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The Eternal city is serviced by two main airports Fiumicino FCO (20 miles southwest of the city center) and Ciampino CIA (10 miles southeast). It is most likely that you’ll be flying into FCO, Italy’s main international gateway. It has many trains, shuttle buses, and taxis available for every budget.



Trenitalia offers rail service from the in-airport train station at FCO to the city center with the direct 30-minute Leonardo Express to Stazione Termini (Rome’s main train station)

Though Ciampino is closer to Rome, train transport into the city is less than ideal, since you’ll need to first take a bus to the nearby station and then a train to the city center. The best solution is either taxi or a shuttle bus.

Taxi and Car Services

From either airport, you can also easily get to the city center with an official licensed taxi.

The City of Rome set flat fees when traveling “inside the walls”: 50 euro for  FCO-centro and 31 euro CIA-centro. It’s also important to note that after the first bag, there is a bag charge of 1 euro per bag. We suggest downloading taxi apps FreeNow and itTaxi.


Rome has a  network of public transport (buses, trams, and metros).
The 48-hour and 72-hour public transport passes cover bus, metro, and tram, and can be purchased at newsstands, tabacchi (tobacco and convenience store), and metro and train stations. They cannot be purchased on the bus or tram.

Public Transport

Both airports host shuttle buses to/from Fiumicino and Ciampino airports and the city center with points including Termini Station and the Vatican neighborhood. Rates are extremely competitive (usually under 7 euro) and require advance purchase.

Car Services

Taxis, especially when hailed by apps with geolocation, are probably the best solution to getting around the city because they will pick you up and deliver you to exact locations, and you can track the taxi and pay through the app. By law, all taxis must accept credit cards, but we suggest keeping small bills on hand in case the pos doesn’t work.