Buses to and from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA)
There is a choice of bus services for passengers at Ciampino Airport. Those used most often are the Terravision buses, Attral services, SIT Airport Buses and the COTRAL/Schiaffini buses. Some airlines have free shuttle buses running to the hotels in Rome.
Terravision Bus Services Ciampino Airport
The Terravision Buses are run predominantly by the two airlines of Easyjet and Ryanair, although passengers from any airline can make use of Terravision. The buses can be found at bus stops alongside the departure area of the airport terminal.
Terravision travels directly from Ciampino Airport to the Termini Station in central Rome. The Termini Station is the main public transport hub. At the Termini Station, the buses arrive and depart from outside the main eastern exit of the train station, via Marsala. Travelling time to the Termini Station is around 40 minutes. Terravision also travels to Rome Fiumicino Airport.
The schedule of the buses coincides with the arrival and departure flights at the airport. They leave roughly 30 minutes after each flight arrival. To get to Ciampino Airport, take the Terravision bus at least 3 hours before your departure flight. Terravision bus tickets can be purchased online.
SIT Airport Bus from Ciampino Airport
This bus service is not as popular as Terravision, but still has an adequate number of buses that travel to the Termini Station. They depart from the same bus stops as Terravision, and leave the airport approximately every 45 minutes, between the hours of 08:30 and 23:45. Tickets can be purchased on the bus and there is no extra charge for luggage.
Ciampino Airport Attral Bus Service
The Attral local bus shuttle travels to the Anagnina Metro Station, with stops at Ciampino Train Station. They also have buses that travel to the main Termini Station. Anagnina Metro is the southern terminus on Line A of the Rome Metro. There is a large bus station in front of Anagnina Metro. Tickets for the blue Attral buses can be bought from the bus driver, or from the ticket booth in the Ciampino Airport Arrivals areas. There may be an extra charge for very large luggage. Buses leave Ciampino Airport for Anagnina every 40 minutes and the travel time is around 10 – 15 minutes.
Trains can then be used for transportation from Anagnina Metro or Ciampino Train Station to reach the Termini Station in central Rome. Trains run every 5 minutes from Anagnina, and every 10 – 15 minutes from Ciampino Train Station.
COTRAL/Schiaffini Bus Services - Ciampino Airport
The COTRAL bus company runs services from Ciampino Airport to Anagnina Metro and to Ciampino Train Station. Schiaffini runs the same routes as well as one directly to the central Termini Station. From Anagnina Metro, passengers should take the Metro Linea (Line) A train to the Termini Station. The direct route to the Termini by Schiaffini is only every two hours from Ciampino Airport.
The main bus station in Rome is at the Termini Station, although the central bus hub for visitors is often the Piazza Venezzia. From here, visitors can walk to the Pantheon and Roman Forum. Most public bus stops in Rome have electronic displays which show when the next bus will arrive at that stop. The bus routes are usually shown on a large signboard.
Bus tickets can be purchased from tobacconists, bars or vending machines at the metro stations and large bus stops. The Termini Station has many kiosks at the bus station. A B.I.T is a standard ticket that is valid for one metro ride or 75 minutes on the buses. The B.I.G ticket is valid for unlimited travel for a day on any bus or train service. The B.T.I is valid for 3 days and the C.I.S, for a week. The Roma Pass also includes public transportation. Tickets should be validated in the machines available on the bus. Passes should be validated once on your first bus trip.
Other buses in Rome are the small electric buses. They travel routes that the larger buses are unable to access. These routes cover some of the prime attractions like the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Rome also has trams which are similar to the buses, but have fewer routes.
Taking one of these bus services from Ciampino Airport is an economical way to travel to central Rome.