Rome by Plane

Rome is one of the best connected international cities in the world that fully meets the traveler’s requirements.

There are two main airports in Rome: Rome Fiumicino International Airport and Rome Ciampino airport. Both are located outside the city and well connected to the city centre.

The main one, Leonardo da Vinci – better known as Fiumicino Airport – is one of the most technically advanced airport in Europe and it is located 26 km (15 miles) southwest of Rome.

Ciampino Airport, second to Fiumicino, is  located 20 km (12 miles) southeast of the city, where most charter flights land.




At the airport’s railway station the Shuttle-Train Leonardo Express direct service takes just 31 minutes to get to Termini railway station, in the city centre (intersecting with the Metro Lines A & B) and leaves every half hour from 6.23 a.m. to 11.23 p.m.°.


To get to Fiumicino from Termini Station, the shuttle service leaves from platform 25 every half hour, from 5.35 a.m. until 10.35 p.m.

The ticket’s price is €14 (one way) and it may be purchased at ticket office, from self-service machines, travel agents’, authorized vendors, Trenitalia counters near platforms and at


The bus service  is available from and to Termini railway station and it is provided from several companies. The tickets may be purchased also on board.

Average cost:  € 4 ( one way )Journey time: 40 min.


Taxis for Rome are found at the exits of both the domestic and international arrival terminals.

Fixed fares are set for journeys to/from Fiumicino airport to Rome city centre (within the Aurelian Walls) and vice versa:  € 48 – Journey time: 45 min.



The bus service  from Ciampino Airport is available from and to Termini railway station and it is provided from several companies.

The tickets may be purchased also on board. Average cost:  € 6Journey time: 35 min.


Taxis for Rome stop in the small square in front of the airport itself. Fixed fares are set for journeys to/from Ciampino airport to Rome city centre (within the Aurelian Walls) and vice versa:

€ 30 – Journey time: 25 min. For journeys to/from Eur district (the Palazzo dei Congressi area), the taximeter fare is applied.  Average cost€ 30 Journey Time: 20 min.


Special buses connect Ciampino airport to the underground station of Anagnina (Metro A) with trains running to the city centre. Buses for Anagnina station leave from the square in front of the airport.

Rome by Train

Rome is in the heart of the European Rail Network and the key hub of the national network. Two rail companies operate in Rome: Trenitalia for national and international routes, Italo for fast national routes.

Freccia Rossa by Trenitalia and Italo by NTV high-speed trains connect:

  • Rome to Milan in only 2 hours 55 minutes
  • Florence in 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Naples in 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Venice in 3 hours and 30 minutes

Termini central railway station is the point of arrival and departure for almost all trains from Italy and abroad. The majority of public buses leaves from Termini to the different areas of the city and the two existing underground lines have their changing terminal there.

Roma Pass

Roma Pass, which is sponsored by Rome City Council and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, in collaboration with ATAC, the public transport company, offers a special fee for SETAC participants to have a variety of discounts and services that make it easier and cheaper to enjoy the beauty of Rome.

You can buy your Roma Pass at the Tourist Information Points (P.I.T.) in Rome. There are P.I.T. offices in the airports (Fiumicino & Ciampino), in the city centre and in the congress centre. You will receive the discount if you show your meeting badge.

  • Roma Pass 72 hours (from the first validation), € 38,50 for customer; €36,50 for the Congress members 
  • Roma Pass 48 hours (from the first validation), € 28 for customer; €26 for the Congress members 

Services included:

  • Free entry to the first 2 museums and/or archaeological sites of your choice, with Roma Pass 72H; free entry to the first museums and/or archaeological sites of your choice, with Roma Pass 48H. Free admission is valid also for any exhibition held in the museum;
  • Free use of the city’s public transport network;
  • Concessionary tickets to all other museums and/or archaeological sites visited thereafter;
  • Roma Pass holders can directly access to Coliseum, Capitoline Museums and Saint Angel’s Castle National Museum. For Borghese Gallery and Palazzo Valentini (Domus Romane), booking is free for Roma Pass holders;
  • Over 80 discounted tickets for exhibitions, events and other collaborating operators and businesses.

The Kit includes:

  • Roma Pass Card: the card to access to museums/archaeological sites and local public transport;
  • Roma MAP: a map featuring all the Tourist Information Points, Metro stations, museums and other sites of interest (complete with addresses, telephone numbers, opening times and nearest bus stops and metro stations);
  • Roma Pass 72 hours Guide (only for Roma Pass 72H): a guide to all participating museums and sites and all the events and services for tourists offering discounts, including art, dance, music, theatre, reviews, exhibitions, sightseeing tours, theme parks, connection to Ostia Lido;

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Taxis (white vehicles) are easy to find. If the light is green, they are free. Useful taxi numbers: +39 06-5551 (Samarcanda Line), +39 06-3570 (Soc. Coop Line), +39 06-6645 (Pronto Taxi Line), +39 06-4994 (La Capitale Line),  +39 06 6645 (Prontotaxi).

Download here the MyTaxi app.

Travel App & Website

The Rail Planner app offers an offline timetable for all European trains and can be downloaded on iPhone and Android.

The website  allows you to give in a destination and a place to leave from and it offers you the travel possibilities, the duration and the prices.