Getting In/Around Rome
Getting to Rome
Rome is served by two main international airports: Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino International Airport, well connected to the city center by public transportation, and Ciampino International Airport, which is situated southeast of the city - Rome's low-cost airline airport.
To reach the city, from the airport, visitors can either take a taxi, with the usual charge being a fixed price of 40 EUR (but they often tend to over charge), take the train, if flying into Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino Airport, which is served by 2 train lines - the Leonardo Express trains and a suburban train, or, by taking the bus - COTRAL/Schiaffini operates bus services to the city, from both airports.
From Ciampino Airport there are several direct bus services, all of which stop at Termini, in Downtown Rome: Rome Airport Shuttle (15 EUR per person), Sit bus shuttle (6 EUR one-way or 10 EUR with return), Terravision (6 EUR one-way or 12 EUR return when booked online), and COTRAL's direct line, which costs about 5 EUR one-way, the trip lasting approximately 40 minutes.
Getting Around in Rome
There are many ways to get around in Rome, but, of course, the most pleasant one is by walking, this way being able to see everything and not miss anything. However, preferences may vary, so the alternatives are: by car, by bus, by bike, by taxi, by tram, or by metro.
If planning on staying more than 3 days in the city, perhaps, a good idea would be to purchase a Roma Pass, which costs around 25 EUR, and, which gives you free admission to the first 2 museums of archaeological sites visited, including full access to the public transportation service, as well as discounts and reduced tickets to any museums or sites you may want to visit, also exhibitions, theatrical and dance performances, music events or other tourist such services.
The public transportation service within the city is operated by ATAC. You can buy tickets from "Tabacchi", which you can easily spot by looking for the big "T".
You can use the tickets for bus, metro or tram. The fares are as follows: a single ticket ride costs 1 EUR, an Integrated Daily Ticket is 4 EUR, an Integrated Tourist Ticket is 11 EUR, an Integrated Weekly Ticket is 16 EUR, a Monthly Pass is 30 EUR, and an annual pass is 230 EUR.
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