Tickets can be easily purchased at the airport upon your arrival in Italy:
- Rome Fiumicino
- Milan Malpensa
- Milan Linate
- Palermo Punta Raisi
- Rome Ciampino
- Turin Caselle
Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, the main airport at Fiumicino, is located 35 km/22 miles from the city centre.
By Bus: The night bus, operated by CO.TRA.L, goes to Rome Termini railway station and Rome Tiburtina station. Ticket can be purchased on the bus.
By Train: The "Leonardo Express" is a special train that goes to Roma Termini railway station and departs from the airport every 30 minutes between 06:37-23:37. There is also another metropolitan train (FM1) to Roma Tiburtina railway station, Fara Sabina and Orte.
By Taxi: Taxis to Rome's city centre take approx 45-50 minutes. Please use only authorized taxis, which are white vehicles with a taximeter available at the arrival terminal. (Tel. +39 06 3570)
Malpensa Airport is located 50 km/31 miles from the city centre.
By Bus: A shuttle bus service operates every 20 minutes from Terminal 1 and 2 to Milano Centrale Railway Station. The journey time approximately 1 hour.
There are also bus connections to Turin, Genoa, Como, Lugano and Linate Airport.
By Train: Completion of the newest high speed line is now servicing Milan's Malpensa Airport. Trains depart and arrive twice per day and service Milan Central, Bologna, Florence, Rome and Naples. Passholder fares are available for Eurail passholders. (Info Tel. +39 02 27763).
By Taxi: Taxis are located in front of the arrival terminal (make sure that they are the official radio taxis). Taxis to Milan's city centre take approximately 45 minutes.
Linate Airport is about 10 km/6.2 miles from the city centre.
By Bus: Bus services, operated by STAR FLY, run every 30 minutes to Milano Centrale railway station. Bus No. 73 (ATM) runs every 10 minutes to Piazza San Babila. Shuttle buses to Malpensa Airport depart approximately every hour from Terminal 1, Exit 4, Platform 20.
By Taxi: Taxis are available at the arrival terminal.
Palermo Punta Raisi
Falcone Borsellino Airport is approximately 35 km/21.7 miles to the city centre.
By Bus: Bus No. 29 to Palermo city centre and railway station operates from 06:45-23:30 approximately every 30 minutes. The journey time is 50 minutes. Bus service to Agrigento, Trapani and Sciacca is also available.
By Train: The train from Punta Raisi (close to the airport) to Palermo operates every hour from 05.40-23.40 and takes approximately 50 minutes.
By Taxi: Taxis are available at the arrival terminal (24 hour service - Tel. 091-513311).
G.B. Pastine Airport is approximately 15 km/9.3 miles to the city centre.
By bus and subway: Buses, operated by CO.TRA.L, depart from Terminal 2 and stop at Anagnina tube station. From there you can take the train into the city center.
By bus and train: You can take the bus to Ciampino railway station, and then the train to Rome city's centre.
By Taxi: Taxis are located opposite the International Arrivals hall. In addition to current standard fares, supplements for luggage and night time trips are requested.
Marco Polo Airport is located 12 km/7.4 miles north of Venezia.
By Bus: ACTV city bus No. 5 to Venice (Piazzale Roma) runs every 30 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays from 06:35-20:35, and every hour after 21:35. On Sundays and public holidays, the buses run every hour from 07:05-20:05. City bus No. 15 also operates a service to Mestre railway station. There is also AIR SERVICE to Padua and Vicenza.
By Water Bus: ALILAGUNA operates a service to St. Mark's, stopping briefly at Murano and Lido, the local beach resort, before reaching Venice. The last water bus leaves Marco Polo Airport just before midnight.
Private transport: Arrangements can be made for a local escort to meet you inside the airport terminal, take you to a reserved private water taxi, and accompany you to your destination in Venice. The cost is €155 for up to 6 people. Beware of water taxi drivers touting for business inside the airport hall, sometimes they can charge you astronomical prices, especially if you are foreigner.
By Taxi: Taxis are available at the Arrivals terminal. (Radio taxi Tel. 041-936222)
Amerigo Vespucci Airport is approximately 5 km/3.1 miles to Firenze.
By Bus: 66 buses a day link the centre of the city to the airport, which takes approximately 15 minutes to reach the bus station situated in front of the central railway station. Information ATAF Tel. 800.424500 Information SITA Tel. 800.373760 (from Italy).
By Taxi: Taxis are stationed in front of the arrival terminal or can be called by radio taxi (Tel. 4499/4242/4798/4390). From the airport to the centre of Florence or vice versa it takes approximately 15 minutes.
NaplesCapodichino Airport is about 6 km/3.7 miles to the city centre.
By Bus: Urban bus 3S to Napoli Centrale station and harbor operates every 20 minutes from 06:30-23:30. The journey time is approximately 15 minutes. There is also ALIBUS service to Napoli Centrale station and harbor which operates every 30 minutes from 6:30-23:30. The journey time is 10 minutes.
By Taxi: Taxis are available at the arrival terminal.
Turin CaselleSandro Pertini Airport is located 16 km/10 miles from the city centre.
By Bus: Bus service between the airport and downtown, with several stops including Porta Susa and Porta Nuova railway station runs every 30 minutes from 06:30-17:00 and every 45 minutes from 17:00-23:30. The journey time is 40 minutes.
By Train: A new railway links the airport to Turin every 30 minutes from 06:50-21:19.
By Taxi: Taxi service is available in front of the Arrival Terminal.Taxi to the city centre takes about 30 minutes.
Photo credit: Paolo Cerutti