If you’re planning to see the grandeur of Rome’s Colosseum, want to walk the Spanish Steps or pay a visit to the Vatican then Rome’s Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci International Airport will likely be your gateway. Known simply as ‘Fiumicino Airport’, the airport is the hub for Italy’s national airline, Alitalia. The largest airport in the country, Rome Fiumicino Airport is also one of the top ten busiest airports in all of Europe.

Rome Fiumicino Airport Quick Facts

Distance from CBD: 25km from Rome CBD
Number of airlines: Around 85 plus charter and domestic airlines
Number of destinations served: Over 110
Number of terminals: 4
Number of runways:2


Checking-in for your flight shouldn’t be any more stressful at Rome Fiumicino Airport than at other European airports. Just follow the monitors to find out your check-in counter and remember your terminal number before you arrive at the airport so you don’t have to trek too far. The only exception is for flights departing to Israel and the United States because of increased security measures meaning you should arrive at Terminal 5 at least 180 minutes before your flight’s departure time. Check with your airline before you arrive as some airlines offer online check-in and self-services check in which will save you time at the airport.


If you need to store some luggage while you are at the airport you’ll find a luggage deposit counter located in Terminal 3. Open everyday from 06:30 until 23:30 the cost is 6 Euro per piece of luggage for a 24 hour period or less. Further luggage storage services can be found at Termini Train Station if you are travelling onwards to elsewhere in Italy.

Money Exchange

Though it’s a good idea to pre-order currency before arriving in Italy, you’ll find ATMs and money exchange offices at all of Rome Fiumicino Airport’s terminals. Local ATMs will allow you withdraw funds in Euros at an exchange rate set by your local bank, which if you have a low withdrawal fee account is often the best way to get out money at Rome Fiumicino Airport.

Internet Access / Wi-Fi

Got some time to kill at Rome Fiumicino Airport? You are in luck. With over 700 Wi-Fi access points, the airport’s relatively new internet network allows you to surf until your fingers are content with free access and unlimited downloads. Just select ‘Fiumicino Free’ or ‘Boingo Hotspot’ in your connection settings and follow the prompts to take advantage of the service.

Family Services

Those travelling with young ones can take advantage of three nurseries located in Terminal 3. All three are in the Departures Area, while near Baggage Claims carousels 7 and 9 you can also find a play area. Also at Terminal 1 and 3 are a variety of child friendly restaurants including McDonald’s and Pizza Chef.Lounges

Airline Lounges

Airline lounges are mostly found in Terminal 3, which is where the El Al, Finnair, British Airways, Emirates and of course, Alitalia lounges are located. Primarily a domestic terminal, over at Terminal 1 there is also a lounge ran by Alitalia.


As Alitalia’s hub, perhaps not surprisingly you’ll find numerous Alitalia lounges at Rome Fiumicino Airport. With four to choose from, the Dolce Vita Lounge can be found in Terminal 1 while the Borromini near Boarding area D, Giotto near Boarding area G, and Le Navi near Boarding H lounges can be found in Terminal 3. While complimentary entry is granted to passengers on eligible tickets, the good news is that for 30 Euro you can also purchase a single admission to Alitalia lounges.


Located just after passport control in Terminal 3 is the new Emirates Lounge. Seating up to 156 passengers, there’s plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy a meal or a drink before your flight. All the comforts you expect can be found including Wi-Fi, newspapers and numerous relaxation areas.

British Airways

The British Airways lounge will appeal to those wanting to freshen up and have a drink. Located just after Security and Immigration in Terminal 3, the lounge is spacious, bright and bound to lighten your mood before a long flight. The drink selection is one of the lounge’s highlights and includes Peroni beer on tap and a selection of excellent local wines. The food isn’t quite as excellent as the London Heathrow lounge but will still do the job of topping up your fuel tank.

Terminal 1

Formerly known as Terminal A, Terminal 1 is primarily used by Alitalia short haul flights. Renovated and re-opened in 2000, other airlines to use Terminal 1 include Air France, KLM and Etihad Regional. Though small in size, Terminal 1 still offers a range of amenities including retail outlets and restaurants – so you can have one last pizza before you leave Italy.

Terminal 2

Connected to Terminal 1 is the low cost airline hub, Terminal 2. Here is where you’ll find airlines such as EasyJet and Wizz Air. Until recent years Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 were known by the same terminal name and still today the terminals are closely connected. This means you can take advantage of Terminal 1 while you wait for your flight.

Terminal 3

By far the largest terminal at Rome Airport is Terminal 3. This is the terminal used by Alitalia long haul flights and almost all other companies. Don’t stress if you get dropped off at one of the other terminals by accident as Terminal 1, 2 and 3 are all connected by walkways. Terminal 3, formerly known as Terminal C, is also where you’ll find the greatest range of restaurants and duty-free shops. Head to the Roma Travel Shop for a last minute souvenir of your trip or the Prada or Dolce & Gabbana stores to finally purchase that handbag you’ve been dreaming about all holiday.

Terminal 5

Opened in 2008, Terminal 5 is a check-in and security facility used primarily for flights departing to Israel and the United States. The least convenient of Rome’s four terminals, you’ll need to hop on a shuttle bus to get to Terminal 5 if you arrive to Rome Fiumicino Airport by public transport


One of the cheapest and most comfortable ways to get too and from Rome Fiumicino Airport is by bus. An airport shuttle departs the Rome Termini train station or from downtown there are even more options. Speak to your Fight Centre consultant about booking a ticket because numerous companies run the airport route. Most services start at around 05:00 and end close to midnight. If you arrive after these hours, there’s a night bus run by the Cotrol Company.


The quickest way to get from the airport to central Rome is without a doubt the train. Departing from Rome Termini Station, the Leonardo Airport Express Train will have you at your destination just 30 minutes after your train departs. The only catch is the train fare, which at 14 Euro is about double what you’ll pay to catch the bus. All trains to the airport depart from platform 25 at Termini Station.


If you are travelling in a group then a good idea is to take a taxi to the airport. All airport terminals have taxi ranks and fares are fixed at 48 Euro for up to four passengers between the airport and central Rome. Be aware if travelling to the airport that this fare only applies to registered taxis. Spot one by looking out for the local council’s crest and ‘SPQR’ painted on the taxi doors. Hire Anyone that’s ever driven on Italian roads will know why hiring a car isn’t the most popular way to get around Italy. Still, using your car horn and dodging scooters can be part of the experience and you’ll need a car if you want to hit the highways and explore Italy at your own pace. A wise idea is to reserve a hire car before you arrive so speak to your Flight Centre consultant to ensure you get the best deal. You’ll find all the major car hire retailers at Rome airport including Europcar, Hertz and Avis.


Drivers are well catered for at Rome Fiumicino Airport with three different parking options. The multilevel Comfort Car Park is the most convenient thanks to its close proximity to the terminals. Reserving online will save you money and ensure there’s a spot waiting for you, though in reality, the car parks are rarely full. The Long Term Park offers a further 4,000 parks and can also be used for short-term parking if you’re light on change. The only catch is you’ll need to take a free shuttle service to get to the terminals which adds a little bit of time to your journey. On the contrary, the Executive Parking area, located on the 2nd level of Multilevel E offers a premium service including moving sidewalks and flight schedule monitors.

As a travel hub for Italy, Rome is serviced by a wide range of airlines. The following airlines reach Rome Airport Fiumicino. Don't see the airline you are looking for? Talk to a consultant to book your Rome flights with your preferred airline.

Connected to the airport terminals via a walkway is the Hilton Rome Airport. The only hotel located within the airport, Hilton Rome Airport also offers a complimentary shuttle service to downtown Rome. You’ll find about 30 hotels located a short trip from the airport so speak to your Flight Centre consultant about your options when you book your fare.

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