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  • Fiumicino Airport - Leonardo da Vinci- Fco

    Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (Italian: Fiumicino – Aeroporto Internazionale Leonardo da Vinci) (IATA:FCO, ICAO: LIRF) or Rome Fiumicino Airport, also simply known as Fiumicino Airport, is a major international airport in Rome,Italy. It is one of the busiest airports in Europe by passenger traffic with 40.5 million passengers served in 2015.It is located in Fiumicino, 18.9 nautical miles (35.0 km; 21.7 mi) west of Rome's historic city centre.

    The airport serves as the main hub for Alitalia, the largest Italian airline and Vueling, a Spanish low-cost carrier owned by International Airlines Group. Based on total passenger numbers, it is the eighth busiest airport in Europe and was the world's 35th busiest airport in 2014. It covers an area of 29 square kilometres (7,200 acres) and is named after the most recognized polymath Leonardo da Vinci, who designed the first proto helicopter and a flying machine with wings in 1480.

    The airport was officially opened on 15 January 1961, with two runways, replacing the smaller Rome Ciampino Airport, which remains in service for some low cost airlines as well as domestic and charter operations. Despite being officially opened in 1961, Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport had actually been in use since 20 August 1960. This was to help relieve air traffic that was congesting Rome Ciampino Airport during the 1960 Summer Olympics.

    During the 1960s, home-carrier Alitalia invested heavily in the new airport, building hangars and maintenance centres; in the same period a third runway was added (16L/34R).

    Fiumicino Airport Terminals

    The terminals were upgraded during the 1990s and 2000s. In 1991, the domestic Pier A with 12 gates opened. In 1995, the international Pier B with 10 gates opened. In 1999, the international Satellite C with 14 gates and an elevated automated people mover, called SkyBridge, connected it with the main terminal.

    In 2000, the new domestic Terminal A opened, and the terminal buildings, then consisting of Terminal A (with Pier A), Terminal AA, Terminal B (with Pier B) and Terminal C (with Satellite C), were reorganized. In 2004, the new Cargo City terminal opened. In 2008, Terminal 5 opened for check-in for American carriers and El Al. Passengers are then bused to what was then called Satellite C. The terminal serves 950,000 passengers per year. In 2009, the terminals were renamed — A was renamed T1, AA was renamed T2, B and C became T3 and T5 stayed the same.

    • Terminal 1 (Gates B1-B13 and B14-B30) is used by Alitalia (short-haul flights) Air FranceCroatia Airlines,Etihad Regional and KLM.
    • Terminal 2 (Gates C1-C7) is mainly used by easyJet with Blue AirWizz Air, and Ryanair being the only other tenants.
    • Terminal 3 (Gates C8-C16D1-D10H1-H3H6-H19 and G1-G14) is the largest terminal and used by Alitalia (long-haul flights), Vueling and several other companies.
    • Terminal 5 (Gates H1-H3H6-H19 and G1-G14) is used by all U.S. and Israeli carriers.
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    Terminal at Fiumicino da Vinci Airport, Passenger Dropoff, International Arrivals, Getting Around, Terminal Details, Services & Amenities, including lounges

    (FCO is the Airport Code - while LDV is its shortened name  (for Leonardo da Vinci) - but locals  still refer to the airport as 'Fiumicino' (the City location).
    Free unlimited WiFi, including streaming, is now available.

    The passenger terminal complex at Leonardo da Vinci Airport presently has four passenger terminals - connected terminals T1, T2; large T3; and small & separate T5 located southwest of T3.  
    All 4 terminals serve both domestic  international flights.  Terminals 1, 2 & 3 are connected at their ground levels to their respective gate areas, while separateTerminal 5 - located across from Office Tower 1- can be reached by shuttle bus from T3. 

    International Arrivals:

    All International 'Non-Schengen' flight arrivals, including U.S. flights*, arrive at Terminal 3, at either Gates G or H. From there, passengers go  through immigration (passport control) and - if transferring to another flight - proceed to their connecting terminal & gate (provided that their bags are being transferred by their first airline to the second airline) and/or to to the Arrivals level for baggage retrieval, and to the Arrivals Hall (pre-security area) for meeting friends or exiting the terminal.  

    Business Services are provided by

    - On-Airport Hilton Rome Hotel  (accessible  from T1, T2  T3 via pedetrian walkway) also offers meeting & conference facilities  (open: www3.hilton.com);
    - Atahotel Executive Center at T1 offers meeitng rooms, and business center tel. +39 (0)6 6501 0100. 
    - Major airlines also provide their own lounges  with related facilities.

    Passenger Dropoff/ Kiss&Fly :
    - The Kiss&Go area - a controlled traffic zone (ZTC) and signs will guide you to it - is for drivers headed for Terminals 1, 2  3 - allowing for a 15-min. stop in that area;  however, if friends &  passenger/s will want to stay longer they may add up to two half-hour periods, each at EUR2.5. 
    - Also the Breve Sosta (Quick Stop) parking at T1 & T3's arrivals level is free for first 15 mins.  

    Getting around at LDV Airport:  
    When connecting from gate to gate, follow signs to "Boarding Area" (gates B through H).  All boarding areas are inter-connected, except Terminal 5's satellite boarding area G, which needs a shuttle:  the shuttle train from T5, near the entrance to the H gates, runs beween T5 & T3.
    Free shuttles run daily between all terminals & carparks, every 15 mins; during 1am-5am request shuttle service, using the intercom located at every shuttle stop.  
    Foreign-language passengers may visit one of the Airport's mini-sites for any Airport information in Chinese, Russion, French & Japanese.
    - The regional COTRAL bus stops outside of T1's arrivals level;  Hotel courtesy shuttles & buses to City Center are in the parking area across from T3's arrivals level. 
    - The subterranean train station can be reached from Terminal 3 - go to level 2 and follow signs. 

    Which terminal to depart from:

      - T1 serves domestic flights; Schengen &  Alitalia medium-haul flights; domestic & Schengen flights operated by KLM, Air France Hop!, Air Europa, Luxair, Compagnie Aerienne Corse Mediterranee, Etihad Regional-Darwin airlines, Air Berlin, Niki and Air Serbia.
     - T2 serves domestic Schengen & non-Schengen flights of Ryanair, Wizzair, Blue Air, Air Moldova, Sun Express and Meridiana, except for long haul flights and flights to Olbia operating from T3.
    T3 serves Schengen & Non-Schengen domestic flights.
     - T5 serves direct flights to the U.S. and to Israel, operated by their respective airlines. 
    Boarding Areas: Currently there are only Boarding Area gates B, C, D, F, G & H.  
    - T1 B Gates -  B1-B13, with escalator down to gates B14-23 (near B2) and B27-30 near gate 11.
    - T2 C Gates - C1-16
    - T3 H Gates -  H1-H3, and H6-19.
    - T2 D Gates - D1-D10 - reached by escalator/elevator. 
    - T5 E/F Gates  - to be completed year-end 2016, when Alitalia is to be located at its non-Schengen departure area.
    - T5 G Gates - G1-G14 surround the shopping area  - T2 non-Schengen flights are boarded from Gate G/H. 

    NOTE:  The multi-sorting, state-of-the-art baggage handling system is now in service - covering an area of 25,000 sq.meters at  Boarding Area E-F - able to sort up to 6,000 bags per hour.  


    Terminal 1 of LDV Airport - with Boarding Area B with gates B1-B30 (for gates B14-23 and B27-30 take the escalator down).
    T1 with check-in 101-172, has access to all gates B,C,D,G,H. Also the domestic Arrivals level is shared with T2.
    Terminal 2 of LDV Airport with Boarding Areas C & D is a small terminal connected at the arrivals level to Terminal 1. It houses Boarding Area C. For railway station access go to level 2 & follow train sign.  TC currently handles domestic, Schengen & non-Schengen flights by Air Moldova, Blue Air, Easyjet, Meridian, Sun Express & Wizzair - with the exception of flights to Olbia operated at Terminal 3.
    T2 with check-in 173-190 leads at ground level to gates C1-C7 and by elevator /escalator to gates C1-16, gates D1-D10, and to G &  gates 1-14 - and at opposite side to B gates.  Note that T2's non-Schengen flights are boarded from Gate G/H. 
    Terminal 3 of LDV Airport
     with Boarding Area H  - the largest terminal, linked to the subway train - serves Domestic, Schengen & non-Schengen flights of airlines not itemized at T1, T2, & T5.  T3 has been renovated - with an entire interior & exterior pavement, LED lighting, modernized restrooms,  new security checkpoints, passport control & customs facility, as well as renovation of its public areas.
        The Arrivals level 
    of Terminal 3 
    has 5 exit doors and has baggage carousels 4 - 11. The Arrivals hall offers food & drink establishments and shops, Information desks, ATM machines, with escalators to the baggage claim area with lost & found counters. 
        The Departures level, with five entrances to the check-in Hall, housing ticket counters at entrances, and  in the center between the two check-in areas a tourist information counter, the Special Assistance Lounge, & ATM machine. The main area is divided into two check-in areas, leading tpsecurity check and passport control,  and to the respective gates: 
    To the right:  check-in rows 290-201 (divided into 273-290, 249-272, 225-248 and 201-224) lead, after customs & security check to gates B,C, D & G.
    - To the left:  check-in rows 300-431 (divided into 300-326, 327-248, 349-373 & 374-431) lead, after security check, to the H gates. 
        Boarding Area H houses gates H1-19 (Gates H1, H2, H3 are on the first level, while an escalator takes you to gates H6 - H19 -divided by a connector between H6-H11 and H12-H19). 
    A shuttle train near the entrance to the H gates runs beween T3 and T5's Satellite with G gates 1-14.

    Terminal 5 of LDV Airport with Boarding Area G is exclusively for security-sensitive flights to the United States and Israel, operated by their respective airlines (currently American, Delta, El Al,  Israir & United & US Airways (G gates are used for Departures only, while Arrivals enter Terminal 5, at either gates G or H). T5 has one level, with 3 entrances, an Information desk, special assistance lounge, police station, check-in desks 501-550,  a restaurant, shops, ATM machine, a pharmacy, special security checks & passport control, and access to the Boarding Area G. 
    NOTE:  T5 is also temporarily served by these airlines: Air China, China Airlines, Korean Air & Srilankan Airlines.
        Boarding Area G and the G-gate Satellite  with gates G1-14 can be accessed from either the shuttle bus outside of Terminal 5, or from Terminal 3 inside security.  

    Services and amenities inside the terminals

     include countless concessions for food & drink, shops & duty-free stores (The 'Rome Airport Shopping Gallery' is Europe's largest shopping mall, with its 'West Satellite' catering to international passengers); Information counters in the Arrivals Hall (+39 (0) 665-953-640) & information touch-screen computers; ATM machines, bank branches, foreign currency exchange and a Post Office (in T1); a business center (details listed separately); pharmacies in T-1 & T3;  First Aid station, tel.  953 133/4, and the vaccination clinic, tel. 011-438. Left baggage room is at T3 ground floor, international arrivals. Interdenominational chapels are in T2 & T3.
    A porter service is located at the arrivals and departure areas of the Airport. Service can be pre-booked by either fax (+39(0) 665-955-995) or by calling +39 (0)665-957-510/4054. 
        Lounges (both VIP lounges offer computers with internet access & showers):  
    VIP lounge Mosaici (tel. 39(0) 665-957-360) is in Terminal B;
    VIP lounge le Anfore (tel. +39(0)665-954-151) is in Termical C. 
    The new Emirates Lounge is in Terminal 3's airside transit area - right after passport control - serving First & Business Class members, and Platinum & Gold members of Emirates Skywards


  • Fiumicino Airport Addresses and useful numbers

    Here follows the GPS coordinates

    Latitude 41.8044444
    Longitude 12.2508333

    Fiumicino airport numbers


    Airport operator (ADR)

    06.6595.1 (24h)

    Flight information

    06.6595.1 (24h)
    892010 (24 h)

    Lost & Found
    In case your baggage has been lost,

    please report immediately

    to the handling operator indicated

    on the monitor

    +39 066640 for Alitalia customers (07,00am - 11,00 pm)

    +39 06 65634956 for the customers of Alitalia Assisted Airlines who use the call center for Lost & Found services  (7:00 am  - 11:00 pm)

    +39 3357121045 (08.00 am - 08.00pm)

    +39 0665957249 +39 344 142 7740 (09.00 am-05.pm)

    Customer Call Centre Easyjet  opening hrs  ( 09.00 am -05.00 pm )   0039 344 1427740

    email: fco.handling.bag@aviapartner.aero

    +39 06659528739 (08,00 am-08,00 pm)

    Aviation Services

    +39 06659525591 (08,00 am-06,00 pm)


    Alitalia Operator

    06 6563.1 (7:00-23:00)

    ENAC - Airport Superintendent

    06 65953139 (8:00-17:00)


    06 65954040 (24 h)

    Customs (External Relations)

    06 65954342 (8:00-14:00)

    Guardia di Finanza

    06 65954848 (24 h)


    06 65953595 (24 h)

    City Police

    06 65954030 (7:00-14:00)

    Towed vehicles park

    06 65955175 (24 h)

    First aid

    06 65953133/4 (24 h)

    06.65954444 (24h)

    Maritime, Aviation and Frontier Health Office ​(vaccinations)

    06 65953251 open on weekdays from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm


    Terminal 1
    06 65010974 (7:00-22:00)
    Terminal 3
    06 65010840 (7:00-22:00)

    Ufficio veterinario PIF  /  8:00 a.m. - 20:00 p.m.

    06 6595 6339 - 06 6595 3992

    Railway information (Trenitalia)

    892.021 (24 h)

    Car Valet (Terminal 1)

    06 65957880 (6:00-24:00)

    Lost property office

    06 65955253

    Left luggage facility

    06 65953541 (6:30-23:30)

    Porter Service (booking)

    06 65958349-7510

    Hilton Rome Airport

    06 65258

    Hilton Gardenn Inn Rome Airport

    06 65259000

  • Fiumicino Airport Car Hire - Car Rental

    Car hire services are provided at Rome Fiumicino Airport by the companies listed below:



    Located in Torre Uffici 2, they are easily reachable via the pedestrian tunnels which connect the terminal buildings to the Multilevel-Comfort Parking structure. Signs to the rental car area are located in the Arrivals Area.

    Return of cars: cars are returned to the same place where were hired (Buildings B and C of the Multi-storey Comfort car park). Follow the road signs on the Rome-Fiumicino motorway when approaching the airport.

  • Fiumicino Airport Hotels close by

    fiumicino airport hotel

    Passengers can also find some of the best hotels in the airport as in the city. They are just few minutes in distance within Fiumicino airport. Hilton hotel services can be found in the airport itself. They offer some of the best services like dining facilities for the passengers. Meetings can also be arranged within the hotel premises.

    Many other services like the gymnasium, pool and playground for children is available. Shuttle bus service is also available for passengers to travel anywhere for free. They can be contacted on 06-65258.

    Business facilities are also available for passengers in the airport itself. Meeting rooms, conference halls, internet center and fax machines are available at the Atahotel center (tel: 06 6501 0100). Many other lounges are available in the airport which serves the executive service to the passengers.

    The Hilton Rome (tel: 06 65258) also provides the meeting rooms and conference halls to the passengers.

    The airport also has some lounges and rooms for the disables and physically challenged people. They are available in all the terminals. The passengers are asked to mention if they are physically challenged while they are booking. This can help to get them assistance later when they are at Fiumicino airport.

    Others Hotel in Fiumicino Airport

    5-star QC Termeroma Spa and Resort 1,8 km
    4-star Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport 1,9 km
    0-star B&B Vegan Inn Airport 2,1 km
    0-star Sleep And Fly Rome Airport 2,3 km
    0-star Fiumicino Airport B&B Deluxe 2,3 km
    4-star Best Western Hotel Rome Airport 2,4 km
    0-star Metropolis Rooms&Services 2,4 km
    3-star Euro House Rome Airport 2,4 km
    3-star Hotel Euro House Suites 2,4 km
    4-star Leonardo Da Vinci Rome Airport Hotel 2,5 km
    2-star Airport One Hotel 2,5 km
    0-star Porto Di Claudio 2,6 km
    0-star Airport Sister b&c 2,7 km
    0-star Il Mondo 2,7 km
    0-star Domus Magnoni 2,7 km
    0-star For Ever Apartment 2,7 km
    0-star AgriSesto B&B 2,8 km
    0-star Lambruschini 69 2,8 km
    0-star Domus Valadier Luxury 2,8 km
    4-star Seccy Hotel Boutique 2,8 km
  • Fiumicino airport shopping

    Fiumicino airport is also filled with shopping destinations. Passengers can shop for high end fashionable outfits, jewelleries, perfumes and accessories. It also has the gift shops with some other shopping outlets which are free of duty.

    Passengers can also shop for some real Italian products being inside the terminal. Most of the shops can be seen in the first and the third terminal. There are some restaurants which offer drinks and food to the passengers. The restaurants can be found in majority in the first, second and the third terminal with a café in the fifth terminal.

    There are duty-free shops in the airport’s passenger station C. You will also find stores like Roma Travel Shop, Fabriano, Venchi, Imaginarium, Tendenze, Tutto-All-Items and Riva.

    In passenger station A you will find many restaurants and coffee shops, like Mc Donalds, Pizza Chef, Harry's Bar, Gran Chef Ristorante, Sport Village Cafe and Bar Tazza d'Oro. In passenger station B are located the Ciao, Spizzico, Sandwich Cafe, Transiti Cafe and in passenger station C the Panoramic, Gran Cafe Goodbye Roma, Gran Cafe Panorama, Frescobaldi Wine Bar, The Duck & Dog's Pub

  • Fiumicino Airport Transportation To Rome by buses and Shuttle


    Buying bus tickets online is usually cheaper but not recommended.  If you get a ticket online you might save one or two euros but you're forced to use that service even if there's another bus that offers the same exact service for the same exact destination (Termini) and leaves immediately instead of half an hour later.  Just buy a ticket for the bus that leaves sooner directly at the bus stop. Buses take about 45 minutes to get to Rome Termini station from Fiumicino airport in normal traffic conditions, but can take considerably longer if traffic is heavy. For a return trip to the airport, allow lots of extra time, because at busy times, buses fill up quickly and you may have to wait longer for a bus than you anticipated. 

    At Fiumicino airport, the bus departure points are outside of Terminal 3, to your right as you leave the terminal.  

    Roma Airport Bus 

    T.A.M. (€5 per person online or on the bus ).   Between 08:00 and 23:30, this shuttle service operates between FCO (Terminal 3) to Termini Station. The buses are located at Terminal 3, and ticket price is €5.00 per person online or in person.  Open return tickets cost €8.00 per person. From Termini Station (on right side as you are facing the station) they travel between 04:30 and 20:30.  They also stop in the center of Fiumicino town, and at Piazzale 12 Ottobre, near Ostiense train station, where you can connect to some Italo high-speed trains.

    Terravision Shuttles (Single €4 per person online, €6 at the booth and Return €8 per person online, €11 at the booth (although these prices can change and it is possible to buy the tickets at the online price at the booth!). Between 05:35 and 23:00, this shuttle service operates between FCO (Terminal 3) to Termini Station (Via Marsala). See http://www.terravision.eu/airport_tra... .It's advised not to book tickets online (see above), but if you've booked online be aware that the voucher you receive must be redeemed for a ticket at the Terravision ticket office in Terminal 3. There have been many negative reviews of this service, especially for the return trip to the airport, as it may take some time to get a bus that has available seats. Reserving your departure time for the return trip may or may not help to avoid a long wait.  

    SIT Airport Bus (€5 per person online, €6 at bus station). SIT run more than 20 buses daily in each direction. They run between 05.00 and 20.30 from Rome, and between 08.30 and 00.30 from FCO. The stops in central Rome are at Piazza Indipendenza (near Termini station) and Via Crescenzio (near Castel Sant'Angelo). The journey between FCO and Termini takes about 50 minutes. See http://www.sitbusshuttle.it/index.php...  If you are catching the SIT bus do arrive at your stop at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure; buses can arrive - and leave - early. At the airport, the pick up and drop- off points are outside the arrivals hall at Terminal 3.  This is a considerable distance from Terminals 1 and 2, where all domestic and inter-Schengen flights arrive and depart.

    Cotral night bus to and from Tiburtina and Termini (€7 on bus, €5 if bought in advance)  For those neadd to travel to or from Fiumicino airport at a very late or very early hours, when the trains and other buses are not running, there is a night bus that connects central Rome to Fiumicino airport for a one-way cost of €5 (or €7 if the ticket is bought on the bus. See the schedule at http://www.cotralspa.it/PDF_Areoporti.... For a trip to the airport, you ca buy the ticket the day before at one of the sales points mentioned on the schedule. At the same time, you should locate the bus stop (it is located near the metro bus stops in Piazza Cinquecento; to the right of the pope JPII statue if you are facing him) so that you don't have to search for it in the dark with your luggage.  

    Termini station closes at midnight, and it's not advisable to wait around outside the station for long periods after that time. 

    Cotral bus plus train or metro (about €3 per person).  You can also get to central Rome using only public transportation. Although it would cost only a little less than the Terravision shuttle, and would take longer if you were going to Termini station, it might be more convenient for people going to some parts of the city. You can take a Cotral bus from stops outside Terminal 2 or Terminal 3 to Ostia Lido, and take the Roma-Lido railway from there to Ostiense station, followed by Metro or bus to your final destination; the Cotral bus costs a few euros and the Roma-Lido railway can be ridden with the same bus-tram-metro ticket used by the rest of the ATAC (Rome's public transportation agency) network, which costs €1.50. You could also take a Cotral bus to the Anagnina Metro station, and take the A line from there. This route would be somewhat longer, but could be more convenient if your destination is on line A. The cost would be about the same. The tickets for the Cotral bus, as well as for the metro or a bus, can be bought at a tobacco shop or newsstand. If you buy a a BIRG ticket (€8), you can use it for the Cotral bus and for all metros, buses, trams, and urban trains (including the Lido train) for the rest of the day. This route isn't recommended for people with a lot of luggage. 


  • Fiumicino airport transportation to Rome by train

    Suburban train (€8 per person).  The FL1 suburban service has a number of stops: those close to the centre of Rome are at Trastevere, Ostiense, Tuscolana, and Tiburtina stations. This is usually the best train to take if you're going to anywhere in Trastevere, or to the  Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Navona, or the Pantheon area. The trains leave Fiumicino airport starting at 5:57, with the last departure of the day at 22:42. The trip takes 26 minutes to Trastevere station and 48 minutes to Tiburtina station. Departures are frequent at the rush hours, and 15 to 20 minutes apart in the middle of the day. At Ostiense station, this service connects with metro line B, and also with high-speed Italo trains to Florence and points north.  At Tiburtina station, the FL1 connects with Metro lineand also to Italo and Trenitalia trains.  At Trastevere station, you can connect to tram (streetcar) line # 8, which runs along viale Trastevere (the main street of Trastevere), crosses the Tiber (running on Via Arenula) and ends at Piazza Venezia.  From the second-to-last stop (the "Arenula/Cairoli" stop) of the number 8 tram it's an easy walk to Campo dei Fiori and the Pantheon, especially if you don't have an excessive amount of luggage. At the Tuscolana station you would have to walk a few blocks West to get Metroline A at Ponte Lungo Station.  See all stops.

    Express train (€14 per person). The Leonardo Express train is a non-stop service between FCO and Rome Termini (the main station). Trains depart every half hour from 6:23 to 23:23, and the trip takes 32 min. It is the most popular way to transit to central Rome so can get very busy. However, for many parts of central Rome, the suburban FL1 train (see above) would be a better choice.  

     Rome termini is the only major station in the city and very useful if your hotel is nearby or you want to walk or get the metro to other city areas, or even to catch a train to some other part of Italy. All trains to Florence and points north also stop at Tiburtina station, which is reached by the less expensive FL1 train.

    Groups can buy the ten tickets book and save €25.00. 

    Note that tickets for both these trains are not for reserved seats. You can use the ticket at  any time within the next several months,  but the ticket must be validated just before travelling by punching the ticket in one of the little green and white oval machines dotted about the platform area. (Make sure it prints the time and date on the ticket.) If you fail to validate the ticket you could be fined, as you are effectively trying to travel on an open ticket. You may find a long queue at the first ticket machine you see on the way to the trains, but there are numerous machines/booths  and shops all selling tickets at the same price. There is also a travel agent across from the ticket booth, who will sell tickets to any destination in Italy, with no markup. 


  • Taxi (€48 per taxi). The fixed fare for a Rome taxi is €48 between FCO and central Rome (within the Aurelian walls) for up to four people and their luggage. The trip takes approximately 45 minutes to most parts of this central area. If your hotel is outside this area, you will have to pay whatever is on the meter. For a map of the area that's covered by fixed rate fares from the airports, and the current rates, see the Rome taxi fare schedule, in several languages, with a map of the fixed rate area on the last page: http://www.comune.roma.it/PCR/resourc...

    For other journeys, ask around to see what the taxi should cost or get an estimate online. Have small bills to count out carefully when paying. If possible, snap a quick photo of the tag number on back of the taxi before you get in. Then you have a way to trace them if there are problems. 

    Note that the fixed price from the airport to central Rome applies only to taxis licensed by the City of Rome; these taxis have the City Council's crest (with "SPQR") painted on the doors. Other taxis, such as those licensed by the Comune of Fiumicino, can charge by their meter. Insist on taking a Roman taxi: they now have the fixed rate to and from the airport (€48) printed on the doors. 

    If you are travelling as a group of 4, a taxi is cheaper than the Leonardo Express train and avoids having to lug your suitcases to the train and then having to make connections on other transportation once you get to central Rome.

    There is no need to reserve or pre-pay for a taxi going into Rome. There are plenty of taxis with larger capacity, for up to six people and luggage available  at the airport. (If you want a taxi to pick you up at your hotel for a return trip to the airport, you may want to reserve it in advance; your hotel should be able to do this for you, but make sure they don't reserve an expensive private transfer instead of a taxi. Private transfers are best reserved online using one of the web sites mentioned below.)

    Uber: Be aware that Uber prices can vary dramatically eg  from 45 to 108 euros ..from Monteverde to Ciampino for 3 people. Get a fare estimate as time of day or heavy usage raises the cost.

    Private car and driver (€45 and up per car). See here our private taxi from Fiumicino airport to Rome or from here from Rome to Fiumicino airport

    Avoid any car or shuttle service that requires payment in advance. The reliable companies ask for payment after they have provided the service.

    Tipping: It is never necessary to tip for anything in Italy, although equally it is fine to give a small tip (no more than 10%) if you feel you have received excellent service. You are not obliged to give a tip to your car or taxi driver.