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Getting from Rome Fiumicino Airport to City Centre

You have 3 options of transportation from Fiumicino Airport to the city of Rome, taxi, bus or train. The cheapest transfer option is the bus, with tickets at only 5.80€ per person. The bus takes around 50 minutes to reach Rome in light traffic. Another cheap option is the train. There are two trains to choose from, and tickets cost 8-14€. The most convenient option is taking a Fiumicino airport taxi. The flat rate to the centre of Rome is 48€ by taxi and the journey takes around 40 minutes.

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How to get from Fiumicino airport to city centre by taxi

Taking a Fiumicino airport taxi is the most reliable transfer option. It’s easy to find a taxi in Fiumicino Airport, as there are plenty queuing outside. The ride will take around 40 minutes in normal traffic.

Taxi fare from Fiumicino Airport to the city centre

A taxi from Fiumicino to Rome is charged at a flat rate of 48€. If you are travelling outside of the main city ring, the fare will be charged by a taximeter.

*It is recommended to book your Fiumicino airport transfer in advance in order to save time and to ensure that there are no communication issues with the drivers.

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Trip Duration

40 minutes

*Rates may vary unless you prebook your taxi.


Taxis are available 24/7 from Fiumicino Airport

Where do I get it from?

Taxis queue up outside of the arrivals gate of all the terminals, T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5. They can easily be spotted due to their white colour and council branding.


No matter what time you land in Fiumicino airport there will be a taxi waiting for you right outside the arrivals terminal. However, the taxi drivers don’t usually speak great English, so you may encounter some communication issues.

Editor’s Note

Although taxis are the most convenient option, if you are on a tight budget or have a little spare time I would recommend one of the public modes of transport.

Useful Tips

The taxis in Rome can take up to 4 people with 4 pieces of luggage.
There is a flat cost of 48 €, that remains the same no matter what time of day.
Let your driver know that you are aware of the 48 € fixed cost inside the Aurelian Walls.
It will take you approximately 40 minutes from Fiumicino Airport to the city center depending on traffic.

How to get from Fiumicino airport to city centre by train

Taking the local train is a fast transportation option to get from Fiumicino Airport to the centre of Rome. The railway station can be found outside of Terminal 3.

There are two types of train that can take you to Rome city centre. The first and fastest option is Leonardo Express, and the second option is the local FL1 train.

How much are the trains from Fiumicino airport to the city centre?

The Leonardo Express train costs 14€ for a one-way ticket, and the local FL1 train costs 8€. Children under 12 years always ride free.



Trip Duration

40 minutes

Waiting time for the trains is approximately 30 minutes.


Leonardo Express is available from 6:38 to 23:38, and the FL1 train is available from 5:58 until 23:38.

Where do I get it from?

The train station is located outside Terminal 3. Signpost will direct you to the station and it takes between 10-15 minutes walking time to get from the airport to the train station.


Because of its regular departure times, you won’t be hanging around the train station for too long. The Leonardo Express takes you direct to the city centre, while the local train may take a little longer with a few stops on the way.

Editor’s Note

The train is the fastest way to travel into the city and guarantees an on-time arrival. The Leonardo Express is a better option if you are hasty to reach your destination while the local FL1 train is ideal if your destination is Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Navona or within the Pantheon area.

Useful Tips

The Leonardo Express departs from the airport every 30 minutes, during rush hours it can be more frequent.
For passengers with disability or reduced mobility Leonardo Express is equipped with dedicated seating and restrooms.
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 Fiumicino Airport to city centre by bus

The cheapest option to reach Rome city center is definitely by bus. There are plenty private bus companies that you can choose from but the best lines to the city centre are: Terravision at 5.80€, Sit Bus at 6€, and Tam Bus at 5€.

The bus ride will take you 45 to 70 minutes depending on the traffic and the number of the stops.

How much are the buses from Fiumicino Airport to the city centre?

Terravision is the cheapest option with 5.80€ for a one-way ticket online or 6€ at the ticket booth. The Sit Bus costs 6€ for a one-way ticket. And the Tam Bus is priced at 5€ one-way and 8€ for a return. Kids under 4 years travel for free.


5.80 - 6€

Trip Duration

65 minutes

Waiting time is approximately 40 minutes between buses.


Terravision is available from 5:35 until 23:00, Sit Bus runs from 8:30 to 00:30, and Tam Bus operates from 5:20 until 1:00

Where do I get it from?

The bus departure point in Fiumicino Airport is located outside Terminal 3, a 10-15 minute walk from the arrivals gate.


When transferring from airport to city centre by bus, you must always take into consideration transfer time. Traffic plays a huge role in your travel time and if you arrive at peak hour, it is important that you factor in extended transfer time.

Editor’s Note

Traveling by bus is always the cheapest option, however, if you are hasty to arrive to the centre, it may be worth looking into train times.

Useful Tips

Fiumicino bus stations can be found outside of Terminal 3.
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.
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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Frequently asked questions

How much is the train from Fiumicino airport to the city?

Taking a train from Fiumicino Airport to the city centre costs 8€ on the FL1 public train, and 14€ on the Leonardo Express. Children under the age of 12 travel for free.

How long does it take to get from Fiumicino airport to city centre?

Fiumicino Airport is 30km away from the city centre, so the fastest you can reach it is 40 minutes by taxi. Buses and trains may take a little longer than this, especially at peak times.

How much does taxi cost from Fiumicino airport to city center?

Taxis at Fiumicino Airport are charged at a flat rate. It will cost you 48€ to get into Rome’s city ring. However, if your final destination is outside the city centre, the fare will be charged by a taximeter.

Is Uber in Rome?

Uber is banned from Italy due to unfair competition to taxis. While you can’t use any Uber services in Rome, there are many local mobile apps like Uber in Rome so hailing a taxi won’t be a problem.

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