Need to catch a flight from Rome Fiumicino ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Airport? Take the train from Roma Termini station and arrive at the airport in just over half an hour on the Leonardo Express service – a direct train dedicated to shuttling passengers to and from the airport. With trains leaving Roma Termini every 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes in non-peak times, the train is a highly reliable airport transfer option. It’s also much cheaper than a taxi!
Leonardo Express trains are equipped with power sockets, allowing you to get a final bit of charge before boarding the plane. What’s more, children under the age of 12 can travel free. Want to find out more? Cast your eyes down this page for train times, ticket prices and FAQs, or have a look at our dedicated Leonardo Express information page.
|Journey time||From 32m|
|Price||$9.97 - $25.55|
|Distance||15 miles (24 km)|
|Frequency||39 trains per day|
|Departure station||Roma Termini|
|Arrival station||Rome Fiumicino Airport|
|Changes||Direct trains available|
|Train and bus operators||sitbus, terravision,|
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Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Roma Termini to Rome Fiumicino Airport by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Roma Termini and Rome Fiumicino Airport is 55 minutes, with around 39 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Roma Termini to Rome Fiumicino Airport is 32 minutes.
Train tickets from Roma Termini to Rome Fiumicino Airport can start from as little as $9.97 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Roma Termini to Rome Fiumicino Airport without having to change trains. There are 19 direct trains from Roma Termini to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Roma Termini to Rome Fiumicino Airport leaves at 05:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Roma Termini to Rome Fiumicino Airport leaves at 23:27. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Roma Termini to Rome Fiumicino Airport cover a distance of around 15 miles (24 km) during the journey.
I’m lucky to have visited Rome on two occasions and this time opted to take the train back to the airport. Having stayed near the Trevi Fountain and spent three days exploring as much of the city as possible, the convenience of jumping on a train at Roma Termini from the city centre made it a no-brainer. Taking the train gave us just that little bit extra time to enjoy our trip even more.
The departure platforms are set at Roma Termini so head for platforms 23 and 24. You’ll find these platforms near the Lavazza coffee shop or Coin; a large department store just in case you need to grab anything on your way through. The nearest street entrance to the platforms is Via Giolitti or if you come in from Pizza dei Cinquecento, head to the right of the station.
There are no seat reservations but plenty of trains running throughout the day. Trains run every 15 minutes during peak hours with ample seating. We had no trouble grabbing a pair of seats by the window (highly recommended and more on that in a bit) and throughout the carriage there is storage for all your luggage and cases. Before you get to the airport take the opportunity to charge your devices, seats all have power sockets.
Now, I do recommend grabbing a window seat. If you sit on the right-hand side, you can take advantage of the huge windows for one last look at Rome as you head out. On the right-hand side, you’ll see the domed roof of St. Peter's Basilica on the horizon over at Vatican City. Fun fact for you and you may have already missed it on your trip but, did you know Vatican City is home to the world’s smallest national railway at 0.42 miles?
At a fixed price of €14 the Leonardo Express is good value and only it takes 32 minutes to get from the city centre to the airport. As a bonus, you arrive within the terminal and from there it’s only a five-minute walk to check-in.