Fiumicino and Ciampino airports serve a combined 40 million and over yearly passenger traffic. Approximately 30 km from Rome, both airports offer multiple connections to the city centre. See our Airport transfer page on this topic.
Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
Rome’s major airport does have comfortable connections to Rome and is open 24h, we do, however, advise visitors to plan a daytime arrival. This will undercut any possible inconveniences due to more limited services during the night.
Airport facilities and services include ATMs in all terminals, 14 foreign currency exchange counters with opening hours which vary slightly from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and a post office which opens from 8:00 to 3:30 p.m. excepting Sat. and Sun. Baggage storage and lockers in the airport are available in Terminal 3, Arrivals. Free and unlimited WiFi in all airport areas.
Airside the airport provides a good assortment of opportunities for last minute shopping – Italian fashion brands and gourmet shops, leather goods, everything you’ve missed while concentrating on Rome’s art and culture. Pick where to stop for a bite carefully, quality ranges from medium to excellent, see Frescobaldi’s Wine Bar for the best end. A handful of eateries are open around the clock.
For overlays, the Hilton Hotel is reachable by foot, even considering baggage. It offers day rooms from early morning to 9 p.m. A free shuttle service running approximately every 30 minutes carries travelers to another nearby Hilton.
Ciampino Airport (CIA)
Catering principally to budget airlines, Fiumicino’s smaller counterpart offers a more sober experience; closing from 12:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m., Ciampino has more limited but essential services such as ATMs and currency exchanges; Ciampino airport supplies the same free WiFi service as Fiumicino.