If you are flying to Fiumicino, you will be glad to know that multiple shuttle companies service this route. The airport is only about 30 kilometers (18 miles) away from the city center, so your journey should be about 40 minutes or so.
Fiumicino is rather large, with 5 Terminals. And bus stops are right outside Terminal 3, which is the largest and used by most airlines. So, let’s see how you’ll get to Rome city center by shuttle.
Rome's public transport network is broad and well connected. You can take a few shuttle lines from the airport, depending on where you want to go: Cotral shuttle, Sit Bus Shuttle, T.A.M. S.r.l., TerraVision, Rome Airport Bus. Most of the buses will take you to Termini station, which is the main public transport hub of Rome. From there you can catch buses or subway further to your final destination.
You also have options to travel to the Vatican or Ostiense station. You will need to do a bit of research to figure out the best route plan, though. You can try asking the drivers, too, but be advised that there might be a language barrier when trying to communicate. Your trip will be about 50 minutes long, depending on where you are headed, and the shuttles depart roughly every 60 minutes.
So how much are you looking to pay for the shuttle service from Fiumicino to Rome? Depending on the provider, your bus fare will be between €7.00 and €10.00. You can buy tickets online, self-service machines, at newsstands, tobacconists, or on-board the bus (with extra charge).
If you are traveling with kids, you’ll be pleased to know that some companies offer free rides for kids under 5 years old. For more information on prices and timetables, check out the official websites of shuttle providers: terravision.eu, cotralspa.it, romeairportbus.com
Shuttle transportation’s greatest advantage is low cost. However, don’t forget the disadvantages:
Now, let’s see what your alternative is.
Book a private transfer. It is a service that you book online before your trip. You can pick the preferred vehicle type and make any special requests (for example, child seat, extra stop, larger vehicle, etc.).
So, upon your arrival at Fiumicino Airport, you are ready to go and you do not have to worry about a thing! Your driver will be waiting for you at the Arrivals, holding a name board with your name on it. How fantastic! Instead of you looking for the bus stops, reading the timetables, looking for ways to get the tickets, and so on, someone is actually waiting for you right at the Terminal. Your driver is a courteous, smartly dressed, English-speaking professional who already knows your destination address.
He will take you directly to your car, help you with your luggage, and you will be on your way. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the smooth and pleasant ride. Private transfers are the preferred means of travel among modern-day travelers. You are getting excellent service at a budget-friendly rate. You get your privacy, comfort, flexibility, freedom, and most importantly, peace of mind. And you will be on a wonderful start to your Rome adventure!