Rome Airport Bus
Know Before You Fly
Taking a bus from Rome Fiumicino Airport can be one of the most time-consuming options because you’ll have to wait until all the other passengers have also boarded before the journey begins, and the length of the ride to Rome will depend on the time of day and how bad traffic is. But expect it to take up to 1 hour at peak times, though it will take less time when not as busy.
But the huge benefit of taking the bus is that it’s perhaps the lowest-cost option available for getting from the airport to city center. One-way tickets can cost as little as €5, which is significantly cheaper than a taxi and roughly €10 cheaper than taking some train services.
If you’re taking the bus, once you’ve landed and collected your luggage simply follow the signs to walk to the bus station which is located to the west of Terminal 3. An important fact to know is that the station is not an actual building with toilets, shops and other amenities. Instead, the station is a collection of individual bays where buses pick up their passengers. So if you need a bathroom break, a snack, or something else, use the facilities inside the airport itself. Thankfully the bus bays are covered, so you can wait at them even during bad weather.
The buses will take you to the Termini Station in Rome, which is a major transportation hub that connects bus and train services to get you to wherever your final destination in the city might be.
And there are several different bus operators working out of the airport, so you can browse the different options to determine which company is the best fit for your schedule and budget. All of the buses will have adequate storage compartments to stow your large bags, while you can take your smaller carry-on items from the airplane on to the bus with you for the journey.
Rome Airport Bus Companies
Considered the most popular bus service at the airport, Terravision has many services throughout the day starting at 5.35am and finishing at 11pm. Buses with this company will take you directly to Termini Station with no other stops. You can buy tickets for Terravision online in advance or from the bus driver on the day of travel, for a flat fare of €5. There are discounts available for buying early online, and children under the age of 4 travel for free.
This company offers a total of 19 buses from Fiumicino Airport direct to Termini Station every day with no stops, starting with the first bus leaving at 6.05am and the last bus leaving at 10.25pm. Tickets for Rome Airport Bus cost €5.90 for a one-way ticket and can be bought either in advance from the bus line’s website on you can buy on the bus on the day of travel.
Fiumicino / Roma Termini
06.05 – 06.30 – 07.30 – 08.25 – 08.55 – 09.55 – 10.15 – 10.45 – 11.55 – 12.45 – 13.25 – 14.45 – 15.25 – 16.05 – 16.35 – 16.55 – 17.55 – 18.55 – 19.35 – 20.25 – 21.00 – 22.00 – 00.00
(The rides leave from the terminus of Ciampino city 10 minutes earlier than the time indicated)
Roma Termini / Fiumicino
05.10 – 06.20 – 07.10 – 07.40 – 08.40 – 09.40 – 10.10 – 11.10 – 11.40 – 12.10 – 13.10 – 14.10 – 15.10 – 15.40 – 16.40 – 17.10 – 17.40 – 18.10 – 19.10 – 19.50 – 20.40 – 21.30 – 22.00 – 23.00
Telephone number: +39 067130531
Tickets can be purchased at our office located in the arrivals area of Terminal T3 or online
It’s possible to buy tickets in one of the following ways:
- Directly at our stop in Via Giolitti , where there is a Our employee
- Directly on board
Among the perks of taking the T.A.M. bus are free onboard Wi-Fi and electrical outlets, so you can charge your devices on the journey into Rome. T.A.M. operates buses throughout the day and night, seven days a week, and is the only bus company to effectively operate a 24/7 service to and from Fiumicino Airport. A one-way ticket €6 and it is recommended to buy online in advance to guarantee your seat. The company’s website also has full details of the daily schedule so you can pick the best time for your travel needs. Note that this service stops first at Ostiense Station before Termini Station, so that will add time on to your journey.
One way ticket price:
Fiumicino Airport – Ostiense Station: € 7,00
Fiumicino Airport – Termini Station: € 7,00
Fiumicino Centre – Ostiense Station: € 7,00
Fiumicino Centre – Termini Station: € 7,00
If you buy online – € 6,00
Telephone number: +39 0665047426
If you’re staying near Vatican City then this is probably the best bus option to take because it stops near the Vatican before finishing its journey at Termini Station. A one-way ticket on the Sit Bus Shuttle costs €6 or you buy a round-trip ticket for €11 and save €1. Check the company’s website for specific departure times to plan which bus is best for you, but they generally operate 25 buses a day starting at 8.30am and ending half an hour after midnight, seven days a week.
Telephone number: +39 065916826 or +39 065923507
Terravision, Rome Airport Bus, T.A.M. and Sit Bus Shuttle all operate largely as direct one or two-stop services connecting Fiumicino Airport and Termini Station. An alternative option is to take the local commuter bus that is operated by Cotral. This service stops at many more stations, so could be ideal for getting to other parts of Rome further from Termini Station. The downside is that because it has so many stops, it is the most time-consuming option. The full list of stops this bus serves is: Piazza dei Cinquecento, Tiburtina Station, Termini Station, Cornelia Station, Eur-Magliana Station, Ostia-Piazza Sirio and Ostia-Piazza Stazione.
You can buy a ticket for €5 in advance online or at news kiosks inside the airport terminal. If you buy the ticket on board from the driver it will be slightly more expensive and cost €7.
The schedules vary throughout the week, so you should consult the Cotral website in advance to plan which bus you’d like to take. But generally they operate Mondays to Fridays from 2.15am to 7.05pm, on Saturdays from 2.15am to 7.05pm and on Sundays from 1.15am to 5am.
Telephone number: +39 0672057205