Arriving in Rome
You will probably travel to Rome by air. There are two airports that serve the city. These are Fiumicino (sometimes referred to as Leonardo da Vinci) and Ciampino. Fiumicino is the larger of the two and is used by the major airlines. Ciampino is smaller and may be a better option for those wishing to economise by using one of the budget airlines. They are both about 40 minutes from the city centre.
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On arrival at Fiumicino you will either be met by a chauffeur, as arranged in your wedding package, and driven directly to your hotel or you may choose to make your own way into the city.
Trains - There is an extremely good train service (the Leonardo Express) which runs every 30 minutes between Fiumicino and Termini (the main railway station in Rome). The journey takes 35 minutes and is non-stop. The train is signposted from the arrivals hall at the airport.
Buses - Alternatively, there is a bus service between Fiumicino airport and Termini or Tiburtina (a suburban station on the Eastern side of the City) stations. Departures are every hour on the hour with extra buses at peak times. Tickets are available at Terravision-Cotral box offices at all terminals.
Taxis - If you would prefer, there are taxis available outside the Arrivals halls. Authorised taxis are white and have a taximeter. Supplements may be payable for luggage, night-time runs and public holidays.
On arrival at Ciampino you will either be met by a chauffeur (as above) or you can use the airport bus service.
The Terravision Bus - operates in conjunction with Ryanair and Easyjet flights to take passengers to Termini railway station. Tickets may be purchased at the booth in the Arrivals hall at Ciampino.
The Schiaffini Travel Bus - also goes to Termini. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth at Ciampino or on the bus.
Check with your airline as they may provide special buses for travellers booked with them.
Taxis - As before, there are also taxis available outside the Arrivals hall.
Train - It is a little more complicated to travel from Ciampino by train but if you require further information on this please contact us.
For further details about Fiumicino and Ciampino, including Leonardo Express and bus timetables and car hire information go to www.adr.it. There is an English language option available.
(Please note: Unless your wedding has been arranged to take place at an out-of-town venue, we would not recommend that you hire a car for your stay in Rome. However, if you wish to take trips outside of the city then we will be happy to provide you with details of car hire companies. Your hotel may also be able to offer this information. There are also car hire facilities at both airports.)
Getting around in the city
Entry into the centre of the city is restricted to public vehicles, pass holders and pedestrians and parking in all areas is extremely limited. Public transport is plentiful and efficient. Bus and metro tickets (the same ticket for both) can be purchased from tobacconists (Tabacchi), from machines at the metro stations or from kiosks nearby. One ticket lasts for one journey on the metro or for 75 minutes on the bus system. There are often inspectors on the metros or buses so you will need to make sure that you have validated your ticket by punching it in the machine provided on the bus or at the barrier in the metro station. There are on-the-spot fines if you do not have a valid ticket.
The easiest way to get around is on foot. The city centre is small by comparison with London or Paris and exploring on foot is the best way to appreciate all that it has to offer.
We are sure you will be pleased with your choice to come to Rome for your wedding and we look forward to being able to help you make your dreams come true.