Fiumicino Airport

The Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, also known as Fiumicino (FCO), is Rome’s main airport and is the one more commonly used. It offers a wide selection of both domestic and international flights.

Serving tens of millions of passengers a year, it’s the busiest airport in Italy and also ranks high on the list of busiest airports in Europe. It’s a well-structured and efficient airport full of all the amenities you made need to make your passage through here as safe and comfortable as possible.


The Da Vinci imitation models inside Fiumicino Airport.

Fiumicino Airport is equipped with two functional terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Terminal 2 was demolished so that Terminal 1 could be expanded, and Terminal 5 is being refurbished and is currently not in use.

There is a free shuttle service connecting the two terminals which can take up to 15 minutes.

Terminal 1

This terminal serves both domestic flights (within Italy), and flights that travel within the Schengen area (the 26 countries in Europe that have removed border controls).

Here are the airlines that fly to and from Terminal 1:

Aegean AirlinesAir Baltic CorporationAir EuropaAir FranceAir MaltaAlba Star
Austrian AirlinesBrussels AirlinesEurowingsFinnairIberiaITA – Italia Trasporto Aereo
LufthansaLuxairNorwegian Air International Norwegian Air ShuttleRoyal Dutch AirlinesRyanair
SAS Scandinavian AirlinesSwiss International AirlinesTAP PortugalVoloteaVuelingWizzair

Terminal 3

All other airlines utilize Terminal 3 which is much larger. These include some domestic and Schengen flights, as well as all Non-Schengen flights and flights to and from the United States and Israel.

For more information about the various airlines that fly to Fiumicino visit the Aereoporti di Roma website at

Food and Shopping

The food court in Fiumicino Airport.

Although there are some shops and eating options before you pass through security, the majority of them are inside the terminals, on the other side of the security checks. 

Both terminals are equipped with a wide range of eateries and shops that’ll leave you spoiled for choice. You can enjoy a pre-flight meal consisting of all your favorite Italian foods, then head to the shopping area to browse through the best Italian brands.

If flying from Terminal 3 you’ll have access to the Tax-Free Mall of Boarding Area E which consists of 10,000 square meters allocated to shopping and dining. For passengers departing to non-EU destinations items in this area are free from the 22% VAT.

Terminal 1, for domestic and Schengen flights, also has a lot to offer. Not only does it have the largest Aelia Duty-Free shop in Europe, but it’s also home to Eataly, the world’s leading airport gourmet establishment, where you can enjoy everything from breakfast to gelato.

For a detailed guide of all the shops and eateries located in the airport, you can click on the link here:


A woman watches the view of airplanes from inside the airport.

Fiumicino Airport is also home to a varied selection of lounges where you can comfortably pass the time while waiting for your flight. Once reserved exclusively for elite members of airlines’ loyalty programs, some of the lounges have now opened their doors to all passengers, provided they pay the access fee.

Prima Vista Lounges

There are two Prima Vista Lounges, both located in Terminal 3. One for domestic/Schengen flights, the other for Non-Schengen flights.

Domestic/Schengen Lounge

  • Location: departure area, gates A1-A10
  • Opening hours: 4:45 am – 8:45 pm
  • Access: available to all business class and frequent flyer passengers, and to all paying passengers (30€ adults, 15€ for children over the age of 2)
  • Amenities: buffet (with vegetarian options), charging ports, flight info, TV, WiFi, printer

Non-Schengen Lounge

  • Location: departure area, gates E31-E44
  • Opening hours: 6:45 am – 2:45 pm
  • Access: available to all business class and frequent flyer passengers, and to all paying passengers (30€ adults, 15€ for children over the age of 2)
  • Amenities: buffet (with vegetarian options), charging ports, flight info, TV, WiFi, printer, showers

Arrival Lounge and Air Rooms HelloSky

  • Location: Landside, opposite Terminal 3 near the ABCD multi-level parking lot
  • Opening hours: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Access: available to all paying passengers (20€)
  • Amenities: cold buffet, drinks, a la carte menu, WiFi, flight info, newspapers and magazines, TV, charging ports
  • Additional purchases: rooms to rent where you can sleep and take a shower

Plaza Premium Lounge

  • Location: Terminal 3 by E gates
  • Opening hours: 5:30 am – 10:30 pm
  • Access: available to all paying passengers (44€ for two hours)
  • Amenities: buffet (with vegetarian options), bar, WiFi, flight info, TV, charging ports, beer on tap, Lounge Bay, Meeting Room, showers

There are also members-only lounges available to passengers of ITA Airways, Emirates, British Airways, and of Star Alliance.

Other Services

A view of the Fiumicino Airport interior.

For all other services you made need, Fiumicino’s got you covered. Here’s a list of the other amenities that are on offer here at Rome’s main airport.

ATMs and Currency Exchange

There are various locations where you can withdraw money and exchange currency throughout both terminals.


There are information points dotted throughout the terminals. Not only do they provide useful information to passengers but they are also equipped with fax machines and photocopiers.

Medical Assistance and Pharmacies

First aid is available 24/7 to all passengers if needed. In an emergency call 06 6595 3133-4.

There is also a pharmacy located on the 2cd floor of Terminal 3, and another one that only sells non-prescription medication in boarding area E.

Disabled Facilities

The airport is well-equipped to help disabled guests with transport through the airport as long as they have pre-booked assistance with their airline beforehand. Priority procedures are also in place if needed for security and passport control.

The infrastructure of the airport has been improved for passengers with reduced mobility. As well as having plenty of elevators, there are also easily accessible desks and disabled stalls in each set of toilets. There are also plenty of disabled parking spaces in both the short-term and long-term parking bays.

Religious Services

There is a Christian Catholic Chapel in the Terminal 1 departure hall, and a multi-faith prayer room in the Terminal 3 arrivals hall (temporarily closed for renovations).

Luggage Storage

Luggage storage is located in the International Arrivals area in Terminal 3 and is open from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. It costs 10€ per luggage for 24h.

Nursery and Kids Area

Nursery and kids’ areas are found throughout the terminals.

Smoking Area

A smoking area can be found in boarding area E.


Free Wifi is available throughout the airport.

Hotels Near FCO Airport

A generic Hotel sign against a building.

Early morning flight, layover, or late arrival? If you’re in need of a place to sleep that’s near Fiumicino Airport you have three options to choose from.

Hotel Hilton Rome Airport

  • Location: Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino. It’s a 10-minute walk from the airport.
  • Check-in: 2:00 pm
  • Check-out: 12:00 pm
  • Contact: +39 06 65258 or
  • Amenities: Fitness center equipped with a gym and an indoor swimming pool, business center, work stations, WiFi in the communal areas
  • Paid amenities: sauna, 3 tennis courts, executive lounge, laundry service, conference rooms

Hotel Hilton Garden Inn

  • Location: Via Vittorio Bragadin 2, Fiumicino. Offers a free 24h shuttle service to Terminal 3.
  • Check-in: 2:00 pm
  • Check-out: 12:00 pm
  • Contact: +39 06 6525 9000 or
  • Amenities: gym, business center, work stations, WiFi in the communal areas and the rooms, restaurant, bar
  • Paid amenities: laundry service and laundromat, conference rooms, pantry shop

Hotel HelloSky

  • Location: Inside the airport, connected to the terminals by an overpass.
  • Opening hours: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Contact: +39 06 9715 0200 or
  • Amenities: cold buffet, drinks, a la carte menu


There are a number of ways to get to the city of Rome from Fiumicino Airport and vice-versa. The airport is located approximately 30 km away from the city center, but it is relatively easy to get to. You can take either a train, bus, or taxi, or hire a private transfer. There’s also plenty of parking available if you choose to come by car.

See our airport transfer page for more information on this topic.