Rome… how to get there? Rome Airport transport solutions
Planning a vacation can include a research of hotels, tours, sightseeing places, sites not to miss. When we talk about Rome, the research can be overwhelming. There is so many things to visit and to do, that your list can be infinite. Tours of archaeological sites, visits to some of the museums, try some authentic Italian food and feel the Roman atmosphere of places like Trastevere, Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Navona must be on your list. With all these enjoyable things to think about, you will probably not going to plan your transportation to the city centre; and that is so wrong!
Let us give you some tips about the transport on your first day in Rome. Most of the international flights land to Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport. So here are some suggestions that could be useful.
- Taxi: the ride from Fiumicino to the city centre costs 48€. Please note that this price is from the airport to the city center (city center within Aurelian walls, see the map). If your hotel is not in the center please check the price with your driver before starting the journey.
- Train: you will find several signs that will lead you to the train station inside the airport. There is a direct train, Leonardo Express, that doesn’t stop at any stop before Roma Termini (central station) and the ticket for this ride costs 14€. The duration of the journey is around 25 mins. However, you have another train that stops in almost all the train stations and this might be suitable in case your hotel is in Trastevere, Monteverde, Ostiense, Marconi, or even in the area of Campo de Fiori, Ghetto or the Vatican area. According to the station your are planning to get off, the tickets costs from 8€ to 14€. For example, it will take you 25mins to get to Trastevere and you will pay only 8€. From Trastevere station you have plenty of buses and trams that go in any direction.
- Bus: You can choose between Terravision and Bus Shuttle. They are all leaving the airport every 35 to 45 mins. The first bus leaving in the morning at 5.30am is the Terravision one.
- Private driver. In case you prefer to hire a private driver the costs are going from 60€ up. This is usually door-to-door service and if your group is more than 2 people, the cost-per-person will be much lower.
While in Rome do not forget that there are only 2 metro lines, A and B, and they are connecting just some parts of the city. There are numerous bus and tram lines but considering the congested traffic in Rome, the transportation in the city can be very slow.
Therefore, our suggestion is to keep walking in the city and avoid using the public transport, because every corner is hiding something interesting. The city bridges, alleys, squares and nine hundred churches create the most beautiful open air museum. So, go for a discover!