With the advent of low-cost carriers in Europe, such as EasyJet, RyanAir, Vueling and many others, it’s become much easier to get a cheap flight to Rome, especially if you will be traveling to Rome from another European city.
If you are flying into Rome's main airport Fiumicino, you have lots of options for getting into the city center. Before getting on the plane, be prepared and know in advance how you plan to get into Rome from the airport.
Click here to visit my page about how to get from FCO to Rome, and find out your options from taking a bus or train, to a city taxi to a private limo.
Book a Rome City Pass that includes R/T Airport transportation
You might consider purchasing a Rome City Pass (not the same as the Roma Pass), that includes round-trip airport transportation (either Fiumicino or Ciampino), with Terravision, and also free skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica.
Coming to Rome - by train
Book your train to Rome
Are you ready to book your train travel to or from Rome?
When traveling to Rome by train, you will likely arrive at Rome's main train station, Termini. We also have a second "main" train station, Tiburtina. Both are in the city, and you can easily get on the metro or take a taxi to get where you need to go.
A freccia (fast train) Trenitalia train at Rome's Termini station
Rome's Stazione Termini has until recently been the largest train station in Rome, with trains coming from Fiumicino airport, other parts of Italy and from other countries in Europe. The Rome Metro lines A and B both run to/from here.
Rome’s Stazione Tiburtina was inaugurated in 2011, and it’s meant to become the main point of arrival and departure for many Eurostar trains in and out of Rome. You can catch Rome Metro line B here.
There are two main train companies: Trenitalia (run by the state of Italy) and Italo (a private company.)
You can take the train right into Termini station, or hire a private limo service to take you. The trains cost around 4-15 Euros one way, while a car service will cost about 140 Euros and up, depending on the number of people and amount of luggage.
Bus travel in Italy is also very easy, and sometimes it's more direct to travel to Rome by bus than by train.
For example, there is a direct bus between Siena and Rome, but if you take the train, you will need to change trains at least once. If you are coming to Rome by bus, you will usually arrive at Tiburtina station.
There is not a bus depot at Termini (except for local city buses.)
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