How to get from Ciampino airport to Rome city centre: practical guide to use bus, train or taxi to get from Ciampino to your hotel.
Ciampino airport is the smallest of the two Rome airports and came onto the international stage when Ryanair elected it as its Rome base in the early 2000s.
Becoming the airport of choice of low cost airlines meant that the little Ciampino airstrip turned into a busy airport.
Ciampino now serves a large number of flights and see a high number of travelers stomping its corridors each day.
I would love to to say that the structure rose to the challenge and Ciampino became a large and modern airport but this is not quite the case.
While Ciampino does have more services than before, including small food joints and newsagents, it is very much a Ryanair airport so don’t expect luxury.
I use Ciampino often: it is an excellent choice if you are flying into Rome from smaller airport in Italy and Europe and it is perfect if are staying in the Southern part of the city or you land in Rome to drive elsewhere.
In this guide, I am going to share the best ways to get from Ciampino into Rome city center in 2021.
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5 ways to get from Ciampino airport to Rome at a glance
There are four ways to get from Ciampino Airport to Rome: shuttle bus, bus+train, taxi, private trasfer.
All have pros and cons and they come in at very different price points. This is an overview:
|Journey / Drop off location||Type of Transport||Price|
|Ciampino Airport to Termini Station (city center) SIT bus||Shuttle Bus||6 Euro|
|Ciampino Airport to Termini Station (city center) Terravision Bus||Shuttle Bus||6 Euro|
|Ciampino Airport to City Center*||Taxi||30 Euro|
|Private Transfer to destination of choice||Car / Mini Van||Depends on service chosen|
|Ciampino Airlink to Termini Station||Bus + Train||2.70 Euro|
How to get from Ciampino airport to Rome city centre by shuttle bus
The easiest and cheapest way to get from Ciampino airport to Rome is by bus.
The airport is served by several bus companies:
Terravision buses connect the airport directly to Termini station.
Tickets can be bought at the bus door for 6 Euro cash or you can booked in advance online at the same price (recommended).
The service runs in conjunction with the flights schedule between 08:15 and 00:15.
>>> Get Terravision Shuttle Bus Tickets in Advance here <<<
Sit buses offer an equivalent service to those of Terravision and the cost is the same too: 6 euro. They run from 07.45 to 23.15.
>>> You can get your shuttle ticket quickly and safely here <<<
These two bus companies stop immediately outside the Ciampino Arrivals terminal and are, in my experience, excellent.
You will see the buses at their stands as you leave the airport: space for luggage is provided in the hold of the bus and the journey has no intermediate stops.
Please note that, in 2021, the use of face masks is compulsory to board the bus.
Other buses (manged by Cotral and Schiaffini) connect the airport with Termini and metro station Anagnina.
The bus from Termini runs 05:30 and 22:50 and costs 3.90 Euro while the one from Anagnina run from 06:10 to 22:40 and costs 1,20 Euro.
Once in Rome Termini or Anagnina, you can use the local buses to get to your accommodation. Find how to uses buses and metro in Rome in our Rome public transport guide
Taxis from Ciampino to Rome
Getting a taxi from Ciampino to Rome is pretty straight forward.
Ciampino is a small airport and taxis stop just outside the terminal in a designated area managed by a barrier (this means only real taxis can come in – they are white, with ‘taxi’ written on top).
The taxi service into Rome city centre operates on a flat fee system (currently 31 Euro): signs informing you of the fare are well visible at the taxi stand.
Currently ,official taxi fares from Ciampino are:
- From Ciampino Airport to inside the Aurelian Walls: € 30,00
- From Ciampino airport to Tiburtina Station: € 35,00
- From Ciampino Airport to Stazione Ostiense: € 30,00
You can check official taxi fares in Rome and an handy map here.
Make sure you double check the cost as it does go up periodically and do double check with your driver, even just pointing to the map, that the fee applies to your destination.
Please note: the flat fees applies to destination inside the Aurelian Walls. This covers Rome City center however, it doesn’t cover the entirety of the city.
If you land in Ciampino but you need to get to the opposite side of town, aka outside the walls again, higher fees apply. I recommend you ask your driver before boarding the taxi should you be unsure of the final cost of your ride.
Important note if traveling with children: the use of car seats in taxis is not compulsory and taxis do not provide them. If traveling with a young child, bring your own!
Going from Ciampino to Rome with the Ciampino Airlink
The cheapest way to get from Ciampino Airport to Rome is by catching the Ciampino Airlink.
This is a service that allows you to get from Ciampino to Rome Termini at a fraction of the price of others however, it is also a little more laborious as it requires you to catch a local bus to the Ciampino Train Station and then catch the main train line to Termini.
If this extra passage is not a problem for you, catching the Ciampino Airlink is reasonably easy.
On arrival to the luggage hall of Ciampino, you will see large red signs with directions and cost – the bus leaved the airport approximately every 20 minutes and the journey overall takes about an hour.
This is the cheapest way to get from Ciampino to Rome: kids go free.
Booking a private transport from Ciampino Airport to your hotel in Rome
If you are one a more comfortable budget, then the easiest way to get from Ciampino airport to Rome is by booking a private transfer.
There are several companies offering this service and you can choose between different types of cars and levels of comfort.
The price varies in relation to the type of car selected. I highly recommend you select your service in advance and do not rely on offers you may receive at the airport.
Some companies you can consider and book before your trip are (check exact price and reviews at the following links):
- Ciampino or Fiumicino Airport Private Transfer to Rome
- Rome: Private Transfer from/to Ciampino Airport by Cab Rome – approx 60 Euro one way
Not sure what Rome airport is more convenient to you? Go back to our airport guide
I hope you found this article useful and it helped answering the question: how to get from Ciampino airport to Rome? Safe travels!