Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport in Rome is also referred to as Rome Fiumicino Airport or simply Fiumicino Airport. It is the biggest of the airports in Rome, carry more than 35 million passengers a year. It is the 6th busiest airport in Europe, with three terminals; domestic flights are in terminal A; International flights and some domestic flights go from Terminal B and Terminal C is for transatlantic flights. The airport is located 35kms to south west of Rome and it is used by business travelers and by tourists and holiday makers coming to explore Rome city and its historic delights and also to travel from Rome to many destinations outside of the city.
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While Rome city is an obvious destination for many passengers flying to Fiumicino airport, there is actually a large volume of passengers who rent cars and go further afield. For example from Rome you are not so far from the beach or from Umbria. Car Booker works with the Car Hire providers in the airport, so when you are looking to rent a car from Fiumicino, we compare all their latest prices, their car hire discounts and offers, and we give you real money savings on your car hire booking. Customers save an average of 30% on car hire in Fiumicino airport by comparing brands such as ; Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto Rent, Maggiore and Sixt. When you want to pick up your hire car, follow signs in the arrivals area, bringing you through pedestrian tunnels to the Torre Uffici 2 (Tower 2) and here you will find the hire car pick up area. When dropping off your car, give yourself plenty of time, it can be quite busy and Rome traffic can be hectic at times.
Rome Fiumicino is a really busy airport, so it is always advised to know how you are going to get from the airport to your destination, and where possible, book in advance. The train is probably the most common mode of transport to get into the city. There are two lines, the Leonardo Express (€14) which goes directly to Termini Railway Station, which is Rome's main transport hub and takes about 30 minutes. The other route is the Sabina- Fiumicino line which goes to Tiburintina, Tuscolana, Ostiense and Trastevere, and departs every 15-30 minutes (€8). For buses into the city go to Terminal 3, bus time is 40-60 minutes depending on traffic. Buses for regional locations depart in terminal 2. Taxis can be got outside each terminal. Use only the yellow or white taxis and ensure your meter is running or else agree a fare. Tourists regularly experience overcharging of being taken on the scenic route to your destination.
There is so much to do in Rome, so if you have a few special items then make these top of your to do list, but give yourself some time to just get lost in Rome. A few of my favourites were; The Colosseum by day and by night, The Roman Forum, The Spanish Steps, The Pantheon, The Trevi Fountain, The Sistene Chapel and The Vatican. For some down time, sit in any number of beautiful piazzas, eat gelato or sorbets, drink coffee, eat pizza, people watch and enjoy the city. For a day trip outside the city, the Catacombs are really interesting. Or jump into your hire car and drive into Umbria to see Orvieto or Assisi, 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