Rome's Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport lies 35km south-west of the city. It's a busy airport with four terminals. Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are connected in one building at ground-floor level and Terminal 5 is in a separate building. There is no Terminal 4.
The train station is underground, under the main terminal building.
To get to Terminal 5, take the free shuttle bus from Terminal 3. There are also some satellite gates in Terminal 5, outside the main building, for which you'll also need to take a shuttle bus.
Dine on Chef Antonello Colonna’s pasta, cheese, and pepper selections to your heart’s content at this all-you-can-eat, fixed price restaurant.
Terminal 1, after security, upper level mezzanine, gate area B
The Leonardo Express train goes non-stop from the airport to central Termini Station, and is really the only way to get into the city. Journey time is 31 minutes, and it leaves every 30 minutes (every 15 at busy times) from 06:36-23.36. Tip: Your train ticket can be used to get a discount on the Fast Track service and into VIP lounges in the airport.
Watch out: Don't forget to validate your ticket on the platform, otherwise you could be fined.
(You can also take the cheaper suburban train, FL1, but you will have to change to a Metro or tram to get to the central areas. If you're going to Florence, however, this is the best option. Take the train to Tiburtina Station and change.)
Cost: EUR 14 one-way
Buying tickets: Machines on the platforms (skip the ticket machine on the way which can have long queues)
Location: Under the main terminal building, just follow the signs from Level 2
If you would still like the comfort of a taxi, you can always choose to pay the fixed price fare into Rome. This can work out cheaper if there's a large group of you.
To get this price, make sure you take a taxi licensed by the Comune di Roma. They are white Fiats with SPQR, a licence number and the fixed price written on the doors. Others may use a meter, and may be more expensive.
Cost: EUR 48 into the city centre for up to four passengers and luggage (no need to tip)
Location: Ranks outside Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5
A cheaper, but slower option to get into Rome's Termini Station is by Terravision coach. Buses run from 05:35-23:00 and journey time is 45-50 minutes.
Cost: EUR 4 one-way/EUR 8 return (under fives free)
Buying tickets: On the coach
Location: Outside Terminal 3
This wine bar is the perfect place to have a final taste of Rome—rucola salads, parma ham, as well as local cheeses and wine.
Terminal 2, after security, main level, gate C08
Terminal 2, after security, main level, gate D02
Car rental services are offered by the following companies at Roma-Fiumicino airport:
Auto Europa, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto Rent, Maggiore, Sixt, Rent4u
All the companies offices are located in Torre Uffici 2. They are easily reachable via the pedestrian tunnels which connect the terminal buildings with the multilevel parking structure. Signs to the rental car area are located in the arrivals area.
This Roman family-owned artisan shop doesn’t just sell gloves, they offer haute couture for the hands. These hand-crafted leather gloves are soft, stylish, and sophisticated.
Terminal 2/3, after security, main level, Transit Hall
Venchi was founded in Turin in 1878 is artisanal chocolate embodied. The shop renowned for its speciality from the Piedmont region: Gianduja chocolates filled with hazelnut paste.
Terminal 1, after security, main level, gates B05
The only airport outlets for this chic Italian fashion brand are in Rome, so stop by for leather shoes and accessories or to check out the fashion house’s line of sassy undergarments.
Terminal 2, airside, main level, gate C08
Terminal 5, airside, main level, gate G10
To find what most Romans refer to as the best ice cream in Italy (which is saying something), go to San Crispino gelato. We particularly like their chestnut-rum flavour.
Terminal 1, after security, My Chef food court, Mezzanine Level
We love Fiumicino Airport’s two Gallo outlets, with one at Terminal 1, and one at Terminal 3. Treat yourself to a pair of their luxurious cotton socks in bright, multicolored stripes.
Terminal 1, after security
Terminal 3, after security, close to Gates C1-19
First Aid Aeroporti di Roma is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and provides medical and health care services for both emergencies and general needs. Call +390665953133–3334 and they’ll come out to you.
Rome Airport offers some good parking services: the ‘Kiss & Go’ area is a well-signposted controlled traffic zone for drivers headed for Terminals 1, 2 and 3, where you can stop free for 15 minutes. If you want to stay longer, you can add up to two half-hour periods for EUR 2.50 each. The QuickStop service offers free parking at the Arrivals levels of Terminals 1 and 3 for 15 minutes.
If you want to send off those postcards from Rome while waiting at Fiumicino, you’ll find a post office, Poste Italiene, in the Arrivals Zone of Terminal 1.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 08:30-18:30
If you like smoothies, head for My Juice in the MyChef food court on the Mezzanine Level of Terminal 1, and try their blended fresh mixed fruit or vegetable smoothies.
There are two lost property offices at Rome Airport. If you lose something before security, either call +39 06 65955253 or go to the office beside the Baggage Store at Terminal 3 Arrivals. If you lose something after passing through security, then call +39 0665953313 or go to the office in front of belt 11 in the baggage reclaim area at Terminal 3 Arrivals.
Got a flight in the middle of the night or early morning and want to avoid travelling into Rome? Terminal 3 is your best option. Other terminals close around midnight and are often full of mosquitoes. But Terminal 3 is safe and clean, has flights moving through all the time, and a wide choice of cafés, toilets and decent seating with power. Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are all within 10-15 minutes’ walk of one another; Terminal 5 is more isolated, and you’ll need to take a 5-minute shuttle bus ride to get there.
Rome Airport’s nurseries are equipped with cots, changing tables and bottle-warmers. They can be found near gate B1 in Terminal 2, and in the Departures Area of Terminal 3, on the left of the Departures Area, to the right of the security checkpoint and in the middle of the lounge.
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