Before the Fiumicino International Airport was built, the Rome–Ciampino International Airport G. B. Pastine (CIA), most commonly called Ciampino, was the capital city’s main airport. Today, this smaller airport handles domestic and European flights for more than 5 million passengers a year and is the hub for the Ryanair budget airline.
An airport transfer to or from downtown Rome is the best way to avoid the capital city’s daunting traffic. Opt for a private or shared service that includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in Rome or at the cruise port in nearby Civitavecchia upon arrival or departure.
You also can book a transfer service to destinations in Umbria, Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, Naples, and Sorrento. If opting for a longer transfer, combine the service with a driving tour to visit attractions along the route. Popular transfers with stops include visits to San Gimignano and Siena for transfers between Ciampino and Florence, or a visit to Pompeii or Sorrento for transfers between Ciampino and the Amalfi Coast.
Things to Know Before You Go
- One terminal building handles all departures and arrivals.
- Car rental agencies are located at the airport entrance inside the P6 and P8 parking areas, and there is a complimentary shuttle service to and from the terminal to the rental car parking lots.
- There are duty-free and other shops, restaurants, cafés, currency exchanges, and ATMs inside the airport.
How to Get There
Ciampino Airport is located about 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) from Rome’s city center and is not easy to reach by public transportation. There are no train lines to the airport, though you can take an airport bus from the city center. Opt for an airport transfer for convenient pickup and drop-off directly at your hotel and terminal.