Get into the heart of the Eternal City from the airport with ease. Find out all about taking the train from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport into Rome.
Italy’s capital and most populous city, Rome, is unsurprisingly home to the country’s busiest and biggest airport, Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO). It’s situated 22 miles (35 km) outside of Rome in a city called Fiumicino, which is why the airport is also referred to as Fiumicino airport. Luckily, the airport has its own train station, making it quite simple to get into Rome from Fiumicino Airport.
The station at Fiumicino Airport is served by a few different trains, so you can choose the one that best suits your travel needs.
Frequent Trains from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Rome
Once you land at the airport, you have three train options for getting into Rome; the Leonardo Express, a high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) train, or a Regionale FL1 train.
The Leonardo Express is specifically for shuttling travelers from FCO into Rome and vice versa. It is a non-stop train with only one purpose, connecting Fiumicino Airport with Roma Termini in the city center. Tickets cost about $17 each way, and the trip takes 32 minutes. Trains leave every 15-30 minutes from either end and are guaranteed to run 365 days a year, regardless of train strikes.
Trenitalia’s Alta Velocità trains also serve FCO. The Frecciargento train departs from the airport for Roma Termini twice daily, at 11:08 am and 3:08 pm. The trip takes 32 minutes. These trains can help you to reach Rome directly, but you can also continue onto Florence, Bologna, Padua, or Venice. Tickets start at $22-25 each way.
The least expensive option is the Regionale FL1 train, which may be ideal if you’re going to a station other than Termini, since this train does not serve Termini station. This regional train departs FCO every 15 minutes and makes many stops on its way into Rome, serving the city’s Trastevere, Ostiense, Tuscolana, and Tiburtina stations. Tickets cost about $10 each way, and the trip is about 30-40 minutes, but varies depending on your destination.
With each of these train options, keep in mind that tickets do expire. Trenitalia’s tickets are for specific trains and times, which means they expire 90 minutes after that train time. Other tickets must be validated before boarding, and are then valid for only 90 minutes. Don’t discard your ticket, you may need it to get through exit turnstiles.
Direct Trains from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Rome
Both the Leonardo Express and the AV Frecciargento trains offer direct service from Fiumicino Airport into Rome. The Leonardo Express leaves the airport every 15 minutes from about 7am until 9pm, arriving at Roma Termini station 32 minutes later. The AV trains depart the airport only twice daily, at 11:08 am and 3:08 pm, and takes 32 minutes to Roma Termini.
Frecciarossa and Frecciargento Amenities
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. 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 and Rome 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!
Rome's Termini station is the city's largest train station, and also a major transportation hub within Rome. Many bus lines stop right outside the station, and there is also a Metro station inside Termini.
Roma Tiburtina, Roma Ostiense, and Roma Tuscolana are also connected to the city's Metro system, and are served by a number of city buses. Roma Trastevere is connected to Rome’s tram line number 3 as well as several bus lines.