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Travelers who are looking for cheap flights to Rome can easily find tickets to the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport or the Rome Ciampino Airport. The Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport  is the largest Italian airport, and is usually just called Fiumicino Airport. There are four terminals, labeled 1, 2, 3 and 5.

The Rome Ciampino Airport is located south of Rome, and it is one of the oldest airports that is still in operation. It has one terminal, and this is used mainly for charter and executive flights.

Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) Information

The Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) opened Terminal 5 in 2008 to check in American carrier flights, who are then bussed to the main terminal building. Some new construction at Fiumicino Airport plans include a new baggage handling system to be completed in 2010, and a new Pier C to handle international flights to be completed by 2011-2012. Amenities at this airport include cafes, bars, snack carts, restaurants, Wi-Fi (for charge), information kiosks, left luggage facilities, handicap services, shops, a chapel, banking services, medical services and business services.

Airlines That Fly Into Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport

The Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) is the 27th busiest airport in the world, handling flights to and from all over the world. It is the busiest in Italy in terms of passenger traffic. It is a hub for Air Alps, Alitalia, Blue-Express and EasyJet. Other airlines that service this airport include Air Berlin, Egypt Air and Wizz Air.

Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport Transit Information

Distance to city: 21 miles

Bus to city

  • Fare: €4.50
  • The buses are the cheapest but most time-consuming way to get to Rome.

Train to city

  • Fare: €8-14, depending on which train you take
  • Passengers can either take the Rome-Fiumicino service, which takes about 30 minutes, or the Sabina-Fiumicino line (FM1), which takes longer but is less money.

Taxi to city

  • Fare: €40
  • There is a maximum of four passengers per taxi.

Other options

  • There are some hotel shuttle buses that run from the airport to the hotels, about cost around €20.

Car Rental Companies at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport

These car  rental companies are located inside the terminal building.

Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) Information

The Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) has several amenities, including information desks, shops, bars, restaurants, VIP service, a first aid station, banking services, currency exchange, ATMs, lost and found and handicap services.

Airlines That Fly Into the Rome Ciampino Airport

TheRome Ciampino Airport (CIA) has been busier in the past few years, even though it is a smaller airport than FCO. It only has traffic to elsewhere in Europe. The airlines that service this airport are EasyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air.

Rome Ciampino Transit Information

Distance to city: 7.5 miles

Bus to city

  • Fare:  €4 (if booked in advance)
  • The Terravision Bus connects passengers from the airport to the Termini center in the city center of Rome. It takes about 40 minutes.

Train to city

  • Fare: €2-3 (bus fare plus train fare)
  • The COTRAL bus takes passengers to the Anagina Underground station (line A), and to the Ciampino train station. From the metro to the city center, it takes about 30 minutes; from the Ciampino station to the city center, it takes about 15.

Taxi to city

  • Fare: €30
  • Taxis leave from the departure terminal; there is a limit of 4 passengers per taxi.

Car Rental Companies at Rome Ciampino Airport