If you’re flying into Rome soon it’s good to get an idea of what are your options to make your way from the airport to the city.
Fiumicino Seen from the Plane

What Are My Options From The Airport To The City?

There are 4 ways that can get you from Rome’s two international airports to the city. In descending order of price:
  • NCC
  • Taxi
  • Train
  • Bus

NCC

NCC (Noleggio Con Conducente) are car rentals with driver. These are not the official city taxies and tend to get pricy very easily. Usually the drivers will hang out around the arrivals area at the terminal looking for clients. So be careful before getting into a car, if it doesn’t have the taxi sign on the hood it’s an NCC. In that case make sure you have a clear deal on the price or gently decline their services.

Taxi

Taxi: These are Rome’s official taxies and they have a fixed rate from and to the airport, no surprises. The price should be 48€ each way. So if you’re going to split it with another 3 people this could be a fast way to get downtown at a reasonable price.

Train

Train: The airport has a train station which is served by both local and long distance trains. There are two options to get downton by train:
  • The Leonardo Express
  • The Regular train service
The Leonardo Express: Connects in about 30 minutes Rome Fiumicino Airport to Termini station in the city. Termini is the biggest train station in Rome and serves the city center area. A one way ticket costs around 15€.
The Regular Train Service: connects the airport to Rome’s Tiburtina station, which serves the east area of the city. Many high speed trains depart from this station so if you’re connecting make sure to check which station is on your ticket. Both lines are operated by the state owned Trenitalia

Bus

The Bus: This is without any doubt the cheapest option but, in my opinion it’s also the most uncomfortable. The busses are often not extremely clean and at certain times traffic in Rome can become mayhem. The tickets are generally cheaper than the the train and can go as low as 5€. But unless you’re on a really tight budget I’d choose a different transport. You can look up the Terravision line for tickets.

The Bus: This is without any doubt the cheapest option but, in my opinion it’s also the most uncomfortable. The busses are often not extremely clean and at certain times traffic in Rome can become mayhem. The tickets are generally cheaper than the the train and can go as low as 5€. But unless you’re on a really tight budget I’d choose a different transport. You can look up the Terravision line for tickets.

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