Rome to Fiumicino Airport: the easiest way

We perfectly know how difficult it is to find a guide or a webpage that clearly shows what the best way to get from Rome to Fiumicino Airport (and back) is, this is the reason why we’ve decided to write this post!

At least once in your lifetime, you’ll have experienced what it means to leave with a late-night or early-morning flight. As you know, the departure and arrival times of such flights are often uncomfortable. In these cases, you save money on travel but spend a lot on local transport, not to mention the stress!

Our mission is to provide you with useful information which lets you understand the best way to get from Rome to Fiumicino Airport at different times, without spending a fortune and, most of all, hassle-free!

How to get from Rome to Fiumicino Airport early morning

fiumicino airport to romeHow many times have you experienced to get up very early in the morning as your plane left at dawn? It’s a negative memory, isn’t it?

Yes, we totally agree with you. Traveling should be a way to escape from the monotonous daily routine and the stress caused by modern life. That’s why visiting a city like Rome should be then an intense and relaxing experience, an occasion to feel the warm and colorful atmosphere of the city center and to taste excellent dishes. Nothing should disturb your peace of mind, not even the journey to and from the Airport!

Probably, you’re reading this article because you’re not sure about how to get from Rome to Fiumicino Airport, but don’t worry! Breathe deeply, calm down, and follow these useful suggestions as we know Rome’s public transport very well!

From Rome to Fiumicino Airport by bus

rome airport to city centre by busIf you want to take the bus to the Airport, get ready to choose between several options!

In the case you need to take the subway that leads you to the railway station, here are the working timetables from Atac Roma:

Metro A/ Metro B, B1/ Metro C – Timetable

  • Monday to Thursday from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm.
  • Friday to Saturday from 5:30 am to 1:30 am.
  • Sunday from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm.

Besides, if you leave early in the morning, it’ll be useful to know that you can take several direct shuttle buses to the Airport .

The bus is definitely the most competitive solution as the ticket price ranges from €5 to €7.


Terravision is a smart coach service which provides airport connections from & to the major cities in Europe.

  • Line: from Roma Termini to Fiumicino Airport
  • Time: about 55 minutes
  • Price: €5.80

See timetables here or visit the official website.

Tam Bus

Born in 1991, Tam Bus is a leading company in the transport sector. On Tam’s coaches, you’ll find free WI-FI, a toilet, and electrical outlets.

  • Line: Roma Termini to Fiumicino Airport.
  • Stops: Termini Train Station, via Giolitti 34; Ostiense Station, Piazza XII Ottobre 1492.
  • Time: about 55 minutes.
  • Price: €7.

See timetables here or visit the official website.


  • Line: Roma Termini to Fiumicino Airport
  • Stops: Termini Train Station, via Giolitti
  • Time: about 55 minutes.
  • Price: €6.90.

See timetables here or visit the official website.

Sit Bus Shuttle – direct to the Vatican Area!

Do you want to take a bus from or to Vatican City? Sit Bus Shuttle is the ideal service! The bus stop is located on Via Crescenzio 2.

Fiumicino to Rome (and back) by Train

rome airport to city centre by trainAnother solution to reach Fiumicino in the early morning is by train! From Termini Station, there are many trains (regional and direct) ready to bring you to Leonardo da Vinci Airport!

Fiumicino Airport is connected to Rome through the regional line FL1 Fiumicino Airport – Fara Sabina/Orte.

Although more expensive, this option will let you reach the Airport from several districts of the city of Rome (and not only from the main stations), so you will sleep more!


Departures from Rome Tiburtina to Fiumicino Airport:
  • First departure 5:01am.
  • Last departure 11:01pm.
Departures from Fiumicino Airport to Rome Tiburtina:
  • First departure 5:57.
  • Last departure 22:42.
Departures from Rome Ostiense to Fiumicino Airport:
  • First departure 5:17am.
  • Last departure 11:17pm.
Departures from Fiumicino Airport to Rome Ostiense:
  • First departure 5:57am
  • Last departure 11:27pm

Orte, Fara Sabina, Piana Bella di Montelibretti, Monterotondo-Mentana, Settebagni, Fidene, Nuovo Salario, Roma Nomentana, Roma Tiburtina, Roma Tuscolana, Roma Ostiense, Roma Trastevere, Villa Bonelli, Magliana, Muratella, Ponte Galeria, Fiera di Roma, Parco Leonardo, Fiumicino Aeroporto.

Getting to Fiumicino Airport during the day

fiumicino airport to city centerGetting to Rome or Fiumicino Airport during the day is a breeze! As we said before, you can book the regional trains by Trenitalia or all the buses we mentioned above.

Where do I find the stops?

Depending on where you have stayed, you can choose between the following stops.

Leonardo Express

The Leonardo Express Train is direct and much faster (high speed connection) than the regional ones. This service is offered by Trenitalia and boasts 126 trains that leave every 15 minutes from the Station. You’ll find Leonardo Express on platforms 23 and 24 of Rome Termini Station. It takes you directly inside the Airport (in 30 minutes or 32 minutes). On these trains from Fiumicino to Rome (and back), you can also reserve seats. Buy your ticket online or at the ticket machines.

Operating hours:

From Rome Termini to the Airport – first departure 05:20 / last departure 22:35. From Fiumicino Airport to Rome Termini – first departure 06:08 / last departure 23:23.

Getting from Rome to Fiumicino Airport late in the evening

rome city centerGetting to and from the Airport at night is always tricky and may seem impossible. Don’t choose the first taxi service you meet because it could be dangerous! Even if Italy is a welcoming country, you can find scammers. Many abusive taxi services, in fact, are around the corner, ready to ask you for disproportionate amounts of money to move to and from the Airport. How many times have you heard on television about tourists cheated by taxi drivers?

Taxi Rome Airport – Fixed rate

Find your taxi from Fiumicino airport to Rome (and back).

Many taxi services allow you to reach your destination at a fixed rate.

Useful tips:

Always use the official Radio Taxi service. Call the phone number 060609!

Alternatively, you can also use the Call Taxi app.

If all the Radio Taxi lines are busy, you can use the Samarcanda Taxi Service. In this case, you have to call the number 06551!


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