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Getting from Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City

There are 3 main transportation options to get from Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City. The first and most common option is by taxi. The second option, and the most preferred public transportation option, is the Leonardo Express train, which requires a connecting stop at Roma Trastevere Railway Station. The third, and least common option, is to take the bus from Fiumicino Airport to Roma Termini and then taking a connecting bus to S. Pietro station near the Vatican City. Taking a Fiumicino airport taxi costs between €55 and €60, and the total trip takes around 35 minutes, in normal traffic conditions. The overall train option costs a total of €14 and takes 1 hour and 15 minutes, including the waiting time at Roma Trastevere Railway Station. Lastly, there are three bus options from Fiumicino Airport to Roma termini and two corresponding bus choices from Termini station to the Vatican City. The total bus trip takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, including the waiting times, and the combined price comes to a total of €7.50. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Rome at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

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OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €55 40min 24/7
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Bus €15 75min 08:30–23:30
Train €28 115min 06:30–23:30

How to get from Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City by taxi

Taxis are easily recognisable when heading out of Fiumicino Airport as they are lined up at the official taxi ranks; taxi vehicles are white and carry a black and white taxi rooftop sign. Unfortunately, there are no fixed prices when heading to the Vatican City, taxis calculate their fee using a taximeter, which is based on the distance and time to your destination. This meaning, that regardless of your taxi operator, fares range between €50 and €60, depending on traffic conditions, while the total journey time is usually around 40 minutes, during rush hour. Lastly, taxis from Fiumicino airport are available 24/7, throughout the year.

Taxi fare from Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City

As the Vatican City is located in the peripheral district of Rome and not in the city centre, taxis generally use taximeters to calculate their fares, however, the overall price is usually around €55. It is important to note that taxi fares can be affected by the time of the day, the amount of passengers and luggage you are travelling with, as well as the type of vehicle you have chosen.

*If you wish to get the best service and price available, it is highly recommended to book your Fiumicino airport transfer online, in advance.

Convenience

Travelling from Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City by taxi, is the most convenient and comfortable transport option, as they offer door-to-door services, in the comfort of a private vehicle.

Editor’s Note

If you are travelling in a group of 4 people or more, you can all split the overall price, making the taxi option as affordable as most public transportation systems in Rome.

Useful Tips

Avoid unlicensed drivers that approach you at the airport exit, as they are not authorised to work at the airport and are known to overcharge travellers.
Unfortunately, when you are travelling with a metered taxi, you will be charged a supplement for each item of luggage.

How to get from Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City by bus

Unfortunately, there are no direct bus lines to get from Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City. If you chose this option, you will need to take an airport bus to Termini Station in Rome. There are 3 bus operators that go from the airport to Termini station: SIT, TAM and Terravision. The bus takes around 45 minutes to reach Termini Station, from there you will need to take either line 64 or the 40 express to reach the Vatican City; this last journey time takes 30 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket to get from Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City?

The combined price for both bus tickets comes to a total of €7.50; a ticket in the airport bus to Termini Station costs €6 and both connecting buses (line 64 and the 40 express) cost €1.50. You can purchase your tickets from the automatic machines at the airport, from the ticket counters or directly from your bus driver.

Cost

€7.50

Trip Duration

1 H 15 Min.

The waiting time is around 30 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

All three buses are available from from the airport between 08:30 and 23:30.

Where do I get it from?

You can easily find Rome Fiumicino airport's bus station on the west end of terminal 3. All the terminals connect at Fiumicino airport, meaning that you do not need to exit the building until you reach the bus station.

Convenience

Taking the bus to get your from Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City is definitely the cheapest travel option. Nevertheless, the lack of a direct route makes it the least popular travel choice, as changing at the Termini Station is tiring and time consuming.

Editor’s Note

Although many travellers chose this option because of its attractive price, there have been complaints regarding the inaccurate bus schedules and late arrivals.

Useful Tips

There have been cases of petty theft and pickpockets during bus trips in Rome; it is highly recommended to keep your personal belongings closely by your side when using public transportation.
If you purchase your bus tickets directly from the bus driver, you may only pay by cash and in Euros. However, you can pay by debit/credit cards at the ticket machines and from the ticket counters at the airport.

How to get from Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City by train

Similar to the bus, there are no direct train lines connecting Rome Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City. You firstly would need to take the Leonardo Express to Roma Trastevere Railway Station and from there, take a corresponding train to the Vatican City. Both train trips combined take 1 hour and 15 minutes, and the train network operates from 06:30 to 23:30.

How much is the train from Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City?

A one-way ticket on the Leonardo Airport Express train costs €14. You can either buy your tickets at Fiumicino airport using the ticket machines, at the official ticket desks or at one of the 4 independent Leonardo Express train outlets.

Cost

€14

Trip Duration

1 H 15 Min.

The waiting time is around 15 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The train from Rome Fiumicino Airport is available from 06:30 to 23:30.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the Leonardo Express train station within Fiumicino Airport at terminal 3. The walk can be a bit long, so allow yourself between 5 and 10 minutes to walk there.

Convenience

The train is certainly the most comfortable way to travel if using public transportation, as there is plenty of personal space and storage for your luggage. Moreover, the travel time is not too long, taking only 1 hour and 15 minutes, with the connecting train included.

Editor’s Note

If you board a Leonardo Express train before your boarding time, you can be fined by train inspectors. You should always board the train as indicated on your train ticket.

Useful Tips

It is recommended to book your train ticket in advance, as this allows you to chose your seat.
Termini Station is the main railway station in Rome. It also provides a local bus station and metro system.

Welcome Pickups transfer

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Rome. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€48
NIGHTTIME
€53
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Rome Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City?

The average taxi fare from Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City is around €55. Factors, such as the time of day and type of vehicle can further affect the taxi fare.

How much is a train ticket from Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City?

Regular adult one-way train tickets cost €14. You can purchase your tickets online, at ticket machines inside the airport or from the ticket counter at the airport station.

How far is Fiumicino Airport to the Vatican City?

Rome Fiumicino Airport is 39 km away from the Vatican City; it takes around 40 minutes by car.

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