Rome Fiumicino Airport (Leonardo da Vinci)
Rome Fiumicino Airport (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO)
Leonardo da Vinci Airport is generally called Fiumicino Airport and is the most important airport in Rome. The other airport (Ciampino) is especially used by budget airlines, charter companies, and military traffic. It is a busy airport that processed 29 million passengers in 2005.
The airport has four terminals: Terminal A is for domestic flights, Terminal B is for flights inside the Schengen territory, and Terminal C and the Satellite Terminal are for all other international flights. A shuttle bus goes every 20 minutes between the terminals, which also goes to the long-term parking area.
There is a direct train connection every 30 minutes with Rome Termini central station via the Leonardo Express, the cost is €9.50. The local train Fr1 leaves every 20 minutes to the station Tiburtina with stops at Trastevere, Ostiense and Tuscolana, the cost is €5.00 and tickets can be purchased in machines in the terminal. The COTRAL bus rides at night between 01:15–05:00 to the train stations Termini and Tiburtina.
Car and bus
The airport is southwest of Rome and is easily accessible from the ring road around the Italian capital. Take the exit to Fiumicino (A12) and follow the signs to the airport.
Terravision (tel: +39(0)665 958 646) maintains a shuttle bus service to the center of Rome, a ticket costs €9.00 and the bus also stops at the metro station Lepanto and by the central station in Rome, Termini. The company has information counters in all Arrival Halls.
Car rental - Rome Fiumicino Airport (Leonardo da Vinci)
Several car rental companies have a counter at Fiumicino Airport: Avis, Italy by Car, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore Budget, Targa Rent, Auto Europa and Sixt. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
The Airport Connection Shuttle (tel: +39(0)633 832 21) has transportation from the airport to every hotel in Rome for a fixed price of €39.00 for two passengers, there is a cost of €10.00 for each extra passenger. Take care to agree on a clear price when using a private taxi! A ride to the center of Rome is not cheap and costs approximately €70.00.
Parking garages A, B, C, D and E are close by the terminal, the price is €1.50 per 30 minutes, after the first six hours it costs €1.00 per hour and €28.00 per day. Long-term parking is also possible in the new parking garage E for a minimum of a week and costs €70.00 and then €9.00 per day thereafter.
Cheaper long-term parking can be found at the open-air parking area along the highway, the first week costs €69.00 then €6.00 per day. There is a free shuttle bus to the terminals.
The airport has one hotel, the Hilton Airport Hotel (tel: +39(0)665 258) that is connected with the terminals and train station by a skyway. Other hotels in the vicinity of the airport are: Holiday Inn Rome Parco Dei Medici (tel: +39(0)665 581) and Sheraton Roma (tel: +39(0)654 531), halfway between the airport and the city center, both hotels have a free shuttle bus to and from the airport. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates. For further information refer to our own page about hotels in Rome.
Shops and restaurants
Fiumicino has an extensive shopping area with more than 130 shops. Many shops specialize in Italian fashion brands or other Italian designed items. Alitalia frequent flyers can earn extra miles by purchasing perfume, liquor and wine. There are bars, cafes and restaurants in all terminals.
You can find the office for lost and found items on the ground floor of Terminal C (tel: +39(0)665 953 343). Close by there are safes to rent (tel: +39(0)665 953 541). A porter is available (tel: +39(0)665 958 364).
You can find general information counters in the Arrivals Hall (tel: +39(0)665 953 640). You can interactively search information on computers with ‘touch screens’. Hotel rooms can be reserved at the tourist counters marked with ‘APT’, the Italian Tourism Bureau (tel: +39(0)665 954 471, closed on Sundays).
On the third level of the pier in Terminal A is the Atahotel Executive Centre (tel: +39(0)665 010 100) with meeting rooms, facilities for video conferencing, secretarial support and translation services. The center is open from 06:00-22:00.
The VIP lounge I Mosaici is in Terminal B and is open from 06:15-20:30 (tel: +39(0)665 957 360). VIP lounge Le Anfore is in Terminal C and is open from 06:15-23:45 (tel: +39(0)665 954 151), both lounges have showers and computers with internet access.
There are free parking places for the disabled in the covered parking garages. In the International Terminal there are special lounges by Gates C12 and B1 for disabled passengers (Sala Amica), there is also a lounge in the terminal for domestic flights.
There are banks, money exchange offices, ATM's and post offices. There are two pharmacies: one in Terminal A and one in Terminal C. The First Aid post is available (tel: +39(0)665 953 133/4). There is also a vaccination clinic (tel: +39(0)665 011 438).
Rome Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport
Via dell’Aeroporto di Fiumicino 320
P.O. Box 68
Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +39(0)665 951
Fax: +39(0)665 955 707
IATA airport code: FCO
ICAO airport code: LIRF