The Rome Ciampino Airport is very close to the centre of Italy’s capital, about 9 miles. Still, you’re not going to walk that, so how are you going to get to the centre from the airport? We’ll help you with that today.
How to get from the Rome Ciampino Airport to the city centre by bus?
You can use the airport shuttle or the city bus options. The former leaves from in front of the terminal and takes about 35 minutes, depending on traffic. Shuttle buses depart to Roma Termini at: 8:30 am, 9:20 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 noon, 2:35 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:45 pm and 11:00 pm. A one-way ride costs €6, a round trip costs €11.
Another good option is the city bus 520, operated by Rome’s ATAC combined with the Trenitalia train system. A combo Airline ticket costs €2.70 and you can buy them at the info point and special vending machines. The bus will get you to the Ciampino station from where you can reach Roma Termini with the same ticket.
How to get from the Rome Ciampino Airport to the city centre by taxi?
A more convenient way, of course, would be a taxi. The taxi terminal is located right in front of the airport. A typical price for such a route is around €30 to €40, depending on the exact drop-off location. Heavy traffic jams tend to be quite common in the city, so it’s uncertain whether a taxi will be faster than the rest of the options.
How to get from the Rome Ciampino Airport to the city centre by car?
The airport is located right next to the SS7 road that leads straight to the centre. You can also take the E80 and A90 ring road around Rome to get to most places.
How to get from the Rome Ciampino Airport to the city centre by train?
You can also get to Rome by train, though these only leave from Ciampino itself. You can get there with the aforementioned bus 520. The train takes about 15 minutes to get to the centre.
Though the connections from the Rome Ciampino Airport aren’t as great as those we’d find in Milan or Bari, you still have plenty of options to choose from and, at the very least, it’s so close that it won’t be that big a hassle. We’d say that the best way to travel to the centre is via the Airlink ticket or with your own car, if you have one with you, during low traffic hours.