It’s a smooth transition to your Rome hire car once you’ve touched down in the airport.
So you’ve got the green light from work, you’ve booked your car hire, now you just need to get yourself to Rome for the fun to begin! If you’re travelling from overseas, you’re more than likely arriving by plane. If your trip is going to include any other parts of Italy you might consider the other major international airports like Milan, Naples, or Turin, but if your sights are set on Rome, then your best bet is to head straight to Rome Fiumicino or Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, 30kms southwest of the city.
If you choose to land here you’ll be heading to Italy’s largest airport, the 6th busiest in Europe in terms of passenger traffic. The airport offers flights to more than 150 destinations worldwide, served by more than 160 airlines. Among these are the Spanish and Italian airlines Vueling and Alitalia, who both use Rome Fiumicino as their hub.
The airport is made up of 4 terminals, which are fairly easy to navigate if you require a transfer. Terminals 1 and 4 cater to international flights, with the majority of the most popular airlines leaving from Terminal 1. Terminals 3 and 4 deal with domestic flights within Europe. All of these besides Terminal 5 are within 5 minutes’ walk of each other, but if you need to switch terminals or head to terminal 5 (for flights to the US or Israel), there’s a free shuttle service that can take you there.
And if you’re wondering what happened to Terminal 2. It closed in early December 2017 to allow work to commence on the expansion of Terminal 1.
Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 00054 Fiumicino RM, Italy
Telephone: +39 6 65951
The airport is located 30km southwest of Rome city centre
No. of Terminals: 4
Timezone: GMT/UTC +01:00
Once you’ve landed and gathered your luggage, it’s time to hit the road. Car rental in Rome Fiumicino can be found in both the domestic and international arrival areas, with desks from the most popular operators in Europe including Europcar, Hertz, and Avis. These desks are connected to the airport terminals by tunnels, which shouldn’t take you too long to transport your luggage.
If you’ve booked your Rome hire car in advance online, it should be as simple as turning up to the desks, grabbing the keys, and going where the wind takes you! From here, follow the signs to the city centre or onward to your destination.