General information about transportation in Rome can be found here.
Rome is easily accessible from most countries with direct flights being served by the largest Italian airport, Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci), and being also served by another important airport, Ciampino (G.B. Pastine). Both of them are about 30-35 km from the centre of Rome.
From Fiumicino (FCO) there are two main options to reach downtown Rome by train:
- Direct no stop train “Leonardo Express” connecting Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci airport to Termini Station (the central train station in Rome). The ticket price is 14€ one way. The trip is 31 minutes long. The time schedule includes a train every 30 minutes, from 6.38am until 11.38pm in direction from Fiumicino to Roma Termini, and from 5.50am until 10.50pm in direction from Roma Termini to Fiumicino.
- Local train on the line FR1 Orte-Fara Sabina (see metro map). The ticket price is 8€ but the train stops at each station. Time required approximately 45-50 minutes. From Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci to city centre, take direction “Orte”.
From Ciampino (CIA) there is a bus service connecting the Airport with the Metro Station “Anagnina” on Line A, ticket costs 1.20 €. From “Anagnina”, you can reach “Roma Termini” with the Metro Line A.
Rome is also accessible by train through its central station “Roma Termini”, which is closeby downtown Rome.
Reaching the workshop venue
The workshop site is very close to the subway station “Basilica S. Paolo” on Line B. The station can be reached the Line B Metro from station “Roma Termini”, direction “Laurentina”. From there you can walk to the workshop site (approx. distance: 800m). Metro tickets cost 1.50 €.
Coming directly from Fiumicino Airport, it is possible to take the local train FR1, get off at “Roma Ostiense” station, and take then the Metro Line B to “Basilica S. Paolo”.
As for taxis, the Comune di Roma (Rome Council) has set up a fixed tariff from Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports to inside the city walls. The tariff is 48€ from Fiumicino and 30€ from Ciampino (maximum 4 people with baggage included in the tariff). The number to call for a taxi is +39 06 0609. Licensed taxis are white with the sign Taxi on the car roof, and have a meter inside. Avoid taxi drivers who approach you. You should look for them at the taxi stands. If you try to stop a taxi on the road do not get upset if they do not stop. They rarely do.
For information on times and ticket prices we advise you to connect to the railway company site Ferrovie dello Stato, where after registering you can also buy tickets on-line and pick them up on the train itself.