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Rome Fiumicino Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Rome Fiumicino Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Slept here last week undisturbed in Terminal 3 , third floor, bring a mattress or similar and you have a good sleep on the ground. -Fremantlefred

In July 2016, a traveller with 14 hour layover was told to leave the airport. Security said "You are not allowed to stay inside the airport if your flight does not leave on the same day."

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Rome Fiumicino Airport.

What to Expect

  • This is an older airport that had renovations in the 2000s. There are four terminals: T1, T2, T3, and T4. The eating and shopping options vary depending on which terminal you’re in.
  • Airport staff are generally tolerant of overnight travellers trying to sleep.
  • There are 24-hour eateries available, both Landside and Airside. See Food & Drinks in the airport guide below.
  • Plan your layovers carefully here! In July 2016, a traveller with a 14 hour layover was told to leave the airport, since they were European citizens who could leave the airport without problems.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Airside: Lounge style chairs have been spotted airside near gate H3. Based on travellers’ reports, there are some decent seating options near the B and D gates.
  • Landside: there aren’t too many seating options and armrests are a problem and the floor may be your only option. Most of the floor is tiled, so if you want to stretch out bring something for warmth or comfort.
  • Restaurants close at night, and some have benches and comfortable chairs near them you can grab overnight.
  • The airport can be cold and bright, so bring layers and a sleep mask/eyeshades
  • For uninterrupted sleep, several hotels are located at or near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class travelers can buy a pass to relax in several airport lounges; showers are available in some. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

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Rome Fiumicino Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • I Mosaici - Location: Terminal 3, Airside, 1st Floor, Gate D5 (Schengen Area). Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ].
  • Le Anfore Business Class Lounge - Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Satellite Area, opposite Gates C30 and C31 (Non-Schengen Flights). Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door. [ more lounge info ]
  • Passenger Lounge - Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Schengen Area, 2nd Floor, near Gate D3. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • Casa Alitalia Lounges - Casa Alitalia Lounges - There a 4 Casa Alitalia lounges in Rome Fiumicino Airport available to passengers flying with Alitalia. While the lounges include the usual standard offerings, you will also be able to enjoy premium sparkling wine, exclusive coffee blends and Italian bathroom amenities. Lounge Access: $40 - 50. [ more lounge info ]
  • Avia Lounge - Closed for Renovations. Location: Terminal 3, Airside, 2nd Floor (escalator near Gates C and D).
  • Plaza Premium Lounge - Location: Terminal 3, Airside, non-Schengen Area, 2nd Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid Lounge Passes • Lounge Membership Program. [ more lounge info ]
  • HelloSky - Location: landside in front of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (8€).
  • Plaza Premium Lounge - coming soon

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Rome Fiumicino Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • At AirportHelloSky - Located landside in front of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. The facility provides air rooms, a lounge, showers and meeting rooms. The air rooms include a double or single bed, private bathroom and shower. Day use rooms are available for 3 or 6 hours between the hours 10:00AM - 6:00PM. Rates from 55€ (3 hours) 75€ (6 hours) 129€ - single / 159€ - double (overnight). » Check Rates
  • At Airport Hilton Rome Airport - (5 minute walk from the airport terminals) Connected to the upper level of Terminals 1, 2, and 3 by a covered, moving walkway. Hotel offers free shuttle to Rome city center every 2 hours from 8:00AM to 10:00PM. Day rooms are offered 9:00AM - 6:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport - (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle operates every 15 minutes between 5:00AM to 1:00AM. Shuttle stops at Departures (Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 5) and Arrivals (Terminals 1 and 3). Follow the “Airport Shuttle” sign at your nearest terminal. Between the hours of 5:00AM to 1:00AM, airport pick-up can be requested by using the courtesy phone at the shuttle stops. » Check Rates
  • Sleep and Fly Rome Airport B&B - (5 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. Prices start at €10 daytime rate for two people w/luggage and €20 early morning/night time rate for two people w/luggage. » Check Rates
  • Best Western - (6 minutes from the airport) - Airport shuttle is available on limited service. From the airport, go to Stop 26 where you can catch the shuttle every 30 minutes starting from 4:00PM - 10:00PM, cost is 6,00€. From the hotel to the airport, the service starts at 5:00AM and runs until 1:00PM but not on a consistent schedule, cost is also 6,00€ except the 5:00AM and 5:40AM shuttle when you will pay 8,00€. » Check Rates
  • BB Fly & Beach - (11 minutes from the airport) A budget hotel located in front of the beach. Free airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Al Porticciolo Hotel - (11 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available for €6 per person. Departure times: 4:00PM, 4:45PM, 5:30PM, 7:00PM, 7:45PM, 8:30PM, 9:15PM. Contact the hotel for unlisted times. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Fiumicino Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Rome Fiumicino Airport. Connect to the “Free Wi-Fi” network.

Two options are available: 1st option - receive free, super fast (up to 4 Mbps) access when you install the official free App of Rome Airports "Rome Airports", or 2nd option - don’t install the official App and receive free, fast access (up to 2 Mbps).

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Cots and changing mats are available in the baby changing stations. Five locations: Departures level of Terminal 3, near the info point • Near Gate D01 • Near Gate E11 • Near Gate E44 • Near Gate E51.
  • Children’s Play Area - When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their built up energy after their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Locations: Terminal 1, Arrivals and Terminal 2, Arrivals.
  • Currency Exchange - Foreign exchange counters can be found in the following locations:
    » Landside: Best and Fast (T3. Hours: 6:00AM - 11:00PM) • Yex Change (T3. Hours: 6:00AM - 10:30PM).
    » Airside: Best and Fast (Boarding Area B. Hours: 6:00AM - 11:00PM) • Best and Fast (Boarding Area C. Hours: 6:00AM - 11:00PM) • Yex Change (Boarding E43-33. Hours: 6:00AM - 10:00PM) • Yex Change (Boarding E51-53. Hours: 6:00AM - 10:00PM) • Yex Change (Boarding E12. Hours: 6:00AM - 10:00PM).
    » Arrivals: Best and Fast (T3. Hours: 6:00AM - 11:00PM) • Yex Change (T3. Hours: 6:00AM - 11:00PM).
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free is available as well as a good selection of stores selling everything from perfume, to clothing to book stores. Hours: unknown.
  • Fast Track Service - As a premium service, customers with Fast Track security passes will be given priority service to ensure that waiting is kept to a minimum. Cost: €5,00. Book on-line.
  • First Aid Clinic - Locations: There are seven branches available throughout the airport.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours:
    » Landside: Territori D’Italia ( T3, Departures)
    » Airside:Rosso Intenso food and wine (Gate D02) • Caffe Kimbo (E2nd Floor) • GranCafe Platinum (Gate E37-38 area)
    » Arrivals: Moka Bagel Factory (T3) • Semplicemente Roma (T3) » Vending machines are also available.
    » Vending machines are also available.
  • Information Desk - In Terminals 1 and 3 (Arrivals and Departures levels) and in Terminal 5, there are a total of nine information desks.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Location: T3, International Arrivals. Hours: 6:30AM - 11:30PM. Rate: €6 per item per 24 hour period, paid upon pick up.
  • Luggage Trolleys - Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge.
  • Luggage Wrapping - True Star and Safe Bag provide services in multiple locations on the Departure Levels of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Hours vary but you will always find one option available between 4:00AM and 12:00AM.
  • Mobile Charging - Mobile charging stations are available, free of charge, at the following restaurants: Caffè Rome & You (T1, Landside) • Bagel Factory (T3, Landside) • Lavazza Moka (T3, Landside) • Sante (T3, Landside) • Semplicemente (T3, Landside) • Délice Maison Bakery & Cafe (T1, Arrivals) • Mokà (T1, Arrivals) • Bistrot (Airside, Gates C08-C16) • Briciole dolci e salate (Airside, Gates B14-B23) • Mercedes-Benz Cafè (Airside, Gate B10-B12) • The Burger Federation (Airside, Gate C08-C16).
  • Pharmacy - Available. Locations: Pharmacy (Landside, T1. Hours: 6:00AM - 9:00PM) • Pharmacy (Landside, T3. Hours: 6:00AM - 9:30PM) • Angelini Health and Care (Airside, Boarding Area C. Hours: 7:00AM - 9:30PM) • Angelini Health and Care (Airside, Boarding Area E. Hours: 6:30AM - 10:00PM).
  • Post Office - Location: T1, Arrivals. Hours: 8:30AM - 3:30PM (Mon-Fri).
  • Prayer Room - A multi-faith prayer room and a catholic chapel are available in Terminal 3, International Arrivals.
  • Rest Zones - The airport has set up a few areas with reclining seating. Unfortunatel, we do not have additional inforation about location or number of seats. If you know, send us an email at editor@sleepinginairports.net.
  • Showers - Freshen up after a long flight or a night in the terminal with a shower at HelloSky. Service include a shower kit that comes with towel, shower gel, and slippers. Location: landside in front of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Hours: 7:00AM - 9:00PM. Rate €15. Showers are also available in some of the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]
  • Spa Services - Be Relax Spa offers spa services at the airport. Locations: Airside, near D4 • Airside, Gates E33-34. Hours: 7:00AM - 11:00PM.
  • Smoking - Smoking is permitted airside at designated smoking lounges in these locations: T1, airside, Departures (in the shops and restaurants area) • Gate B11 • between Gates B05 and B 07 • Gate C 08 • Gate D 02 • Gate D05 • Gate E38 • Gate E51-52 • Gate E14 • Gate E19 • Gate E20 • In Terminal 3 departures, airside, 2nd Floor of new boarding area E.
  • Travel Agencies - If you are arriving in Rome and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is Punto nel Mondo travel agency with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Locations: T1, Arrivals • T3, Arrivals.

Facebook Tips

Eduardo J (29 Jul 2012): I just slept there the a couple of weeks ago, you have to stay in the T2 since all the other terminals close during the night, upstairs there are some benches where you can fit nicely if you're smaller than I am, I opted for my sleeping bag downstairs near the last entrance to the right, no one bothered me and nearby you can find the only power outlets in the airport.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airlines

As of March 2018, Rome Fiumicino airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Aer Lingus • Aeroflot • Aerolíneas Argentinas • Air Algerie • Air Arabia • Air Baltic • Air Canada • Air China • Air Europa • Air France • Air India • Air Malta • Air Moldova • Air Serbia • Air Transat • Air Italy • Alba Star • Alitalia • American Airlines • Asiana Airlines • AtlasJet Airlines • Austrian Airlines • Azerbaijan Airlines • Belavia • Blue Air • Blue Panorama Airlines • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Bulgaria Air • Cathay Pacific • China Airlines • China Eastern • China Southern • Air Corsica • Croatia Airlines • CSA Czech Airlines • Delta • easyJet • EgyptAir • El Al Israel Airlines • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Etihad Airways • Eurowings • Finnair • Flybe • Flyone • Freebird Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Iberia • Iran Air • Isair • Jet2 • KLM • Korean Air • Kuwait Airways • LATAM • Lufthansa • Luxair • MEA • Mistral Air • Monarch Air • Montenegro Airlines • Neos • NIKI • Norwegian • Nouvelair • Onur Air • Pegasus Airlines • Privilege Air • Primera Air • Qatar Airways • Royal Air Maroc • Royal Jordanian • Ryanair • SAS • Saudi Arabian Airlines • Siberia Airlines • Singapore Airlines • SunExpress • Swiss • TAP Portugal • Tarom • Tassili Airlines • Thai Airways • Titan Airways • Trade Air • Transavia • Tunis Air • Turkish Airlines • Tus Airways • Ukraine International Airlines • United Airlines • Ural Airlines • Uzbekistan Airways • Vueling • Wizz Air • Yemen Airways.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

The airport is well connected to the bus system. To plan your route, visit the Rome Fiumicino Airport website.

Car Rental

The following car rental agencies are located onsite: Autovia, Avis/Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto Rent, Maggiore, Rent4U, Sixt and more. The car rentals area is located in Torre Uffici 2 in the Multi-level Comfort Parking structure, connected to the airport terminals by pedestrian tunnels.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service free or for a fee. Contact your hotel of choice for shuttle service availability. The following hotels offer airport shuttle service: Comfort Hotel Roma Airport Fiumicino   •   Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport   •   Hotel De La Ville Relais   •   Welcome Airport Hotel.

Inter-Terminal Shuttle

The airport offers a free shuttle bus service that travels between the terminals, the airport’s parking lots and the Cargo City area. Buses run in 15 minute intervals, but must be requested via intercom (there is one available at each stop) between the hours of 1:00AM - 5:00AM.

Taxi

Official city taxis are available. These taxis are white with an illuminated “TAXI” sign on the top and the license number printed on the doors, back and inside of the cab. At the time of this January 2018 update, the following flat rates are available to/from the airport, and include baggage for up to 4 passengers: Ostiense Station €45, Tiburtina Station €55, Civitavecchia Harbor €120, Magliana Castle €30, New Rome Fair €25 and Ciampino Airport €50.

Train

Fiumicino has a train station located near the Arrivals and Departures Terminal. Three Trenitalia rail services connect the airport with central Rome:

  • The Leonardo Express is a non-stop service between Fiumicino Airport and Rome Termini train station, with departures every 30 min (every 15 mins at peak times). Total travel time is 32 mins one way.
  • FL1 regional trains offer service between the airport and important train stations, including these main train stations in Rome: Tiburtina, Tuscolana, Trastevere and Ostiense.
  • Frecciargento trains offer modern and comfortable service along high-speed and traditional rail lines between Fiumicino Airport and major cities in the northeast and south sides of the country.

Tickets for any of the above services can be purchased online, at ticket vending machines, Trenitalia ticket offices, authorized travel agents and authorized points of sale. For further information, visit the Trenitalia website.

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Last Updated: 28 May 2018

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