Getting to Rome
Rome is located in central Italy, south of Florence (1.5 hrs), Milan (4.5 hrs) and Venice (4.5 hrs).
From the Airport
Rome is serviced by the modern and efficient Leonardo da Vinci Int’l Airport, also known as Fiumicino. The airport is connected to the city of Rome by the Leonardo Express train to Stazione Termini. It takes about 35 minutes and costs 11 o/w. It runs every 30 minutes from 6:37am-11:37pm daily. The Metropolitan train FM1 heads to Roma Tiburtina and runs every 15 minutes from 6am-11:30pm. It takes about 50 minutes and costs only 5.50. After 11:30pm, the night buses will get you to Tiburtina for 5.50.
The Italian national rail company is Ferroville dello Stato (FS). Stazione Termini, located on the Piazza de Cinquecento in the San Lorenzo neighborhood, is the main train terminal. It is a mecca of tourist necessities: ATM machines, internet stations, tourist information, a health clinic, public showers, luggage lockers and late night banks. Termini is easily accessible by the subway — it is the only place where both lines stop. By foot, it is about a 15 minute walk from the Centro Storico. The other large station is Tiburtina (see below).
Unfortunately there is no main bus station in Rome. Long-distance buses arrive outside various metro stations including Lepanto, Ponte Mammolo and Tiburtina. Eurolines buses arrive and depart from Tiburtina. From Stazione Termini take the Metropolitana (train) Linea B to Tiburtina.