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By plane

Rome main airport are Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) and Ciampino.

Fiumicino is about 36 km from Rome. The Leonardo Express train connect the airport To Rome Stazione Termini (journey of around 30?). A train line connects the airport to the air terminal, near the Roma Ostiense train station. The terminal is connected to the subway station Piramide (line B) with trains leaving every 20 minutes from 5:30 to midnight.

Buses stop just outside the airport going to via Giolitti, alongside the Termini Station.

Ciampino airport,16 km southeast of Rome, is military airport which has been developing its passenger terminal since it began playing host to the budget airline companies.

The airport is connected to the Termini Station by a local train line and buses. The easiest way to get from Ciampino into Rome is by using Terravision's direct coach service.

Alternatively you take a bus near Ciampino station and then a train to Stazione Termini or  a bus near underground (metro) Line A at Anagnina Metro station.   

Of course the airports are both served by taxi services.


By Train

Rome is served by international and national trains which stop at the Termini Station in Piazza del Cinquecento, near the urban center.


By car

The main road connecting Rome to the north and south of Italy is the Autostrada del Sole, which connects with the ring road circling the city (Grande Raccordo Anulare).

From the Raccordo Anulare the most important roads are:

-Via Aurelia (ss1)north-east from the Vatican to the Tyrrhenian coast, Pisa, Genoa and France.

-Via Cassia (ss2) from ?Ponte Milvio? north-west to Viterbo, Siena and Florence.

-Via Flaminia (ss3) north-east to Terni, Foligno, and east to the Apennines and the Adriatic coast.

-Via Salaria (ss4) north from around Porta Pia in the centre towards Rieti and the north-east Marche region and the Adriatic coast.

-Via Tiburtina (ss5) links Rome with Tivoli and Pescara.

-Via Casilina (ss6) head south-east to Anagni and the Campania region.

-Via Appia Nuova (ss7) south to Ciampino airport, Castelli Romani, Campania region, the Apennines into Basilicata to Taranto in Puglia ending in Brindisi.

-Via Ostiense (Via del Mare) (ss8) south-west to Ostia.

-Via Cristoforo Colombo from Porta San Sebastiano to EUR and Ostia.


From and to the airports by car

From/To Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci airport:

Follow the sign for Rome out of the airport and onto the autostrada exiting at EUR, then follow the ?centro? signs to Via Cristoforo Colombo into the centre of Rome.

From/To Ciampino airport:

From the airport exit, turn right onto Via Appia Nuova and follow it to the centre.


In the city

The entire transport network of underground, trams, and buses is managed by the ATAC. The underground include two subway lines: line A, crossing the city from the western side (via Tuscolana - via Appia) to the Vatican section, and line B, connecting the eastern zone (Rebibbia) with the EUR (Exposizione Universale di Roma), crossing line A near Termini Station. A new branch of the B line (B1) is under construction, as is a third line, called C. A fourth line, line D, is under development. The frequent archaeological findings delay underground work.

The Rome Metro is part of an extensive transport network made of a tramway network, several suburban and urban lines in and around the city.

The main bus station is in front of Stazione Termini. Daily and night bus are in service.

Romapass is a card that allows three days of travel throughout the entire transport network.

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