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Airport express in Rome

Is the airport express the best way to get my family of 5 between Fumicino and the city? Do I need to reserve seats on this or will we be able to buy this after we land?

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The fixed rate taxi price is 45E but I think it is up to 4 persons per taxi. There is also the sitbus shuttle at 8E/person.

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833 posts

The Leonardo Express runs every half hour. I would not reserve seats (and can't remember if that's even possible) because you do not know how long it will take to go through passport control, how much time to retrieve your luggage, etc. Buy the ticket once you're ready to leave. However, with five of you, you're looking at a price of 70 euro for the Express. (14 each). You can take a taxi or a van at a cheaper price, so with a large group I would opt for that option (especially because then you can go straight to your hotel).

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Thanks! Any idea what approximate cab/van fare for all of us would be into town, so I know if someone is trying to overcharge?

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1078 posts

While at the Hilton airport Saturday, was told it is now 50 Euros, and that appears to be what some guests were paying who missed the free bus from town.

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When I was in Rome last summer the fixed price was 40, but evidently it has gone up to 45 or maybe even 50. Technically, the taxi is supposed to have forms posted on the back of the seat and they say what the fixed fee is. (I cannot remember if they were in Italian or English, I just remember I understood enough when I read it.) But as Frank said, that is for 4 people, and larger taxis will be a little more.

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There is also a night rate but I don't when that kicks in.

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There is also another train option, the FM1, that leaves from the Airport and makes multiple stops, including Trastevere Station, Ostiense, Termini, and Tiburtina. Not sure what the cost is to Termini, but to Trastevere it is about 5.50 Euro. From Trastevere Station you can catch Tram 8 (1 euro) which will take you across the river into Largo Argentina, near Campo di Fiori. The last time I was in Rome, there did seem to be many more bus/shuttle options than in years past, all reasonably priced, maybe in the 8 euro range.