Rome Fiumicino Airport Trains To City Centre

Details of express airport trains and cheaper local train alternatives


Leonardo Express  Airport Train Rome

Leonardo Express Airport Train

Leonardo Express Airport Train

The Leonardo Express Airport Train is a dedicated airport train taking 30 minutes to reach the centre of Rome (Termini Station) with a frequency every 30 minutes.

The only reason not to use the service is cost, it is around double the cost of competing bus and local train options.


The Leonardo Express is simply the best (fastest and most comfortable) public transport transfer between Fiumicino Airport and Central Rome (Termini Station).

The service is a dedicated airport train and runs non stop, every 30 minutes.


The cheapest public transport option between the airport and city centre of Rome is the Terravision Bus. This is about a third of the cost of the Leonardo Express but takes at least twice as long and is not as frequent.


At Termini Station in Rome all trains arrive and depart from platform 25, in the main area of the station - close to the left luggage office at the station. At Fiumicino, the station is part of the passenger terminal complex. Although it can be a fair walk out to the station area it is undercover with moving walkways.


Key facets of Leonardo Express Train

- fastest public transport between Fiumicino Airport and the centre of Rome

- most frequent public transport between Fiumicino and the centre of Rome

- frequency, capacity and ticketing facilities means no prior booking required.

- journey time of 30 minutes with trains every 30 minutes

- The first departure from Roma Termini is at 5.52 and from Fiumicino at 6.36.

- The last departure from the airport is at 23.36 and from Roma Termini at 22.52.


One Way Fare : €14 Adult, Children under 12 travel free if accompanied.


Note: You cannot use Rome public transport passes to/from Fiumicino Airport


Fiumicino Airport Terminal Layout

Fiumicino Airport Terminal Layout

Fiumicino Airport

At Rome Airport the train station is well signposted within the passenger terminals. Its a 5-10 minute walk, but you've probably already walked a similar distance from your aircraft to baggage retrieval and customs.

The way is totally undercover using moving walkways, escalators/lifts.


Once at the Fiumicino Station there are ticket machines, the official ticket desk and three or four other independent outlets that all sell tickets for the Leonardo Express train.

Note : The station has three platforms and other local trains also terminate here. So do check which platform the next Leonardo Express train departs from, even if there is only one train in the station.


Rome Termini Station

Termini Station as well as being the main railway station for Rome also houses the main local bus station and is the hub where the Metro system radiates out from. Its also the biggest district of hotel accommodation for all budgets. Its a very convenient place to stay.

The station is like a small city with a large shopping centre, countless restaurants and facilities like left luggage.

Trains Between Rome City Centre And Its Airports + Cruise Ports

Trains Between Rome City Centre And Its Airports + Cruise Ports

Rome Fiumicino Airport FR1 Local Train

The city of Rome has a basic regional commuter train network of about 7 lines. One of them is the rather imaginatively titled FR1 service.

Rome Fiumicino Airport FR1 Local Train

Rome Fiumicino Airport FR1 Train

It terminates at Rome's main airport Fiumicino, provides a stopping service circling around the city. Fiumicino Airport is west of Rome, the FR1 circles around the south of Rome then up through the eastern suburbs.

Along the way it interchanges with all the other FR services, the Rome Metro and countless local bus and tram routes. However it doesn't go into the centre of Rome and the main train station Termini Station, but you can connect to another FR1 train which does.

The Leonardo Express is simply the fastest and most comfortable public transport transfer between Fiumicino Airport and Central Rome (Termini Station) for which you pay a significant price premium.

The FR1 is just one of the alternatives available to people who prefer to save money for a slower, more tedious airport transfer. The cheapest transfer option between airport and city centre is the Terravision Airport Bus.

One Way Fare (To Ostiense): €8 Adult


Note: You cannot use Rome public transport passes to/from Fiumicino Airport


Rome Fiumicino Airport FR1 Train Map

Airport Bus Services

There are very cheap bus services to both of Rome's airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino. The market leader is currently Terravision to both airports.

Terravision Rome Airport Bus At Termini Station

Terravision Rome Airport Bus
At Termini Station


The Rome terminus for all the airport bus services from both airports is Termini Station, the same railway station that the dedicated airport train from Fiumicino Airport arrives.

Unfortunately you cannot use Rome public transport tickets to either of the Rome airports by bus or train.


Termini Station Rome

In Rome the terminus is on the east side of Termini Station for all the airport bus companies, the main transport hub in the centre of Rome. The main local bus station, Rome's major train station and the hub of the Rome Metro system is here.

The area around Termini also has the largest choice of hotel accommodation in Rome from hostels right up to luxury hotels.


All of the three competing bus services from Fiumicino terminate in this same area at Termini Station. Terravision is the only operator that has a formal ticket office and waiting room. This is inside the Terracafe, Terravision's own cafe and bar.

Fiumicino Airport To Rome City Centre Transfer Options

Airport Trains, Buses And Hotel Shuttles

Leonardo Express    €14

Every 30 minutes, journey 30 minutes

FR1 Local Train    €8*

* to Ostiense, journey 35 minutes

Terravision Bus    €4

Direct to Termini Station, journey 60 minutes.

SIT Bus    €6

To Termini Station via Vatican

Alitalia Bus    (service suspended)

For Alitalia passengers. To Termini Station.

Hotel Shuttle Service   from  €15.56

Shared shuttle to any hotel in Central Rome

Rome City Cab & Private Cars

Licenced Taxi From Rank    €48

Flat fare to within city walls

Private Cars    From €60 (depends on vehicle size)

Meet n Greet, English speaking driver


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