless of which train option you take, be sure to have your camera ready as it will be a lovely journey.

train from fco fiumicino traveling to downtown rome

How to get from FCO to Rome By Bus?

There are a few bus companies that run shuttle services between the FCO Fiumicino airport and downtown Rome:

Terravision: This bus line connects Fiumicino to Rome Termini Station, with a stop in between and the complete journey takes about 55 minutes (without traffic). Click Here for the Terravision Bus Website.

SIT BUS: This bus connects FCO Fiumicino to Rome Termini Station and some other stops in between. It costs only €6.00 to take the SIT Bus. Click here for the Sit Bus Website

TAM BUS: this bus connects the airport to Termini station as well. Tickets can be purchased online at the Click Here for the Tambus Website

How Much Does It Cost to take a Taxi from FCO to Rome?

Taxies are wildly available and are at pretty much every terminal exit. The taxi cost is regulated and is currently a flat fee of €48.00 (Current as of May 2020) for up to 4 passengers and bags.  Taxi’s will take you from Fiumicino to the Centro, or Downtown Rome. If you’re not going to the Centro, the price will vary.

Tip: Make sure you take an official “Città di Roma” (City of Rome) Taxi. It’s important to know that some “not so legit” drivers will try and get you in their car.  These illegal taxies may not be adequately insured, are known for scamming tourists, and as a result, I don’t recommend using them.

How to Book a Limo from Fiumicino to Rome

You can book private car services, or a limo, through the hotel concierge, or online. The drivers usually wait for their clients at their arrival with a sign. The prices start around €80.00 and go up depending on the kind of car, and the time of the year.  Keep in mind that traffic can be quite heavy, making this the slowest option.

How to Get from Rome Termini Station to FCO?

If you are at Rome Termini station and you want to go to FCO Fiumicino Airport you can follow the signs on the floor:

An arrow indicates the way to fiumicino airport

You will find a special gate for FCO Fiumicino just before the platforms (usually 23 and 24):

The gate for Fiumicino Airport at Termini Station
Fiumicino Express platform
FCO Fiumicino Express Time to Downtown Rome

How to Get From FCO to Civitavecchia to board a Cruise Ship

Cruise ship passengers that need to reach the Port of Civitavecchia have a little longer of a journey as there’s no non-stop trains from FCO Fiumicino to Civitavecchia.  Passengers will first need to get to either Termini Station (Using one of the four options above), or to Trastevere Station before transferring to a to Civitavecchia Porto bound (The cruise terminal) train.  Note: it can take two to three hours to get from the airport to the cruise port.

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