Rome is the capital of Italy, and one of the country’s main transportation hubs. In this metropolis you can find travellers from all over the world looking to discover, or re-discover, the wonders of the Eternal City.
However, especially if you don’t speak Italian, it’s not the easiest task to find out how to get to and from the airport, park, or to if needed, sleep near the airport. Below we’ve outlined the best insider tips and options for budget travelers.
For those that will be arriving and departing from Fiumicino (Leonardo Da Vinci Airport) here are options to make the here and there as low cost as possible.
The Rome Fiumicino Airport is the sixth largest in Europe, and an international port for virtually all major airlines worldwide.
Cheapest Way to get to Rome City Center
Train: € 2.90 You will have to buy two tickets, one for the regional train from Fiumicino to Parco Leonardo (€1) and one from Parco Leonardo to Roma Ostiense (€1.90). From Rome Ostiense station you can take the B-line metro to the Termini Station, for example.
Cheap Airport Parking
The low cost parking option is a few kilometers from the aiport. Outdoor parking costs €5 per day, €21 for 1 week. There is a free connection service provided to read the airport terminals.
Cheapest Hotels Nearby
Sleeping at Fiumicino Airport could turn into a nightmare: the airport has been classified by sleepinginairports as one of the least comfortable in the world after Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris. If you want to avoid waking up feeling completely groggy and with aching bones, it’s best to look for a budget hotel or B&B nearby. These are among the cheapest:
Casa del Sole B&B Fiumicino: the average cost per night per person is between €30 and €40
Hotel Euro House Rome Airport: a few minutes from the airport, the average price per room per night is €50
The main low cost flights departing from Fiumicino:
Easyjet: Hamburg, Amsterdam, Athens, Basel, Berlin, Bristol, Copenhagen, Corfu, Crete, Dubrovnik, Geneva, Ibiza, Lyon, Lisbon, London Gatwick, Madrid, Malta, Milan Linate e Malpensa, Mykonos, Nice, Palermo, Palma Mallorca, Paris Orly, Santorini, Toulouse, Venice.
Vueling: Barcelona, Ibiza, Malaga, Palma Mallorca, Menorca, Nantes, Paris, Valencia.