Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Rome Ciampino Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
If you plan on arriving in Ciampino in the middle of the night in order to catch an early morning departure… you’ve made a big mistake. -a traveller
This airport closes at night (12:00AM to 4:30AM) and it is not possible to sleep inside. Make alternative arrangements.
CIA Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Rome Ciampino Airport.
What to Expect
Rome Ciampino Airport (code: CIA) consists of a mid-size single-level terminal with 16 gates and a few eateries and shops. As a low-cost carrier airport, don’t expect much in the way of amenities. WiFi is available to help pass the time and there are plenty of outlets for charging mobiles devices.
Sleeping in Ciampino Airport
Seating is very limited, so grab an unoccupied seat if you find one. Sleeping inside the terminal between 12:00AM and about 4:00AM is not allowed, as airport security kicks everyone out during this time period. With two military security personnel patrolling outside the terminal, travellers report that people sleep outside the terminal during these hours. If you are planning to spend the night outside the terminal at this airport, consider bringing a travel mat and sleeping bag for added comfort. Explore our guide to sleeping in Rome Ciampino Airport or read some traveller reviews for more tips. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below.
Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.
For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Ciampino Airport Guide.
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. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
Ciampino Airport Hotels
If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Rome Ciampino Airport:
With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.
- Hotel Villa Giulia – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Meeting Hotel – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Residenza d’Epoca Pietra di Ponente – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Rome Ciampino Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please click here to update this airport guide.
Unlimited free WiFi is available at Ciampino Airport. Connect to the “AIRPORT FREE WIFI” network.
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: in the Departures area and in the General Aviation terminal.
Baby Care Facilities – Diaper changing facilities are also available in all restrooms. Landside you will find a family room which includes child-size toilets.
Banking Services – There are two banks at the airport that may be of assistance. The Unicredit Group and Monte dei Paschi di Siena. Location: Departures Area. Hours: 8:25AM – 1:35PM and again from 2:55PM – 3:45PM.
Currency Exchange – Best and Fast change offers exchange services in both departures and arrivals. Hours: 8:00AM – 9:00PM (Daily) at both locations.
Duty Free & Shopping – Aelia Duty Free is open from 6:00AM – 9:30PM. A variety of retail shops is also available.
Family Room – In the Departures Area (landside), there is a Family Room with child-size toilets.
Food & Drinks – At the time of this update there were no 24-hour food concessions. Moka Snack Bar is open 7:00AM – 11:30PM, Landside, Arrivals and Gusto Wine Bar (also Landside= opens at 4:00AM. Vending machines are available throughout the terminals.
Information Desk – There is an information booth available near the check-in counters and is open from 5:00AM – 11:00PM. The airport now also provides Airport Helpers, who are identifiable by their special badges.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Luggage Wrapping – TrueStar luggage wrapping is available. Location: Departures, landside, near check-in. Hours: 5:00AM – 9:00PM.
Medical Services – Aeroporti di Roma First Aid is open 24 hours a day for urgent and emergency medical care. Location: airside.
Mobile Charging – While we have no official info regarding mobile charging, a reader let us know that she was able to find several power outlets in the arrivals zone (where people rest before the airport opens at 4am). After check-in and security there is a “Samsung Fast Lane” charging zone where there are USB ports and the European style outlets.
Pharmacy -Sanifarma – Location: Landside. Hours: 5:30AM – 9:00PM.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Smoking – Smoking is permitted inside the airport in separate smoking lounges.
Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Rome and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is a Punto nel Mondo travel agency with offices at the airport (Arrivals) that can probably be of assistance.
The airport is open 4:30AM – 12:00AM.
Rome Ciampino airport is served by the following airlines: Ryanair • Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
There are daily bus connections between Ciampino airport and Roma Termini station. The bus area is located opposite International Departures. To plan your route, visit the Rome Ciampino Airport website.
On-site rental car agencies are located at the entrance of the airport on Via Mameli, near Car Park P8. A courtesy shuttle is available to transport passengers between the car rentals area and the Departures Terminal. The following agencies can be found at the airport: Avis/Budget, Enterprise/National/Alamo, Europcar, Goldcar Italy, Hertz/Thrifty/Dollar, Firefly, Karym Rent, Locauto, Maggiore, Sicily by Car/Autoeuropa and Sixt.
At the time of this update, we were unable to find any hotels that provided an airport shuttle. Many local hotels can book transfers for you at an additional cost. See also Airport Hotels above.
It is highly recommended to use taxis certified by the City of Rome, which are white in color, have a “TAXI” sign on top of the vehicle and display their license numbers on the doors, back and inside of the vehicle. At the time of this update, these flat rates are available and include baggage fee for up to 4 people:
- Ciampino Airport to/from Ostiense Station €30
- Ciampino Airport to/from Tiburtina Station €35
- Ciampino Airport to/from Fiumicino Airport €50
All other destinations are charged according to the meter plus a baggage fee.
Trenitalia Ciampino Airlink offers a combined train and bus service which connects to the centre of Rome and Ciampino Airport. The bus departs every 20 minutes. For more information, visit the Trenitalia website.
Roma Termini can be reached from Ciampino via light rail train.
Last updated: 2022-10-28
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.