Leonardo da Vinci Airport, also known as Rome Fiumicino Airport or just Fiumicino Airport, is an international airport located in Rome, Italy. The airport is named after the most recognised polymath Leonardo da Vinci and the name Fiumicino comes from the name of the district where the airport is situated. The airport is 35 kilometres (21.7 miles) to the west of Rome's city centre and it is the larger of the two airports in Rome. The other is Rome Ciampino airport, which is situated to the southeast of Rome.
Fiumicino airport is the busiest airport in Italy, and it was classified as the 10th busiest in Europe and 42nd busiest in the world in 2016 based on passenger numbers. Just over 41.7 million passengers were served in 2016 from 314,167 aircraft movements. This works out at approximately 35 takeoffs or landings every hour.
There are four terminals at the airport that are named Terminal 1, 2, 3 and 5, and 6 boarding areas, B, C, D, E, G and H. After you have checked-in at one of the four terminals, you will make your way to one of the boarding areas. Currently, boarding areas B, C, D and E are all interconnected and accessible through terminals 1, 2 and 3. Boarding areas G and H are only accessible through terminal 5.
The terminal used for your arrival or departure will be determined by the airline you are flying with. If you are unsure, you can visit this page to find out.
Below is a summary of the four terminals.
- Terminal 1 - This terminal is used for domestic flights, flights within Europe's Schengen Area and Alitalia medium-haul flights. There are 14 airlines using this terminal including Alitalia, Air Berlin, Air Europa, Air France, Etihad and KLM.
- Terminal 2 - This is the smallest terminal of the 4 and handles domestic, Schengen, and non-Schengen flights by budget airlines. There are 8 airlines using this terminal including GermanWings, Ryanair and WizzAir.
- Terminal 3 - This is the largest terminal and is used by the majority of the airliners. Domestic, Schengen, and non-Schengen flights depart this terminal from over 80 airlines including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Easyjet, Emirates, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.
- Terminal 5 - This terminal is exclusively for security-sensitive flights to the United States and Israel. American, Delta, El Al, Israir, Srilankan and United airlines all use this terminal. The terminal is relatively small and only has the capacity to handle 950,000 passengers a year, but its purpose was to be a completely dedicated international terminal with separate check-in, passport control and baggage handling systems.
Fiumicino airport has an efficient transport network that is well connected to the city centre. The most popular solutions are by train, bus and taxi.
- Trains – Three types of train arrive and depart the airport. Trenitalia offers them all. There is the popular Leonardo Express train to take you non-stop to and from the city, the Regional FL1 trains, which stop at many stations in Rome, and the high-speed trains, which can take you to and from cities like Rome, Florence, Bologna, Padua and Venice on a daily basis without having to change. You can read more about the train routes and fares here.
- Buses - There is a bus station located at the airport with five main operators. They have routes to many different locations within Rome, as well as a connection to Ciampino airport. You can read more about bus routes and fares here.
- Taxi – There are licenced taxis located outside of the arrival areas of terminal 1 and 3. They offer fixed fares to Rome and the surrounding areas. You can read more about the taxi fares here.
If you are driving to or from the airport, there is a 6-lane motorway called the A91 that connects the city and the airport. You can find out more about driving, and generate driving directions to or from your destination here.
There are major infrastructure changes planned by the airport's operator that will increase the operating capacity to 100 million passengers per year by 2044. The operator is expected to spend in excess of €10 billion on these upgrades, with plans that include the following:
- A new Boarding Area A that will be linked to terminal 1, with the extension of the front portion of terminal 1.
- An extension of the front portion of terminal 2 and 8 new boarding gates in Boarding Area E.
- A new Boarding Area F which will house 14 boarding gates and accessible by an aerial link from terminal 3.
- The construction of a new terminal – Terminal 4.
- A new Boarding Area J that will be connected to terminal 4 with 20 boarding gates.
Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 320,
00054 Fiumicino RM,
Telephone: +39 06 65951