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Rome Ciampino Airport Guide

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 terms of amenities. WiFi is available to help pass the time, and there are plenty of outlets for charging mobile devices.

Sleeping in Ciampino Airport

rome ciampino airport guideSeating is very limited, so grab an unoccupied seat if you find one. Sleeping inside the terminal between midnight and about 4:00 AM is not allowed, as airport security kicks everyone out during this period. With two military security personnel patrolling outside the terminal, travellers report that people sleep outside the terminal during these hours. If you plan 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 traveller reviews for more tips. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below.

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 website 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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 4:30 AM – 12:00 AM.

Ciampino Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Rome Ciampino Airport:

  • 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.

Airport Lounges

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.

Drinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does Ciampino Airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks

At the time of this update, there were no 24-hour food concessions. Moka Snack Bar is open 7:00 AM – 11:30 PM, Landside, Arrivals and Gusto Wine Bar (also Landside) opens at 4:00 AM. Vending machines are available throughout the terminals.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

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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 4 am). After check-in and security, there is a “Samsung Fast Lane” charging zone where there are USB ports and European-style outlets.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


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Unlimited free WiFi is available at Ciampino Airport. Connect to the “AIRPORT FREE WIFI” network.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and 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 the General Aviation terminal.

Baby Care Facilities – Diaper changing facilities are also available in all restrooms. Landside, you will find a family room with 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: 8:25 AM – 1:35 PM and again from 2:55 PM – 3:45 PM.

Currency Exchange – Best and Fast Change offers exchange services in departures and arrivals. Hours: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM (Daily) at both locations.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Aelia Duty-Free is open from 6:00 AM – 9:30 PM. A variety of retail shops is also available.

Family Room – In the Departures Area (landside), there is a Family Room with child-size toilets.

Information Desk – There is an information booth near the check-in counters, open from 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM. The airport now also provides Airport Helpers, identifiable by their special badges.

Luggage Wrapping – TrueStar luggage wrapping is available. Location: Departures, landside, near check-in. Hours: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

Medical Services – Aeroporti di Roma First Aid is open 24 hours daily for urgent and emergency medical care. Location: airside.

Pharmacy -Sanifarma – Location: Landside. Hours: 5:30 AM – 9:00 PM.

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 last-minute trip abroad, there is a Punto nel Mondo travel agency with offices at the airport (Arrivals) that can probably be of assistance.

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 opposite the International Departures. To plan your route, visit the Rome Ciampino Airport website.

Car Rentals

On-site rental car agencies are at the airport entrance on Via Mameli, near Car Park P8. A courtesy shuttle is available to transport passengers between the car rental 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.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update, we could not 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, have a “TAXI” sign on top of the vehicle and display their license numbers on the doors, back and inside of the car. At the time of this update, these flat rates are available and include baggage fees for up to four 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: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.