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This post gives you the best ways to get from the G. B. Pastine-Ciampino Airport to the city center in Rome, including trains, buses, private cars, and taxis. 


THE TRAIN FROM CIAMPINO AIRPORT TO ROME

There is one train from Trenitalia that you can take into the city center.

The local train ride between Ciampino’s train station and Rome’s main Termini station is very cost-effective but it can be difficult to navigate your way to the station.

The direct journey takes 15 minutes (without any other stops) and trains depart in roughly 30-minute intervals. The ticket costs €1.50.

You can purchase your train tickets at the red kiosks at the train station.


This photo is courtesy of TripAdvisor

The train runs between 5:30 am and 22:30 (10:30 pm) every day.

Purchase tickets ahead of time or learn more.

NOTE: You MUST validate your train ticket after purchasing it and before boarding the train. Green validation machines are located on the train platform.

Trenitalia Train Ticket Validation Machine

However, the train station is located a five minutes’ bus ride from Ciampino airport. There are two buses you can take to get there:


COTRAL Bus

  • Runs every 10 - 40 minutes
  • €1.10 per journey
  • Tickets must be bought from Tobacco shops outside the airport building.

ATRAL Bus

  • Runs every 40 minutes
  • €1.20 per journey + €1.20 per bag
  • Tickets can be purchased at airport arrivals or on the bus itself.

If you’re planning on using Rome’s metro system from Rome Termini, this could be a good option.

If you have a lot of luggage or you don’t want to transfer between the bus and the train, taking an airport bus to Termini might be a better option.

We suggest you get Google map directions from Ciampino airport to double-check the most efficient route.


THE AIRPORT BUS FROM CIAMPINO AIRPORT TO ROME

Taking one of the airport bus services available is an easy and affordable way to get directly to Rome Termini.

The journey itself, depending on traffic, should take around 40 minutes.


S.I.T. Bus


This photo of the S.I.T. Bus is courtesy of TripAdvisor.
  • Runs approximately every 40 minutes
  • €6 one-way, €11 roundtrip
  • Tickets can be bought from the kiosk outside baggage claim or online
  • Leaves the airport between 8:30 am and 23:30 (11:30 pm)
  • Leaves Termini between 4:30 am and 18:30 (06:30 pm)
  • Click here to purchase in advance.

TIP: This service is also included at no extra cost for Rome Turbo Pass holders.


Terravision Bus


This photo of Terravision is courtesy of TripAdvisor

  • Runs approximately every 40 minutes
  • €6 one-way on the day of, €11 roundtrip
  • For a one-way ticket to back to Ciampino, it will cost €6
  • Tickets can be bought from the kiosk outside baggage claim or online
  • Leaves the airport between 9:35 am and  23:40 (11:40 pm)
  • Leaves Termini between 4:40 am and 18:55 (06:55 am)
  • Click here to purchase in advance.

Terravision seems to be the most flexible of the bus services, even if they do not have good reviews for comfort or friendly service. However, if your flight is delayed or the passenger name changes, your Terravision ticket is still valid on any following bus.


FlixBus


This photo is courtesy of TripAdvisor
  • Runs approximately every 40 minutes
  • €6 one-way, €12 roundtrip
  • Tickets can be bought from the kiosk outside baggage claim or online
  • Leaves the airport between 8:30 am and 23:00 (11:00 pm)
  • Leaves Termini between 4:30 am and 18:30 (06:30 pm)
  • Click here to purchase in advance.

Atral Bus


This photo is courtesy of TripAdvisor
  • Departs 40 minutes apart
  • €2.70 one-way, €5.40 roundtrip
  • Tickets can be bought from the kiosk outside baggage claim, or on the bus
  • Leaves the airport between 3:30 am and 22:20 (10:20 pm)
  • Leaves Termini between 4:15 am and 00:00 (midnight)
  • Click here for more information.

Note: Tickets are nonrefundable for any reason.


TRANSFER SERVICE FROM CIAMPINO AIRPORT TO ROME

If you’re willing to pay a little bit more for personalized service, you can book an airport transfer service in advance.

The driver will greet you at arrivals with a sign showing your name so you can skip the taxi line and head straight to your hotel in Rome.

The cost of the ride is spread across all passengers so it could be between €16 and €78 for your one-way transfer.

While some rideshare services will take you to your hotel, others provide transportation to the city centre. Please choose the type that best suits your needs.

The reviews for these services are favorable - people enjoyed the personal touch of greeting a driver and think the vehicles are very comfortable for the ride.


FIXED-FARE TAXI FROM CIAMPINO AIRPORT TO ROME

A taxi, while not the most budget-conscious, will be the fastest and most convenient way to get to your hotel in the city center from Ciampino Airport for a fixed fee.

You’ll know the taxi is from an official company when you can see the fixed rates on the car’s doors.

It costs €30 for up to four people and their luggage to get into Rome.

  • Available daily
  • €30 per vehicle
  • Journey approximately 30 - 40 minutes

This service is ideal for families who want to save on transferring to Rome, as the price per traveler goes down with more people.

It also saves hassle if your accommodations are not close to Rome Termini.

Note: Never get into a taxi without asking the driver how much it will cost first.

Keep in mind that the fixed fare no longer applies if you’re traveling somewhere outside the Rome city walls.

TIP: The Rome Airport Taxi & Travel Card covers the cost of a taxi from Ciampino Airport to the city centre in addition to a 3-day public transportation pass.


UBER/MYTAXI FROM CIAMPINO AIRPORT TO ROME

If you’re arriving late at night or at an odd time, don’t want to wait for the bus, or just want to use a familiar ride-hailing app, Uber Black and MyTaxi are available to use.

This is also a good option for riders who are staying further away from Rome Termini station.


UberBLACK

  • Available daily
  • €46 and up per ride
  • Journey approximately 40 minutes

MyTaxi

  • Available daily
  • €35 and up per ride
  • Journey approximately 40 minutes

Travelers who are used to services like Uber and MyTaxi generally report that the prompt service and lack of hassle finding their hotel is worth the extra money over transferring to Rome Termini and using public transportation from there.

Note: Keep in mind that Uber Black is the only Uber service running in Rome. With surge pricing, this could bump up your estimated costs depending on the time of day.


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About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo, Washington.org, and more.
Updated: September 7th, 2022
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