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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.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Rome Ciampino Airport.

What to Expect

Rome Ciampino Airport 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.

Where to Sleep

Seating in this airport is very limited, so grab an unoccupied seat if seen. 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. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

Airport Hotels

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

  • CiampinoHotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. on request ($).  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Palacavicchi – (2 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available on request ($).  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Villa Giulia – (7 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available on request ($).  » Check Rates
  • Meeting Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available on request ($).  » Check Rates
  • Residenza d’Epoca Pietra di Ponente – (12 minutes from the airport) Free transport from and to Ciampino is available. The shuttle service is free from 7:00AM to 11:00PM.  » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

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 – Cots and changing tables are available in the baby changing rooms. Three locations: Departures, landside • Departures, airside • Arrivals area. Diaper changing facilities are also available in all restrooms.

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.

Curency Exchange – Best and Fast change offers exchange services in both departures and arrivals. Hours: 6:00AM – 11:00PM (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 6:00AM – 12:00AM, Landside, Arrivals. 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 – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 4:30AM – 12:00AM.

Airlines

As of March 2018, Rome Ciampino airport is served by the following airlines: Ryanair • Wizz Air • Lufthansa • Alitalia • Air France.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

There are daily bus connections between the airport and Roma Termini station. The bus area is located opposite International Departures. To plan your route, visit the Rome Ciampino Airport website.

Car Rentals

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: Auto Europa – Sicily by Car, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Goldcar Italy, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore and Sixt.

Taxi

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 January 2018 update, these flat rates are available and include baggage fee for up to 4 people:

  • Ciampino Airport to/from Aurelian Walls €30
  • Ciampino Airport to/from Ostiense Station €30
  • Ciampino Airport to/from Fiumicino Airport €50

All other destinations are charged according to the meter plus a baggage fee.

Train

Ciampino Città is the nearest railway station to the airport. COTRAL/SCHIAFFINI buses travel between the airport and Ciampino Città, departing every 30 minutes for the five minute trip. Tickets can be purchased on board or at the railway station for €1.

Roma Termini can be reached from Ciampino via light rail train.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.