Land in the Bel Paese and continue on directly to Italy’s Amalfi Coast . Here’s all you need to know about taking the train from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to Salerno.
Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO), located in Fiumicino, 22 miles (35 km) outside of Rome, is the country’s largest and busiest airport. The airport has its own train station, which you will be using to begin the first leg of your train trip. All direct trains to Salerno depart from Rome’s Termini or Tiburtina train stations, so you will first have to travel from the Fiumicino airport station to one of Rome’s stations, and then board your train to Salerno there.
Salerno is one of the most important hubs for travelers headed to the Amalfi Coast. Most travelers arrive by cruise, ship, or train and continue up the coast by ferry or bus. By taking the train to travel the 181 miles (191 km) between Rome’s airport and Salerno, you can avoid the hassle of having to pick up a rental car upon arrival and then navigating the tricky coastal roads. This trip by train can take less than three hours.
Frequent Trains from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Salerno
There are over 50 trains departing each day from Fiumicino for Salerno, and all require changing to a connecting train in Rome’s Termini or Tiburtina stations.
There are three trains from the Fiumicino airport into Rome. Your first choice is the Leonardo Express, a shuttle train which only runs between the Fiumicino airport and Termini stations. You can also take a high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) train. Your final choice is a Regionale train. This short part of your trip takes about half an hour.
Once you have arrived at the Termini or Tiburtina station, your trip to Salerno begins. From here, you will take a high-speed AV train south, either along a direct route, or a route which requires changing trains in either Naples or Caserta.
Ticket prices, including the leg from the airport to Rome and the trip between Rome and Salerno on an AV train, starts at around $33.
Note that there may be fewer trains running on weekends and holidays, and they may have longer travel times.
Direct Trains from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Salerno
There are no direct trains from Rome’s Fiumicino airport to Salerno. All trips include an initial 30 minute train ride to one of Rome’s central train stations, where you connect to a high-speed train headed south.
Amenities on Trains from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Salerno
The Leonardo Express and Regionale trains are used to shuttle passengers between the Rome airport and city center. Passengers are not required to reserve a seat on these trains, and there are no extra amenities like food service or a café car. These trains are usually air-conditioned.
The Frecciarossa is the top-of-the-line AV high-speed train. Passengers can enjoy the many amenities offered, like air-conditioned cars, WIFI, 3g and 4g internet, individual power outlets, and monitors listing travel information and news. Frecciarossa trains offer a number of ticket classes with color-coded cars. Executive class is brown, including meal service and a station lounge. Business and Premium cars are blue and red, which a snack, drink, and choice of newspaper. Finally Standard is orange, and offers passengers snack and drink service. In addition, there is a café car for all passengers.
Frecciabianca, Frecciargento, and Intercity trains are more basic AV trains, with longer travel times and fewer amenities than the Frecciarossa. These trains have air-conditioned 1st and 2nd class cars, and power outlets at each seat. First-class tickets include a free drink and newspaper, and all trains offer either a café car and/or trolley service.
Rome Fiumicino Airport and Salerno Train Stations
The airport’s train station is Fiumicino Aeroporto, located just opposite of Terminal 1. If you are arriving at a different terminal, you can use the free shuttle which runs between all of the airport terminals to reach Terminal 1. Please note that there is also a Fiumicino station serving a nearby town, so do not get confused between that station and the Fiumicino Aeroporto station.
Although the Salerno station is quite small, having only 5 platforms, it is a train hub for the Amalfi Coast. There is a bus terminal nearby for city buses to Salerno’s Manfredi port for ferries to the Amalfi Coast, and regional buses directly to the Amalfi Coast. Salerno’s Concordia port, where ferries to Amalfi and Positano depart, is directly across from the train station.