What is the best mode and cost wise way to get from the airport to hotel around mid day? JN
In addition to the train, you can take a bus (cheaper, but of course potentially slower). You can also take a taxi. It's 48 euros fixed rate per car (not per person) to the central area, so if you have several people, it can be as cheap or cheaper than taking the train to Termini and then a taxi to your hotel.
janice, In order to provide the best answer, it would help to have a few more details. For example, how many in your group and where is the hotel located?
Of course the question is, where is your hotel? You can get to central Rome on the airport train. One departs every 30 minutes express to Termini station. Another train leaves every 15 minutes and stops at other Rome stations like Trastevere, Ostiense, Tuscolana, Tiburtina, Nomentana. The express to Termini is 14 euro, the other local train is 8 euro.
Two people travelling and hotel is about four blocks west of termini station, an 8 min. Walk. JN
janice, Thanks for the info. I'd suggest taking the Leonardo Express. There's a station right at the airport, and the trip is ~32 minutes and not affected by traffic. The fare is €14 PP and you can buy tickets either from a staffed ticket office or the Kiosks. You'll arrive at Roma Termini station and you can walk to your hotel from there. Which hotel are you using? You may find it helpful to have a look at the excellent Ron In Rome website, as there's a detailed description there: www.roninrome.com/transportation/transportation-options-from-fiumicino-airport-fco-to-the-city-of-rome One VERY important point to mention. BE SURE to validate your ticket in the yellow machine PRIOR to boarding the train. If you're caught with an unvalidated ticket, you'll face a hefty €50 PP fine which will be collected on the spot! If you can't pay the fine on the spot, it usually DOUBLES. Fines also apply to riding Buses or other public transit in Rome. With Bus travel, the validation machine is often on board the Bus (usually behind the driver). Happy travels!
Thanks ken! That sounds like the best option. Rick Steves website is great.JN