Transfers & transports
How to move around town & airport transfer options
There are different ways to get from Fiumicino airport, also known as Leonardo Da Vinci airport, to the city center, like buses, train, shuttles or taxis:
The comfortable and cheapest door-to-door option: Shared Shuttle
If you book one of these shuttles, your driver will be waiting for you at the arrival hall and will take you to the vehicle. The max. number of people in one van is 8, so it won't take too long to get to your accommodation, usually around 45 minutes to 1 hour. It costs € 7.50 per person.
The comfortable and private door-to-door option: Private Transfer
With this service your driver will also be waiting for you at the arrival hall. The difference is that the vehicle will be all for you, so you won't have to wait for other passengers and the driver will take you straight to your hotel in max. 50 minutes, depending on traffic. The price is approximately € 50 per vehicle, depending on the address of your hotel.
The Expensive door-to-door option: Taxis
A licensed taxi, the white ones, costs from € 46 to get to the city center. When the airport is crowded it can be pretty hard to get ahold of one.
With Public Transport but expensive: Train
There are different trains that get to the city, like the Leonardo Express that leaves every 30 minutes and a ticket costs € 14 or the Frecciargento that gets to Roma Termini also in 30 min. and the cheapest ticket costs € 17.
The cheapest option: Bus
With this bus you'll get from the airport to 2 stops in the center of Rome: Piazza Cavour for the Vatican City and Rome Termini Station, where public transport connections are available for all districts of the city. The price is € 6 per person.
There are lots of ways to move around the city. I suggest walking as much as you can, so you take in the beauty of its streets, but for longer distances you have these options:
The cheapest way: Public Transport
The Public Transport in Rome has buses, metro and trams. The same ticket is valid for all of them and they can be bought at an "estanco" or "tabacchi" and in metro stations. A single ticket costs 1.50 € and it's valid for 100 minutes in trams and buses being able to change between them without limits, but in the metro system it's only valid for one trip. There are other tickets you could buy: the Rome 24 hs costs 7 €, Rome 48 hs costs 12.50€, Rome 72 hs costs 18€ or a weekly ticket for 24€.
Public transport is included in the Roma Pass, which you can choose to get for 48 or 72 hours and which also includes skip-the-line admission to 1 or 2 attractions and discounts on the next attraction entrances. The price goes from € 29.
The door-to-door but hard to find option: Taxis
The licensed ones are white and have SPQR written on the driver's door. They charge from 3€ from 6:00 to 22:00 Monday to Saturday, and from 6.50€ from 22:00 to 6:00 on any day of the week. Sundays and holidays from 6:00 to 22:00 cost from 4.50€. It's hard to find taxis in the street during the day, so you can ask your hotel receptionist to call one for you.
The most comfortable and Panoramic way: Hop-On-Hop Off buses
With these buses you'll get to go around the city and get off and on at your desired stop.There are 3 companies with different options:
- Big Bus Company: you can choose between three ticket, the Classic ticket is valid for 1 day, the Premium ticket is valid for 2 days and the Deluxe ticket for 3 days, all of them with 8 stops around the city. You'll also get to do 4 different and free guided walking tours with any of the tickets. The price goes from € 32 per person.
- Green Line Tours: it has the option of a 24-hour or 48-hour pass and it has 10 stops. The price goes from € 25 per person.
- Panoramic route pink buses: they have 24, 48 or 72-hour passes and 8 stops around the city. The price goes from € 25 per person.
Have you just started to plan your trip? Too many things to decide? Too long do it all by yourself? Special needs or wishes? Then, you should plan your trip with a local to get tailored travel plans & advices.
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