How to Reach Rome


  • By Air: Rome has two main international airports, namely the Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino International Airport and the G.B. Pastine/Ciampino International Airport. The Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino International Airport is a modern and huge airport serving flights to and from all the major destinations across the globe. Late-night transfers are difficult since the buses are irregular after-hours. The G.B. Pastine/Ciampino International Airport is a relatively smaller and cheaper. It is closer to the city centre but no direct trains are available. Once reached the airport, these are the ways you can reach the city centre- From the Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino airport, there are two train lines: The Leonardo Express leaving every 30 minutes is the best way to reach the city centre from the airport. There are also private bus companies offering connections and you can also hire a taxi to reach the city centre.
  • By Train: Roma Termini is the main train station of Rome and offers connections to all the major destinations in Italy. Roma Tiburtina, Roma Ostiense, Roma Trastevere and Roma Tuscolana are the other stations in Rome. For long distance travel, luggage storage is available.
  • By Car: Rome is served by the motorway Grande Raccordo Anulare or GRA. GPS or a map is essential. 
  • By Boat: There are two ways to reach Rome by boat- cruise ships and ferries. Ferries operate ro Barcelona, Tunis, Toulon (France), Porto-Vecchio (Corsica), Olbia and Sardinia.


  • By Car: You can hire a car for reasonable charges but the Rome Travel guide recommends avoiding it. The traffic is chaotic, parking is rare and the directions are difficult to find.
  • By taxi: This is the most expensive way to get around Rome but a convenient and efficient one. Taxis run on meters but make sure the meter is working before you get in.
  • By Bus: Probably the best way to get around Rome; the buses operate to all the parts of the city. There are also night buses are useful since the metros do not operate after 11.30 pm.
  • By HO-HO Bus: Hop-on-Hop-off buses are a great way to explore all the attractions in Rome. Various companies operate these double-decker buses.
  • By Tram: There are six tram lines operating in Rome # 2, # 3, # 5, # 8, # 14 and # 19.
  • By Metro: There are three and a half Metro lines: A, B, its B1 branch and the new C line. Lines A and B cross at Termini, while line C doesn't reach the city centre.
  • Light Rail: Nice option to reach the parts of the city like Viterbo or Ostia Antica.
  • On foot: This is a beautiful way to explore the romantic city of Rome.

If you are planning to stay in Rome for three or more days, you can buy a Roma Pass which avails entry to the first two museums (except Vatican museums) and full access to public transport and reduced tickets to Rome museums, exhibitions, music events, theatrical and dance performances.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Rome. The most preferred mode of transport in Rome is Car.

Average distance: 18.84 km Average time: 47.09 min

  • Car 38.57%
    Driving 42.22 min Walking 2.67 min Overall average time for 22.37 kms 44.89 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 15.71%
    Bus 33.36 min Waiting 14.27 min Walking 10.36 min Train 6.64 min Other 0.91 min Driving 0.64 min Overall average time for 13.73 kms 66.18 min
  • Walking 8.57%
    Walking 24.17 min Train 6.5 min Motorbike 5 min Waiting 2.17 min Bus 1.83 min Bike 1.33 min Overall average time for 6.42 kms 41 min
  • Motorbike 15.71%
    Motorbike 29.55 min Walking 0.27 min Overall average time for 23.36 kms 29.82 min
  • Train/Metro 10%
    Train 27.43 min Waiting 17.57 min Walking 10.57 min Bus 2.86 min Driving 1.43 min Other 0.86 min Overall average time for 18.57 kms 60.71 min
  • Bike 2.86%
    Bike 37.5 min Overall average time for 12.5 kms 37.5 min
Route Distance Time
Vatican city to Rome 4.23 km 4 mins
Ciampino to Rome 15.53 km 15 mins
Ariccia to Rome 26.95 km 26 mins
Fiumicino to Rome 28.81 km 28 mins
Cerveteri to Rome 44.64 km 44 mins
Castel madama to Rome 44.7 km 44 mins
Civitavecchia to Rome 79.77 km 1 hour 19 mins
Fiuggi to Rome 83.06 km 1 hour 23 mins
Spoleto to Rome 94.75 km 1 hour 34 mins
Orvieto to Rome 100.64 km 1 hour 40 mins
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