Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Train Connections from Fiumicino to central Rome

If you're planning a trip to the Eternal City of Rome, Italy, you'll probably land on Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport. Fiumicino Airport (FCO) is the the Italy's greatest airport with over 35 mn. passengers served each year, and 35 km form Rome's historic center. Several train connection to Rome are available, depending on the time and the budged you have.

1. Leodardo Express
The Leonardo Express is the fastest, but the most expensive way to get in central Rome. With departures at every 30 minutes, it connects Fiumicino Airport with Termini Station in only 31 minutes with no intermediate stops. The fare is 14 euro.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.

2. Regional Train (FR1)
The FR1 metropolitan service connects Fiumicino Airport with the stations of Roma Trastevere, Roma Ostiense, Roma Tuscolana and Roma Tiburtina. Roma Ostiense and Rome Tiburtina Stations have connections with metro (subway) line B, while Roma Tuscolana is connected with line A. This train does not stop in Termini Station. Departures are every 15 minutes and the fare is 8 euro. Speaking about metro, you should know that Rome has a quite simple metro system, with only two lines - A and B -  which intersect each other in Termini Station.

3. Trick for Regional  Train

Now, for those who are on a budget - I mean those who REALLY are - there's a trick to travel with less then 3 euro (2.90 euro more precisely) from airport to central Rome. It sounds good, doesn't it? Here's what you have to do: instead of buying one ticket on FR1 from Fiumicino to a Rome station, buy one ticket from Fiumicino to Parco Leonardo, and one from Parco Leonardo to a train station in Rome. The service is actually the same FR1, but you'll have to get off at the first station which is Parco Leonardo, validate the second ticket, and then take the next train.

Don't forget to validate your ticket before boarding the train in order to avoid an ugly fine.

Have a nice & safe journey!

Here you can find a map which includes all metro & railway stations in and around Rome.

Also, here are the best tourist guides for visiting Rome.