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1. Posted by ctillis (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Going to ROME for the first time June 1st, 2006 with 3 other people. Any suggestions on the best way to arrive in ROME; by plane or train? If we arrive by plane, is it to much trouble to catch the train from the airport into ROME? We plan to stay 3 nights and then take the train from ROME to Montecantini Terme.

ctillis

2. Posted by agnez (Full Member 19 posts) 10y

There is a very good and easy train connection between Roma Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (aka FIUMICINO)and Roma Termini central railway station.

The train is called "LEONARDO EXPRESS" and is running every 30 minuts from Termini to the airport and back.
One way ticket is euro 9,50, the trip is about 35-40 minuts.

http://www.adr.it/content.asp?Subc=1361&L=1&idMen=731

Avoid taxi services: is extremely expensive.

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

If you happen to be flying into Ciampino then the best way into town is by terravision bus.

4. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

From Rome fiumicino airport to Rome Termini Station: Leonardo Express, train which runs direct and takes about 30/40 min.

from rome fiumicino airport to Rome tiburtina station: local train direction orte or fara sabina. It takes 40 min, and makes many stops, it runs about every 15 min. The ticket costs 5 euro and you can also buy in the shop that sells tobacco, just in front at fiumicino airport train station. From Rome tiburtina to Rome Termini you can catch the subway B, there are 4 or 5 stops, and it will take about 10 min (the metro and bus ticket costs 1 euro).You can also catch a bus outside the station, because tiburtina station is quite central and not too far from Termini Station.

Here: www.trenitalia.it
you can check the train timetable

From Rome Ciampino airport you can take the Terravision shuttle (it costs about 8 euro single ticket), and you will arrive to Rome Termini in 40 min, or later, depending on the (very caotic)trafic.
Other option is take the bus line Cotral running from the airport to Anagnina, terminal stop of the subway A, and there taking the subway A for Termini. It's cheaper than Terravision, but it could be pretty longer.

In any case note that often Terravision bus drivers don't speak any word in any foreign language, and, also, I suggest you to arrive earlier than the time of departure of Terravision bus: if the bus is full, the driver will not accept on board any other person. If you reserve by internet you will choose an hour of departure, but be conscious that it could be not so relevant for the driver. If you travel in pair, better if one take 2 seats (and the other look after the baggage).

From Rome to Montecatini you don't have any direct connection. You can take the train to Florence and change train in Florence.
Trenitalia makes special offers on particular train, a sort of "last minute". Check the special offer, because you can find a train from rome to florence for 10 eur single ticket.
Eurostar trains are more expensive than IC train (and, obviously,are faster). Consider that trains in Italy are quite cheap but often delayed.(If you have to take a connection train, don't choose the one with immediate connection).
enjoy your stay!

5. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

I forget to tell you, but maybe you still know, that the 2nd of June is national holiday (republic day)in Italy. So that you can find the cities and the public transports more crowded than usual.

6. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 10y

Hi there,

I'll be arriving in Rome in February and will be staying in M&J Place Hostel (via Soferino) right opposite the Termini Station.

Just wondering on how far is the Vatican City, The Olympic Stadium(ROMA-LAZIO) and the Colloseum from the Termini Station?
And what's the best transport mode to reach such destination?
I'm holding an Inter-rail pass which I can travel unlimited in Italy for up to 16 days.

Kindly please advise.

Cheers,
Nick ;)

7. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

Quoting kody

Hi there,

I'll be arriving in Rome in February and will be staying in M&J Place Hostel (via Soferino) right opposite the Termini Station.

Just wondering on how far is the Vatican City, The Olympic Stadium(ROMA-LAZIO) and the Colloseum from the Termini Station?
And what's the best transport mode to reach such destination?
I'm holding an Inter-rail pass which I can travel unlimited in Italy for up to 16 days.

Kindly please advise.

Cheers,
Nick ;)

you can reach Vatican city by underground, take the A-line from Termini station (the red one), direction Battistini, and get off at Ottaviano Station.(10/15min.) From there just go straigh Via Ottaviano and cross Piazza del Risorgimento, you'll arrive in 10 minute by foot.

you can reach the colosseo by underground as well, take the B-line from Termini station, direction laurentina (check, not sure), and get off at Colosseo station. you will find the colosseo just in front of you. It would be 4 or 5 five stops, no more, about 10 min.

The olympic Stadium it's not reacheable by underground, you have to take a bus.
Here http://www.atac.roma.it/ you can find the route for reaching almost everything.

The web site it's in italian, but you basically need to know that:

TROVA INDIRIZZO means find an address

TROVALINEA means that you can write the number of a bus and the web site will show you a map with the itinerary of the bus, the timetable and stops.

CALCOLA PERCORSO (describe itinerary) PARTENZA (START) ARRIVO (ARRIVAL): if you write the address where your hotel is located and the address where you would like to arrive, the web site will show you the map with the itinerary and the public transport you have to take and their (approx.) frequency.
I paste and traslate for you the result of the research from Termini Station to Olimpic Stadium

Partenza (start from )da Dei Cinquecento (piazza),1 recarsi alla fermata Termini (piazza dei Cinquecento is the square in front of Termini station, where you can find all the bus stop, and the underground.

- Prendere la linea METRO A (battistini)per6 fermate take the underground,line A- (direction battistini for 6 stops
METRO A ogni (every) 3 min.

Scendere alla fermata ( Ottaviano-S. Pietro get off at Ottaviano/s. Pietro

recarsi alla fermata OTTAVIANO(MA)(go to the bus stop Ottaviano) )

- Prendere la linea 32 (TOR DI QUINTO)per 8 fermate o 271 (A. DI S. GIULIANO) (take the bus n. 32 direction tor di quinto and get off after 8 stops) or take the bus n. 271 (direction s. giuliano)
(271 ogni 60 min. 32 ogni 6 min.)

Scendere alla fermata LGT M.LLO DIAZ/DE BOSIS (get off at LGT M.LLo Diaz stop) -

A piedi per 400 metri walk for 400 m

fino all'arrivo Del Foro Italico (piazzale),1 (you'll arrive in Piazzale del foro italico, where stadium is located)

ps LGT means Lungotevere, the streets that runs along the river Tevere.

8. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

not a very good idea to see the football match Roma- lazio.
It couldn't be so safe.

9. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 10y

Hi amanecer,

Thank you so much for the info!
Last but not least, in ROME do they sell daily underground ticket or bus ticket?
Meaning like a day travel pass where u can hop on/off to bus, underground for unlimted times for the whole day, rather than have to purchase everytime when u hop on?

Cheers,
Nick;)

10. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

sure, you can.

there are different kind of tickets:

the normal ticket costs 1 euro, lasts 75 mins from validation

1 day ticket(biglietto integrato giornaliero-BIG) costs 4 euros, lasts 24 hours from validation,(unlimited travel hop on /off)

3 days ticket (Biglietto Turistico Integrato Biglietto B.T.I.) costs 11 euros and lasts 3 days from validation.
(unlimited travel hop on /off)

7 days card (Carta Integrata Settimanale C.I.S.) costs 16 euros and lasts 7 days from the date you write in.(unlimited travel hop on /off)

you can use all this kind of tickets in metro, buses, urban railway,urban routes of Cotral buses

you can buy tickets in tobacco shops, newsagents, in the metro station

this is the web site where I found the information, (it's in italian, sorry)
http://www.cotralspa.it/biglietti_abb_3.asp