Traveling from Rome Termini to Fiumicino Airport – All You Need to Know

Most travelers inquire about how to get from Rome Termini to Fiumicino Airport because Termini is the main train station and you are likely to arrive there from many other cities. There are three main modes of transport from Rome Termini to Fiumicino Airport: train, bus, and taxi.

In this guide, I will explain how to easily find and reserve each of them to help you make an informed decision on which one better fits your travel needs.

Image: Platform to Fiumicino FCO airport from stazione roma termini.

How to get to Fiumicino Airport from Roma Termini station

By train

Leonardo Express

The exact schedule of the Leonardo Express train from Roma Termini is every 30 minutes from 4.50 am to 5.50 am (so at 4.50, 5.20, and 5.50) and from 5.50 am every 15 minutes. It takes 32 minutes to reach Fiumicino Airport.

The ticket for the Leonardo Express train costs 14€ and you can take it from platforms 24 and 25 of the Termini station. Sometimes, it can depart from platform 23 and even though they are all next to each other, I suggest double-checking when you arrive at the station to avoid having to change platforms at the very last minute dragging all your luggage around.

You will find the latest updates on the large screens at the entrance of the station and right before the platforms, and also on smaller screens near the platforms. Alternatively, you can ask Trenitalia staff.

Image:Stazione Termini to take the train to Fiumicino FCO.

Intercity and regional train

From Roma Termini station, you can also decide to take a different train to Fiumicino, so instead of the Leonardo Express, you can opt for an InterCity or a regional train. The only reason one would choose to do that, however, is the difference in price because instead of 14€, it’s 8€.

Other than that, I don’t see any other reason because it will take double the time since it will stop at all the smaller stations. In fact, you should take a regional train to the airport if you are traveling from any other part of Rome that is not Roma Termini. Stations like Trastevere and Ostiense are connected by regional train to the airport and the price is 8€.

Image: Rome Actually at Fiumicino Airport.
Just reached Fiumicino Airport!

By coach/bus

Several bus companies travel from Stazione Roma Termini to FCO Fiumicino International Airport. With fees starting from as little as 6€, this is a much cheaper option than the Leonardo Express train. These companies include Cotral, Schiaffini, Terravision, Sit Bus Shuttle, TAM Bus, and Itabus.

You can book a bus transfer from Roma Termini to Fiumicino airport FCO also on Get Your Guide here and here.

If you want to compare companies, prices, and schedules, you can also check a travel booking website like Omio. With fares ranging from 6 to 7€ per single trip, by bus is the cheapest option to go Fiumicino International Airport from Rome, perfect for those who are traveling on a budget.

Being a bus, however, it drives through the city’s traffic, and depending on the day and on the time, Rome’s traffic gets a little mental. This is why, if you decide to reach FCO from Termini station by bus, I suggest going early because you never know what time you arrive!

Image: Rome public transport and taxi.

By taxi

It’s also possible to take a taxi from Roma Termini to FCO Fiumicino airport. This has a fixed price of 50€ and you can take your taxi from the exit of the station. Right in front of the entrance doors, you will see the line of people standing to get their taxi.

It’s a long line but it runs pretty fast. I did it many times and I never stood up in the line for more than 20/30 minutes, even when it looked crazy. In the high season, from April through October, the line is longer and the waiting time too. Just make sure you take an official white taxi.

By private transfer

You also have the option to book a private transfer from Termini to Fiumicino. This is the perfect alternative if you are getting off the train and are tired to stand in line for the taxi or have too much luggage to take the train to reach Fiumicino airport.

The private transfer, too, can be booked on Get Your Guide or via Welcome PickUps.

We used Welcome PickUps once in Rome and were very happy with their services. We received a confirmation email upon book with the name of the driver and plate number. We then received a message from the driver at pickup time where he told us where he was waiting for us. The car was a Mercedes Benz minivan, very comfortable and new. You obviously pay upfront when you book so you don’t have any surprise.

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About The Author: Angela Corrias

Hi, my name is Angela Corrias! I am an Italian journalist, photographer, and blogger living in Rome. After over ten years of living abroad, I finally came to the conclusion that in order to better organize my future adventures, I needed a base. Since I know and love Rome so much, I moved back to the Eternal City. This is how Rome Actually was born. Here, I cover everything about Rome, from the local food to the culture to Roman history.

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