Get Around in Rome, Italy

Get Around in Rome, Italy

Airports

Rome has two main international airports:
A. Leonardo da Vinci International airport also known as Fiumicino airport (IATA: FCO) is largest airport in Italy. Airport located (22 miles) southwest of Rome's historic city centre. See Airport Map

From Fiumicino airport various options of transportation to the city centre and back.


1. Leonardo Express is the direct non stop train to center of the city (Termini Station), runs every 30 minutes and covers the distance in 31 minutes. The cost of one way Tickets Online is €14 per person. Tickets at the departure platform cost €15.

2. The suburban train FL1 has a number of stops at secondary stations, close to the centre of Rome and connects with metro Line B at Piramide or Ostiense stations and metro Line A connects at Tuscolana station (Does not stop at Termini) See Map. The cost of one way ticket is €8 per person.

3. Taxi from Fiumicino airport to central Rome is fixed fare €48 for up to 4 people. This is a more convenient option for families.

4. Cheapest way get to the city centre from the Airport and back is Bus, the cost of a one-way ticket from €4 per person. Here are some bus companies: Rome Airport Bus, T.A.M, Terravision, Sit Bus Shuttle.

B. G.B. Pastine/Ciampino International Airport or simply Rome Ciampino Airport (IATA: CIA) located (7.5 miles) southeast of central Rome.



Metro

Get Around in Rome, ItalyRome metro system (Metropolitana) has two underground lines named Line A (Orange line, runs from Battistini to Anagnina) and Line B (Blue line, runs from Rebibbia to Laurentina) See Map. Metro is quick, easy and cheapest way from Rome's central railroad station (Rome Termini) to several major tourist areas. The metro runs approximately every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30AM until 11:30PM every day . Tickets can be purchased in newsstands, tabacchis, or vending machines for €1,50 for single ride (valid 100 minute) or Daily ticket for €7,80 . Roma Pass (3 day pass for €36,00 or 2 day for €28,00) which is cards that offer you Free public transport (Metro [A, B, B1], Trams and Buses), 2 free Museum Admission and Reduced Admission to the Museum, Events, Exhibitions and Touristic services in Rome (controlled by the Rome Council).



Train

Get Around in Rome, ItalyRome's main railway station is Roma Termini. The station is located in piazza dei Cinquecento. The station has regular train services to all major Italian cities, as well as daily international services to Paris, Munich, Geneva, Basel, and Vienna. You can buy train tickets with person at the ticket counter or Using "Fast Ticket" machines (Italian & English language, Accepts Visa & MasterCard with PIN) or Buy Tickets Online. Except high speed trains, before boarding, it is Importent to get your tickets stamped for validation machine.



Trams


Get Around in Rome, Italy Rome has 6 tram lines. Streetcars serve Rome neighborhoods that aren't visited much by tourists. The Roma Pass is also valid on trams.



Taxi

Get Around in Rome, ItalyIn Rome, taxis are normally not hailed on the street. City has set up locations where official taxis stands or you can call a taxi to your location. Official taxi fares in Rome (Summer 2012) €1.10 to €1,60 per kilometer plus amount on meter when you get in the taxi from €3,00 up to €6.50. Fare while sitting still €27.00 per hour.


Bike

Get Around in Rome, Italy Use the bikesharing service, running 24/7 with 29 stations throughout the city. Register and enjoy the service in one of the ten ATAC ticket office at metro stations. Cost of the service is €0,50 every 30 minutes.



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