Information & Facts
The Hilton Hotel is near to the car park at Terminal D.
Only use authorised taxis (white cars with meters) - they can
usually be found in the arrivals areas. The journey to central Rome
will take 40 to 60 minutes and the fare is approximately EUR60 with
a surcharge for public holidays and Sundays or late at night. Some
taxis will charge extra for luggage, as well.
With thousands of parking spaces at both short- and long-term
rates, you won't have trouble finding a spot at Fiumicino Airport.
If you're just picking someone up, there are 1-hour spaces just in
front of the terminal, which cost a flat EUR3. Otherwise head for
the multi-storey car parks A, B, C, D and E, which are connected to
the terminals via moving passenger walkways. There are also special
"pink parking" spots for new and expectant mothers and women
generally on level D. There's also a 4000-lot long term parking lot
connected to the airport via a free 10-minute shuttle ride, which
runs every 10 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes in the
evening and early morning. Book a pot at the long-term or
multi-level car parks and get discounted rates.
The car rental desks are in the multi-storey car park lots C and
B, directly in front of the terminal and connected via passenger
walkways. Simply follow the signs from the arrivals area. There are
several major companies represented, including Hertz, Avis, Sixt
and Budget, as well as a few local operators.
Train: The train station is across the road from Terminal 3,
near car park D. There are two trains to the city. The Leonardo
Express travels directly to Roma Termini, the station in the city
centre, every half hour from 6:30am to 11:30pm for EUR14. Buy a
ticket at the ticketing counter in the station and then validate it
at one of the machines (the ticket will then be valid for an hour
and a half). A cheaper option is the slightly slower Metro line
FR1, which runs to major stations (Tiburtina, Tuscolana, Ostiense
and Trastevere) every 15 minutes, or every half hour on Sundays and
holidays, and costs EUR8.
Bus: Cotral buses leave from Roma Tiburtina railway station and
stop at Piazza dei Cinquecento in front of the national museum. A
one-way ticket to town will cost EUR4.50 if you buy it from the
ticket machine in the arrivals section or at newsagents or
tobacconists in the airport, and EUR7 if you buy it on the bus.
Telephone: +39 06 65 951 or +39 06 6595 4554.
Money and communications: ATMs and currency exchange throughout
Luggage: Baggage wrapping facilities at all terminals.
Conference and business: Head for the ATA Hotel Executive Centre
in Area B, after security, for your business needs.
Other facilities: Travel agents, pharmacies, massage parlours,
photo booth (Terminal 3). Terminal 1 has a beauty parlour,
hairdresser and solarium, as well as slot machines and laundry
Wi-fi: The airport has free wi-fi, and Exactta internet kiosks
throughout the terminals.
Information: There are information desks in each terminals, as
well as several touch-screen information kiosks dotted throughout
Shopping: There's lots of shopping to be had at Fiumicino
Airport, from high-end branded fashion (Dolce & Gabbana,
Armani, Gucci, Hermés - the list is endless) to Italian wines,
leather goods, jewellery and accessories, and foods. There are also
the usual travel stores, bookstores and newsagent dotted
throughout. If you've got cash burning a hole in your pocket, you
won't for long!
Food and Drink: Rome being the café culture capital that it is,
you won't be disappointed by the excellent selection of coffee
shops and delis in the airport, especially in Terminals 1 and 2.
For sit down meals, there are the usual fast food joints (such as
McDonald's) and a few decent sit-down restaurants.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is
understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into
100 cents. Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain
Euros through any bank, ATM or bureaux de change. ATMs are
widespread. Travellers cheques can be exchanged with ease in the
large cities, not so in the smaller towns. Credit cards are
accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities.
Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than
casas de cambios.
Fiumicino Airport has four passenger terminals - 1, 2, 3 and 5.
Terminal 1 handles Alitalia flights and Schengen flights, Terminals
2 and 3 handle domestic flights, Non-Schengen and Schengen flights,
while Terminal 5 handles American and Israeli flights. A free
shuttle bus operates between them and the car parks every 15
minutes or so.