Getting to Rome
Air Travel and Transfers: Rome’s main airport, Leonardo da Vinci, a.k.a. “Fiumicino,” is served by most major international airlines, including American, Continental, Delta, and Northwest. The fixed rate for a taxi from the airport into central Rome is $60. The Leonardo Express train connects Fiumicino with Termini, Rome’s central station ($16; 31 minutes), and a double-decker commuter train connects the airport with smaller Roman train stations like Trastevere and Ostiense, but not Termini ($8; 25-30 minutes). Terravision (www.terravision.eu) operates a shuttle bus ($10; 1 hour) from the terminal to central Rome (Termini station); it also operates a shuttle ($12; 1 hour) from Rome’s smaller airport, Ciampino, which EasyJet and RyanAir serve. The fixed rate for a taxi from Ciampino is $45. Train Travel: Rome’s central station, Roma-Termini, is linked with all of Italy and several major European rail hubs like Paris, Munich, and Vienna. Visit www.trenitalia.com for more information on travel times and ticket prices. Roma-Termini is also a hub for city buses and where the two lines of the underground Metropolitana cross.