Rome Fiumicino Airport, or Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport or just Fiumicino Airport, is the largest airport in Italy. The airport opened in 1961 replacing Rome Ciampino airport as the main airport in Rome. The airport is located 35kms south west of Rome’s city centre and carries over 35 million passengers a year making it the sixth busiest airport in Europe. Passengers fly to Rome for business and for pleasure, to soak up the atmosphere and the history of this wonderful city. There are three terminals; A is for domestic flights; B is used for international flights and domestic flights. Terminal C is for transatlantic flights. It is a really busy airport, always give yourself extra time here.
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Airport Car Rental is very popular from Fiumicino airport for business people and for tourists who are looking to explore Rome but also outside Rome to the Catacombs, to Umbria and to the beach! You should always pre-book your airport rental car when going to Rome as it can get pretty busy. To get to the car rental area, follow the signs when you come through arrivals. They will bring you to Torre Uffici 2 (Tower 2) via pedestrian tunnels the car park. There are a number of very well know car rental providers operating from Rome airports including; Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto Rent, Maggiore and Sixt. Car Booker compares all their prices and you can pick the best deal for you.
If you are not renting a car from Fiumicino airport, then train is probably the most common way of getting into Rome. There are two lines going from the airport to Rome; the Leonardo Express (€14) which is direct, 30 minutes to Termini Railway Station, which is Rome’s main transport hub. There is also a Sabina-Fiumicino line which stops at Tiburintina, Tuscolana, Ostiense and Trastevere, and departs every 15-30 minutes (€8). City centre buses leave from near Terminal 3 (40-60 mintues) and regional buses go from Terminal 2. Taxis are available outside each terminal, use only the yellow or white taxis; make sure the meter is running or else agree a fare beforehand.
You could explore Rome every day for a year and still find something, these are some Car Booker favourites; The Colosseum by day and by night, The Roman Forum, The Spanish Steps, The Pantheon, The Trevi Fountain, The Sistene Chapel and The Vatican. Don’t spend all your time being a serious tourist; stroll around the city and let it amaze you. Sit in any number of piazzas around the city and eat gelato or sorbets, drink coffee, people watch and just enjoy. Or venture outside the city on day trips to the Catacombs, drive in your rental car into Umbria to see Orvieto, or head to Frascati, the wine town; or checkout Tivoli and the Villa d’Este or a day at the beach in Ostia Lido or further afield.