Wondering how to get from Rome Ciampino to the centre of Rome?
You’ve come to the right article as I’ve written a complete guide on getting from Rome Ciampino to the city centre.
Landing at Rome Ciampino is the start of an amazing trip. Rome is guaranteed to be one of the best cities you ever visit!
But knowing how to get from Rome Ciampino to the centre of Rome is easier said than done. Especially if it’s your first time visiting Rome.
Thankfully, there are 4 main options which you can choose from. After my trip to Rome, and making my way from the airport to the city, I feel confident to evaluate the pros and cons of each option and provide a recommendation on the best way to reach Rome’s City Centre.
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Rome Ciampino to City Centre
Before the excitement of visiting Rome for the first time truly begins, you need to reach the heart of Rome. As I said, there are 4 options to choose from, and I will now evaluate and compare the options.
Options to get from Rome Ciampino to Rome City Centre
The 4options to reach Rome City Centre are:
- Car Hire
- Private Transfer
There is also the option of getting a train, but the train station is not at the airport and instead, is a 7-minute drive away, so it is not an ideal option.
Got the wrong airport? Read my guide on how to get from Rome Fiumicino to City Centre.
Best Way get from Rome Ciampino to Rome City Centre
Comparing the 4 options, it is clear that the best way to get from Rome Ciampino to Rome City Centre is by getting a bus.
|Car Hire||–||25-30 minutes|
|Private Transfer||€74||25-30 minutes|
Rome Ciampino to City Centre: By Bus
An airport shuttle, or bus, is by far the best option for getting from Rome Ciampino to the centre of Rome in my opinion. It’s significantly cheaper than the other options, but only a small amount of time longer. It’s the best value for money!
It only costs €6 and takes roughly 40-45 minutes, depending on traffic. From my experience, the buses are very modern with comfortable seating. They also leave punctually, which is always a plus for airport buses. The bus takes you directly to Roma Termini, which is right in the heart of Rome.
I recommend booking through GetYourGuide as they use Terravision, an established and reliable bus company.
As a budget traveller, it was the best option for me to visit Rome on a budget. But I would recommend it to anyone- why would you want to waste money getting from the airport?
It takes you straight to Roma Termini as I said, which is the main bus and train station in Rome, allowing plenty of options for forward travel, but it is also the best part of Rome to stay in. An added bonus for this bus service is that you can also book a bus back to the airport, for your departing flight.
The reviews of the bus speak for themself. It’s rated 4.6 out of 5 stars which is excellent. And the fact it has more than 2600 reviews shows how popular this particular bus is.
My Experience: The Terravision bus was a breeze – modern, comfortable, and perfectly on time. The fact that it leads right to Roma Termini is a huge plus, making subsequent travel within Rome easy. Also, booking through GetYourGuide for Terravision buses adds reliability to the experience.
Rome Ciampino to City Centre: By Renting a Car
Another option to reach the centre of Rome from Ciampino Airport is by renting a car. If you are renting a car for your time in Rome, you can pick it up right at the airport.
The drive will take between 25 and 30 minutes. I would suggest that you research how to drive in Rome. The driving conditions are interesting, to say the least, the drivers are very impatient and drive carelessly, so make sure you are anticipating mayhem.
Click to rent a car to pick up straight at Ciampino Airport. Discover Cars are by far the best and most reliable car rental company, and can be used worldwide!
My Experience: I opted out of this, as the thought of navigating Rome’s lively traffic was intimidating. But if you’re staying in Rome for a longer amount of time, it’s an option worth considering, especially if you’re planning to explore the Italian countryside.
Rome Ciampino to City Centre: By Taxi
If you want to drive into Rome but don’t fancy driving yourself, a taxi may be the choice for you. Taxi rates to and from both airports are flat fares in Rome. To get from Rome Ciampino to the centre of Rome should cost €30 and again should take between 25-30 minutes.
During your time in Rome, ensure you only get into licensed, official taxis with regulated meters, meaning you will avoid being ripped off or scammed. Don’t worry though- Rome is a safe city.
Additionally, you may wonder whether it is normal to tip in Rome– it’s not mandatory or expected, but if you experience exceptional services, it could be a nice gesture.
There are taxi ranks at the airport and also throughout Rome, so it’s pretty easy to find a taxi. You can learn more about Rome’s taxis by clicking here.
My Experience: I found Rome’s taxis reliable, especially when sticking to the licensed ones. A smooth ride, but not as budget-friendly as the bus.
Rome Ciampino to City Centre: By Private Transfer
The final option to get from Rome Ciampino to City Centre is via private transfer. This may be the best option for large groups or families with luggage, as the price isn’t too bad if you split it on a per-person basis. It costs €74 and drops you right at your hotel door.
This might be the best option if you’re visiting in the colder months, I visited Rome in December and it would’ve been nice to be dropped right outside my hostel.
It’s the most luxurious way of getting to the heart of Rome. Travel in style in a modern, new Mercedes. Your driver will also meet you straight in arrivals, holding a sign with your name on it, celebrity style.
The reviews again are spectacular. And even though it’s a private transfer, with more than 1500 reviews, it’s one of the most popular ways to get from the airport. So take away the stress after a flight, and book a private transfer!
My Experience: Though I didn’t choose this, I could see its appeal, especially during colder months or for those desiring a stress-free, direct route to their accommodation.
Rome Ciampino to City Centre: FAQ
Below are some related questions about how to get from Rome Ciampino to City Centre along with my answers.
A taxi from Rome Ciampino Airport to City Centre is a flat fare of €30. The journey takes between 25 minutes and 30 minutes.
No, there is no train station in Rome Ciampino Airport. There is a train station in Ciampino town, but it is a 10-minute drive from the airport, so it doesn’t make much sense to get a taxi to the train station to get a train to Rome.
It is 17 kilometres, or 10.5 miles from Rome Ciampino Airport to Rome City Centre. It takes between 25 and 45 minutes to reach the city from the airport depending on how you choose to go.
Rome Ciampino to City Centre: Conclusion
And there you have it, a complete guide on getting from Rome Ciampino to Rome City centre.
Remember, the best way is by getting a bus. It is the best value for time and money, as it is only 20 minutes longer than the other options, but about 20% (or less!) of the price.
The buses are reliable, and comfortable and run often, throughout the day. You can buy a ticket for the bus online in advance to save stress on your travel day.
Now that you know how to get from the airport, you need to learn how to get around Rome, while actually in the city.