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Airport shuttle from Rome Fiumicino

Is there a shuttle bus or van service operating out of this airport?

Does anyone know what the approximate cab fare should be? The hotel address is Via Venezia, 18. Are there alternatives to taking a cab that are relatively simple. We are members of the older set.

The hotel says it provides transportation but we were quoted a rate of over 30 euros. Maybe I am just out of touch with the realities of the dollar abroad.

Thanks

DiDi

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It looks like if you take a regular cab its 50-60 euros. If you book with rome cabs its 45 euors. www.romecabs.com I booked a shuttle through www.viator.com its a 3rd booking party site but it makes my life easier. cost 22 us dollars one way.

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Hi Melanie,

Thank you for your very prompt reply. We leave in a week and I just started working on this part of the trip.

Is that $22.00 a per person rate or for the cab? If it's for the cab, it would be the cheapest rate I have found.

DiDi

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Interesting shuttle service. Per the Viator web site it's about $23 for one person, $43 for two. Much cheaper than a cab for 1, about the same for 2. But, they only deliver/pick-up from a speciied list of hotels. Mine is not on the list. So you would need to check that before making a booking.

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Didi,

Your Rome address looked familiar. It's the Hotel Italia, same place we are staying Oct. 1-4! They quoted me a transport price of 60 Euro, which I presume was for two of us. If you were offered 30 Euro, and it is just you, it is a great price! If it is per person, it's not so great. We will probably take a cab, which I think is 40 Euro, since I don't think we'll be up to taking the train into Rome after a long night/day of travel from California. I will check on other shuttles, that will go to the specific hotel. Ciao!

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If your hotel is close to the Termini train station (didn't look up your hotel address), then take the train. Otherwise take a cab or a shuttle. We used Rome Shuttle Limousine (http://www.romeshuttlelimousine.com/Inglese_p.htm) a few times with no issues. The rate is 35 Euro for up to 3 people including luggage. We booked online several days in advance and they met us outside the baggage area and were parked right outside. We used them a couple of times last year without any problems.

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There is a shuttle bus that costs about $18.00 per person to and from FCO in Rome. I think it is on the website, booktravelbound.com. Also the metro and trains go directly to the airport as well. Actually, if you can get it from the hotel for 30 Euros for two people, that is a better deal than the one on booktravelbound. The least expensive route may be the metro.

Good luck!
Melinda

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Try Terravision.it. I have booked them a few times and have been very satisified.

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Taxis have a fixed rate from Fiumicino Airport to Rome's city center of 40 euro for up two 4 people, baggage included. There is also the Leonardo Express Train direct from Fiumicino to Rome Termini for 11 euor per person. I'd opt for the door-to-door taxi or car service.

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Thank you all for your prompt replies and suggestions.

Julie, does the company you suggested, Rome Shuttle Service charge for waiting until your luggage arrives (if it does actually arrive)?

There is a company called Airport Shuttle (http://www.romeshuttlelimousine.com/FiumicinoE.htm) that charges 28 euros for the first person and six for the second. They claim there is no extra charge for waiting time up to 1h30’ after landing time. I don't know if this is standard operating practice for all the shuttles.

Hotel Italia's rate would have been 60 euro not 30 as I mistakenly wrote in my earlier post.

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Taxi's rate is now 40 euro. They cannot charge more from the Fuimicino Airport to the Roma Termini Station or close by. It is now the "rule".
Take the train into downtown. Much cheaper. If you are flying out of Roma early in the morning, like us, we have to pay a 5 Euro supplement because it is "early" in the morning. The trains don't run at 5:00 am!

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DiDi - They took our flight information and cell phone number at the time of our reservation. They didn't say anything about a fee if the flight was late - you could always check with them. Our flight was a little late, but I think they check the flights and allow for baggage pickup as well as passport control. I hadn't heard that the taxis were a fixed price now - if they are, then that might be option with the most flexiblibility. Just be sure to go to the taxi stand and wait your turn - don't go with anyone who approaches you outside the taxi stand.

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DiDi, You could take the train from the airport to Termini and then take a cab to Hotel Italia as a compromise. The train leaves the airport every 30 minutes and costs 11 Euros each.

If you are up to it, the walk from Termini to Hotel Italia takes 15 minutes. I walked it after traveling from California and the walk helped me shake the jet lag.

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The $22 is for the cost of the shuttle not for the cab. Cab's are around 45 euros give or take.

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We have opted for the door-to-door service and am just waiting for confirmation of the cost for transportation to my hotel. When I checked the web site it would only give me a quote for Rome-airport transfer which was lower than the reverse. That has been consistant with all the companies I have checked.

Once again, thank you all for your great suggestions and your time. I will keep you posted on the final decision.

Safe journeys.

DiDi

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DiDi,

Please say hello to Sabrina, Nadine, and Gabriel - they run Hotel Italia (and others) so wonderfully. I shall return in December.

Enjoy - Ciao

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I was hoping someone might be able to recommend a car service (instead of shared van -- but won't cost a fortune) I'd love suprise my wife after a long flight beginning the trip celebrating our 25th anniversary, and be met with that little sign with our name on it as we walk off of the plane!

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We usually take the train in from the airport to Rome. I think it cost around 11 or 15 Euros. It is quick and fun. Saves a lot of money as well.

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We took the train into Rome from the airport and then took a cab from the train station to our hotel. The cab driver I felt overcharged us from the train station. Taking the van service our hotel offfered would only have been about 5 Euros more. The taxi we took from our hotel to the train station for the next part of our trip was almost half the price the first cab had cost us.

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We paid 43 euros for a cab to the airport. This included an extra fee for calling the cab in advance, and probably the rate was a bit higher since the cab left at 6am. This cab really flew to the airport, though. We were picked up near San Giovanni in Laterno.

I think 30 euros is a reasonable fare. Does this price include all members of your group, or is there an extra fee for additional people?

The train from the airport to Termini is 11 euro per person, and then you probably need to metro from there. 30 euros, depending on the size of your group, could save you money and will definitely be more convenient than the train especially if you have lots of luggage to haul.

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I have arranged a car service from the airport to our hotel with a company called Rome-Transfer. It is costing me 48 euros. Is there any chance that this is a scam or are most companies arranged ahead of time on the internet on the up and up?
Thanks,
Kathy

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Kathy, you woke of a thread that was nearly two years old. Most of the pricing information is out of date. Why don't you post you own question so that you get up to date information. The cab fare between Rome and the airport is now set at 40Euro.

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We used a shuttle service in September 2008 that was 40 Euros for the four of us. I see now on their website it has gone up to 43 Euros.

Try www.rome-shuttle.com.

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Please do not reply any longer to this post. I am not sure why the request for this information has been resucitated but this post was dated 2007.

I have long returned from this trip.

Thank you.