Jun 23, 2011
Tipoa Car hire Italy Rome - Airport Fiumicino
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Rome Fiumicino Airport Information
Rome airport Fiumicino or Leonardo da Vinci airport of Rome is Italy’s first airport and Europe’s sixth where traffic volume is concerned. It lies 16 miles southwest of Rome and is linked to the city by train and by road. The ride by train lasts approximately 30 minutes and goes as far as the central railway station of Rome, Termini.
The airport incorporates 3 passenger stations and offers services of a great variety, such as convention facilities, conference rooms, banks, coffee shops, restaurants and shops selling both local Italian products and international goods.
Domestic flights depart from passenger station Terminal A, domestic and international flights from Terminal B and transatlantic flights from Terminal C. Located between the various coffee shops and restaurants you will find some 130 stores selling gifts, clothing, souvenirs and much more.
Information desks are located in each terminal of the Rome Airport. Information kiosks with touch-screen technology and videoconferencing with an operator are situated in Terminal A (Departures and Arrivals), the service is free of charge.
Airport car parks
In the Fiumicino airport you can choose between short and long term parking lots. The parking area at the passenger station B (Terminal B) comprises 128 parking places, against 32 of the parking area of the passenger station A (Terminal A). The long term parking area offers more than 4000 parking places and is linked to the airport by bus. Moreover, the airport has a multi-storey parking A-B-C-D that offers 3701 parking places and is connected to the airport with pedestrian crossings. People with disabilities can park outside the passenger stations A, B, C and outside Departures for a period that does not exceed 2 hours. For a longer period, dedicated parking places exist in the multi-storey parking, at level 1 in buildings B, C, D and at level 4 in building D.
If you are using Fiumicino Airport either as a holidaymaker or a business passenger, you may use our car rental services and pick up your car right at the airport. Tipoa Car Hire operates pick up points located within the airport. We have access to a large hire fleet and help you find the best quote for your destination. Car hire customers are guaranteed a wide range of models and types of cars presented in excellent condition because we only deal with leading car rental companies.
Ground Transport to Rome Fiumicino Airport
Distance from central Rome: 32km, 20 miles
Rome's Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport is south-west of the city. The Grande Raccordo Anulare (G.R.A.) encircling Rome leads to the A91 Rome-Fiumicino highway direct to the airport.
Follow the signs from the airport approach road for your terminal. Journey time from central Rome is around 45 minutes.
The traffic congestion caused by the automobiles led to the introduction of a zone of restricted circulation around the historic centre of the city from 6 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon. Zones of restricted circulation were also introduced during the night in various areas, like in Trastevere, due to the increased traffic by those out for their evening outings, as well as around the centre. Finally, parking-meters have been imposed on many parking places.
Journey time from central Rome is around 45 minutes. Fare: around EUR 40 to 50.
There is a direct non-stop train service to Fuimicino Airport Station from Roma Termini station.
Trains run every half hour from 05:52 until the last departure at 22:52. Journey time is around 31 minutes. Fare: EUR 11.
The Metropolitan FM1 train service from Roma Tiburtina station runs from 05.05 then every 15 minutes from 05:33 to 20:33, then half hourly until the last train at 22.33. Journey time is around 45 minutes. Fare: EUR 5.50.
There are bus services from several Rome locations:
From Cornelia metro station (06.45 to 21.35), with a journey time of between 75 and 90 minutes. Fare: EUR 4.50 one way.
From Magliana metro station (06.15 to 21.45) - Journey time is around 40 minutes. Fare: EUR 4.50 one way.
From Roma Tiburtana rail station (night service) (via Rome Termini) from 00.30 to 03.45, then at 9.30, 10.30, 12.25 and 17.30. Journey time is 45 - 60 minutes. Fare: EUR 4.50 one way.
Speed limits in Rome, Italy
Open roads in Rome: 90 kph / 55 mph
Towns and residential areas in Rome: 50 kph / 30 mph
Motorways / highways in Rome: 130 kph / 80 mph
Driving around Rome in the early morning and late afternoon is not advisable. Italian drivers are notorious for their intimidating driving and the congestion and traffic jams in the centre of Rome is best avoided. However, cars are the perfect option for exploring the surrounding area of Lazio.
A number of parking garages are available around Rome city centre, all of which are expensive and can become busy. These include the Terminal Gianicolo off the Piazza della Rovere, a car park at St. Peter's train station (Stazione San Pietro), the Auditorium Car Park in Parioli, and the Parcheggio Ludovisi, close to the famous Spanish Steps.