Rome transportation

Rome transportation. Airports, trains and public transport

Termini station, Rome

Termini station, Rome, Italy

Getting there and around


The main airport is Leonardo da Vinci, also known as Fiumicino. Leonardo da Vinci airport is 26km (16mi) southwest of the city. One of the most convenient ways to get into town is by the Stazione Termini direct train, which usually runs hourly from the airport.

The other airport is Ciampino, where most domestic, and some international, flights arrive. Ciampino is about 20km (12mi) southeast of the city. From there you can catch a bus that connects with a subway to Stazione Termini.


Stazione Termini, Piazza Cinquecento, is Rome’s main station. Most long-distance trains and trains from all major Italian cities run to Termini station, which is also the main hub for the local transport network (metro and bus).

Public transport

The city bus company is ATAC, and most of the main buses terminate at the bus station outside Stazione Termini where you can get a map of the bus routes. Buses run from around 6am to 12am, with some services running throughout the night. A bus ticket is also valid for the city’s Metro and train services. You need to buy your ticket from a tobacconist, news stand or vending machine before you get on the train or bus.

The city’s Metro service (which is convenient for many of Rome’s sights) has two lines, both of which go through Termini. The metro runs approximately every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30am until 11.30pm every day (until 0:30am on Saturdays). Tickets can be purchased in newsstands, tabacchiaria, or vending machines.

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