Ciampino Airport in Rome: How to Get to the Airport and Travel Cheaply

Ciampino Airport in Rome

Ciampino Airport (Aeroporto di Roma-Ciampino, CIA code) in Rome is small but very economical. It is the “home” airport of the low-cost airline Ryanair. One can’t help but agree that an opportunity to travel around Europe, buying tickets, for example, from Rome to Barcelona or Sicily for 20-40 Euros is very tempting.

How to Get from Ciampino Airport to Rome

So, you have arrived at Ciampino Airport. There are only four baggage claim belts in the ‘arrivals’ area, so it is effortless to find your way.

Rome Ciampino airport arrivals board

Luggage is handed out here much faster than in Fiumicino Airport (FCO). Usually, you have to wait no more than 10 minutes. Then, having received the baggage, follow the Exit signs and decide how to get to Rome.

Ciampino airport baggage claim area

By Bus

The cheapest way to get to Rome is by bus. Leaving the baggage claim area, you will immediately bump into the Terravision ticket offices. A ticket to the central railway station Roma Termini costs 5 Euro if you buy it online. The bus runs non-stop and departs every 30 minutes. So the total time for purchasing a ticket and getting to the train station is about 90 minutes. Photos of the ticket offices are below, where the price is 1 Euro less:

Terrivision bus company office at Ciampino Airport

If one turns left, you will notice the public transport ticket offices.

Bus tickets Rome Ciampino Airport

In the evening they are, of course, closed, but during the day there is a chance to save even more and get to Rome for only 5.90 Euro.

Ciampino tickets to Termini by public transport

Official website:

The bus stop is on the left side of the parking.

Bus stop at Ciampino airport

I also advise you to read about the public city buses in Rome.

By Taxi

The taxi rank is located at the airport exit on the right-hand side. The official taxi fare from Ciampino to Tiburtina station is 35 Euros, and to the zone of the Aurelian walls – 40 Euros, but in practice, such prices work in half the cases. Usually, you pay extra for nighttime, extra luggage, etc.

Taxi stand at Ciampino airport

Knowledge of Italian Knowledge of Italian and a preliminary discussion of the cost with a taxi driver can protect you from unpleasant situations.

Read more about Taxi in Rome – how not to be fooled?

Private transfer

The advantage of a pre-booked transfer is a fixed price of 55 euros, comfort, and time. In addition, it is so convenient to leave the hotel and be at the airport in 30-40 minutes. This service is especially relevant for early departures or late arrivals when it is not very convenient to get to the place by public transport. I prefer to use the services of the most reliable Italian in the world and a friend of our website, Sergio.

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Private transfer from Ciampino airport to Rome personal experience

My personal experience and how it works: my flight to Sicily is at 08:10 a.m. I should be at the airport by 7 a.m. Instead of messing with public transport and getting up at 4:00 a.m., I order a transfer from Sergio at 6:20 a.m., wake up half an hour in advance, take a shower and have breakfast. Yes, of course, it’s ridiculous to pay 45 Euros for a transfer in Rome when the two of us bought tickets to Trapani for a plane for the same amount, but 2 hours of sleep and peace of mind for me personally worth it. Likewise, arriving from Trapani to Ciampino at 21:10, it is more pleasant for me to be home at 22:00, and not closer to midnight.

Ciampino Airport official website:



Ryanair flies from Rome to almost all major cities in Italy and Europe.

Ryanair Flight Destinations from Rome Ciampino Airport

Additionally to the ticket price, you can choose a seat for an extra fee of 5-10 EUR and oversized baggage for 16.50 to 27.50 EUR. At the same time, it’s pretty accurate to get tickets to Sicily for the declared 10.99 – 19.79 EUR with a large hand luggage size 40x55x25 cm and a small bag, as you can see from the photo below:

 Билеты из Рим Чампино в Трапани Сицилия по 11 евро

Ryanair official website:


Today Wizzair has 18 flights to Ciampino from Serbia, Romania, Poland, North Macedonia, Hungary, Georgia, Bulgaria, Austria, and Albania.

Wizzair official website:

Using the online display, you can track the current timetable of arrivals and departures from Ciampino Airport.

FAQ about Ciampino airport

How far is Ciampino airport from Rome City Center?

Ciampino airport is about 15 km southeast of Rome city center. It takes around 60 minutes to reach the city by car or public transport.

What airport in Rome is better to fly into?

When planning a trip to Rome, you have two main airports to choose from: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) and Ciampino Airport (CIA). FCO, also known as Fiumicino Airport, is Rome's largest and busiest airport, serving a wide range of domestic and international destinations. With its modern facilities and multiple terminals, FCO is a great choice for travelers seeking convenience and comfort. On the other hand, CIA is a smaller airport that caters mainly to low-cost airlines and charter flights. While it may not offer the same level of amenities as FCO, the CIA can be a good option if you're looking to save money on airfare. Ultimately, the choice of the airport will depend on your travel preferences and budget.

Is Ciampino airport busy?

Ciampino Airport is not as busy as Fiumicino Airport, but it still handles a significant amount of traffic, particularly from low-cost airlines. During peak travel season, it can get crowded, and lines may be longer than usual. However, compared to Fiumicino, Ciampino is a smaller airport with fewer amenities, so passengers should plan accordingly and allow extra time for check-in and security procedures.
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