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Alamo Rome Ciampino Airport

Rome Ciampino Airport is the smaller of Rome’s Airports, but is nonetheless a very important international gateway for the city. The airport is located approximately 15 km, or 9 miles from the centre of the city, and is also well known as the Giovan Battista Pastine Airport. Over five million passengers make use of Rome Ciampino Airport each year, and mainly arrive and depart on low-cost airline carriers and charter flights, operated by companies such as Ryanair and Easyjet. Selections of first class facilities await arriving passengers at this airport, including a number of quality car hire companies. Alamo is one of the car rental companies available, and passengers often choose Alamo for their reasonable rental rates and wide range of reliable vehicles for hire.

Alamo’s hours of operation at Ciampino Airport are from 08:00 to 21:30 during week days, and from 08:00 to 12:30 on Saturday mornings, as well as from 16:30 to 21:00 on Saturdays. On Sundays, Alamo’s hours are the same as for Saturdays. Many of the car hire companies at this airport location are found on via Mameli, which is a road nearby the airport. In order to get to this location, passengers will need to catch the shuttle bus, which leaves from the departure terminal of the airport. The bus ride is very quick and convenient, and is free of charge for those in need of car hire services. Once arriving at the rental counters of Alamo, customers can make arrangements for their vehicle, or collect their vehicle should they have already made a reservation. Advanced reservations are most easily made from Alamo’s website, at

Car hire is very popular from Rome Ciampino Airport, even though driving in the centre of Rome is not really recommended. In general, the majority of Italian cities have very busy centres, filled with narrow and confusing streets. Italian drivers can also be rather aggressive and impatient!  However, for those travelling to nearby towns and cities, and on the outskirts of Rome, a rented car is ideal, and especially convenient if travelling with children, as buses and trains can be tricky to get on and off when you are loaded with luggage and kids!  The access road leading from Rome Ciampino Airport is known as the via Appia Nuova, and this road is connected to the city’s main ring road, called the Grande Raccordo Anulare, or GRA. The Rome-Naples highway and the Rome-L’Aquila highway are also found nearby the airport.

When hiring a vehicle from Alamo Ciampino Airport car hire,  always ensure that you have also reserved any extra equipment required for your journey, such as child or baby seats and a satellite navigation system. Luggage racks may also be available. These items are optional extras that will add a few extra Euros per day of rental, but may also be essential for a safe and easy journey in Rome. The GPS units offered by the most car hire companies are of the latest technology, and often come pre-programmed with an extensive list of points of interest, which enable the driver to easily locate the nearest gas station, hotel, pharmacy, restaurant, place of business, shopping centre, tourist attraction etc. A child seat is recommended, as in Rome, all occupants within a vehicle will be required to wear seatbelts.

Other possible options when hiring a vehicle from Alamo include a one way hire, and hand controls for disabled drivers. At Rome Ciampino Airport, one way hires will enable the customers to return the vehicle to another Alamo rental location. Customers should always notify Alamo of their desired return location. Hand controls are ideal for individuals suffering from lower limb challenges, as they operate the accelerator and brake pedals of a vehicle, and may also come with a steering wheel knob. This device should also be booked in advance, at least 48 hours before your arrival at Ciampino Airport.

From this rental location, and all Italian destinations, Alamo offers their customers a wide range of vehicles to hire. Keep in mind that cars from Alamo are hired by category, and not by specific make and model, but the correct size of vehicle can easily be chosen by using the indicated passenger and luggage capacities shown for each car category as a general guideline. Cars found in the Economy category at Alamo include the Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 and the Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.2. Economy vehicles are often chosen for their low rental prices and fuel efficiency, if not for their large interiors. However, although small, they are said to seat up to five passengers, and may be ideal for couples and families with one or two small children. Compact vehicles can also be a very popular choice, and may even come in the wagon type variety, such as the Fiat Stilo SW Active 1.9, with room for five passengers and four luggage items.

Midsize vehicles from Alamo Ciampino car Hire are similar to the VW Nuova Passat Comfortline 1.9, and Midsize Specialty cars include the Mercedes B 200 CDI 2.0. Fullsize vehicles seat up to five passengers, and are available as sedans or wagons, and have an automatic transmission. Premium vehicles such as the Mercedes E280 CDI Avangarde 2.8 have an automatic transmission as well. Alamo also offers groups of travellers Minivans and Vans, which are able to seat between seven and nine people. The largest of Alamo’s vehicles may be similar to the Fiat Ducato Panorama 2.8.

For any further details required, customers can contact Alamo directly, at their Rome Ciampino Airport location, or visit Alamo’s website, at

Address:        Aeroporto Roma Ciampino
                      Rome, 0040

Telephone Number:    +(39) 0679340368

Fax Number:        (06) 79340368

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