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Getting from Rome Fiumicino Airport to City Centre

Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) is located approximately 30 km from the centre of Rome, taking around 40-50 minutes in usual traffic conditions. You have four transportation options from Rome Airport to the city centre: taxi, private transfer, bus or train. The fastest and most convenient option is taking a Fiumicino Airport taxi, as the service is door-to-door. You’ll pay a fixed fare of €50 and the journey takes around 40 minutes.

Alternatively, the cheapest transfer option is the bus, with tickets starting at €6 per person and an average journey time of 50 minutes. Another budget-friendly choice is to take a train. Services typically take around 40 minutes and cost between €8 and €14, depending on whether you opt for the regional or express trains.

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How to get from Rome Airport to city centre by taxi

Taking a taxi from FCO to Rome is the quickest and most reliable transfer option available to you. It’s easy to find a taxi in Fiumicino Airport, as there are plenty queuing outside 24/7. The ride should take around 40 minutes in normal traffic and costs €50.

Taxi cost from Rome Airport to city centre

Taxis at Rome Fiumicino Airport charge fixed fares to specific destinations. However, if you are travelling outside of the main city ring, the fare will be calculated using a taximeter.

Nevertheless, the fixed fare for a taxi from FCO Airport to Rome is €50. Keep in mind that night rates and extra surcharges may apply.

*It is recommended to book your Fiumicino Airport taxi in advance to save time and to ensure a competitive flat rate with no hidden fees.



Trip Duration

40 Min

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

Value for Money

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. They can easily be spotted due to their white colour and council branding.


No matter what time you land at 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 communication issues. For a trained English-speaking driver and a company you can rely on, we suggest pre-booking an airport taxi with Welcome.

Editor’s Note

For a seamless arrival it's best to book a private transfer in advance.

Useful Tips

Taxis in Rome can take up to 4 people with 4 pieces of luggage.
Let your driver know that you are aware of the €50 fixed cost to the centre of Rome (inside the Aurelian Walls).
Make sure that your taximeter reads “Tariffa 1” as this is the correct rate/km for rides within the centre of Rome. “Tariffa 2”, is much more expensive and should only be used when travelling on Rome’s highway or Grande Raccordo Annulare.
It's not expected to tip your taxi driver in Rome. However, if you enjoyed the service, you can round up your fare to the nearest Euro.
Taxis in Rome are required to have a POS system for card payments. However, it's important to ask and double-check that they take credit or debit cards.

How to get from Fiumicino Airport to city centre by train

Travelling by train from Rome Airport to Rome City is a great budget alternative. The airport train station can be found next to Terminal 3, connecting FCO Airport to the city centre as well as plenty of destinations outside of Rome. You have a couple of options when travelling to Rome Termini Station in the centre; the express trains or regional trains.

The fastest and most popular option is the Leonardo Express. The service is non-stop and direct, taking just 32 minutes to reach Termini Station. Simply board the express service towards “Roma Termini”, which is located 5 minutes from central Rome, and then walk to your final destination.

If your hotel or destination isn’t close to Termini Station, taking a regional train on the FL1 Line may be the way to go. However, this service takes 50 minutes to reach the centre. FL1 trains stop at the main stations in Rome, including Roma Termini and Roma Tiburtina.

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

The Leonardo Express train from FCO to Rome costs €14 for a one-way ticket, and the FL1 trains cost around €8. Children under 12 years ride free.

*Train tickets can be bought either online or from the ticket machines at the station.



Trip Duration

32 Min

The Leonardo Express departs every 15-30 minutes. The FL1 departs every 15 minutes on working days and every 30 minutes on Sundays and public holidays.

Value for Money

The Leonardo Express runs from Roma Termini from 05:20 until 22:35 and from Fiumicino Airport from 06:08 until 23:23. Regional trains are available from 05:58 until 23:38.

Where do I get it from?

The train station at Rome Airport is located outside Terminal 3. Signs will direct you to the station, taking approximately 10-15 minutes on foot.


For those on a budget, the Leonardo Express is a great cheap option that takes you directly to the city centre. However, the service can get pretty busy in peak season, so if you’re travelling with younger family members or lots of luggage – this may not be the best choice for you. Likewise, regional trains on the FL1 Line take around 50 minutes to reach Rome, making this the slowest route.

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

For passengers with disability or reduced mobility Leonardo Express is equipped with dedicated seating and restrooms.
If your travelling in a group of 4 or more, you can get a 'mini-groups’ fare, which is four ticket for the price of €40 instead of €56.
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. Whilst local services are non-existent, there are a few private bus companies that connect Rome Airport to the city; Terravision, Sit Bus, and T.A.M. Bus.

The Terravision shuttle is a non-stop service taking just 45 minutes to reach Termini Station, with tickets costing €6. The SIT Bus has the longest journey time, taking 60 minutes or more and stops at; Cironvallazione Aurelia, Vatican and Rome Termini. Finally, the T.A.M. Bus will get you to the centre in around 50 minutes, stopping at Ostiense Station and Termini Station.

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

The cost of your journey from Rome Airport to the city center will depend on which bus provider you choose. Terravision is the cheapest and fastest choice, costing just €6 for a one-way ticket. SIT Bus tickets are €7 for a single and €13 for a return, and the T.A.M. Bus starts at €6 one-way and €11 for a return.

*Tickets for all providers can be purchased online in advance or from the ticket booths at the airport.



Trip Duration

50 Min

Waiting time is approximately 30-40 minutes for all services.

Value for Money

Terravision is available from 08:00-00:30, SIT Bus runs from 08:00 to 21:55, and T.A.M. Bus operates from 05:40 until 02:30.

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.


Whilst taking the bus is the cheapest choice, travel times can be particularly long and services can get pretty busy during peak season. Plus, when transferring from FCO Rome to the city centre by bus, traffic plays a huge role in your travel time especially if you arrive during rush hour. For a seamless and stress-free arrival, booking an airport taxi in advance is the best choice you can make.

Editor’s Note

Travelling by bus is always the cheapest option, however, if you are hasty to arrive to the centre, it may be worth looking into taking a taxi or private transfer.

Useful Tips

Fiumicino Airport bus stations can be found outside of Terminal 3.
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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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 to get from Rome Airport to city center?

There are four available modes of transportation from FCO to Rome; taxi, private transfer, bus or train. The quickest and easiest option is taking an airport taxi, as the service is door-to-door. Alternatively, you choose between a few private bus services starting at €6 per person, although journey times can be up to an hour. Last but not least, a slightly pricier but faster option is the train, taking around 40 minutes and costing €8-€14.

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 regional 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 30 km away from the city centre of Rome, taking around 40 minutes by car or taxi. Buses and trains may take a little longer than this, especially during peak hours.

How much does a taxi cost from Fiumicino Airport to city center?

Taxis at Rome Fiumicino Airport charge fixed fares to destinations within the main city. With that being said, it will cost you €50 for a trip into the centre. However, if your final destination is outside the city centre, the fare will be charged with a taximeter. For a competitive fixed fare with no hidden fees, you can pre-book an airport taxi with Welcome and unlock our trained English-speaking drivers, 24/7 customer support and the use of our convenient app.

Is Uber in Rome?

Uber is available in Rome, however, the use of Uber is largely restricted. Regulations in Rome only allow Uber Black and Uber vans, as drivers must have the town car NCC license to operate. This makes taking an Uber difficult and expensive.

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