Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO)

Airport in Rome, Italy

Introduction

Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, known as just Fiumicino Airport, is an international airport in Rome and the major airport in Italy.

The airport is located 34 km southwest of Rome. With 36 million passengers it is the busiest airport in Italy and also one of the busiest in Europe. It has four runways and is operating around the clock.

The airport serves as the main hub for Alitalia, the largest Italian airline and Vueling, a Spanish low-cost carrier owned by International Airlines Group. Based on total passenger numbers, it is the eighth-busiest airport in Europe and was the world's 36th-busiest airport in 2015. It covers an area of 29 square kilometres (7,200 acres) and is named after the most recognized polymathLeonardo da Vinci, who designed the first proto helicopter and a flying machine with wings in 1480.

Airlines & Destinations

Fiumicino is one of Alitalia's hubs, and the company flies to Rome from major cities in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East as well as Tokyo and Kansai International Airport. The airport is also served by most major European airlines and range of airlines from the Americas, North Africa and Asia. Unsurprisingly, as Rome is one of the world's most popular travel destinations.

E-Check-in is available for faster check in; the machines are usually near the counter of the airline.

AirlinesDestinations
Aegean AirlinesAthens
Aer LingusDublin
AeroflotMoscow–Sheremetyevo
Aeroflot
operated by Rossiya AirlinesSt. Petersburg
Aerolíneas ArgentinasBuenos Aires-Ezeiza
Air AlgérieAlgiers
Air Arabia MarocFez
airBalticRiga
Air BerlinBerlin–Tegel, Düsseldorf
Air CanadaToronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau
Air ChinaBeijing–Capital
Air EuropaMadrid
Air FranceParis–Charles de Gaulle
Air IndiaDelhi
Air MaltaMalta
Air MoldovaChișinău
Air SerbiaBelgrade
Air TransatSeasonal: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
AlbaStarSeasonal: Lourdes
AlitaliaAbu Dhabi, Amman–Queen Alia, Alghero (PSO), Algiers, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Beirut, Beijing–Capital, Belgrade, Berlin–Tegel, Bologna, Boston, Brindisi, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cagliari (PSO), Cairo, Casablanca, Catania, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Genoa, Havana, Kiev-Zhuliany, Lamezia Terme, London–Heathrow, Los Angeles, Madrid, Málaga, Malta, Marseille, Mexico City, Miami, Milan-Linate, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Munich, Naples, New York–JFK, Nice, Palermo, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pisa, Prague, Reggio Calabria, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Seoul–Incheon, Sofia, Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Tirana, Tokyo–Narita, Toulouse, Trieste, Tunis, Turin, Venice, Verona, Warsaw–Chopin, Zürich
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Delhi (resumes 29 October 2017), Dubrovnik (begins 23 July 2017), Heraklion, Ibiza, Lampedusa, Larnaca, Malé (begins 31 October 2017), Menorca, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Pantelleria, Rhodes, St Petersburg, Santorini, Split, Tenerife-North, Toronto–Pearson, Trapani
Alitalia
operated by Alitalia CityLinerBologna, Florence, Geneva, Genoa, London-City, Milan-Linate, Munich, Naples, Nice, Oran, Podgorica, Pisa, Trieste, Turin, Venice, Verona, Zürich
Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Alitalia
operated by Darwin AirlineAncona, Trieste
AlMasria Universal AirlinesSeasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh
American AirlinesPhiladelphia
Seasonal: Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York–JFK
Asiana AirlinesSeoul–Incheon
ASL Airlines FranceCharter: Ostend/Bruges, Paris–Orly, Tangier
BelaviaMinsk
Blue AirBacău, Bucharest, Constanța, Iași, Liverpool, Turin
Blu-express
operated by Blue Panorama AirlinesReggio Calabria, Tirana
Seasonal: Corfu, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kefalonia, Kos, Lampedusa, Mykonos, Pantelleria, Preveza, Rhodes, Santorini, Skiathos, Zakynthos
Blue Panorama AirlinesCancún, Cayo Largo del Sur, Havana, Santiago de Cuba
Charter: Marsa Alam, Mersa Matruh, Sharm el-Sheikh
Braathens Regional AviationCharter: Billund, Odense
British AirwaysLondon–Gatwick, London–Heathrow
Brussels AirlinesBrussels
Bulgaria AirSofia
Cathay PacificHong Kong
China AirlinesTaipei–Taoyuan
China Eastern AirlinesShanghai–Pudong, Wenzhou
China Southern AirlinesGuangzhou, Wuhan
Croatia AirlinesSplit, Zagreb
Seasonal: Dubrovnik
Czech AirlinesPrague
Delta Air LinesAtlanta, New York–JFK
Seasonal: Detroit
easyJetAmsterdam, Bristol, Hamburg, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, Lyon, Milan–Malpensa (ends 27 October 2017), Nice, Paris–Orly, Toulouse
easyJet SwitzerlandBasel/Mulhouse, Geneva
EgyptAirCairo
El AlTel Aviv–Ben Gurion
EmiratesDubai–International
Ethiopian AirlinesAddis Ababa
Etihad AirwaysAbu Dhabi
Etihad Regional
operated by Darwin AirlineLugano (begins 1 September 2017)
EurowingsDüsseldorf, Munich, Vienna
Eurowings
operated by GermanwingsCologne/Bonn, Hamburg, Stuttgart
FinnairHelsinki
FlybeCardiff
FlyOneChișinău
Hainan AirlinesChongqing, Xi'an
HOP!Bordeaux, Lyon
IberiaMadrid
Iberia Regional
operated by Air NostrumSeasonal: Vigo
Iran AirTehran–Imam Khomeini
Israir AirlinesTel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Japan AirlinesSeasonal charter: Tokyo–Haneda
Jet2.comManchester
Seasonal: Birmingham (begin 30 March 2018), Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle
KLMAmsterdam
Korean AirSeoul–Incheon
Kuwait AirwaysKuwait
LufthansaFrankfurt, Munich
LuxairLuxembourg
MeridianaFuerteventura, La Romana, Mauritius, Mombasa, Nosy Be, Olbia (PSO) , Zanzibar
Seasonal: Ibiza, Menorca, Mykonos, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes,
Middle East AirlinesBeirut
Mistral AirTirana
Seasonal: Tivat
Charter: Bydgoszcz
Seasonal charter: Enfidha, Heraklion, Marsa Alam, Menorca, Mostar, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Shannon, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tarbes/Lourdes
Monarch AirlinesBirmingham, London–Luton
Montenegro AirlinesPodgorica
NeosSeasonal: Boa Vista, Cancún, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Malé, Rhodes, Nosy Be, Sal, Tenerife–South, Zanzibar
Seasonal charter: Mersa Matruh, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Norwegian Air Shuttle
operated by Norwegian Air InternationalCopenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Bergen, Gothenburg, Málaga
Norwegian Air Shuttle
operated by Norwegian Long HaulLos Angeles (begins 11 November 2017), Newark (begins 9 November 2017), Oakland (begins 6 February 2018)
Pegasus AirlinesIstanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Primera AirSeasonal: Aalborg
Qatar AirwaysDoha
Royal Air MarocCasablanca
Royal JordanianAmman–Queen Alia
RyanairAlicante, Barcelona, Bari, Brindisi, Brussels, Catania, Comiso, Lanzarote, Málaga, Malta, Marseille, Palermo, Seville, Trapani
Seasonal: Corfu, Chania
SaudiaJeddah, Riyadh
Scandinavian AirlinesCopenhagen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Oslo–Gardermoen
Singapore AirlinesSingapore
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service AirlinesPrague
SunExpressSeasonal: Izmir
Swiss International Air LinesZürich
TAP PortugalLisbon
TAROMBucharest
Thai AirwaysBangkok–Suvarnabhumi
TransaviaRotterdam/The Hague
TUI fly BelgiumSeasonal charter: Casablanca
TunisairTunis
Seasonal charter: Djerba, Monastir, Tabarka
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul–Atatürk, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Seasonal charter: Izmir
Ukraine International AirlinesKiev-Boryspil
Seasonal: Lviv
United AirlinesNewark
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Washington–Dulles
Ural AirlinesMoscow-Zhukovsky, Yekaterinburg
Uzbekistan AirwaysTashkent
VuelingAlicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, Catania, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Fuerteventura, Geneva, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, London–Gatwick, Lyon, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester, Munich, Nantes, Palermo, Paris–Orly, Prague, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Tenerife–South, Valencia, Vienna, Zürich
Seasonal: Cephalonia, Copenhagen, Corfu, Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos, Kiev-Zhuliany, Kos, Lampedusa, Menorca, Mykonos, Nice, Oslo–Gardermoen, Palma de Mallorca, Preveza/Lefkhada, Rennes, Rhodes, Santorini, Split, Zadar, Zakynthos
Wizz AirBudapest, Katowice, Sofia, Vilnius, Warsaw–Chopin

Transportation

By train

From Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino airport, there are two train lines to get you into Rome:

  • Leonardo Express trains leave every 30 minutes to the central train station Roma Termini(35 minute, no-stop trip). Beware that these trains arrive at Platform 23/24, which is a 400m walk from the main station. Tickets cost €14 and are available (within 7 days of departure) on line. Tickets sold at the departure platform are also €14 if bought from a kiosk in the center of the station or €15 if bought from an agent. So if there are three of you it is cheaper to take a taxi and you get delivered to your door. You can't buy a ticket for a specific train; it's just a general ticket for a specific route (Termini), but it's good for any time. Get your ticket stamped in a yellow validation machine just before using it. The ticket will expire 90 minutes after validation.
  • The Metropolitan train does not stop at Termini. Get off at Tiburtina Station or, before that, at Ostiense Station where you can connect to Line B of the Rome Metro, or get off at Trastevere Station and from there take the '8' tram (direction 'Argentina') to go to Largo Argentina and Campo de' Fiori. Tickets are €8, plus €1.50 for a metro/tram ticket. The extra cost of the Leonardo Express is for the convenience of a direct ride to Termini and for skipping intermediate stations. If you are going somewhere else close to a Metro station, Tiburtina and Ostiense stations are as convenient. Get your ticket stamped in a yellow validation machine just before using it.

By bus

By coach

There are four dedicated coach services. All of them leave from the bus hub next to Terminal 3. And all of them stop at least at Stazione Termini (the main train station in the city center) either on Via Marsala or at Via Giovanni Giolitti.

  • Terravision offers a connection between Fiumicino airport and Rome city center. You can buy the tickets on the plane if flying EasyJet, or pay at the airport, which costs €6 (each way) or €11 return. If you book online in advance, the tickets cost €4 one-way and €8 return. It departs near Terminal 3 and goes to Termini station (at Via Marsala). For the trip to the airport, you have to obtain a boarding pass to guarantee your seat from the Terravision Cafè (available from 20min before departure) at the Termini station.
  • SITBusShuttle is another option from Termini station (at Via Marsala) to Fiumicino. One-way tickets cost €6 and return tickets €11.
  • RomeAirportBus (by ATRAL/Schiaffini) offers buses from the airport to Termini (at Via Giovanni Giolitti) in the city centre. Ticket prices depend on the direction of travel. Tickets from the airport to the city cost €5.90 single and €7.90 return. Tickets from the city to the airport cost €3.90 single and €7.90 return.
  • TAM bus operates buses to Stazione Termini (at Via Giovanni Giolitti) and Stazione Ostiense. Single tickets cost €4 (€8 for return).

By public bus

COTRAL operates public buses from the airport to the city. Don't forget to mark your ticket after getting on the bus. The timetables for its services can be found here . The public bus stop is located at ground level, at the end of the Terminal 1 (Domestic Arrivals). You can buy tickets at the tobacco shop in the Terminal 1 baggage area, with the blue sign (Tabaccheria).

Lines from Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino are:

  • Aeroporto - Termini - Tiburtina : €5 one-way (€7 one-way when purchased on the bus). The schedule is:
    • Fiumicino Airport to Rome city centre: Mon-Sat 02:15, 05:00, 10:55, 15:30, 19:05; Sun and holidays 02:15, 05:00.
    • Rome Termini station (Piazza dei Cinquecento) to airport: Mon-Fri 01:23, 03:53, 10:08, 13:13, 18:08; Sat 01:20, 03:50, 09:35, 12:40, 17:32; Sun and holidays 01:20, 03:50.
    • Rome Tiburtina station to airport: Mon-Sat 01:15, 03:45, 09:30, 12:35, 17:30; Sun and holidays 01:15, 03:45.

The night Fiumicino timetable is not kept very well. The bus may be half an hour late or not arrive at all. Perch on the bus stop, do not give up, it will probably come,eventually.

  • Aeroporto - Roma Cornelia (metro A): €3.40 (schedule )
  • Aeroporto - Roma Magliana (metro B): €2.80 from airport, €2.20 to airport (schedule ). This bus stops directly at the metro station and the sign on this bus reads "Fiumicino-Porto-Magliana".
  • Aeroporto - Ostia Lido: €1.10 from airport, €1.30 to airport (schedule )
  • Aeroporto - Fregene: €1.30 (schedule )
  • Aeroporto - Fiumicino (città): €1.10 (schedule )

By taxi or car

Taxis in Rome are white. There is a fixed fare of €48 from Fiumicino Airport to downtown (any point at your choice within the city's ancient Aurelian Walls) and vice versa. Occasionally taxis in the queue at the airport are not from Rome but from the town of Fiumicino. These are not bound by the fixed fare rule and are best avoided. Ciampino Airport to the City center and vice-versa costs €30. Between the two airports is €50. For most other destinations fares are not fixed and are based on the meter. In the main Rome taxi drivers are hard-working honest people. But there is a hard core of crooks, and these tend to work the airports and the main station. Do NOT negotiate the price for the city center and be sure your driver activates the meter (all regular taxis have a meter) when he/she starts driving to any destination not covered by a fixed fare. Drivers at the airport may try to talk you into paying more than the fixed fare, saying that your destination is 'inside the wall' or 'hard to get to'. If they try to overcharge you at your destination ask them to call a policeman. They will probably back down. Licensed limousine drivers may approach you at the airports, particularly Fiumicino where there are several companies (mainly cooperatives) with booths close to the exit. A drive with them to the center could reach as high as €80 but if you are in a group a large limousine or "van" could be cheaper than two taxis. Be aware as well of unlicensed "taxi" drivers. Go directly to the taxi stand and ignore touts.

Rental cars are available from all major companies at both airports. Providers can be reached easily in the Arrivals Halls at both Fiumicino and Ciampino.

Another option, is to book a licensed limousine or minicab in advance online. For example, a sedan, usually a Mercedes E-class, from Fiumicino Airport to Rome Centre and Hotels can be booked for €45 or a minivan for €55 [www]. The same prices also apply from Ciampino Airport [www].

Terminals

The terminals were upgraded during the 1990s and 2000s. In 1991, the domestic Pier A with 12 gates opened. In 1995, the international Pier B with 10 gates opened. In 1999, the international Satellite C with 14 gates and an elevated automated people mover, called SkyBridge, connected it with the main terminal.

In 2000, the new domestic Terminal A opened, and the terminal buildings, then consisting of Terminal A (with Pier A), Terminal AA, Terminal B (with Pier B) and Terminal C (with Satellite C), were reorganized. In 2004, the new Cargo City terminal opened. In 2008, Terminal 5 opened for check-in for American carriers and El Al. Passengers are then bused to what was then called Satellite C. The terminal serves 950,000 passengers per year. In 2009, the terminals were renamed — A was renamed T1, AA was renamed T2, B and C became T3 and T5 stayed the same.

  • Terminal 1 (Gates B1-B13 and B14-B30) is used by Alitalia (short-haul flights), Air France, Croatia Airlines, Etihad Regional and KLM.
  • Terminal 2 (Gates C1-C7) is mainly used by easyJet with Blue Air, Wizz Air, and Ryanairbeing the only other tenants.
  • Terminal 3 (Gates C8-C16D1-D10H1-H3H6-H19 and G1-G14) is the largest terminal and used by Alitalia (long-haul flights), Vueling and several other companies.
  • Terminal 5 (Gates H1-H3H6-H19 and G1-G14) is used by all U.S. and Israeli carriers.

Accommodation & Hotels

Things to know

  • First Aid station,  06 6595 3133 - 3334.

There are several pharmacies at the airport. In terminal 1 it is located next to the check in counters, in terminal 3 both groundside (departures) and airside and in terminal 5 airside.

Wait

In the terminals 1 and 3 there are many shops before the security check. Airside shops can be found in the areas B, C-8-C16, D, G and H. There you can also find restaurants and cafes.

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