Getting to Rome by plane the Leonardo da Vinci airport, also known as Fiumicino Airport (FCO), is the main airport. It is located thirty kilometers southwest of the center of Rome. All scheduled flights and most domestic flights arrive in Fiumicino. There are several ways to reach the center of Rome from 'Fiumicino Airport. you can take the train, a taxi, a car service, or rent a car. The Leonardo Express train connects the airport with Termini, the main train station of the city. The trip takes thirty minutes. Trains depart from Fiumicino every half hour between 7:50 and 5.22 (in the opposite direction trains leave from Termini from 6:54 to 21:22). Once at the airport, follow the signs Parking and Station and reach the railway station. Buy your ticket at the station (open from 7 to 21 from Monday to Friday) or at vending machines. Another train, the regional FL1, leaves Fiumicino Airport every thirty minutes with destination to the stations of Trastevere, Ostiense, Tuscolana and Tiburtina. It takes 40 minutes to the terminus. The first train leaves at 6:55 and the last at 22.55. There is also a cheaper shuttle bus service to Termini Station, to 4€ each tickets online, it is called Terravision. It's also possible to take a taxi, but the ride into the city center is expensive, at a fixed price of € 48 for the center, but with possible requests for extras. Make use of an official taxi and always check that the taximeter is reset when you get in the car. Traveling from Fiumicino should last only 30 minutes, but during peak hours can be up to much more. Finally you can reserve a private car service. Ciampino is the second airport of Rome. This airport serves mostly charter flights. Ciampino is located 17 kilometers to the south of Rome. From 7.00 to 23.00, just outside the Airport a bus by Atral connects Ciampino with the metro station Anagnina (tickets to newspaper kiosk, tobacconist, automatic machines). Anagnina is located on the metro line A, which passes through Termini station. Otherwise you can take the bus line 4, just crossing the square outside the station, going to Ciampino Station and from there the first local train to Termini Station (tickets for both bus and train to newspaper kiosk, tobacconist or automatic machines). There is also a cheap shuttle bus service to Termini Station, to 4€ each tickets online, it is called Terravision. A taxi takes around 30' (but the traffic) and to a fixed price of €30 for the center, but with possible requests for extras. Make use of an official taxi and always check that the taximeter is reset when you get in the car. Traveling from Ciampino should last only 30 minutes, but during peak hours can be up to much more.
Roma Termini is the main railway station in Rome. Termini is situated in the center and is well served by public transportation such as bus and taxi. In Termini there is the "Leonardo Express" service, which offers a direct connection to Rome Fiumicino Airport. The Roma Trastevere station is located at the point the connecting the Rome Fiumicino Airport with the Roma-Viterbo, also metropolitan railways passing through. FL1 regional train stops here and connects Trastevere with Fiumicino Airport. In future they will stop here also trains carrying out the Metropolitan Railway Circular service. Other stations: Tuscolana, Ostiense, San Pietro.
Getting to Rome by car or motorbike, you must reach the Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA), the ring road around Rome, by one of the following highways: A1 from the north, A1 or A2 from the south, A12 from the west, A24 from the east. The GRA is a very busy highway, especially during rush hours and weekend evenings (when people come back from the weekend spent outside), it can become very boring with lines that can reach kilometers of length. It has 30 exits leading to the city and its suburbs. To reach the center of Rome, follow the signs "Roma Centro", exit Aurelia (North) or exit Appia (South). Do not forget the international green card and car documents. Travelling on the highways a toll must be paid, but on the GRA. If it is possible, avoid traveling to Rome by car. Try to plan visits that can be made walking. If you're brave enough, you can rent a scooter and venturing out into the traffic of one of the most chaotic cities in the world. In Italy, the law prohibits the hitchhiking. Because of the dangers, especially for female travelers, we do not recommend it as a good way to reach Rome. Coming from Florence A1 highway, from the highway towards Rome, exit at 'Roma Nord' and get on the ring road; then follow the direction Nomentana-Tiburtina (and Rome-Aquila) or the direction Salaria-Flaminia-Cassia (and Fiumicino-Civitavecchia) and take the exit that you prefer (recommended going to the center: Tiburtina Center or Aurelia Center). Coming from Naples highway A2, exit the motorway towards "Roma Centro-GRA-Airports-Rome" and along the "South Branch South Rome" reach the GRA, and then head towards "Tuscolana-Airports" or to "Casilina-L'Aquila-Florence", get out where you prefer (recommended going to the centre: Tiburtina or Aurelia).