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Getting from Ciampino Airport to City Centre

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How to get from Ciampino Airport to Rome city centre

You can travel to Rome city centre from Ciampino Airport using 3 different means of transport, train, bus and taxi. The train is the cheapest option at 1.5€ for a one-way ticket. You can also travel by bus, which leaves the terminal every 30 minutes, and costs 7.90€. Finally, if you wish to avoid public transport, you can take the quickest route with a Ciampino airport taxi which costs 44€. 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

Taxi €44 25min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €44 25min 24/7
A trusted, professional driver will pick you up at the gate right on time. Excellent reviews, flat price, no hidden fees, free cancellation.
Train €3 60min 05:20–23:30
Bus €15.80 50min 04:00–23:59


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How to get from Ciampino airport to Rome city by taxi

Taking a taxi from Ciampino airport is the most convenient transfer option. You are able to get from A to B with minimal hassle so you have more time to relax and enjoy your holiday. It takes 25 minutes to reach the centre of Rome in minimal traffic via this method.

Taxi fare from Ciampino airport to Rome city

The flat price of a taxi from Ciampino to Rome is 44€. This includes any destination within the Aurelian Walls. If you travel to a destination outside the Aurelian Walls, you will have to pay what is written on the taximeter.

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Taking a taxi from Ciampino airport is definitely the most convenient mode of transport. They are available 24/7 and they will drop you off directly at the door of your chosen accommodation.

Editor’s Note

The flat rate fee allows you to travel anywhere within the Aurelian Walls without any added extras – this is great for door-to-door travel and allows for a smooth and easy transfer from airport to city.

Useful Tips

The taxis in Rome can take up to 4 people with 3 pieces of luggage.
The quoted flat cost of 44€ remains the same no matter if it's day or night.
It will take you approximately 25 minutes from Ciampino Airport to the city center depending on traffic.

How to get from Ciampino airport to Rome city by train

Transportation from Ciampino Airport to Rome city via train takes approximately 1 hour and is by far the cheapest but most complicated way to travel. You have to catch the public bus form Ciampino Airport to Ciampino Railway Station, and then take the train to city of Rome.

Train tickets cost only 1.50€ one-way, and the journey takes approximately 60 minutes from start to finish.

How much are the trains from Ciampino Airport to Rome city?

The bus journey from Ciampino Airport to Ciampino Railway Station costs 1€, and the train to the city centre costs 1.50€ one way. The journey will cost a total of 2.50€.



Trip Duration

60 minutes

There is an average waiting time of 30 minutes.


Trains run from 5:25 to 23:19.

Where do I get it from?

The Ciampino Airport is not directly connected to the city by train. For you to travel via train, you have to take a bus from Ciampino Airport (which is located outside the arrivals terminal) to Ciampino Railway Station. From there you can take a train to Roma Termini in the centre of Rome.


The train is not that convenient since cars leave the station every 30 minutes. The absence of a direct line between the Airport and the city centre, combined with the low quality service of line 1, makes it even less convenient.

Editor’s Note

If you are on a tight budget, the train is your best option to get to the city centre. If not, consider another mode of transport as it can be quite complicated.

Useful Tips

The first bus from Ciampino Aiport to Ciampino Railway Station starts at 5:20am and runs until 23:30pm, keep in mind that there is no train after midnight.
Buses depart every 30 minutes from Ciampino Airport to Ciampino Railway Station.
Trains depart every 10 minutes from Ciampino Railway Station to Rome Termini station.
Train tickets can be bought either online or from the ticket machines before your entrance to the platforms.
Make sure that you validate your tickets at the designed validation machines, after validation the tickets are valid for 90 minutes.

How to get from Ciampino Airport to Rome city by bus

There are 3 companies providing bus transfer from Ciampino Airport to city of Rome. Terravision, SitBus and Rome Airport Bus. The bus ticket price varies from 4€ to 7.90€ per person, and the ride takes approximately 45-50 minutes depending on the traffic.

How much are the buses from Ciampino airport to Rome city?

The Terravision and SITBus are the cheapest at 4€ for a one-way ticket. The Rome Airport Bus is a little more expensive at 7.90€. Children under 4 years travel for free on Terravision buses.



Trip Duration

50 minutes

There is a waiting time of 30 minutes between buses.


The Terravision buses depart from 8:15 a.m. to 23:40 p.m. The SitBus starts running at 7:45 a.m. until 23:59. The Rome Airport Bus begin at 4:00 am until 22:50.

Where do I get it from?

The SitBus station is located outside of terminal 3. The Terravision buses are found at the bus station, stop number 1 (when exiting the arrivals area, turn left and continue until you arrive at the bus station).
The Rome Airport Bus station can be found at stop number 2 (When you leave the terminal, turn left and continue until you arrive at stop number 2).


From the choice of three different bus companies, travelling from the airport to the city centre couldn’t be easier. Once you land, you are sure to catch a bus.

Editor’s Note

Travelling by bus is the cheapest and easiest option. The choice of bus companies means that there is a larger price range, and because all buses terminate at the city centre, you are sure to get to your destination safely. Buses stop running at midnight, so if you arrive late, it is advised to hire a taxi.

Useful Tips

There are no buses available after midnight.
It takes about 50 minutes to reach the city center but can take considerably longer if traffic is heavy.
Kids under 4 years old travel for free on Terravision buses.
During airport rush hours you might need to wait to get to the next available bus, no matter if you booked your ticket online.

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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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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to get from Ciampino Airport to city centre?

Ciampino airport is fairly close to the city centre of Rome. There is only 17 km between them, so it will take around 25 minutes by car or taxi. This is assuming there is little to no traffic.

How much does taxi cost from Ciampino Airport to city centre?

Taxis at Ciampino Airport are charged at a flat rate fee. It will cost 44€ to take a taxi from Ciampino Airport to Rome city centre. However, if you are traveling outside of the central ring, the taxi will be charged by a taximeter that calculates the fee depending on distance.

How to get from Rome Ciampino Airport to Termini Station?

You can get to the Roma Termini Station from Ciampino airport by using one of three available bus lines. The Terravision and SITBus cost 4€, and the Rome Airport Bus costs 7.90€. The total journey time from Ciampino airport to Roma Termini Station is around 50 minutes.

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