Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport Guide (FCO)
The larger of two major airports in the Italian capital, Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport is a major hub for the country’s Alitalia airline. Take a look at our Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport guide for useful contact details, information on airport facilities, details of transport options and nearby hotels.
There are plans for up to four further terminals and two new runways to be added to the complex over the next 30 years.
Information desks are located in each terminal. Additionally, information kiosks with touch-screen technology can be found in all the terminals. APT (tel: 06 65951) provides on-site tourist information.
A free shuttle service links the four terminal buildings and the long-term car parks.
The A90 ring road, which skirts Rome, leads to the E80/A91 highway that goes directly towards Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport; from here, passengers should follow signposts to the terminals.
Rail: The Leonardo Express train service runs every 30 minutes to Rome's Termini railway station (journey time: 35 minutes; fare: €14). FR1 local trains operate every 15 minutes and stop at local stations on the way to Tiburtina Station (journey time: 30 minutes; fare: €8). Services also run to Fara, Sabina, Poggio, Mirteto and Orte. For further details, contact Trenitalia (tel: 892 021; www.trenitalia.com).
Bus: COTRAL buses take around an hour to reach the city centre (tel: 800 174 471; www.cotralspa.it) and the one-way fare is €5.
Taxi: Taxis are readily available outside the terminals; passengers are advised to only take a white licensed metered taxi. The fare to central Rome is around €50-55 for the 25-minute ride.
Wi-Fi internet access is provided throughout Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport – the first 30 minutes of which are free of charge. Postal services are also available.
There is a wide range of food and drink outlets both before and after the security checkpoints in terminals T1, T2 and T3. There is a café pre-security in T5.
Shops at Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport include duty-free outlets (for passengers travelling outside the EU), fashion boutiques, jewellers and perfume retailers. Shops selling traditional Italian products can also be found in the airport. The majority of shops are located in terminals T1 and T3.
A left-luggage service is available in T3, International Arrivals. For items lost at the airport, contact the airport office (tel: 06 6595 5253). A porter service can be pre-booked (tel: 06 6595 8364).
The Atahotel Executive Centre (tel: 06 6501 0100) in T1 has meeting rooms, office space, internet points, fax machines and a copy centre. There are also several airline executive lounges in all terminals. Meeting and conference facilities are also available at the on-site Hilton Rome Airport Hotel (tel: 06 65258; www3.hilton.com), a short distance from the terminals.
Disabled passenger lounges are located in all terminals. Parking spaces for those with disabilities are available at the long-term car park, on the first level of multi-storey car parks B and C, as well as on the first and fourth levels of car park D. When booking a flight, those with disabilities are asked to specify the type of assistance required.
Multi-storey car parks A to D are directly linked to the terminals via pedestrian walkways. There are limited spaces at Terminal A and B for short-stay parking. The long-term car park on the motorway from Rome to Fiumicino is served by a free shuttle bus to/from the terminals – covered long-term parking is also available. Additional facilities include a car valet service (tel: 06 6595 7880). Parking can be booked in advance via the airport’s website.
Car hire companies at Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport include: Auto Europa, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Italy by Car, Locauto Rent, Maggiore and Sixt. Their offices are located in Torre Uffici 2, which is signposted from Arrivals, and reached via a pedestrian tunnel from the terminals.