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How to get from Rome Ciampino Airport to City Centre

The distance between Rome Ciampino Airport and the city centre of Rome is approximately 18 km, taking around 25 minutes by car in usual traffic conditions. When travelling from Rome Ciampino Airport to the city centre, you have four modes of transport to choose from; taxi, private transfer, train or bus.

The cheapest option is a combination of the Ciampino Airlink Bus and a train to Termini Station, costing only €2.70 and taking around 45 minutes. You can also travel by bus directly from the airport for €6, depending on which service you opt for, the journey takes between 40-50 minutes. Finally, if you wish to avoid public transport and waiting times, the quickest option is to take a taxi or private transfer, getting you to the door of your hotel in just 25 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

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Taxi €31 25min 24/7
Train €5.40 45min 06:15–23:30
Bus €12 45min 08:15–23:00

How to get from Rome Ciampino Airport to city centre by taxi

Taking a taxi from Rome Ciampino Airport to the city centre is the most convenient transfer option, as the service is door-to-door and takes just 25 minutes to reach the centre of Rome for the price of €31.

Rome Ciampino Airport to city centre taxi cost

Taxis in Rome charge using a taximeter, however, rides to and from the airport to specific destinations come at a fixed price. The flat price of a taxi from Ciampino Airport to the city centre is €31. This includes any destination within the Aurelian Walls.

*If you travel to a destination outside the central city ring, you will have to pay what is written on the taximeter.

Cost

€31

Trip Duration

25 Min

*Rates may vary unless you pre-book your taxi.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 from Ciampino Airport.

Where do I get it from?

Taxis can be found queuing up outside of the arrivals terminal any time of day. Be aware that you may have to wait in line for your turn during busy periods.

Convenience

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.
It’s not customary to tip a taxi in Rome. However, if the service was great, you can round up your fare to the nearest Euro.
Taxis are required to have POS card machines in their vehicles, but it's always good to check if they take card payments before getting in.
Make sure you keep your receipt at the end of the journey so you can easily contact your driver if you leave any belongings behind in the taxi.

How to get from Rome Ciampino Airport to city centre by train

Taking the train from Ciampino Airport to Rome is a good budget-friendly choice, but the route is not direct, making it a little more complicated than the other options.

There’s no train station at the airport, so you’ll have to hop on the Ciampino Airlink Bus to the station first. The bus leaves from the square in front of the airport and takes just 10 minutes to reach “Ciampino Railway Station”. From there, you can take a regional train on the Castelli Romani Line to “Roma Termini Station” in the centre of Rome.

The journey from Ciampino Airport to Rome city centre takes approximately 45 minutes in total and you can buy a combined ticket for both services for just €2.70.

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

If you decide to travel by train from Ciampino Airport to Rome, you can purchase a combined ticket of €2.70 for the bus and train.

*Tickets can be purchased online in advance or from the counters or self-service machines at the airport and stations.

Cost

€2.70

Trip Duration

45 Min

Regional trains depart every 15-20 minutes from Ciampino Train Station. The Airlink Bus departs on average every 30 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Trains run from 05:30 to 23:30. The Airlink Bus operates between 06:15 and 23:30.

Where do I get it from?

You can take the Airlink from outside the arrivals terminal in the square to Ciampino Railway Station. From there you can take a train to Roma Termini in the centre of Rome.

Convenience

Whilst taking the train from Ciampino Airport to the city centre is cheaper, the journey is not direct and includes at least one changeover. If you don’t mind a slightly more complicated route and carrying your luggage from A to B to save some of your budget, this is a good choice.

However, it’s important to note that services get quite busy during peak season and you may end up waiting for the next bus or train due to overcrowding. For a seamless arrival without any hiccups, we recommend taking a taxi or private transfer.

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

Children under 4 travel for free.
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.
All bus and train services have dedicated seats for people with reduced mobility.

How to get the bus from Ciampino Airport to Rome

You can also get to Rome via bus. There are a few private companies providing bus transfers from Ciampino Airport to the city of Rome; Terravision, SIT Bus, and the OAS Bus.

The Terravision service is a non-stop service, getting you to Termini Station in 40 minutes. SIT Bus takes around 50 minutes to reach the centre, and the OAS Bus is the fastest choice, taking just 35 minutes to get to the station. All buses stop at “Roma Termini Station” in central Rome.

How much are the buses from Ciampino Airport to Rome?

As there are quite a few private companies offering services to the city, costs are competitive so you’ll pay similar prices for whichever service you end up using.

Nevertheless, taking the bus from Rome Ciampino Airport to Rome will cost you around €6 for a single and €11 for a return.

*Tickets can be purchased online in advance or from the counter or self-service machines at the airport.

Cost

€6

Trip Duration

45 Min

There is an average waiting time of 60 minutes for the buses.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Terravision buses depart from 08:15 to 22:30. The SIT Bus runs from 08:30 to 23:00. The OAS Bus operates between 09:20 and 22:15.

Where do I get it from?

Regardless of which provider you use, all the bus stops are opposite International Departures.

Convenience

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. However, keep in mind that these services can get very busy during peak season and you could end up waiting over an hour.

Editor’s Note

There are no buses available after 23:00, so you'll need to to take a taxi or private transfer if you arrive outside of operating hours.

Useful Tips

Remember that the journey can take considerably longer if traffic is heavy.
During airport rush hours you might need to wait to get to the next available bus, no matter if you booked your ticket online.
There is some space for luggage on board the buses, however, if you're travelling heavy, this may no the the most convenient choice for you.

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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, at only 18 km distance. This means it will take around 25 minutes to reach the centre by car or taxi.

What's the Rome Ciampino Airport to city centre taxi cost?

Taxis at Ciampino Airport are charged at a flat-rate fee to specific destinations. That being said, it will cost €31 to take a taxi from Ciampino Airport to Rome city centre. However, if you are travelling outside of the central ring, the taxi will be charged by a taximeter that calculates the fee depending on distance. For a competitive fixed fare and a reliable service with an English-speaking driver, you can pre-book a private transfer with Welcome.

 

How to get from Rome Ciampino Airport to city centre?

You can get to the Roma Termini Station from Ciampino Airport by taking a bus, train, taxi or private transfer. Buses start at €6 and take between 40-50 minutes to reach the station. You can also take a combination of a 10-minute bus and then a train from Ciampino Airport to Rome, costing just €2.70. Last but not least, the fastest and easiest way to get to your final destination is via taxi or private transfer, taking just 25 minutes.

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