Rome Fiumicino International Airport is the main airport of the Italian capital. The airport is named after Leonardo da Vinci (L'aeroporto di Roma-Fiumicino, IATA code: FCO). It is located about 30 kilometers west of Rome, near the town of Fiumicino (near the sea shore). There is also Rome-Ciampino airport Near Rome, which also serves international flights.
Rome Fiumicino Airport was opened in 1961. Now it is the largest airport in Italy and one of the largest in Europe (by number of passengers). More then 41.7 million passengers were served here in 2016. 105 airlines peforms flithts to the Leonardo da Vinci airport. It forms a large aviation hub of Rome (together with the airport Ciampino), which served more than 47 million passengers in 2015.
Leonardo da Vinci Airport currently (2018) has three terminals (T1, T3 and T5).
Terminal 3 is the largest in the aiport. All non-Schengen flights arrive at Terminal 3. T2 terminal is closed from December 15, 2017. Terminal T5 is located separately and is designed for flights of airlines registered in the United States, and (in part) Israel.
How to get to Rome
You can get to Rome from Rome Fiumicino airport using any kind of transport: by rail, bus or taxi. You can also rent a car in the airport.
The Leonardo Express train runs between the airport and the Termini train station without intermediate stops. The journey takes about 30 minutes. This is the fastest and most convenient way to get to the center of Rome from the airport.
Regional FL1 trains also depart from the airport railway station. The train does not come to Termini Station. You can reach Trastevere, Ostiense (Metro Piramide), Tiburtina or Tuscolana stations in Rome.
By rail, you can also reach other cities in Italy.
The railway station is located next to the airport terminals.
Bus routes of several transport companies connect the airport with Rome. Bus stops are located next to the exits from the airport terminals.
Bus stops are located in many places in Rome. For example: Piazza dei Cinquecento, Rome Tiburtina Railway Station, Cornelia Station, Termini Station (COTRAL), Vatican area (Via Crescenzio 2), Termini Station (SIT BUS SHUTTLE), Ostiense Station (Piazzale 12 ottobre 1492 opposite Eataly), Termini Station Via Giovanni Giolitti no. 34) (TAM Srl), Termini Station (Via Marsala) (TERRAVISION).
You can also rent a car directly at the airport, and drive to Rome (or other cities in Italy) by car.
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Perhaps it will be more convenient for you to take a taxi. Taxis are the most convenient way to get from the airport to Rome, if you travel with children or you have a lot of luggage (large suitcases).
You can book a taxi from the airport to Rome in advance, in the Internet. The driver will meet you in the airport arrival area. Also you will immediately see the cost of the transfer.
Flights to Rome
Many airlines operate flights to Rome from many airports in the World. You can find the most suitable flight for you with the help of any online flight search engine.
Find tickets to Rome at the best price.
Intermediate flights are often sold at the best price.
Direct flights are the most convenient and take the least time.
When buying a ticket, carefully study the rules of the airline. For example, the rules for the carriage of luggage and hand luggage.