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Rome Travel Guide

Rome Airports

Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO)


Location: 

The airport is 19 miles (30km) south-west of central Rome.

Time: 

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the

Contacts: 


Transfer Terminals: 

Fiumicino Airport has four passenger terminals - 1, 2, 3 and 5. Terminal 1 handles Alitalia flights and Schengen flights, Terminals 2 and 3 handle domestic flights, Non-Schengen and Schengen flights, while Terminal 5 handles American and Israeli flights. A free shuttle bus operates between them and the car parks every 15 minutes or so.


Transfer City: 

Train: The train station is across the road from Terminal 3, near car park D. There are two trains to the city. The Leonardo Express travels directly to Roma Termini, the station in the city centre, every half hour from 6:30am to 11:30pm for EUR14. Buy a ticket at the ticketing counter in the station and then validate it at one of the machines (the ticket will then be valid for an hour and a half). A cheaper option is the slightly slower Metro line FR1, which runs to major stations (Tibu

Car Rental: 

The car rental desks are in the multi-storey car park lots C and B, directly in front of the terminal and connected via passenger walkways. Simply follow the signs from the arrivals area. There are several major companies represented, including Hertz, Avis, Sixt and Budget, as well as a few local operators.


Airport Taxis: 

Only use authorised taxis (white cars with meters) - they can usually be found in the arrivals areas. The journey to central Rome will take 40 to 60 minutes and the fare is approximately EUR60 with a surcharge for public holidays and Sundays or late at night. Some taxis will charge extra for luggage, as well.


Airport Facilities: 

Money and communications: ATMs and currency exchange throughout the terminals.

Luggage: Baggage wrapping facilities at all terminals.

Conference and business: Head for the ATA Hotel Executive Centre in Area B, after security, for your business needs.

Other facilities: Travel agents, pharmacies, massage parlours, photo booth (Terminal 3). Terminal 1 has a beauty parlour, hairdresser and solarium, as well as slot machines and laundry facilities.

Wi-fi: The airport h

Car Parking: 

There is a wide range of parking options available at Fiumicino Airport. Rates range from EUR3 for the one-hour spaces in front of the terminal to a variety of options within the multilevel parking garages and the long-term lots. All parking options are connected to the terminals either via walkways or shuttle buses.


Airport Hotels: 

The Hilton Hotel is near to the car park at Terminal D.


Departure Tax: 

None.

Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA)


Location: 

The airport is situated nine miles (15km) southeast of Rome.

Time: 

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the

Contacts: 


Transfer Terminals: 

Not applicable - Ciampino Airport has only one terminal building, though you will take a shuttle from your plane to the arrivals area.


Transfer City: 

Airport taxis: As has been mentioned, taxi fares from Ciampino Airport into the centre of Rome (defined as the area within the Aurelian walls) can be prohibitively expensive. To combat this problem, the airport has set up an official taxi stand, located opposite the arrivals hall. Here, taxis operate on a fixed rate of EUR30 per cab, good for a maximum of four passengers and their baggage. However, be warned that it is only the cab drivers who are officially licensed by the city of Rome

Car Rental: 

Car rentals are provided by Avis, Budget, Europcar, National, Sixt and Hertz. The rental offices are well-signed and are located near the airport's entrance. You will require an International Driving Permit (IDP) in order to rent a vehicle, and all cars will feature automatic transmissions.


Airport Taxis: 

Only use authorised taxis (white cars with meters). The journey to central Rome will take about 40 minutes and the fare is approximately EUR40, although a surcharge is added on Sundays, public holidays, late at night and for excess baggage.


Airport Facilities: 

Money and communications: A bank (Banco di Roma), located in the departures area, and numerous ATMs and bureaux de change scattered throughout the terminal building.

Luggage: A lost and found office is located at the information desk in the arrivals area.

Conference and business: Facilities are available, in the form of a VIP lounge with a snackbar and private boarding/disembarkation gates.

Other facilities: Other facilities at Ciampino Airport include nursery and medic

Car Parking: 

Both short- and long-term parking is available at Ciampino Airport. The first 15 minutes are free, thereafter various charges are levied.


Departure Tax: 

Departure tax is included in the price of your ticket.
Travel guide by (c) Globe Media Ltd. By its very nature much of the information in this travel guide is subject to change at short notice and travellers are urged to verify information on which they're relying with the relevant authorities. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or inconvenience to any person as a result of information contained above.

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