Head straight from the airport to the birthplace of pizza. Find out about taking the train from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Naples.
If your travel plans include landing at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO) but not actually staying in Rome, then you will be relieved to know that FCO has its own dedicated train station. The Fiumicino train station is also served by Italy’s high-speed train network, so you can get to your destination 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 when you can go by train instead 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 station in the city center frequently. From Termini station, there are also frequent departures 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 2 hours, depending on the timing of your trains. Most journeys are between 2-2.5 hours. Ticket prices range from $33-52.
Italo trains connect the cities of Rome and Naples, but not from Fiumicino Airport. If you wanted to take an Italo train, you would first need to take either an AV train, the Leonardo Express, or the Regionale FL1 train from Fiumicino Aeroporto station to Roma Termini station. Then you can 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 station. Pay close attention to your itinerary when you book to know what changes you must make on your journey.
Amenities on Trains from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Naples
The top of the line AV trains are Frecciarossa, and these train cars are all equipped with air-conditioning and power outlets in your seat for your convenience. There are both 1st-class and 2nd-class cars. First class passengers get a free drink and a choice of newspaper. A cafe car is 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. There are 1st class and 2nd class cars. Passengers in 1st class cars get a free drink and newspaper, and 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 which is located inside the Fiumicino Airport. The station is opposite of Terminal 1, and if you did not land at Terminal 1, there is a free shuttle connecting all the terminals. There is another station named Fiumicino in a nearby town, so make sure not to get the stations confused!
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 also a Metro (subway) station inside Termini.
Roma Tiburtina is also connected to the city's Metro system, and is also served by a number of city buses.
Napoli Centrale is Naples' biggest station, and it's located on Piazza Garibaldi which is a main hub for city and regional buses. There's also a Metro (subway) station connected to Napoli Centrale called Napoli Piazza Garibaldi. Make sure to be prepared ahead of time, so that you know where you are going once outside of the station, or which bus or taxi to take.