Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino International Airport (FCO)
Officially called the Leonardo da Vinci Airport, the Rome–Fiumicino International Airport is most commonly referred to as, simply, Fiumicino, the city just outside Rome where it’s located. The country’s largest and busiest airport, Fiumicino serves more than 40 million passengers annually and is the main hub for Rome and central Italy.
The traffic in Italy’s capital city and beyond can be daunting, so an airport transfer to or from Rome or other destinations in central and southern Italy is ideal to avoid driving on busy roads. The most popular options are pickup and drop-off at hotels in Rome or at the nearby Civitavecchia cruise port, but private transfers serve destinations in Tuscany, Umbria, the Amalfi Coast, Naples, and Sorrento.
Alternatively, book a shared airport transfer or combine a longer transfer with a driving tour, stopping along the route to see area attractions. Transfers with stops typically include visits to San Gimignano and Siena between Rome and Florence, and a visit to Pompeii or Sorrento between Rome and the Amalfi Coast.
Things to Know Before You Go
Terminal 1 is the hub for Italy’s national carrier, Alitalia, and handles domestic, Schengen zone, and Alitalia medium-haul flights.
Terminal 2 is the hub for the budget airline Vueling and handles domestic, Schengen zone, and medium-haul flights by budget carriers.
Terminal 3 currently handles most of the large-airline traffic to and from domestic, Schengen zone, and international destinations. Currently, this terminal also serves US and Israeli destinations.
Terminal 5, the dedicated terminal for US and Israeli flights, is currently closed for major renovations.
Car rental agencies are located in Tower 2 of the parking garages directly outside the airport and can be reached via the pedestrian walkways from the terminal buildings.
The airport has duty-free and other shops, restaurants, cafés, currency exchanges, ATMs, and a tax refund office.
How to Get There
The airport is located in Fiumicino, about 21 miles (35 kilometers) from Rome’s city center. The Leonardo Express runs nonstop between the central Termini train station and the airport every 15 minutes; the trip takes about 30 minutes. Taxis are a flat rate of €45. Or, book an airport transfer for hassle-free pickup and drop-off.
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