Train from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Naples
Head straight from the airport to the birthplace of pizza. Find out about taking the train from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Naples.
When your itinerary calls for landing at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO), the country’s largest, but you’re not planning to stay in the capital city, then you’ll be glad to know that FCO has its own dedicated train station. What’s more, it’s served by Italy’s high-speed train network so you can get where you’re going quickly.
Anyone arriving at Fiumicino Airport and bound for Naples should be prepared to settle in for a trip of a couple hours, but that option is far better than trying to drive the 150 miles (241 km) - jetlag plus navigating Italian roads isn’t a good combination. Go by train and relax.
Frequent Trains from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Naples
Trenitalia’s high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains connect Rome’s Fiumicino Aeroporto station with Roma Termini in the city center frequently, and from there there are also frequent trains to Napoli Centrale station in Naples. Between the AV trains and Regionale trains connecting the Fiumicino Aeroporto station with Rome, there are 78 trains per day.
The trip from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to Naples can take as little as two hours, depending on the timing of your trains. Most journeys are between 2-2.5 hours. Ticket prices range from $33-52.
Italo trains only connect the cities of Rome and Naples, not Fiumicino Airport. If you wanted to take an Italo train you would need first to take one of the other trains from Fiumicino Aeroporto station to Roma Termini station (either an AV train, the Leonardo Express, or the Regionale FL1), and from there take an Italo train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale. The trip from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale on Italo takes just over one hour.
Note that weekends and holidays typically mean less frequent service and sometimes longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Naples
While FCO is a major airport and the train station does have AV connections, there are no direct trains from FCO to Naples, so a change in Rome is always required. Most of the time, the change is in Rome’s largest station, Roma Termini, but some of the routes change trains in Roma Tiburtina. Pay close attention to your itinerary when you book.
Amenities on Trains from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Naples
The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars all come with air conditioning and power outlets in the seats for your convenience. There are both 1st class and 2nd class cars - 1st class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper – and a cafe car that's available to all passengers.
Frecciargento are the next level of AV trains, and they’re very similar to the Frecciarossa fleet. The Frecciargento trains are slightly slower, although they’re still high-speed trains. Passengers in 1st class cars get a free drink and newspaper, and there are also 2nd class cars. A cafe car is available to all passengers. All cars are air conditioned and there are outlets at each seat.
Rome Fiumicino Airport, Rome, and Naples Train Stations
The airport’s train station is called Fiumicino Aeroporto (there’s another called Fiumicino just for the nearby town, so don’t get confused) and it’s located inside Fiumicino Airport. It’s just opposite of Terminal 1, and if that’s not the terminal in which you landed there’s a free shuttle connecting all the terminals in the airport.
Roma Termini is the city's largest station, and also a major transportation hub within Rome. Many bus lines stop right outside the station, and there is a Metro (subway) station inside Termini, too.
Roma Tiburtina is also connected to the city's Metro, and is also served by a number of city buses.
Napoli Centrale is Naples' biggest station, and it's on Piazza Garibaldi which is a main hub for city and regional buses. There's also a Metro (subway) station connected to Centrale called Napoli Piazza Garibaldi. The area around the station is decidedly unappealing, so it's a good idea to know where you're going when you walk out of the station itself – whether that's a specific bus line or the taxi queue.