Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome, Italy

The Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, also known as Fiumicino Airport, is Italy's primary airport serving the capital, Rome. It is the largest airport by passenger traffic, with almost 38 million passengers served each year across 150 destinations worldwide. It is found some 16 miles southwest of the city centre, linked to Rome by train or by road. The airport officially opened on January 1960 with two runways, to replace the smaller Rome Ciampino Airport which remained in service for domestic and chartered flights. During the decade, Alitalia invested heavily on the new airport, building hangars and maintenance centres. From two runways, it was increased to three. In 1974, the services were brought together under its present operator, Aeroporti di Roma, seeing to it that the airport improves and grows as the years pass.

Today, the airport is a focus city for airlines such as Alitalia City Liner, Blu-express, Blue Panorama Airlines, easyJet, mistral Air, Neos, and Ryanair, and is the hub for Alitalia and Vueling. The airport covers an area of 15 square kilometres or 3,700 acres, and is the 6th busiest airport in Europe and the world's 29th busiest airport in 2011.


There are four terminals servicing the Leonardo da Vinci Airport, namely Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3, and Terminal 5. Terminal 1 is dedicated for Alitalia Domestic Schengen flights, in code-sharing with Air One, KLM, and Air France (members of SkyTeam Alliance), Luxair, and Air Italy flights. Terminals 2 and 3 handle both Schengen and Non- Schengen domestic flights, while Terminal 5 handles direct flights to the United States and Israel, as operated by American and Israeli airline companies.

Services and Facilities

Various services and facilities are available and are offered by the Fiumicino airport in Rome. These are as follows:

Parking – Parking in the airport can be short term and long term. There are 128 plus 32 short term parking spaces found in Terminals 1 and 2, while the long term parking area has 4,000 spaces. There is also a multi-level parking area that offers 3,701 spaces and is connected to the airport with pedestrian crossings.

Business – The airport has Business and professional facilities housed in the Atahotel Executive Center. Spots with internet connection, fax machines, photocopiers, and a post office can be found here.

ATM machines and Currency exchange counters – Currency exchange counters and ATM machines are available in the airport. These are scattered around the four terminals and can be easily found as these are all labelled accordingly.

Tourism Information Office – The airport also has a tourism information office where travellers and visitors may ask for assistance for information regarding or concerning Rome and Italy. What is allowed, what are illegal, where to go, where to eat, are just some questions that can be asked in these offices.

First Aid – A First Aid station is also available along with an on-call medical doctor if the need arises.

Shopping and retail – The airport is complete with duty-free shops and local brands in the Terminal 3. Restaurants and coffee shops are also abundant in Terminals 2 and 3.

Lounges – British Airways has its lounge on the second floor of Terminal 3. Alitalia has lounges on all three passenger stations, while Air France has one on the third floor of Terminal B. Italitour has one in Terminal 3, and Cisalpina also has one in Terminal 1. There is also a dedicated lounge for travellers with disabilities, managed by Alitalia. 

Airports near Rome Fiumicino:

 Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci Airport

Driving hide 

From the city centre, drive across Grande Raccordo Anulare, and take the A-91 highway Rome-Fiumicino. Follow instructions to reach the airport. From Civitavecchia, take the highway to Rome. Upon exit on the toll plaza, follow the directions leading to the airport. 

Trains hide 

The Leonardo Express has a non-stop service dedicated to airport passengers. It comes from the Roma Termini straight to the airport. Travel time is 31 minutes, with departures every 30 minutes. Another is the FL1 rail line regional trains, coming to and from other stations in Rome, including Rome Tiburtina. Trains depart every 15 minutes on weekdays, and every 30 minutes during public holidays. Tickets can be purchased online through the Trenitalia rail services site ( It is best to purchase online as they include a 20% discount. 

Buses hide 

The Leonardo da Vinci airport can be reached via Cotral Bus Line (for regional trips) and Terravision, Sit Bus Shuttle, T.A.M. Srl , and Atral-Schiaffini (city trips). 

Taxi hide 

Metered taxis are available on all terminals. Prices are fixed by the city of Rome, depending on where travellers are headed. 

 Who flies to Rome Fiumicino

 Airport Contact Details

Rome Fiumicino Airport

PO Box 68,
Via Dell´Aeroporto di Fiumicino 320,
I-00050 Fiumicino,

Tel:+39 (0)06 65951
Fax:+39 (0)06 65953776


Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A.

 Location Details

Longitude:12° 14' 20'' E
Latitude:41° 48' 1'' N

 Airport Location

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