Buses to and from Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO)

The bus transportation services from Rome Fiumicino and in Rome, provide a comprehensive network of routes that are convenient for many areas. The public transport services in Rome are operated by the company ATAC (Azienda per l trasporti autoferrotranviari del Comune di Roma). The bus tickets are inexpensive, and therefore the buses are a good way to travel for tourists with a budget.

At Fiumicino Airport, the bus stop is located outside the ground level of Terminal A (Domestic Arrivals). The public bus services have a few connections from Fiumicino Airport to the main Termini station in Rome. The buses have electronic displays in front that show the number of the route and where they are heading.

Metro tickets can be purchased from vending machines, tobacco shops (they have blue signs reading Tabacheria) or Metro stations. A single ticket is called a BIT. Tickets can be used for the Metro buses or the train services. Multibits can be bought in strips of five tickets. Another way to cover the cost of public transport is to buy a Roma Pass. This is an all-inclusive tourist card which includes visits to museums and all forms of public transport.

Bus tickets must be stamped at the little orange machines in the buses. There are two ticket shapes, so you may find that there are two types of validating machines.

From Paris Orly Airport, the Jetbus travels to the Villejuif-Louis Aragon métro station (Line 7). Jetbus’ depart from the airport every 15 minutes. It will take approximately 15 minutes to reach this metro station.

Within Rome, the bus stops are clearly marked. Outside of the city walls they have bright orange or yellow panels, and in the city center there are white signs with black writing. There are signs that can help you determine the bus routes. These signs display all the street names in vertical columns with your road position written in red. Underneath your red marker is the list of places where the bus is still to go. ‘Notturna’ or ‘N’ means that it is a Rome night bus. Some of the bus stops have a digital display with information of the bus’ number and expected arrival time.

Furthermore, the Rome public transport system has smaller electric buses. They travel the roads and areas where the larger buses cannot go, or are not allowed to go. It is useful to use these buses if you stay/visit areas like Camp dè Fiori, Piazza Narona and Pantheon, where there are no other bus or train services.

Bus services from Rome Fiumicino Airport include the areas of Tiburtina, Roma Cornelia, Roma Magliana and Lepanto Metro station. To get to central Rome, a good bus option is the one traveling to EUR Magliana. This bus is on Line B and runs directly to the metro station. The train can then be taken to central Rome. The bus sign indicates ‘Fiumicino-Porto-Magliana Number 771.

Terravision is another bus company that is available to the traveller to Rome Fiumicino; these buses run every two hours from Fiumicino Airport to the central station in Rome, the Termini. They also stop at the metro station Lepanto. Information on bus routes and times are available at the company’s information counters in the airport’s Arrival Halls.

Passengers are to be warned of potential pickpockets on some of the bus routes, particularly the 64 and 40, which run from the main Termini to St. Peter’s. These routes can be very crowded. Travellers should never carry anything valuable in their pockets and should carefully watch their personal belongings. Though, in general, the bus services are very safe, even those those travelling at night.

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