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Getting to Rome - airports, trains, boat and , car

Guide to Getting to Rome, Italy

Rome is considered to be one of the most accessible cities in Italy, with the city served by two international airports, two train lines and a number of bus and coach companies. Public transportation around the city is also convenient and efficient including with a metro system.

Rome airports

There are two international airports located in Rome that draw in travellers from all around the world. Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino International Airport) Leonardo Express train to Romaserves as the city’s main airport and is well-connected to Rome’s train lines, allowing travellers to easily get to other parts of the city from the airport. It is advisable that travellers choose flights that arrive at the airport during the daytime when there are more transportation options available. The Leonardo Express train and the Metropolitan Train serve this airport and visitors can use them to reach the city centre for accommodation.

Rome’s secondary airport is the Ciampino International Airport, where most of the low-cost airlines like Easyjet and Wizzair land and take off. The airport is located in close proximity to the city’s centre and the main transport option of getting to other parts of the city from Ciampino is by taxi or by a rented car.

Rome by train

Other methods of getting to Rome include travelling by train, by boat, or by car. Many long haul trains stop at Rome to bring in travellers from various parts of Europe. Although, Rome’s main train station is the Termini, the long distance trains stop at the smaller Tiburtina Station.

Boat to Rome, Italy

Getting to Rome by boat is also a good option as many cruise ships stop to dock at the port of Civitavecchia. These ships often offer organised tours via shuttles or buses as part of their packages.

Driving to Rome

Driving to Rome can be accomplished by using the Grande Raccordo Anulare, which rings the city of Rome.


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