Getting There in RomeEdit This
All ways lead to Rome - like the Romans said. This is more or less still true today. Continue reading through the Rome travel guide below on getting there for detailed information about Rome's Airport Leonardo da Vinci, trains, and more.
By Car: You can easily reach Rome by car. Four motorways lead to the urban ring road (A 12 from Fiumicino - west, A 1 from Firenze and Orvieto - north, A 24 from northeast which includes A 25 from Pescara, A 1 from Napoli - south). Using the motorways costs a fee of about 10.000 ITL per 100 km. Motor-way Informations you can get at 'Società Autostrade', Tel. 39/6/43632121 (24 hour service)
By Air: Airport Leonardo da Vinci, generally known as Fiumicino, handles most scheduled flights. It is located 26km (16mi) southwest of the city. Rome's other airport is Ciampino about 20km (12mi) southeast of the city and is used by the majority of charter flights. Telephone numbers are: Fiumicino: +39/6/65951 and Ciampino: +39/6/794941. www.adr.it
One of the most convenient ways to get into town is by the Stazione Termini direct train, which usually runs hourly from the airport Fiumicino. You can also get a train from the airport to Trastevere Ostiense and Tiburtina. There's also a night bus service to Stazione Tiburtina. If you're driving an autostrada runs from the airport to the city via EUR - it's a 45-minute drive and will cost you a small fortune by taxi. www.grandistazioni.it
From Ciampino you can catch a COTRAL bus, which connects with a subway to Stazione Termini. Besides that there is a shuttle bus to Termini for 8 Euro (one way) or 14 Euro (return), offered by Terravision. But the quickest and most convenient way is to take the COTRAL bus to Stazione Ciampino (for 1 Euro) and then take the train (FR4, for 2 Euro, every 15 min.) to Termini. By car you drive down the Via Appia Nuova.
By Train: Rome's main railroad station (stazione centrale Roma termini) is conevnient to every train station in Italy. It is situated east of the historic city centre. Within an 15min walk you can easily reach Santa Maria Maggiore, San Pietro in Vincoli, Piazza Vittorio, Colosseo or Museo Nazionale Romano. www.grandistazioni.it
FF. SS Termini, piazza dei Cinquecento, Tel. +39/6/4775