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How to get to Rome

Rome is located on the Tiber River in the central-western region of Italy, and is easily accessible by air and rail from locations in Italy and all the capital cities of Europe.

The most convenient route to Rome is by air to Rome Airport (FCO), also known as Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, located about 35km (22mi) south-west of central Rome.


Flight times to Rome

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO), Rome.

Within Italy: Alitalia offers the most convenient daily flights to Rome.

Bologna to Rome is 1 hr, direct flight
Milan to Rome is 1 hr 5 min, direct flight
Venice to Rome is 1 hr 5 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: British Airways and Alitalia offer the most convenient flights to Rome.

London to Rome is 2 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Manchester to Rome is 2 hrs 55 min, direct flight


From Ireland: Aer Lingus offers the most convenient daily flights to Rome.

Dublin to Rome is 3 hrs 10 min, direct flight


From France: Air France and Alitalia offer the most convenient flights to Rome.

Paris to Rome is 2 hrs, direct flight


From Germany: Eurowings, Alitalia, easyJet and Lufthansa offer the most convenient flights to Rome.

Berlin to Rome is 2 hrs 10 min, direct flight
Dusseldorf to Rome is 2 hrs 10 min, direct flight
Frankfurt to Rome is 1 hr 30 min, direct flight
Hamburg to Rome is 2 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Munich to Rome is 2 hrs 45 min, direct flight


From United States: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Alitalia offer the most convenient daily flights to Rome.

Atlanta to Rome is 9 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Boston to Rome is 7 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Chicago to Rome is 9 hrs 5 min, direct flight
Dallas-Fort Worth to Rome is 10 hrs 25 min, direct flight
New York to Rome is 8 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Rome is 11 hrs 50 min, direct flight

San Francisco to Rome is 14 hrs, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Alitalia and Air Transit offer the most convenient daily flights to Rome.

Toronto to Rome is 8 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Montreal to Rome is 8 hrs, direct flight

Vancouver to Rome is 12 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Emirates, Etihad, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways and Scoot Tigerair offer the most convenient two stop scheduled flights.

Adelaide to Rome is 22 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Rome is 21 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Rome is 22 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Rome is 21 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Rome is 19 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Emirates, Etihad, Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways offer the most convenient two stop scheduled flights to Rome.

Auckland to Rome is 26 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines and Emirates offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Rome.

Singapore to Rome is 12 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) is located about 35km (22mi) south-west of central Rome.

A free shuttle service links the four terminal buildings and the long-term car parks.


Public transport

Taxi: Taxis are available outside the terminals. Note: Passengers are advised to only use the white licensed metered taxis. The fare to central Rome is around €50-55 for the 25-minute ride.

Rail: The Leonardo Express train service is the quickest way to get into central Rome, taking 32 minutes to Rome's Termini Station, with a train every 20 minutes, and a fare of €14.

Rail services also run to Fara, Sabina, Poggio, Mirteto and Orte. For further details, contact Trenitalia (tel: +39 199 892 021; www.trenitalia.com).

Bus: COTRAL buses take around an hour to reach the city centre (tel: +39 800 174 471; www.cotralspa.it) and the one-way fare is €5.


Car rental

Car hire companies at Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport include Auto Europa, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto Rent, Maggiore and Sixt.

Their offices are located in Torre Uffici 2, which is signposted from Arrivals, and accessible via a pedestrian tunnel from the terminals.


Terminal facilities

Money: Banks, bureaux de change and ATMs are located in the terminals.

Food: A wide range of food and drink outlets are located in Arrivals and Departures in terminals T1, T2 and T3. There is a café pre-security in T5.

Shopping: Shops at Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport include duty-free outlets (for passengers travelling outside the EU), fashion boutiques, jewellers and perfume retailers.

Shops selling traditional Italian products can also be found in the airport. The majority of shops are located in terminals T1 and T3.

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi internet access is provided throughout Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport. Postal services are also available.

Other: A first aid facility (tel: +39 06 6595 3133) is available 24 hours a day. A chapel, prayer room and nurseries are also located within the airport. There are also several airline executive lounges in all terminals.


Disabled facilities

Disabled passenger lounges are located in all terminals. ADR Assistance offers arriving, departing or transiting passengers with reduced mobility assistance on their way to the airplane.

Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Parking spaces for those with disabilities are available at the long-term car park, on the first level of multi-storey car parks B and C, as well as on the first and fourth levels of car park D.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around Rome

While Rome is a large, sprawling city, the historic centre (centro storico) is relatively compact; distances are not great and walking is the best way of getting around.

Elsewhere, there is a choice of public transport options, including buses, trams, the metro and a suburban train network. The main transport hub is centred at Stazione Termini.

The Metro provides a convenient and fast way to get around the city, and while public buses are much slower you do get to see more along the way.

Bicycles, scooters, motorcycles and cars are all available for hire.

Taxis may be difficult to flag-down on the street but can be found at taxi ranks or booked by phone.

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Latest update: How to get to Rome: 3 July, 2020


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