GETTING TO & FROM ROMA
FLIGHTS TO AND FROM ROMA
Roma has two airports – Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) and Ciampino.
This is Roma’s main airport and is well connected with the centre by various means of transport, public and private.
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Most common and comfortable means of transport between Fiumicino Airport and Roma are:
– Leonardo Express, a non-stop service exclusively for airport passengers to/from Roma Termini railway station leaving every 15 minutes* with a journey time of 32 minutes
* Departures every 30’ from Fiumicino Airport before 07.08 and after 21.08 and between 10.08/10.38 and 14.08/14.38
* Departures every 30’ from Rome Termini before 06.20 and after 20.20 and between 09.50/10.20 and 13.50/14.20
Roma’s smaller airport but closer to Roma centre, is mostly used by charter flights and budget airlines.
You can find how to reach the centre of Roma here
ROMA BY TRAIN
The main stations in Roma are Stazione Termini (Piazza dei Cinquecento) and Stazione Tiburtina (Piazza della Stazione Tiburtina). Both stations are connected to the network by the underground and buses in all directions leave from outside the stations. For information on times and ticket prices we advise you to connect the railway company site Trenitalia, where you can also buy tickets on-line and pick them up on the train itself.
ROMA BY COACH
Across the road from Tiburtina Station there is a coach station with departures for Italian cities and abroad. The ticket offices for this service are in the shops along the side of the square.
ROMA BY CAR
Coming from the North the best way to reach Roma is the A1 Milano-Roma motorway. Arriving from the West of Italy should take the Aurelia and then the Civitavecchia-Roma motorway. From the Adriatic Coast via the Roma-L’Aquila motorway while from the South the A1.
All the motorways intersect Roma’s ring road, called Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA), which has junctions for the centre and the outskirts of Roma.
GETTING AROUND ROMA
Roma’s public transportation network is extensive and functions quite well, but the metro (subway) is much simpler for the short-term visitors to master.
ATAC SpA provides public transport in Roma
The Roman subway (called “Metropolitana” by residents) goes round through the historic city. Public transportation tickets must be purchased in advance from tobacco stores, newsstands, bars, or vending machines at metro and major bus stops. Info tickets
It has three lines, A (orange), B (blue) and C (green). Trains run approximately every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30am till 11.30pm from Monday to Thursday and Sunday. From 5:30am till 1.30am on Friday and Saturday.
Over 20 night bus lines run from 00:30am to 5:30am. The main terminal stations are Termini (Piazza dei Cinquecento) and Piazza Venezia. From these two piazzas buses leave for all directions every 30 minutes. Night bus stops are marked with an owl. You can purchase tickets on board.
If you need a taxi, remember to look for the official metered white taxis. There are taxi ranks in many locations throughout the center, but is nearly impossible to hail one driving down the streets, particularly at night. Make sure your taxi is metered; insist on the metered fare, rather than an arranged price.
To call for a taxi within Roma, try 06 3570, 06 4994, 06 6645, 06 5551, or 06 8822.