Train from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Rome
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 (hence the airport’s more common name), but since it has its own train station it’s 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, you have three options for getting from the airport into Rome by train - 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’s a non-stop train connecting Fiumicino Airport with Roma Termini in the city center, and that’s all it does. 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 departs from the airport for Roma Termini twice daily, at 11:08am and 3:08pm, and the trip takes 32 minutes. Not only can you reach Rome directly via either of these trains, you can also - if your itinerary calls for it - continue on to 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 somewhere in the capital that is better served by one of Rome’s other train stations - because the FL1 does not serve Roma Termini. 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 duration varies depending on your destination. Count on a journey time of roughly 30-40 minutes.
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 only for 90 minutes. Don’t discard your ticket, either - 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 (every 30 minutes otherwise), arriving at Roma Termini 32 minutes later. The AV trains depart the airport only twice daily - at 11:08am and 3:08pm - and the trip to Roma Termini also takes 32 minutes.
Frecciarossa and Frecciargento Amenities
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 and Rome 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.
Rome's 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 station inside Termini, too.
Roma Tiburtina, Roma Ostiense, and Roma Tuscolana are also connected to the city's Metro, 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.