Savor an authentic Neapolitan pizza before heading back to Italy’s busiest airport. Here is all the information you need about taking the train from Naples to Rome Fiumicino Airport.
If you’ve been vacationing along Italy’s southern coast, you most likely flew in and out of Rome, just a few hours north. The Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) is Italy’s largest airport, and handles most of the country's domestic and international flights. The airport is linked to the city’s main train station, Termini, by a dedicated shuttle train called the Leonardo Express.
Taking the direct, high-speed train from Naples to Rome is the most stress-free way to begin your journey home or to your next destination. The fastest routes take less than two hours to make the 150 mile (241 km) trip, including the easy change at Termini station to the airport shuttle train. Start your travel plans off right and take the train!
Frequent Trains from Naples to Rome Fiumicino Airport
Trenitalia’s high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains run between Naples’ Centrale station and Rome’s Termini station almost 60 times each day. From the Termini station, it’s easy to transfer to the Leonardo Express, which transports passengers directly to the Fiumicino Aeroporto station every 15 minutes during peak hours, and every 30 minutes during less busy times of day.
There are also fast Regionale trains between Naples and Rome, which take about an hour longer to make the trip. With an AV train, most trips take less than two hours, and with a Regionale train, the trip takes 3 hours and 10 minutes. Ticket prices start at $39.
Italo trains only connect the main city train stations in Naples and Rome, and not the Fiumicino Airport. If you opt for an Italo train, you will need to connect at Roma Termini station to the Leonardo Express. The trip from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini on Italo takes from 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes, and the Leonardo Express trip from Termini to the airport takes another 32 minutes.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Naples to Rome Fiumicino Airport
There are no direct trains from Naples to FCO. All routes include a change in Rome’s main Termini station to the airport shuttle train, the Leonardo Express. This connection is easy to make, as the Leonardo Express departs every 15 or 30 minutes from 5:30 am to 10:30 pm from tracks 23 and 24.
Amenities on Trains from Naples to Rome Fiumicino Airport
The fastest and most luxurious AV train is the Frecciarossa, which has air-conditioned cars, monitors listing travel information and news; free WIFI, 3g and 4g internet, and individual power outlets. Travel classes are indicated by color-coded cars. Executive class cars are brown, and have meal service and a station lounge. Business class cars are blue, and have a snack, drink and choice of newspaper for passengers. Premium class cars are red, and also offer a snack, drink and choice of newspaper. Finally, Standard class cars are orange, and have a trolley snack and drink service. Frecciarossa trains also have a café car.
Frecciargento and Intercity trains are simpler AV trains, with similar amenities but not as fast as the Frecciarossa. These trains have 1st-class and 2nd-class cars, both of which are air-conditioned and include individual power outlets. First-class passengers have a free drink and newspaper, and there is either trolley service and/or a café car for all passengers.
Regionale trains do not require a seat reservation, so passengers may choose among the available seats when boarding. Some Regionale trains have 1st and 2nd-class cars, so you must choose a seat in your ticket class. There is no food service nor a café car on Regionale trains, and the air conditioning and power sockets are not always functional.
Naples and Rome Fiumicino Airport Train Stations
Napoli Centrale is Naples' main train station located on Piazza Garibaldi. The station is a large hub for city and regional buses, and also the terminal for the Circumvesuviana train from Sorrento. There's a Metro (subway) station connected to Centrale called Napoli Piazza Garibaldi, and the bus from the ferry port also stops here.
Rome's Fiumicino Airport train station is called Fiumicino Aeroporto, and is where the Leonardo Express stops just opposite of Terminal 1. There’s a free shuttle connecting all the airport terminals if you are departing from another terminal.